SILENCE: You better watch what you say in Nevada. They might be listening.
By Michael Chamberlain | WatchdogWire.com
Whatever your odds of winning at Nevada’s casinos you may stand a better chance of being wiretapped by law enforcement in the Silver State. A person’s odds of being wiretapped in Nevada are far greater than in any other state, according to a new report.
According to figures the Pew Research Center obtained from the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, Nevada leads the nation in the number of wiretap authorizations per 500,000 people. And the competition is not even close.
With 38.2 wiretap authorizations in 2013 per 500,000 residents, Nevada’s rate is more than three times that of second-place Colorado’s 12.4. In fact, the next three highest states – Colorado, California and New York – put together still don’t come close to Nevada’s rate.
Pew was able only to guess at the reasons for the astronomical rate of wiretaps authorized in Nevada.