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This is an important Oakland County News story developing.


MaxMax had posted this somewhere else, but I think it deserves it's own thread.


this may not be about MMJ but wanted to show how Oakland County is so F**ked up

It's a story that could affect people all over the country. A Rochester Hills man could end up behind bars for checking up on his wife online. When he logged into her email account, the Oakland County prosectutor says he committed a serious crime. He says he was just trying to protect a child. He's being charged under the same law that's meant to snare computer hackers and identity thieves. So what does this mean for people who want to keep tabs on their spouses or parents that want to see what their kids are doing on the internet? Fox 2's Andrea Isom has the story.



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Rep. To Release New E-Mail Legislation


Rep. Says Oakland County Prosecutor Misinterpreted Law


ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. -- On Tuesday, Rep. Tom McMillin said in a news release that he will introduce legislation early next year that will clarify a parent's and spouse's rights to e-mail.McMillan said the new legislation will make it clear that parents cannot be charged with a crime for viewing their child's e-mail or other electronic communications. He said the new legislation will cover spouses also, but was not specific.The news release said McMillan's actions were fueled by his constituent Leon Jackson's recent prosecutions for gaining access to his wife's e-mail account and viewing some of her personal e-mails."It's hard to believe that Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper would waste significant taxpayer money on this situation," McMillan said. "There are murderers and thieves out there to harass and aggressively prosecute, yet she goes after Jackson. I wonder if she intends to start a special unit to begin investigating husbands' and wives' computers across the country."McMillan said that after reviewing the state law in question -- the Fraudulent Access To Computers, Computer Systems and Computer Networks Act 53 of 1979 -- it is clear there was never an intention for the law to be used to go after spouses."Since it appears at least one prosecutor in the state can't see that, I'll introduce legislation early next year to clarify ... the obvious," McMillan said.





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