State and local law enforcement groups are pushing Congress to pass a law requiring cell phone carriers to hold on to text messages for at least two years. We're taking a closer look at this interesting story from the Current community. Check it out and add your two cents:
Submitted by Radical_Centrist
The law would require cell phone companies such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, to keep text information for two years - in case they're needed for future criminal investigations.
Chuck DeWitt, a spokesman for the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association, which represents the 63 largest U.S. police forces including New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, said "all such records should be retained for two years."
Along with the police association, other law enforcement groups making the request to the Senate include the National District Attorneys' Association, the National Sheriffs' Association, and the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies, DeWitt said.
"This issue is not addressed in the current proposal before the committee and yet it will become even more important in the future," the groups warn.
The community responds:
bailey78: "Look if they want you they are going to get you one way or another., That is a fact."
charliesommers: "Isn't it great to live in a society that believes in democratic principles rather than one of those dictatorship run countries that allow you no privacy and control your every move?"
mrpuma2u: "Oh boy, hope they are ready to read LOL and "on my way home, honey" 72 buh-jillion times."
MSII: "step by step, the road to total police-state-corporate-FASCISM."
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