According to Judith Miller, a contributor for Fox News and formerly a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, “Police officers and FBI agents who visited freelance journalist Bryan Carmody’s San Francisco home in April couldn’t have been more polite. Would he mind telling them who leaked him a copy of the police report about the mysterious death of Jeff Adachi, the city’s public defender?”
San Francisco is easily considered one of the most “liberal” cities in America, and California easily one of the most “liberal” states.
The term “liberal” seems to be evolving, however.
The term “liberal” represents the limiting of free speech now.
The term “liberal” represents intolerance now.
The term “liberal” represents government control now.
The term “liberal” represents fascism now.
“Liberals” appear to be clinging to, and talking about, the traditional “liberal” ideals…, but their actions don’t match their rhetoric anymore.
Their words say “liberal,” but their actions cry out “fascist.”
The term “liberal” is now a “code word” for “fascist.”
Spread the word.
“Carmody was equally polite, he told me. But firm. No, he would not betray the source who gave him a copy of the controversial report,” Miller added.
“The next visit by law enforcement officers was not as ‘polite.’”
“Carmody told me that shortly after 8 a.m. Friday nearly a dozen cops and FBI agents showed up at his home with a sledgehammer and weapons. They broke through his front gate and would have broken down his front door had he not rushed to let them in.”
“The law enforcement officers seized Carmody’s phones, computers, tablets, notebooks, and the expensive video equipment he uses to report on breaking news, which he sells to local TV stations. And they repeatedly asked him the same question they had asked in April about who had leaked him the document. Only this time he was in handcuffs – for nearly seven hours.”
This sounds like something you could envision Nazi storm troopers doing, or Russian KGB agents doing…, not the police or the FBI in San Francisco, California, USA.
“Journalists have been outraged by the apparent blatant violation of state and federal law by the San Francisco Police Department and the FBI. But as the Los Angeles Times said in an editorial Tuesday, it isn’t only journalists who should be outraged.”
“All Americans who care about privacy and a free press should be alarmed by what happened to Carmody. And the FBI and San Francisco Police Department should be deeply embarrassed.”
I’m afraid to say those days seem to be gone, Ms. Miller. “Liberals” just don’t get embarrassed anymore. That’s because they aren’t embarrassed. They feel completely justified with any action that supports “the cause,” or “the swamp…,” and if you have a problem with that you’re next.
Oh, and hey…, why don’t we EVER see a “liberal” journalist, reporter, lawyer, politician, whatever, being “raided” by the police or the FBI?
“Instead, law enforcement agencies are circling the proverbial wagons, dredging up pathetic excuses for what on its face appears to be a gross violation of Carmody’s privacy and civil rights.”
This doesn’t just “appear to be a gross violation of Carmody’s privacy and civil rights…,” IT WAS a gross violation of Carmody’s privacy and civil rights.”
“The San Francisco Police Department has refused to answer specific questions about its scandalous conduct. Officials have hidden behind a statement that does little to explain why they apparently ignored federal law… to get what they wanted.”
“Yes, local officials were deeply embarrassed by the leak of a police report showing that Adachi, who had often pursued allegations of abusive police tactics, had died in an apartment with a woman who was not his wife after what appeared to be an accidental overdose of cocaine and alcohol. And yes, the police were under pressure to explain how their report had leaked.”
Again…, “embarrassed” is not the right word here, Ms. Miller. Officials were not “embarrassed…,” officials wanted to keep this information under wraps for political reasons and to cover their own backsides.
“As for the FBI, a spokesman for the San Francisco office told me that its agents did not participate in the raid on Carmody’s house. They simply ‘went along to question him,’ the spokesman said. When Carmody declined to answer questions and requested a lawyer – repeatedly, Carmody confirmed – the FBI agents left.”
Ha! What a maroon!
The FBI says “they went along” but they didn’t “participate in the raid?” How exactly does that work?
No…, you definitely “participated.”
If you were there, you participated.
“David Stevenson, the police spokesman, has refused to answer specific questions about the department’s conduct and has not released copies of its search warrant applications. But legal demands for the release of the applications are probably imminent.”
Huh…, that’s odd.
Unaccountability…, unaccountability everywhere!
Stay tuned for the future antics of The Peoples Socialist Republic of California!
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