So there’s been controversy over whether this story reported by 2600 is true or bogus. In a nutshell, Denver guy claims he was harassed at length for the “crime” of taking photos near the VP’s hotel;Denver PD and Secret Service claim it didn’t happen. 2600 bemoans the lack of a “smoking gun” to settle the matter one way or another. Now, it seems like the first thing that would occur to a bunch of phone phreaks and hackers upon reading this:
After approximately an hour of interrogation, Maginnis was allowed to make a telephone call. Rather than contacting a lawyer, he called the Denver Post and asked for the news desk. This was immediately overheard by the desk sergeant, who hung up the phone and placed Maginnis in a holding cell.
is that there is a smoking gun — the phone record of the call from the station house to the Denver Post. How hard would it be to look and see whether such a phone call took place at the right time, and for the right amount of time?