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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the BBC: Colombia police chiefs forced out

The head of Colombia’s national police force and the country’s intelligence chief have both resigned amid a scandal over illegal wiretapping.

Police and security officials were found to have recorded telephone calls by opposition politicians, journalists and members of the government.

The government described the recordings as illegal and “totally unacceptable”.

What? A governmental official abusing power? Moreover, a law enforcement officer charged with maintaining the safety of the population in the face of an ongoing threat of political violence abused his powers? I bet that they were just looking for links to the guerrillas, paramilitaries and drug dealers. So, really, what’s the harm?

Good thing that can only happen in other countries…

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1 Comment

  1. The Knucklehead of the Day award

    Today’s winner is Jorge Daniel Castro.

    Trackback by The Florida Masochist — Wednesday, May 16, 2007 @ 9:14 am

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