Canadian police say device has ‘likely unlawfully intercepted’ messages from bystanders


  • Tim3Tripp3r

    What a “convenient” conclusion by Inspt. Scherer. I wonder if he would have the same conclusion if it was just a regular citizen doing the snooping. IMO ignorance of the laws is no defence, especially when you are in a position to know better.

    • EndangeredTechman

      While i don’t like it, it is the correct conclusion. The courts don’t seem to want to prosecute against law enforcement. I speculate that they just don’t want to deal with the backlash (the brass could make their lives a living hell). Until that problem is fixed filing charges is a waste of time and money as they will just be dropped by the Crown, like always.

    • MoYeung

      Selective prosecution… In this case, some people are essentially above the law, forever.

  • Scott

    Seems like a classic “we were going after bad guys and some innocent good folks got caught up as well. We’re sorry” … No, that’s still unacceptable to at as a man in the middle unless it is a targeted attack against specific individuals.