RIAA As Law Enforcement Group
'Investigator' called in by police to help with case
The RIAA organization is defined as an industry trade group
points out that this group (along with other anti-piracy groups throughout the world) frequently gets called upon to essentially act as law enforcement. One situation cited is the case
of a man who was pulled over by a cop for speeding and had his car searched after failure to produce a valid driver’s license. During the search, a few blank CDs and DVDs with handwritten labels were discovered.
According to the news report:
"Officer DeVries contacted an investigator from the Recording Industry Association of America. Investigator Al Thompson from the RIAA responded to the Park Forest Police Department and recovered a total of 214 CDs and 239 DVDs."
Is the role of an anti-piracy trade group supposed to be to investigate crime?
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|reply to qworster |
Re: What a bunch of BS
said by qworster:Wow this thread went downhill.
96% of cops are sadists!
In a run-away Semi Truck.
A fuel truck.
|reply to FFH |
No, not anarchy-just reasonable law enforcement. Since 2001, the scale has been tipped WAY too far in the direction of a police state. Even though set up as a paramilitary system, the politicians, police and courts need to remember that the police are under CIVILIAN control!
Between the removal of rights by legislation and 'executive order' and the courts allowing things that would have been judged unconstitutional just a few years ago, we as the public are being SCREWED! Don't try to use the drivel "If you obey the law you have nothing to worry about"; ANYONE can find law enforcement inserting themselves into their lives at any time-whether they are following the law of not!
Get real, guy! The cops can bust ANYONE at ANY TIME and make it stick! My cousin was an assistant District Attorney and quit in disgust, because he got tired of ruining so many lives by convicting people who were so obviously innocent. He told me that the vast majority of cops tell blatant LIES on the stand-and everyone (including the judges) knows it!
Yet the system is so corrupt to its core that this happens every day-and people like YOU are responsible for it remaining that way! Get your head out of the sand, dude-you are now part of the PROBLEM!
The only way that democracy can work is if the people have a healthy DISTRUST of the people in power (including the police-after all they are the ones with the guns!).
It's one of the checks and balances that seems to have disappeared these days-and attitudes like yours (that everything is fine) help the cancer grow!