In my last post I spoke about how desperate police are for parliament to pass the snoopers charter so that they can collect Internet Connection Records (ICR's) of innocent people and why they want this information.
You see police constantly try to evade the law and use illegal activities to target innocent members of the public. When they get caught out by the public and we close their illegal police activities down, they simply shift tactics and exploit another loophole in another law in another way. It's just the way police operate
Oh don't get me wrong, police will be quick to throw you in to the nearest jail cell if they can dream up any excuse to make it look like you broke some law, no matter how ridiculous or obscure.
But when it comes to the police themselves, they'll use their extensive resources to work around any law and will find loopholes to allow them get away with doing things illegally themselves.
It's a game of cat and mouse.
We catch the police acting illegally today and shut them down, only to find they are back again tomorrow doing the exact same thing under another loophole. Police constantly try to keep one step ahead of the public and the law and abuse their power and connections to protect their fellow officers when they get caught breaking these laws.
And now we learn that the Police Scotland's illegal database storage of over half a billion photographs (yes, you read that right, half a billion) of innocent drivers is to be destroyed.
You may remember I posted about this a while ago, saying that data protection laws prohibit them from keeping records that are not linked to criminal activity for more than two years but they have kept over half a billion pictures of innocent drivers going about their daily business for no reason whatsoever.
As you can imagine, breaking the law has never bothered untrustworthy Police Scotland. Their senior officers have been well aware for years that they were in violation of the rules.
But now that a Freedom Of Information request has brought it to public light that police have been keeping half a billion vehicle movement records which are more than two years old and have no connection to any suspicious activity, they have conceded that they'll now delete them.
Well, when I say they've conceded that they'll delete them, what they've really said is that they are working on a way to figure out which ones they can keep and which ones they will delete.
Which means they haven't deleted anything at all.
Not quite the same thing.
In the meantime, they are now looking to the Internet Connection Records (ICR's) that I mentioned in the last post as an alternative way to collect data and spy on innocent members of the public.
Ahhh, there you go, untrustworthy Police Scotland being absolutely true to form. When the public discover one of their illegal activities and close them down, they just move on to another.
Funny thing is, this game of cat and mouse on how to break the law and evade capture used to be the sort of thing criminals did!
Who would've thought that in the 21st century it would be Police Scotland who are the actual criminals and the ones who work to seek to harm us.
You couldn't make it up as they say.