NY Police Chief Ray Kelly Says The Boston Bombing Takes Privacy ‘Off The Table’

Thursday, May 2, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Tim Cushing
TechDirt.com
Thu, May 2nd 2013

In light of the recent Boston bombing, NYPD Police Chief Ray Kelly is now restructuring some sort of nonexistent deal with New Yorkers, issuing a clawback on their civil liberties. According to Kelly, the Boston Marathon bombing means privacy has been “taken off the table.”

“I’m a major proponent of cameras,” Kelly said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I think the privacy issue has really been taken off the table.”

Some of you may take issue with Kelly’s assumption that the privacy “offer” has been rescinded (or that it’s truly his to rescind). Well, guess what. Your opinion means nothing, at least not to the chief of the NYPD.

“The people who complain about it, I would say, are a relatively small number of folks, because the genie is out of the bottle,” Kelly said. “People realize that everywhere you go now, your picture is taken.”

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