When is sauce for the goose not sauce for the gander?

(Via No Quarters)

There have been a series of court decisions that hold that us proles we citizens have no expectation of privacy when it comes to our trash. Once you put it out at the curb, it magically becomes public property, sayeth courts across the nation. Evidence gathered by residential dumpster diving has been used to convict more than one criminal.

Ah, but let our public servants fall victim to this practice, and my oh my, the practice becomes “very cheap” and we’re going to be investigating our “legal options”. Follow the adventures of some intrepid reporters from Willamette Week as they comb through the trash of Portland, OR, Mayor, Chief of Police and District Attorney. They may be a bunch of Liberal twits, but this time they actually get the joke.

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