Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Boston Cops Using Database to Spy On Celebs and "High-Profile Citizens"

The Boston Globe is reporting that a recent state audit in Massachusetts has turned up some serious malfeasance on the part of some state law enforcement officers:

Law enforcement personnel looked up personal information on Patriots star Tom Brady 968 times - seeking anything from his driver's license photo and home address, to whether he had purchased a gun - and auditors discovered "repeated searches and queries" on dozens of other celebrities such as Matt Damon, James Taylor, Celtics star Paul Pierce, and Red Sox owner John Henry, said two state officials familiar with the audit.
You can read the whole story here.

If they can do it to celebrities, they can damn sure do it to the rest of us, and not just in the state of Massachusetts.

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