Reply to post: Re: Barking up the wrong telegraph pole

You know what's coming next: FBI is upset it can't get into Texas church gunman's smartphone

Mark 85 Silver badge

Re: Barking up the wrong telegraph pole

You need to define "who's" motives here.

IF the FBI, it's about power and the "need" for a back door to encryption.. you know, just in case the shooter's phone has something like a message from a known terrorist group.

IF the shooter's, there's a gray area as to motive. Some people snap for a trivial reason, others for major reason. Luckily, most people don't snap and shoot up a building, night club, etc. Most of us just deal with it.

Overall... would the motive of killer or the FBI make a difference? Will it make a difference in the future to prevent these things? Hell if I know, but I doubt if the FBI's motives will stop anything.

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