Saturday, September 3, 2011

Corporate Police

We've long said that the corporations owned the police and government, but we didn't expect them to become so brazen about it.

From the article:

San Francisco (CNN) -- Police officials said they helped Apple investigators, who searched a man's home here recently.

They were reportedly looking for a prototype of the next iPhone that an Apple employee left in a bar in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood, according to CNET. Apple had contacted the police claiming the prototype is invaluable, the report says.

Four San Francisco Police officers escorted Apple investigators to a home in the city's Bernal Heights neighborhood, the statement said. The two Apple employees searched the home while the officers waited outside, police said. They did not find the item there and declined to file a police report, according to the statement.

So what initiated this was that some doofus Apple employee stopped by the bar and left a prototype device on the bar. Someone else picked it up and carried it home. They've apparently been getting the police to allow them to search a number of people's homes in the area. Are they pulling homes at random or do they have some sort of insight into this "theft" of the "invaluable" prototype device? It's also unclear as to whether or not there is a warrant in these searches and in at least one case the victim of the search believed the Apple employees were police due to their misrepresentation. He claims he would not have consented to the search otherwise.


Sawmill Jim said...

Never trust Cops ask for a warrant better yet have them read it to you and see their id's

Tom said...

In Houston we have unmarked Police cars. Crooks are coping and robbing people. tom wade