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San Francisco police raid home of journalist — with sledgehammer, guns, and FBI in tow — for not revealing his source

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'It's essentially the confiscation of a newsroom'

Image source: Bryan C. Carmody surveillance screenshot

San Francisco police raided the home of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody on Friday morning, two weeks after he refused to betray the source of a leaked report exposing salacious details regarding the recent death of the city's longtime public defender.

Officers arrived with a sledgehammer and other equipment to break through the reporter's front gate, before he allowed them inside where they kept him handcuffed for several hours, searched his home and office with guns drawn, had him questioned by the FBI, and confiscated several items — including a copy of the report in question.

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