• Lawsuit: California utility targeted Asians in pot searches

    9 days ago - By Stl Today

    A data privacy watchdog's lawsuit says a Northern California utility routinely fed customers' power use information to police so they could target illicit marijuana grows, without requiring a warrant or suspicion of wrongdoing. It says customers of Asian descent were...
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  • Lawsuit: California utility targeted Asians in pot searches

    Lawsuit: California utility targeted Asians in pot searches

    9 days ago - By Chron

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Extraordinary use of electricity has long been a telltale sign of illegal grow houses producing thousands of marijuana plants hidden in seemingly ordinary homes.
    But a lawsuit filed by a data privacy watchdog says a Northern California utility went too far by racially profiling Asian communities as it routinely fed customers' power use information to police without requiring a warrant or any suspicion of wrongdoing, in violation of state laws.
    The data disclosure deliberately targeted Asian Americans, with resulting disproportionate penalties against those of Asian...
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