The Phoenix Police Department said they didn’t “have enough particulars” to comment on the Jeff Pataky case after the Associated Press tried to interview them this week.
Yet it believed it had enough particulars to raid a man’s house last month.
“The department’s stance is we don’t have enough particulars to do an interview,” said Officer James Holmes, a department spokesman. “Because the only thing we’d be saying is, ‘I don’t know. We don’t have a comment.’”
Phoenix police said they have also sealed the affidavit which would hopefully provide more insight into the particulars of this case, if there is in fact any particulars other than the obvious; that this was an act of retaliation against a man expressing his First Amendment rights.
Particularly frightening, if you ask me.
The Associated Press is the first national mainstream media company to report on the incident that has already made international news on the blogosphere ten times over.
Meanwhile, the arizona republic has to yet to write an update on its March 19 story that fell beneath the national radar after it was buried inside the local section.
Also, the Citizen Media Law Project has posted the search warrant on its site Thursday. The search warrant confirms that police were looking for electronic communications between Pataky and Phoenix police officer David Barnes.
Any and all electronic records, consisting of pictures or other data regarding the computer tampering, taking identity of another, theft, and possession of stolen property and e-mail correspondence between Jeffrey Pataky and Dave Barnes;
Any and all personal communications in electronic form, including e-mail correspondence and/or correspondence exchanged in electronic form between Jeffrey Pataky and Dave Barnes;
For those not familiar with The Citizen Media Law Project, it is a highly resourceful site.
The Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP) is jointly affiliated with Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a research center founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development, and the Center for Citizen Media, an initiative to enhance and expand grassroots media.
The CMLP also reported on my case after my trial last year.