Sep 152016
 September 15, 2016  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Gabrielle Banks reports:

In an effort to halt cyber crime that endangers young children, federal agents have trampled on basic privacy protections, attorneys argued Wednesday in a Houston courtroom, joining a nationwide consortium of defense lawyers fighting a sweeping federal investigation.

They’re questioning whether federal agents had the right to seize computers – and gigabytes of incriminating evidence – in Texas and elsewhere across the country that were used to access a dark web server based in Virginia.

A lawyer for Missouri City man accused of downloading child pornography from the dark website argued Wednesday the FBI overstepped its bounds in the 2015 sting, which nabbed 200 defendants nationwide.


h/t, Joe Cadillic

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