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Top Ten Things to Give to Law Enforcement

At 3:09 PM -0700 9/18/97, Declan McCullagh wrote:
>I just got off a phone with an industry lobbyist. The conversation went
>something like this.
>"Can there be a compromise?" I asked. "I don't think there can be one that
>will satisfy all three or four parties involved." (I was thinking: law
>enforcement, national security, business, and privacy interests.)
>The answer: "I don't think compromise is the right word. But we need to
>give something to law enforcement."

Top Ten Things to Give to Law Enforcement:

10. Our first-born children.

9. A lifetime supply of toilet plungers.

8. The Master GAK key Craig Livingstone was able to snarf off the IBM PROFS
system before being fired at the White House.

7. A napalm strike called on their chief critics in Congress.

6. An 80-pound suitcase from Tajikistan, to be opened only by Lous Freeh.

5. ....


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