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    Re: Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I am trying to find where a violation of the right to privacy is a criminal matter at the federal level, but I am only seeing it is cause for civil suits. Probably Joe the Plumber will sue this person. For criminal prosecution, wouldn't state laws have jurisdiction over state computers?
    Again, his civil rights were violated. That's a Federal law. End of story.
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    Re: Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    certainly, digging up dirt on joe the plumber warrants fbi investigation. c'mon.
    Try it a different way. What if some Republican were doing this to you in response to your political postings? Might you then be a bit concerned? What if they were looking into your spouse's records because of your posts? Your kids' records? Your medical records?
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    Re: Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber'

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Try it a different way. What if some Republican were doing this to you in response to your political postings? Might you then be a bit concerned? What if they were looking into your spouse's records because of your posts? Your kids' records? Your medical records?
    first of all, how do we know what the motive was? has there been more news i'm not aware of?

    secondly, hasn't the man been charged? i believe that's sufficent.

    but yes, if someone were digging in to the items you mentioned, i would want them charged.

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    Re: Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Again, his civil rights were violated. That's a Federal law. End of story.
    The law you cited was in regard to public officials. I think they used the correct set of of laws to charge him, and ole faker Joe can sue with regard to breach of constitutional right to privacy.

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    Re: Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    first of all, how do we know what the motive was? has there been more news i'm not aware of?

    secondly, hasn't the man been charged? i believe that's sufficent.

    but yes, if someone were digging in to the items you mentioned, i would want them charged.

    And then I'd sue them.
    And if they were acting on behalf of an organization, I'd sue them too.

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    Re: Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    The law you cited was in regard to public officials. I think they used the correct set of of laws to charge him, and ole faker Joe can sue with regard to breach of constitutional right to privacy.
    This is the law I cited. Read it carefully.

    This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.

    This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.

    Acts under "color of any law" include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under "color of any law," the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I am trying to find where a violation of the right to privacy is a criminal matter at the federal level, but I am only seeing it is cause for civil suits. Probably Joe the Plumber will sue this person. For criminal prosecution, wouldn't state laws have jurisdiction over state computers?
    Not necessarily. There are a few police officers here in Texas that have been prosecuted Federally for official oppression.
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    Re: Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber'

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    Then why does the harassment continue. Democrats are known to go after opponents until they're destroyed. Joe hasn't finished being destroyed yet. It's not that he doesn't matter now, it's that he shouldn't have ever mattered. So they need to continue until history is rewritten.
    I don't think either party has a monopoly on ruthlessness. How much mercy was shown to the Clinton's?

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