Month: April 2011

State Police Using Cellphone ‘Extraction’ Device

The Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is questioning the Michigan State Police’s use of cellphone "extraction" devices.

The ACLU said MSP has used the devices to access information from cellphones that officers ask drivers they have pulled over to give them.

"It can contain information that many people consider to be private, to be beyond the reach of law enforcement and other government actors," said Mark Fancher, an ACLU attorney.

I am not a big fan of the ACLU but today I am thankful that they are out there and questioning this kind of activity. Details and video on the Click On Detroit website. Its outrageous that the MSP is asking $500,000 to comply  with costs of the Freedom of Information act. Just outrageous.