It seems the road pirates of Raleigh, North Carolina would like to extend their pirate lanes to the digital universe. They are demanding that Google share with them any and all data from users that are in proximity to a crime scene.
The ‘justification’ for the search warrant of your private information is that you happened to be in close proximity to a crime scene. You’re not a suspect, you’re not a known associate of a suspect, you’re simply in close proximity to the place where a crime took place..
It is unclear whether the road, and now google pirates of Raleigh, North Carolina will be successful in finding the right judges to use ghosts in the language to find some “justification” for a violation of the 4th amendment (which supposedly protects “citizens” from unreasonable search and seizure).
The fact that people who have been given the power of life and death over you in Raleigh, the people who are authorized to use deadly force against you if they determine that their lives are “threatened,” think its “reasonable” for them to get your personal information merely because you happen to be in close proximity to a crime scene, reveals the true authoritarian and out-of-control nature of whoever is running the road pirate, and now google pirate, department of Raleigh, North Carolina.
If you live in Raleigh, and you’re not demanding that whoever is behind this decision to attempt to make anyone and everyone suspects of crimes, then you have become extremely inured to your cages. Some might even say that muh Stockholm syndromes is super strong within you.
|Raleigh police are asking Google to provide user data for all people near crime scenes|
Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have presented Google with warrants to obtain data from mobile phones from not just specific suspects who were in a crime scene area, but from the mobile phones of all people in the area, reports Raleigh television affiliate WRAL. The request will trouble Fourth Amendment advocates as it could be seen that police are carrying out unreasonable searches on people who just happened to be in the area at the time the crimes were committed. And the area sizes the police requesting the data on are not small. In one instance, police requested user data from Google for anyone within a 17-acre area.For its part, Google has not revealed whether it has complied with the police request.