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How bad can it be?!

Posted on: December 29, 2010

How bad can it be?! You know your beloved’s (or ex-beloved’s) password — or you know you can guess it — you just want to know the truth… You’re already hurt so you think that what you will read won’t hurt more…  so you go ahead and read the stuff that is in their personal email. You’re not the first person who has done it… So how bad can it be?!
 
Bad enough for 5 years in jail!!!
 

Leon Walker, a Michigan man suspicious of his wife’s behavior, used his spouse’s password to access her email on what he said was a shared computer in the home because he was worried his wife’s lover was abusive toward her around the couple’s young children.

He is now facing five years in jail under a state statute that prohibits unlawful access to a computer system, program or network in order to acquire, alter, damage, delete, or destroy property (a law typically targeted at malicious hackers).

I am not pro snooping, but I do think that this is taking it a bit far… The defendant’s lawyer is expected to argue that because the computer is considered shared property, the law should not apply to domestic snooping, and therefore, not a case. I don’t think that this is right either as it was her PERSONAL email… This is a tough one!

What do you think?! Is the sentence fair or unfair?!

I guess this legal precedent about to be set will compel you not to type in that password!! Moral of the day: don’t snoop!

Kim 😉

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2 Responses to "How bad can it be?!"

geez la weez… if thats the case alot of people would be in jail. (including Me)… how the hell else are you suppose to find out first hand whats going on with your significant other if their reluctant to tell you SMDH. I could see if they said he snooped, found out the boyfriend was abusive and beat the boyfriend. Okay… then you got a case.

But breaking into community property between the two… CMON..really? Go find a real damn criminal and stop messing with everyday tax paying citizens!!

(i think i might be a little upset at this LMAO

hahaha a little!! I agree with you though!

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