The police appear to have gone too far. The REACT team, “a partnership of 17 local, state, and federal agencies” with a “close working partnership with the high tech industry,” seems to have leapt eagerly to Apple’s aid before it looked at the law. Putting the presumed interests of an important local company before the rights guaranteed by law is an obvious occupational hazard for a police force charged with paying particular attention to the interests of high tech businesses.

OverREACTing: Dissecting the Gizmodo Warrant | Electronic Frontier Foundation