Posts Tagged ‘injunction’

Latest injunction from RPD:


The Richmond City Police Department and the City of Richmond have alleged, based on speculation, that the one or more of the defendants in this action (they don’t identify which one) have converted (taken possession or exercised dominion and control over) a portable hard drive that is apparently missing. Of course, as they have sued ten individuals whom they do not identify except as “Does 1-10”, so the defendants to this action could be anyone. They do not explain in their pleading how this hard drive was lost, when it was lost, or where it was lost. They do not describe what the hard drive looks like.

They allege that the hard drive contains what they describe as “confidential” information or documents that has made its way into the public domain and was republished on various websites. The Richmond City Police Department and the City of Richmond allege that they are suffering and continue to suffer damages as a result of the alleged conversion of this hard drive and the loss of the documents on the hard drive.

If the person in possession of this hard drive (if it exists or still exists) reads this post, some or all of the defendants would probably appreciate it if this hard drive were delivered to the clerk of the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond (see order below). You may wish to consult an attorney since the Richmond City Police Department has threated criminal charges in what in the opinion of one or more of the defendants is not only a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, but also an apparent effort to cover up the incompetence related to the dissemination of the information that they claim to be “confidential,” apparently without adequate password protection or encryption.

Defendants would appreciate it if you would notify counsel for Nathan Cox and Mo Karn if the hard drive is delivered to the clerk.

Here is a video of 2 cops serving an injunction at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective on Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 2012

<p><a href=”″>VID 20121121 142513</a> from <a href=””>WingnutAnarchistCollective</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Here are links to a few individual sections of the Richmond Police Department’s General Orders, and then a link that contains 285 files of General Orders.

These General Orders do not contain the type of information which was prohibited in the injunction received by activists earlier this week. So even though all of the police files were taken off of a previous upload website, these ones should not have been, based on the language of the injunction. The injunction is concerned about confidential information, which they define as personal information such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, and information about undercover agents. None of this type of information is in the General Orders.

Please download and share these General Orders, to better keep the police accountable to the public.

Oleoresin Capsicum Spray Canister and Fogger 01-08

Firearm Discharge 01-09

Procedure For Consular Notification Of Foreign Nationals 01-10

285 RPD General Order Files

It looks like the RPD files that we linked to were taken offline at some point today. If they are online under a different link somewhere please let us know.

In the meantime, there are other RPD files that Richmond activists have acquired over the years. So you can check them out.

Learn the police’s rules in order to hold them accountable!

Our friends with the Mindful Liberation Project have collected some RPD documents, specifically about RPD policies for “Handling Mentally Ill Persons”. More about the info and Mindful Liberation here:

You can also always check out the files the Wingnut/Copwatch got in 2010 on our website under this link: