FREE PRESS -- The Berkeley Daily Planet reports that attorneys for the ACLU and the Electronic Freedom Foundation filed a federal court lawsuit today charging numerous civil rights violations by local law enforcement and the FBI in the August 27 raid of Berkeley’s Long Haul Infoshop.

Police seized all the computers and computer disks they could find during their raid of the two-story brick office and meeting quarters at 3124 Shattuck Ave.
    They were seeking information about the origins of threatening e-mails sent to UC Berkeley animal researchers by anonymous animal rights activists, according to an affidavit signed by campus police Detective William Kasiske, one of the named defendants in the action.
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    The plaintiffs are seeking to regain control of all information seized in the raid, to preserve its confidentiality, to bar any retaliation or surveillance resulting from the information and to obtain “compensation for the invasion of those interests that has already occurred.”