Did anyone else notice that BPD committed crimes worth 15+ years in prison in all this?
So basically, BPD got so pissy over the fact that someone noticed that had trumped up false charges to send a reporter to prison for five years that they trumped up charges to send that reporter's friend to prison for ten years.
And throughout all that, none of them noticed that BPD's own actions met the legal definition of extortion under the general laws of Massachusetts, which has a section that applies SPECIFICALLY to police, violation of which is punishable by FIFTEEN years in prison?
FOIA requests and subpoenas are often worded in very similar ways when it comes the information you must produce. I bet the FBI would be less than amused if they got back a heavily redacted document, but the funny thing is that doing so is equally legal.
There's another aspect to the 'genericide' of Google...
We're seeing it with courts ordering Google to get rid of things on the internet that Google does not actually host, I imagine we'll soon be seeing Google getting court orders to censor other search engines.
Actually it can be a government. See Conspiracy against rights (18USC241).
Any two or more people who conspire within the territory of the US to deprive any person of constitutional rights are guilty of a felony punishable by 10 years in prison. If a sexual assault occurs as a result of the violation, the maximum penalty rises to life in prison without possibility of parole or execution. This would apply to anyone who carried out such medical procedures without lawful cause, the police themselves and even hospital administrators who approved the medical procedures. Even if the police showed the warrant, the time and place restrictions on it would have made its illegal nature clear to all.
Don't believe me? Would you believe the US Department of Justice?
It's worth ten years in federal prison to violate just ONE right that way. Since the law in question (18USC241) is a conspiracy offense, it would mean everyone involved in carrying out the violation, as well as every administrator who approved it would also be guilty.