Extra-judicial 1st, 4th & 5th amendment violations…all in the name of “security”.

From Nov 27, 2012 NY Times:

When a cellphone is reported stolen in New York, the Police Department routinely subpoenas the phone’s call records, from the day of the theft onward. The logic is simple: If a thief uses the phone, a list of incoming and outgoing calls could lead to the suspect.

But in the process, the Police Department has quietly amassed a trove of telephone logs, all obtained without a court order, that could conceivably be used for any investigative purpose.The call records from the stolen cellphones are integrated into a database known as the Enterprise Case Management System, according to Police Department documents from the detective bureau.

via New York City Police Amassing a Trove of Cellphone Logs – NYTimes.com.