iPod Called A Criminal Tool. If I Use A Telephone In A Crime Is It A 'Criminal Tool' Too?
from the just-wondering dept
It's amazing how common sense seems to disappear when someone has been caught doing something wrong -- and not always by the accused criminal, but often by the accusers as well. Take, for example, the latest story coming out of Ohio, as pointed out by Engadget. There, a high school student has been charge with a felony for hacking into school files and downloading sensitive info to his iPod. Here's where it gets strange. One of the charges is possession of a "criminal tool," by which they apparently mean the iPod. If you look at it that way, anything used in a crime could be considered a criminal tool. A telephone. A car. Clothing. This just seems to be an attempt to pile on against someone who clearly did something wrong. However, why not focus on the actual problem -- the hacking into school computers -- rather than some trumped up charges claiming an iPod is a criminal tool?