Police Play NSA: Warrantless Data Collection the New Normal? Don’t Cops Have Better Things to Do?!

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Sacramento sheriff's deputies have been playing
NSA. They tool around town with suitcase-sized StingRay
surveillance devices in their squad cars, scooping up
cellphone data from whomever happens to be within a one-mile
radius.The deputies have reportedly been doing their shady business
without warrants, and
dozens of law enforcement agencies nationwide may be doing
likewise.But hey, what’s the big deal? After all, the feds say it’s
OK.Not only that, but federal agents have even been telling local
officers to keep their
StingRay shenanigans hush hush. If a judge asks, the feds
advise locals to say they obtained evidence, not from a StingRay,
but from a “confidential source.”2 minutes, 21 seconds.Follow the show on Twitter (@DontCops), and submit your
nominees for next month."Don't Cops Have Better Things to Do?" is written and directed
by Ted Balaker (@tedbalaker). Produced and
edited by Matt Edwards (@MattChrisEd). Music by
audionautix.com and "The
Contessa" is by Maurice and the Beejays (Magnatune Records).To watch previous episodes, go
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