Politician Grandstanding About Police Checkpoint App Results In Doubling Of Sales

from the schumer,-meet-streisand dept

We mentioned, recently, Senator Chuck Schumer's misinformed grandstanding against a mobile app that alerts people to where police checkpoints are located, as he put pressure on both Google and Apple to block the app, despite the app not breaking the law anywhere. A few other Senators joined Schumer in this grandstanding effort... and all it seems to have done is double the sale of the app. Apparently, having Senators think you're an abomination is good for sales.

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    Michial Thompson, 20 May 2011 @ 11:17am

    Re:

    The United States *IS* already a dictatorship. The problem isn't what we are, the problem is that no one come into this country and seized control. This country voted to hand over control, so we still call it a democracy.

    No country can be ruled iron fisted by one person, even the worst of the dictators could not control the country alone. In our case it's congress that dictates our lives. In other countries its called something else. is all.

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