We have, as a nation, sunk to the level of a police state, when we grant our police the unfettered power
to arrest honest, law-abiding citizens for simply stating their minds. And it’s no consolation that someone
like Gates can count on having such charges tossed out. It’s the arrest, the cuffing, and the humiliating
ride in the back of a cop squad car to be booked and held until bailed out that is the outrage.
Last Thursday, 25 year-old Sun Danyong committed suicide after a fourth-generation
iPhone prototype he was responsible for went missing.
This sounds like something straight from The Onion, but the rest of the article has a very grave tone:
On Thursday, July 9th, Sun got 16 prototype phones from the assembly line at a local
Foxconn factory. At some point in the next few days, he discovered that one of the
phones was missing. He suspected that it had been left at the factory, but couldn’t find it.
On Monday, July 13, he reported the missing phone to his boss. Then, that Wednesday,
three Foxconn employees searched his apartment — illegally, according to Chinese law.
Accusations are flying that Sun was detained and physically abused during the
investigation, although this has not been substantiated (possible evidence: there’s this
somewhat garbled and potentially faked instant message exchange from Sun shortly before
What is known: On Thursday — a little after 3 a.m. according to surveillance videos in
the apartment building — he jumped out of a window in his apartment building to his