Paperwork Wednesday – Week 1
Welcome to Paperwork Wednesday, our new Wednesday segment featuring paperwork and electronic files relating to our numerous past legal cases. All of the paperwork is from cases that are not current and have been closed. The photo below features just some of our paper from one of the 4 Boroughs that had brought charges against us in New York City. These documents include multiple CD’s (that include digital files and records from multiple email providers), Search Warrants, Protective Orders, Complaint Reports, Phone Records, Texts, PEN registers, etc. These files were made possible by the New York District Attorney’s Office and the warrants they obtained for various individuals.
This week’s featured paperwork is actually an electronic file in the form of an email obtained from search warrants placed on several writer’s email accounts. To make a long story short one of us was raided at a yard on December 16th, 2007 at a spot another writer knew we were going to. He was supposed to come along on the mission that night, but at the last minute canceled due to unspecified circumstances. Our lookout (a local NY writer) was on the phone with Cope2 the entire time, unbeknownst to us. After narrowly escaping a set-up raid by foot chase on the snowy streets of Jerome Ave we drove around the surrounding streets to pick up our lookout, who we then realized was on the phone with Cope2, Cope2 became frustrated and frantic, yelling on the phone and insisting that he had nothing to do with it, even though no one ever accused him of being involved at that point in time. It was all very weird and awkward.
Below is the email I received the next day, forwarded to us in attempt to explain why the raid happened in the yard. This email includes and mentions panels painted by other people around the same time frame as the raid, supposedly to prove the point that the yard was heated by other writers, not by any contact with Law Enforcement. The photos sent were of a yard that is not the yard we were raided at, nor one near the yard we were raided at, so we fail to see the relevance. By this email being sent we received transit photos of other writers (who we do not know personally) that contained .exif data specific to the original Third Party sender. This is all information that the NYPD and the Bronx District Attorney’s Office has had since mid 2008, due to multiple search warrants.
*These files are from a closed case. All events described above have resulted in formal indictments which led to jail sentences that have been served. Names are blacked out by the courts due to protective orders on the documents above.