Letters to the Editor

Apple and law enforcement

The San Bernardino County-owned iPhone at the center of an unfolding high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the U.S. government lacked a device management feature bought by the county that, if installed, would have allowed investigators easy and immediate access.
The San Bernardino County-owned iPhone at the center of an unfolding high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the U.S. government lacked a device management feature bought by the county that, if installed, would have allowed investigators easy and immediate access. The Associated Press

Apple, cops and grandstanding

Re “Profit drives Apple’s resistance to unlocking phone, U.S. claims” (Page 9A, Feb. 20): Invariably the most politically liberal leaders in government, who have never worn the law enforcement badge, are the ones most energetic in telling their constituents how cops should do their work. At the same time Apple is refusing to help law enforcement gather intelligence about one of the state’s all-time most shocking mass murders, state Sen. Mark Leno is rallying his bill to expose the cops’ personnel (and personal) records insinuating, of course, that law enforcement executives cannot be trusted to do an honest investigation of misconduct charges. And during all this madness, citizens wonder why quality police recruiting programs nationwide are going begging and lowering standards.

Bill Sanders, Gold River

Stop government snooping

Re “Apple refuses to help FBI hack killer’s phone” (Page 1A, Feb. 18): The list of federal government abuses of the meaning and intent of the Constitution is becoming endless. Go Apple!

Edward J. Clemow, Sacramento

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