Skip to comments.Feds took Times reporterís notes from police evidence room
Posted on 11/21/2013 10:16:46 AM PST by jazusamo
Weeks after Maryland State Police and federal agents seized reporting files from a former Washington Times journalists home, a Homeland Security agent checked the materials out of the police evidence room for an hour, according to logs that shine new light on a case that has raised First Amendment concerns.
The custody logs dont state why the reporting materials were removed from evidence Sept. 3, about a month after they were seized from reporter Audrey Hudsons home during a search in an unrelated investigation of her husband.
But they do show that the Homeland Security agent checked out files and notes that morning that identified confidential sources that Ms. Hudson had interviewed during a series of award-winning articles published in The Times about problems in the Homeland Security Department's Federal Air Marshal Service.
Homeland Security officials have acknowledged that their agents seized Ms. Hudsons files during the execution of a search warrant in early August obtained by Maryland State Police in an unrelated investigation of guns owned by her husband. Her husband has not been charged with any wrongdoing in the case.
Homeland Security officials also have acknowledged that they briefly reviewed the materials to determine whether they contained any sensitive information, even though the search warrant did not authorize seizure of the documents.
The officials have not explained, however, why federal agents attended a raid that involved state laws or why police kept reporting materials for more than a month that were not covered by the judges order.
First Amendment advocates and professional journalists said the revelations from the evidence custody logs raise serious concerns that constitutional protections were violated.
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Not saying they're cheap and easy...
Obviously they were just securing the homeland against dangerous journalistic threats. Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
THIS kind of thing is how there was a holocaust.
It is happening HERE.
Absolutely, the feds responsible for this are no different than Hitler’s brownshirts.
This is the Potato Gun reporter who wrote about the air marshalls and then got Ruby Ridged by the BATF, who claimed they were there on a search based on info they got like 12 years ago or something.
The air marshal leadership had been declaring that they were riding along on very many flights but Mrs.PotatoGun’s sources were telling her that they were actually riding along on almost no flights.
And most in the MSM (and probably in Congress) seem to think that by sucking up to the administration that they’ll be part of the club when the SHTF and the Constitution is cancelled.
It has to dawn on some of these reporters that Great Leader and the myriad sub-levels of authority we all now live under are not their bestest-buddies. Either that, or they will developed battered-woman syndrome and just take the occasional home-correction as it comes.
Hmmmmm,,, harassing the media? In 2013?
I’m shocked! What took ‘THEM’ so long?
The lament has gone up from the MSM
“Why couldn’t Bush be President?”
Blowing up Mercedes of a reporter at 1 am, then hurriedly cremating him without permission from family...
IT IS HAPPENING HERE.
What are the MRAPs and 2 billion rounds for...?
Is it illegal to own guns in Maryland?
In other words, illegaly obtained information was not returned persuant to a judge's order.
Freedom of the Press is now only a memory.
As stated by another Freeper : "When the government breaks the law, then there isnt any law. Only a fight for survival."
No, there were several guns in the home owned and registered to Audrey Hudson but the feds and MD State Police used a phony story of her husband buying some type cheap potato gun to get a search warrant because he had previously been convicted of some kind of gun violation.
I hope she is successful in a lawsuit, but she’s really fighting the tide in leftist Maryland.
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