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NJ judge to police: return occupiers’ belongings and stop stealing them

The ACLU of New Jersey joined with occupy protesters to sue the state police for the return of personal belongings confiscated by the police during raids on the occupy encampment in Trenton. The judge agreed. NBC reports:

Jacobson on Monday granted a temporary restraining order against the state, saying troopers couldn't confiscate signs or personal property. "The state cannot arbitrarily create restrictive policies just because it does not like how people are using a public space," said ACLU-NJ Legal Director Ed Barocas.
Remember when the Boston Police Department trashed hundreds of people's tents and belongings in a late night raid, ending with over 140 arrests? We do, too.

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