Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove these computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.

Here is all the documentation (Jason Chen's personal details are pixelated).


Search Warrant






Inventory of seized material



Gawker's legal response to the police



Jason Chen's account of the events



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