Monday, April 23, 2007
police seizing the Va Tech killer's cell phone and email records...
Unless the police have a solid reason to believe that this information is needed to help them solve a crime, that information should be off-limits. And as the police are well aware, the crime has been solved. The police know who did it and they know were to find him. Case closed.
Looking for 'why', as the police seem to be doing, while something some people might like to know, should not be grounds for looking at private material that, in the absence of an unsolved crime, the police and society would have no justification looking at.
As far as I know, there is no law that grants the police the right to go through the guy's private material.
Where are all the privacy nuts on this one?