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Posted: 5/22/2005 3:59:49 AM EDT
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,15369994-29277,00.html


Police bug public phone

May 22, 2005
From: AAP


NEW South Wales Police have defended bugging a public telephone in Sydney during a drug investigation.
Dozens of innocent conversations from the phone in Coogee, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, were recorded over a month by the NSW Crime Commission.

The commission was investigating a conspiracy to import millions of dollars worth of cocaine, News Limited papers today reported.

Responding to privacy concerns raised in the reports, acting Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione today defended the practice.

Mr Scipione said judicial authorities permitted bugging operations under controls.

"There are a number of agencies that keep tabs on what we are doing," Mr Scipione said.

"There is enormous oversight.

"We make an application and the (judicial) authorities actually issue the warrant."
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:00:46 AM EDT
It would happen here too, during an investigation.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:07:50 AM EDT
governments are your friends
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:38:27 AM EDT
did they have a warrant?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:41:46 AM EDT
"We're from the government and we're here to help."
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:44:06 AM EDT
There is no bill of rights in Commonwealth countries, nor Constitutional protections.Wonder why the ACLU (kommie faggot choadhuffers union) isn't going after this as they seem to think everything happening in the world is in their domain and ...somehow,,,even foreign terrorists are U.S.Citizens.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:20:17 AM EDT
There may not be a bill of rights, but there are rights provided by centuries of common law and equity rulings which amount to about the same thing.

They're just not enumerated in an easy-to-read fashion that can be printed out on one page to make it easy for armchair lawyers!

NTM
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:26:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:

They're just not enumerated in an easy-to-read fashion that can be printed out on one page to make it easy for armchair lawyers!

NTM



You mean like the Magna Carta? ( Which would apply in OZ )
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:27:57 AM EDT
* crossing Australia off vacation list *
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