Skip to comments.Police prying into stars' data
Posted on 05/06/2009 7:28:58 AM PDT by Peter Horry
Police from communities across the state have repeatedly tapped into the state's criminal records system to improperly access information on celebrities and "high-profile citizens," according to a scathing audit released yesterday that also branded the system as obsolete and flawed.
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.
The Criminal Offender Record Information system, with its massive databases of criminal records, driving histories, car ownership, and Social Security numbers, is intended to provide police and prosecutors with complete portraits of individuals who have been arrested or brought into the court system. Reports are available to other users such as landlords and some employers conducting background checks on prospective tenants and job seekers. Access is supposed to be restricted to authorized law enforcement users, who are specially trained.
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...Your executive branch at work, go back to bed, Ermerica...
Great i have to move back to MA (UGH!) so big brother is going to watch me
That certainly clarifies things.
poor guy ;)
The Feds are not here to protect our rights, only to take them away. I see no need for them at this point, as they do not hold the Constitution in any noticable regard.
Sorry, I refuse to give the Boston Globe a page hit.
sounds like the hourly paid grunts at Government House want their piece of the power-trip too.
This is a major violation of civil liberties.
We should have been warned about what kind of people thee were when tehy illegally accessed Michael Steele’s credit records to try to destroy him personally.
a little lawsuit on their silly asses ought to fix their snooping problem...
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yeah no kidding
back to Teddy K Johnny K as my Senators