Thursday, September 22, 2005

Edmonton cops violate restricted database to target journalist 

From the Boing:

"After an Edmonton journalist wrote an article criticizing red light and speed cameras in the city (citing statistics that the cameras "raise about $14 million annually for police" but do nothing to reduce traffic injuries), the police there targeted him in a sting operation, hoping to bust him on drunk driving charges.

The police broke the law when they used a restricted database to obtain information on the journalist (who, much to the dismay of the police, had a clean record). The police were also unsuccessful in their attempt to bust the journalist."

LINK: http://www.boingboing.net/2005/09/21/creepy_cops_violate_.html

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