Thanks to John, human news aggregator and Reporter-At-Large for PomeRantz, for sending this one along. The Homer Street branch featured so prominently in this story was my home library for many many years, since I was about 8 or so and that branch was first built.

Newton library forces FBI to get warrant to seize computers, from the Boston Globe

A matter of principle — and law — made Newton Free Library‘s director, Kathy Glick-Weil, insist that FBI agents cool their heels in their pursuit of an alleged terrorist threat.

Glick-Weil said yesterday she had no choice but to prevent the FBI from seizing library computers last week, because they came without a search warrant.

The agents waited until a warrant arrived at 11:30 p.m. — nearly nine hours after they arrived at the main branch on Homer Street — before they seized three computers

You have to have some serious chutzpah to face down the G until almost midnight.