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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    Anonymous Coward, 20 May 2011 @ 7:51am

    Um, the cops always broadcast that shit all over the news, which has always baffled me. I'm all for checkpoints, but why would they tell everybody where they were so drunk drivers can avoid them?

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