Contents of Warrant for RNC "Food not Bombs" Raid
I retyped one of the warrants from a picture, so check original if something does not seem correct. I am shocked on how many ordinary items were on the list and how incredibly comprehensive the list is. Yet there is no request for drugs, for guns or for dynamite - why not? If one expected true danger, then why not look for those as well?
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF HENNEPIN DISTRICT COURT
TO: Lt. Matt Clark, (A) PEACE OFFICER(S) OR THE STATE OF MINNESOTA
2301 23rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55404: Two story single family home with brown siding, detached garage, storage sheds and any related curtilage.
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located in the City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota for the following described property and things:
* Assembled improvised incendiary devices and unassemble components of these devices to include, fire bombs (Molotov cocktails), glass containers such as bottles and jars: wicks such as cloth, paper, twine, enhancers such as Styrofoam and soap flakes.
*Ignitable liquids to include but not limited to gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, mineral spirits, lamp oil and brake fluid
* Assembled improvised explosive devices and unassembled components of the devices to include but not limited to, metal, glass, plastic or cardboard containers.
* Potential explosive materials and liquids such as chlorine derivatives, acids, fuels and oxidizers.
* Smoke bombs
* Photographs and maps of downtown St Paul
* Manuals, books and/or instructions for the construction of caltrops, tripods, Molotov cocktails, bombs and other direct action techniques
* Documents that plan, promote and/or advocate criminal activity, rioting, damage to property
* Documents and othe communication with other RNCWC group members and individuals from affinity groups
*Explosive filler materials to include pyrotechnic powder: propellants such as black powder, smokeless powder, pryrodex and flash powder, match heads.
* Paint and spray paint
* Sticks and poles
* Nails, screws
* Lockboxes and components including but not limited to chicken wire, roofing tar, duct tape, PVS or metal piping
* Hollowed out puppets
* Urine and feces
* Police scanners, radios
* Computer systems, including but not limited to, the main computer box, monitors, scanner, printers, modems, and other peripheral devices.
* Media in whatever form including but not limited to, magnetic (such as floppy disks, hard drives and Magnetic tape), flash (such as media cards and USB thumb drives) or optical (such as compact disks and digital video disks).
* Digital camera equipment.
* Electronic devices, including, but not limited to, MP3 players(including, but not limited to iPods,X-Box gaming systems, cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs).
* Programs and manuals related to operating systems or applications.
* Notes and other documentation, including maps, charts, membership lists.
* Proof of residency and documentation relating to the Internet, including but not limited to bills from the Internet Service Providers (ISP).
* Proof of residency and related documents to show constructive possession of property.
* Data contained on either hard drives, electronic devices or removable media and all items lited in the sections of these documents that descrive the items being sought to include deleted files, archived files and email files,
* Data contained within any seized cellular phone, SIM card< PDA or electronic device to include, but not limited to, call logs, contacts, text messages, audio messages, images, Internet cache and deleted data.
* Information showing ownership, possession and use of the computer(s) and electronic devices(s), including but not limited to e-mail accounts, screen names and Internet accounts.
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2. The possession of the property above described constitutes a crime.
3. The property above described was used as a means of committing a crime.
4. The property above described constitutes evidence which tends to show a crime has been committed, or tends to show that a particular person has committed a crime.
5 The property above described is in possession of a person with intent to used such property as a means of committing a crime.
The Court further finds that probable cause exists to believe that the above described property and things (are) (will be) at the above described premises, and on the person (s) of see above.