Monday, December 10, 2007

» Surveillance cuts both ways | Storage Bits |

» Surveillance cuts both ways | Storage Bits | "Massive storage has given governments worldwide the ability to record citizen activities and abuse human rights. And, as yesterday’s post on Deep Packet Inspection noted, technology marches on. But the recording and storage revolution cuts both ways. Citizens can capture government misconduct and bring pressure to bear on those who abuse their authority. Two cases in point A New York 17-year old was being interrogated by police over a shooting in an elevator. As the interrogation began he pressed the record button on his music player to record the 1 hour, 15 minute session. At the trial the detective, unaware of the recording, testified that the suspect “wasn’t questioned” about the shooting. But then the defense confronted the detective with a transcript it said proved he had spent more than an hour unsuccessfully trying to persuade Erik Crespo to confess—at times with vulgar tactics. Once the transcript was revealed in court, prosecutors asked for a recess, defense attorney Mark DeMarco said. The detective was pulled from the witness stand and advised to get a lawyer. The detective has now been charged with 12 felony counts of perjury"

This articale illustrates that using the tools you have can make a difference- record and share invisiable crimes- expose the truth and regain your liberty

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