Workers at the Route 91 festival during which Stephen Paddock unleashed his massacre have reportedly been given back their phones and laptops by the FBI only to discover that all messages and videos from the night of the attack have been wiped clean.
Customary or not, as this news spreads, the FBI will find fewer and fewer people that voluntarily turn over their cell phones and cameras. I did see this…
FBI asks for videos, photos of shooting
The Las Vegas FBI took to Twitter to ask for digital evidence.
@FBILasVegas is asking anyone with videos or photos from the 10/1/17 Las Vegas shooting to please call 1-800-CALLFBI (255-5324)
— FBI Las Vegas (@FBILasVegas) October 2, 2017
In this day and age, where most everyone carries a smartphone, there should be thousands of photos and videos.
I am just troubled that our government without approval I am sure, deleted thousands of private citizens photographs. I am sure many of the deleted photos had nothing to do with the shooting. And I am positive, many were the last photo of a loved one. That last photo of a husband, wife, or child was destroyed without permission by the FBI.
Here is the link to where I saw the FBI asking…
I work very hard to support the police and law enforcement. But underhanded actions like these make it hard. If they told the citizens their photos would all be deleted, and then gave them a choice, I’d be okay. However, I’m willing to bet no one was told they would lose all their photos. And that I am not okay with. This is just bully enforcement. Under the color of law, agents doing anything they want legal or not.
A great example is the predawn no knock raid on Paul Manafort. According to reports, Manafort has consistently cooperated with law enforcement. And yet, FBI agents raided his in Alexandria, Va. Arriving in the pre-dawn hours, the raid, occurred without warning, and signaled an aggressive new approach by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team. The comment made, “I think it adds a shock and awe enforcement component to what until now has followed a natural path for a white-collar investigation,” said Jacob Frenkel. Really, the federal government using “shock and awe,” against a cooperating witness. These shock and awe” tactics do not belong in a free society, they are policies of dictators and tyrants.