Cops in Australia posted a to-do list they found during a search of a marijuana smoker’s home. On Twitter, the police poked fun at what they found to be an unambitious set of tasks like “Get Up Get Ready.” But is it in the public interest for confiscated notes like this to be shared on social media? In posting it, do the cops unnecessarily disrepect the privacy of the individual, even if the to-do list was secured with a proper warrant?
The police wrote “are ur Saturday’s hectic like this?” when they posted the to-do list. At least one commenter thought the cops could spend their time better — and also might not want to throw stones from glass houses. “Their saturdays most likely consist of generating revenue, suppressing dissent, and ignoring high crimes against the people they are jokingly sworn to protect. This tweet is a shining example of why these bullies don’t belong within eyesight of a weapon or power of any kind,” wrote Jesse Race, at 2paragraphs.
— Murdoch Police (@MurdochPol) April 30, 2015