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Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid

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A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates that the August raid allowed law enforcement to search for firearms inside her home
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The document notes that her husband, Paul Flanagan, pleaded guilty in 1986 to resisting arrest in Prince George’s County. The warrant called for police to search the residence they share and seize all weapons and ammunition because he is prohibited under the law from possessing firearms.
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But without Hudson’s knowledge, the agents also confiscated a batch of documents that contained information about sources inside the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, she said.
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“This guy basically came in here and took my anonymous sources and turned them over — took my whistleblowers — and turned it over to the agency they were blowing the whistle on,” Hudson said. “And these guys still work there.”
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“The documents were reviewed with the source agency and determined to be obtained properly through the Freedom of Information Act,” he said
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While at the Times, Hudson reported extensively on the air marshal program — specifically about whether Homeland Security officials had lied to Congress and reported protecting more flights than they really were. Using her sources inside the government, Hudson has also reported for years about possible terrorist “dry-runs” on airplanes.
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Unlike some other reporters whose sources have been targeted in recent years by the government, Hudson said none of the information she had was classified or given to her by someone who broke the law
The government is totally out of control. Read the article. It is long but a good read.


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Has anyone determined what Ann Romney's horse has to say about this?


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I would like to see the wording of the warrant to be sure it only stated guns and ammo. If so, this was an illegal seizure.


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dante
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A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates that the August raid allowed law enforcement to search for firearms inside her home.
Either the TheDC is not fully representing what the search warrant said or they illegally obtained the documents. Even if the seizure was illegal it is to late to protect the whistleblowers. What recourse does anyone have in the this situation?


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upgrayedd
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Five0


A resisting arrest charge from 30 years ago can prevent you from possession of a firearm?


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Resisting arrest is a felony if you are actively (aka violently) doing so.


So if a cop arrests you, and you struggle=felon.


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Resisting arrest is a felony

It can be a felony if battery takes place but most resisting arrest charges are misdemeanors.


Five0
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Not in AL, we only have a misdemeanor charge for that offense. Some states have felony resisting though, especially if the offender uses force.


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what the frick is DHS doing making this raid? how many of these raids on non-muslims do you think have occurred in 2013?


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DonChowder
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Resisting arrest leads to your inability to own a gun?? Pitiful.


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I would like to see the wording of the warrant to be sure it only stated guns and ammo. If so, this was an illegal seizure.


I have multiple questions on this.

1. Why was a warrant issues in the first place? Usually there has to be some sort of prevailing condition to request the warrant in the first place.

2. If the warrant was to check for and/or confiscate guns, why were files taken? A file isn't a gun.

3. Why is DHS involved in this at all? This is normally the province of state/local police and the DEA.


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Police state. Godawful.


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davesdawgs
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Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid


No one should be surprised in the age of Chicago Politics.


dante
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IMO, it looks like Homeland Security used a 30 year old non-related arrest to gain access to the house to seize information obtained from the owner that was shedding some negative light on Homeland Security's past performances.


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IMO, it looks like Homeland Security used a 30 year old non-related arrest to gain access to the house to seize information obtained from the owner that was shedding some negative light on Homeland Security's past performances.


And people who argue that the government will do things like that are routinely called kooks.


dante
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And people who argue that the government will do things like that are routinely called kooks
I don't own a tin-foil hat but I sure have a lot of aluminum foil.


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Bard
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IMO, it looks like Homeland Security used a 30 year old non-related arrest to gain access to the house to seize information obtained from the owner that was shedding some negative light on Homeland Security's past performances.


From Page 3 of the story, it looks like about 6 years ago the couple had a "run-in with Maryland State Troopers" after a neighbor complained that they were firing a weapon off their pier and this is what they used as ground to go in. This screams of ulterior motive even more since the State Police knew there were firearms in the house 6 years ago.


dante
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This screams of ulterior motive even more since the State Police knew there were firearms in the house 6 years ago.
None of this makes sense. Either the reporter is lying about what happened, the Newspaper got the facts wrong or Homeland Security has turned into the gestapo.


Jimbeaux28
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Stories like this scare the shite out of me.

If the government wants something you have, constitutional protections be damned - they are going to get it.


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