Fmr. NYPD Commish Kelly Says Leave FBI, Apple Scuffle to Congress

Ray Kelly on Apple vs. FBI: Ultimately has to be solved by Congress

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Ray Kelly on Apple vs. FBI: Ultimately has to be solved by Congress

Former NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who is Vice Chairman at K2 Intelligence, on the FBI's efforts to get Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters and the potential impact of the Obama Administration's proposed budget on security in New York City.

When it comes to the standoff between Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the FBI, former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo “this ultimately needs to be solved by Congress.”

“As far as I can see, this case really is about one phone because Apple will control the whole process of I think what the FBI is looking for -- is the phone to be taken and sort of turned over to them without this capacity to turn off after 10 tries. So that is totally within the belly work of Apple. I don’t see why it raises it the potential for it to be hacked,” he added.

Tim Cook sent an open letter to Apple employees on Monday reiterating the company’s position in the Apple, FBI iPhone case and his desire for the government to drop All Writs Acts demands.

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“You need a judicial decree, that’s what the Fourth Amendment is all about. It’s against unreasonable search absent a warrant based on oath an affirmation. That’s the system of government that we have here. It goes back hundreds of years. So just Willy-nilly do these sorts of things? No, it’s just not going to happen,” he said.


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