I posted earlier on a possible deal between Austin Energy and Austin Police. Allegedly Austin Energy was providing electricity bills to the Austin Police. Austin PD was allegedly using this information to hunt for marijuan grow houses.
I could not confirm this story. ACLU of Texas sent an open records request to Austin Energy to find out if there is any truth to this rumor. I have sent a similar request to Austin PD.
ACLU Texas is an important force in the war on Prohibition. I’m glad they are investigating this story.
The police have no business arresting marijuana consumers. The police have no business going through electricity bills to find cannabis producers. I hope the story turns out to be false. However, I am not hopeful.