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Response to uppityperson (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 03:53 PM

17. Ah, but there is the problem I see

He exposed others breaking laws and I don't see any of them getting in trouble for doing so.

But then the government seems rather lenient on itself and corporations.

If I illegally tap a phone in Ohio:

"Ohio's wiretapping law is a "one-party consent" law. Ohio law makes it a crime to intercept or record any "wire, oral, or electronic communication" unless one party to the conversation consents. Ohio Rev. Code 2933.52. "

I would be charged. Now did the US break any laws? Maybe they did - but who is gonna investigate each and every case to find out?

With so many laws/regs on the books, needing a warrant, not needing one, etc and so on we will never know because the people most likely breaking the law in this case when exposed will redirect the press and use their power to prosecute the person who exposed them.

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