“We can’t read your messages or listen to your calls and no one else can either.”Posted: January 30, 2021
From the website of Signal, a free-to-the-user, end-to-end encryption app. https://signal.org/en/. Great news for private citizens and companies. Complete thwarting of FOIA laws when used by the Michigan State Police. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/01/22/state-police-phone-apps-keep-text-messages-secret/4236305001. I posted about this last week. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/01/22/state-police-phone-apps-keep-text-messages-secret/4236305001.
This certainly did not surprise me. After Marney Keenan’s book came out last July, Detective Sean Street stopped responding to my emails. I kept my emails infrequent and only passed on information I felt could be important. After promising he would get back with me after a vacation and a heavy court schedule, the guy went dark. I emailed him and pressed him for a response. He called me and left a message saying he “didn’t understand” my email. Trust me, it was quite clear. I knew he was calling so that there would be no paper trail. So I sent him this email.
I don’t have a problem with phone calls from law enforcement, especially since I installed the TapeACall app. As I said in my email, I would have returned his call but for the fact that the message was pathetic and I knew what he was doing.
So the MSP gets busted using Signal. I know others in Oakland County LE attempted to destroy relevant records and also played the “shell game” with other agencies so they could respond “Hey, no records here!” Who pulls this shit? Someone with something to hide. And someone who doesn’t care that transparency is the gold standard for public agencies and is used to playing dirty. “Open investigation”? You mean like the “open investigation” the MSP handed over to author Mardi Link?
And from 2013, failure to address the obvious intensifies the suspicion. https://catherinebroad.blog/2013/04/15/failure-to-address-the-obvious-intensifies-suspicion-when-in-doubt-accuse-the-victims-of-disrupting-the-investigation-and-of-rank-disrespect/.
Why would high ups at the MSP, who know better, install an encryption app on their phones? Failure to address the obvious intensifies the suspicion. And here’s another big problem. The Oakland County Prosecutor webpage continues to carry the admonition Jessica Cooper loved to trot out: The prosecutor is not an investigative agency, so please contact the Michigan State Police or the Oakland County Sheriff.
The OC prosecutor’s office has always had investigators. In fact, it was an investigator for the Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Inspector Cory Williams, who moved the foot ball from the 10 yard line to the 90 yard line in the OCCK case before retiring. Call the MSP or Sheriff Mike Bouchard’s office? You have got to be fucking kidding me.