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San Francisco police seize equipment of freelance journalist who refused to identify a source

(CNN)Bryan Carmody was sleeping Friday when he woke to the sound of San Francisco police officers breaking down his security gate with a sledgehammer.The northern California-based freelance journalist told CNN Monday the group of officers produced a search warrant to enter his residence. For the next seven hours, Carmody said, he was handcuffed as officers seized his computers, cameras, phones and notebooks. Officers also searched Carmody's office away from his home. While he wasn't arrested, Carmody said officers gave him no indication of when his equipment would be returned. "They took every digital photo I've ever taken, even family photos," Carmody said. "Basically, at this point, I'm out of business."Carmody said in his 29 years of be ...