Ubiquitous Surveillance Is Here Today

Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers – NYTimes.com

The extortion case against Thomas DiFiore, a reputed boss in the Bonanno crime family, encompassed thousands of pages of evidence, including surveillance photographs, cellphone and property records, and hundreds of hours of audio recordings.

But even as Mr. DiFiore sat in a jail cell, sending nearly daily emails to his lawyers on his case and his deteriorating health, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn sought to add another layer of evidence: those very emails. The prosecutors informed Mr. DiFiore last month that they would be reading the emails sent to his lawyers from jail, potentially using his own words against him.

There is nothing the state will not listen to.  Nothing.  And when the state says it isn’t listening, it’s lying.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Ubiquitous Surveillance Is Here Today — 1 Comment

  1. The whole “privileged communications” thing being, of course, so very Early-Last-Century, and all…

    “What’s that? You say you thought you had some “expectation of privacy”?….Ahhhahahaha-a-a!!! How very amusing…however, I do have this lovely brick of solid gold I am willing to give you at a most reasonable price.”

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