Sunday, August 25, 2013

Paranoid Comment Of The Day - Juan Cole Edition

Obama wants all the info in your Smart Phone without a Warrant (Lazare) | Informed Comment:
 "Juan Cole 08/25/2013 at 3:08 am
The room for abuse here is enormous. Police can arbitrarily arrest someone and the go on a fishing expedition through his data. "

'via Blog this'

If we were living in a country where people were regularly arbitrarily arrested then I would say that Juan Cole has a point. It is not, however, the country we live in yet. Slippery slope arguments are pretty weak to start with and he has slipped himself into a pretty paranoid stance.   Even Stop and Frisk, as odious as that is, has not held up under judicial scrutiny. If it gets to the Supreme Court and is upheld as a lawful practice then this conversation changes but at the moment it does not.

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