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Windows 7: Former MS Security Analyst Probes Possible Police.....

26 Apr 2010   #1
JMH

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Former MS Security Analyst Probes Possible Police.....

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Former Microsoft Security Analyst Probes Possible Police Civil Rights Violations.

For the past year and a half, Eric Rachner, a former security analyst at Microsoft, who currently works as an independent security consultant, has been trying to prove that Seattle police officers unlawfully arrested him for refusal to provide an ID. Through his insistent probing the researcher might have uncovered a way for others to prove that their civil rights were similarly violated.

A Saturday night in October 2008 found over twenty inebriated computer geeks, including Rachner and world-renowned security researcher Dan Kaminsky, playing a game of urban golf on the streets of Seattle. However, their apparently harmless drunken fun ended prematurely when a passer-by got hit in the face with a Styrofoam ball and called 911.

When Michele Letizia, one of four police officers responding to the scene, asked Rachner to identify himself, the researcher declined to comply and instead pointed to the location of his wallet. Letizia refused to take the wallet and inspect it for an ID and threatened the researcher to arrest him for obstruction if he does not comply with the request.
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Former Microsoft Security Analyst Probes Possible Police Civil Rights Violations - Seattle Police Department cornered into producing self-incriminating arrest recordings - Softpedia
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26 Apr 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

This is not the first time this issue has surfaced. In response to this, some states have passed laws making it mandatory to show ID to a LEO when requested to do so.
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26 Apr 2010   #3
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Even if Mr. Rachner was wrong by refusing to show their ID, the cops could never lied about tapes content -- which they argued were destroyed. Where goes the credibility of those who should enforce the right over the wrong?
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