Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 22:52:24 -0800 Subject: ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SIEZ A Curious Reader asks

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From: dennis.l.erlich@support.com Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 22:52:24 -0800 Subject: ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SIEZ A Curious Reader asks: Was Dennis arrested? Was anything confiscated (I assume so)? Is he still on the net? Do we need to start a defense fund? Hello, Dennis, still with us? Another suggests: Please tell your story to Shari Steele at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They may be willing to take this case on. +--------------------------------+ This morning at 7:30 am my doorbell was repeatedly rung by an man in a suit with papers. I didn't open and when he didn't go away I called 911. I was told by the 911 operator of the Glendale Police that I had to let these people (there was a crowd of about 12) into my house because of a search warrant. I went out on the front porch and talked to and on-duty Gelendale police officer, Steve Eggett (badge# 12126). He informed me that I was required to permit these people to enter my house and search for copyrighted material. Two armed off-duty officers from the Inglewood police department were working as rent-a-cops (Sgt. Ed Eccles and Officer Mark Fronterotta) for the private invest. firm of Robert Shovlin (PI lic P116086) of RJS Consultants. His firm was in the employ of Thomas Small, atty for Religious Technology Center. Small also entered my house. Warren McShane (an officer of RTC, the plaintiff) and Paul Wilmshurst (a scieno computer expert) also entered. I objected but was told that they would use force if I resisted. The presented me with 6" of legal documents, one of which was a writ of sezure from a Northern Calif. Federal Judge - Ron Whyte. It is case # C-9s-20091 RMW. They were in my house going through my drawers and every computer disk and file from 7:30am to 3pm. They confuscated over 300 floppy disks. Two 120 meg colorado tape back-ups of my hard disk and deleted any files on my hard disk that they wanted. Potentially they copied all my personal correspondence, mailing lists, financial records and personal notes. Any one who has sent me anything in confidence must assume that it has been compromised. The LA Times will run a story in the 14 Feb issue. Fox had a camera crew who videoed me begging the Glendale Police not to let them confuscate my material without me examining the disks and copies to see specifically what they were taking. I was refused the right to even look at what they had copied from my disk. Criminals being arrested have more rights that these officers of my home town and of the court provided me. I hope this at least shows what type of fascist organization I am attempting to expose. Later, Rev. Dennis L Erlich * * the inFormer * * ----------------- From: dennis.l.erlich@support.com Date: Tue, 14 Feb 95 06:03:31 -0800 Subject: ILLEGAL SEARCH AN >Was Helena Kobrin one of the people who entered your >house during this search and seizure? No. They were: Off. Steve Eggett - Glendale PD (badge 12126) Thomas Small - scieno atty. Sgt. Ed Eccles - Inglewood PD (off-duty cop with gun rented by Small) Off. Mark Fronterotta - Inglewood PD (off-duty cop with gun rented by Small) Robert Shovlin (Private Investigator hired by Small) Warren McShane - Officer of Religious Technology Center and one of the litigants. Paul Wilmshurst - scieno computer expert. Photographer unidentified - hired by Shovlin. Took pictures of every room in my house and in closets. There were half a dozen other people outside Thanks for asking. Rev. Dennis L Erlich * * the inFormer * * -------------- From: dennis.l.erlich@support.com Date: Tue, 14 Feb 95 09:00:02 -0800 Subject: Illegal search an >Was Helena Kobrin one of the people who entered your >house during this search and seizure? I believe she was outside. > There were half a dozen other people outside >did you find out any of _their_ names? Mike Rinder.

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