Land of the Free...
Just so long as free doesn't offend brittle, establishment political types.
People who had been inside said teach-ins and legal training had been conducted there, and that the space was also a repository for such items as computers and bicycles.
A copy of a warrant at one house said the police were authorized to look for a laundry list of items, including fire bombs, Molotov cocktails, brake fluid, photographs and maps of St. Paul, paint, computers and camera equipment, and documents and other communications.
As a long-time Minnesotan, I would personally like to thank the Minnesota law enforcement officials for protecting the Republican Convention against such clear and present dangers as camera equipment, maps of St. Paul, computers, bicycles, and communal hippies. Clearly, people who share a home and plan such outdated, grass-roots political events such as "teach-ins" cannot be trusted in an era of vote-by-the-soundbite democracy.
Oh, and remember, while you're getting psyched about the non-convention: the pledge of allegiance was good enough for our founding fathers, so we should all be psyched.