DreamHost, the provider that hosts disruptj20.org, the site used by Antifa and other far-left extremist groups to plot violence during President Trump’s inauguration, were ordered to turn over all requested information that could lead to the Department of Justice being able to identify users, including real names and addresses to the DOJ.
DreamHost’s lawyers asked the judge for a stay until they decide whether to appeal or not, but Chief Judge Robert Morin of the Superior Court of D.C. rejected that motion and ordered DreamHost to begin turning over the information immediately.
He did tell them they cannot use any of that material until the lawyers decide whether to appeal, but it appears he wanted to make sure DreamHost doesn’t have any “accidental” deletions of pertinent information.
Over 200 domestic leftist terrorists were arrested during the inauguration. These groups used DreamHost to communicate and conspire to create violence in the nation’s capitol. The information gleaned from DreamHost’s records will identify terrorists who weren’t arrested on Inauguration Day and will also provide proof of a conspiracy to commit violence which takes prison sentences for those convicted to a whole new level.
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The judge did put restraint on the DOJ, which was very reasonable. The DOJ is not to divulge any information about any user who did not use the site to plan and coordinate the riots in Washington. In other words, casual users who did not plan or agree to attend the riot would not have their information released publicly. The same can’t be said for Antifa and the other lef-twing fascists who used the site.
According to The Hill:
The case has inflamed debate over law enforcement access to electronic data, spurring concerns among privacy and civil liberties advocates. DreamHost publicized a search warrant from the government last week for data and information related to the website, saying that it would amount to turning over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses to the website.
Earlier this week, the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. asked to modify the warrant, specifying that it is not interested in obtaining the 1.3 million visitor IP addresses or information that could constitute a violation of the Privacy Protection Act. The revised warrant, lawyers with the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. argued Thursday, is sufficiently particular about the information that the government is allowed seize from the requested data — only that which constitutes evidence of a violation of D.C. criminal code governing rioting.
This is a huge loss for Antifa, since they can’t hide behind their hoodies and bandannas on this one.
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