Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

God, Please Fuck Up the FBI's Shit

Because this:
Hidden microphones that are part of a clandestine government surveillance program that has been operating around the Bay Area has been exposed.

Imagine standing at a bus stop, talking to your friend and having your conversation recorded without you knowing. It happens all the time, and the FBI doesn’t even need a warrant to do it.

Federal agents are planting microphones to secretly record conversations.
The Feebies are arguing that if you have a conversation out in the open, that you have no expectation of privacy. Personally, I think that's bullshit. If there's nobody within audible range, I would argue that you do have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Which is probably one of the many reasons why I don't practice criminal law.

It used to be police states that recorded people's private conversations and kicked in their doors in the middle of the night.

Actually, that's sort of unfair to the old-style police states. For they knocked on the door in the middle of the night. American cops kick the door in, without knocking, and toss flash-bang grenades into children's rooms.

(H/T)

3 comments:

B said...

If I knew where these microphones were, I'd have to have a conversation that included arabic words, the words "nuclear", "Bioterrorism" "explosive", etc.

hans said...

hey, B - before you do that can I buy some term life on you?

dinthebeast said...

B: They're in front of the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland by the bus stop and inside some parked vehicles. The article I read didn't identify the vehicles.

-Doug in Oakland