Lower Marion School Off the Hook

NaughtyGeek

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http://www.tgdaily.com/security-brief/51155-school-that-spied-with-student-webcams-wont-face-charges

I just don't freaking get this. They spied on students remotely but there is no proof of criminal intent? Is it not illegal for me to come and snoop around your home? As much as I hate lawsuits, I hope the civil case crushes this school district. We don't need to be setting precedents like this. "Hey school, law enforcement, whoever wants to; If you give someone a camera, you're ok to activate it remotely and watch what's going on inside an individual's residence." Utter BS I say!
 

bamacre

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I wonder if the results of this case had been different if the school had taken pictures of kids getting dressed and undressed in their bedrooms.
 

MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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The government holds itself to different standards. They were just thinking of the children!
 

HumblePie

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Oct 30, 2000
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No court did not find it criminal, just the DA decided not to prosecute them for criminal activities. So he decided, not a judge and jury, that they were innocent. Wow, that is some messed up crap there.
 

dfuze

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I could see if it was an isolated incident, but thousands of pictures???
 

dfuze

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District superindendent Christopher McGinley was relieved at the outcome. "This is all good news for the students and staff of Lower Merion School District as we prepare for the start of a new school year," he said.

Yeah, I'm sure he's thinking of the kids, not his own ass :rolleyes:
 

owensdj

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Jul 14, 2000
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The school had a good plan to get themselves out of legal trouble. Everyone involved just pointed fingers at everyone else. The administrators blamed the IT people saying the admins didn't understand how the system worked on a technical level. The IT people blamed the admins saying it was the admins' responsibility to tell the IT people when to turn on and turn off the tracking software. Law enforcement either had to charge everybody involved or nobody. They picked the later.
 

CPA

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No court did not find it criminal, just the DA decided not to prosecute them for criminal activities. So he decided, not a judge and jury, that they were innocent. Wow, that is some messed up crap there.

He didn't decide that they were innocent, we decided he didn't have enough evidence to support a criminal charge.
 

waggy

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Dec 14, 2000
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yeah this story makes me shake my head. they had proof that the school was takeing pictures of them when they shouldnt.

i also bet the school deleted pictures of them dressing and naked. the there was any like that there is no way they could ignore this. I also don't believe that someone at the school didn't see some like that.
 

StageLeft

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Sep 29, 2000
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Fvcking shameful, pure and simple. In some areas it's illegal for me to film a cop acting in a public capacity as he arrests me and yet these fvckers expect to get off? I hope a civil trial bankrupts the entire district and everybody who's ever visited it.
 

HumblePie

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He didn't decide that they were innocent, we decided he didn't have enough evidence to support a criminal charge.

Invasion of privacy is a crime. It is just not a major crime without criminal intent. They couldn't find enough evidence to slap them hard so they aren't going to bother going after them at all.
 

JSt0rm

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Invasion of privacy is a crime. It is just not a major crime without criminal intent. They couldn't find enough evidence to slap them hard so they aren't going to bother going after them at all.

^^ this... Now everyone can sue them into oblivion. Justice served.
 

HumblePie

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Yep, and it is basically the DA playing judge and jury. Because by not going after them it is like saying they are innocent.
 

BoberFett

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Oct 9, 1999
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Fvcking shameful, pure and simple. In some areas it's illegal for me to film a cop acting in a public capacity as he arrests me and yet these fvckers expect to get off? I hope a civil trial bankrupts the entire district and everybody who's ever visited it.

I'm sure we could solve this like this by raising taxes. Clearly the problem is just that government isn't big enough to police itself yet.
 

khon

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No criminal intent ? This was a clear and intentional 4th amendment violation, and everyone involved should have been fired and possibly face criminal charges.
 

Moonbeam

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You did this!

You won"t organize to get money out of politics!

You elect the shit that protects privilage!
 

BoberFett

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Oct 9, 1999
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You did this!

You won"t organize to get money out of politics!

You elect the shit that protects privilage!

Yeah! Damn the man! We need to vote out Bush and his corrupt US Attorneys... wait, what?

Hope and change.

Hope and change.