San Francisco politicians champion civil liberties - but back police raid on journalist

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After authorities seize reporter’s notes, Democratic leaders say they back the raid and decline to address press freedom concerns

San Francisco politicians pride themselves on defending civil liberties in the face of unprecedented attacks by the White House. But when a Donald Trump-style crackdown on citizens’ rights took place in their own backyard, the city’s Democratic leaders had a different kind of response.

They supported it.

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