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San Francisco at dusk. (iStock). Bryan Carmody, a freelance reporter in San Francisco, awoke Friday to the sounds of someone trying to break into his house. About 10 officers from the San Francisco Police Department were bashing the front gate of his home in the Outer Richmond neighborhood with a sledgehammer, he said. It was just after 8 o’clock in the morning. Carmody called out and said he would let them into the house. The officers showed him a search warrant and proceeded to go through his home — from “top to bottom” he says — with their guns drawn. “They treated me like I was some kind of drug dealer," he said in an interview with The Washington Post. Carmody was being raided in connection with a criminal investigation. Full story

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