This news isn't Android related, but it is indirectly related to mobile tech and should be shared with the community. If this isn't a clear case of the victim being further victimized, then the world has gone nuts. At the very least a mockery of justice has prevailed and common sense has been thrown out the window. A Pennsylvania high-school sophomore was being bullied at his school. After complaining to his mom, he decided to obtain proof of the incidents by using his school-provided iPad to record the bullying. After bringing his evidence to his mom, she was outraged (as any good mother would be) and brought it to the principal of the school.
At some point between her house and the school, she must have entered the Twilight Zone, because instead of the principal jumping to the bullied teen's defense, he called the police and the victim was charged with felony illegal wiretapping! This sounds like a cruel April Fool's Joke, but it gets even worse. The teen eventually had his day in court, and his charges were reduced to disorderly conduct, yet District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet still ruled against him!
The bullies got off scot-free and the lawyers of the victim are now appealing the verdict. The principal's reasoning for calling the police was that "the recording was made in a place where the other students expected privacy."
[Editorial Rant: While, the principal's perspective and actions might be technically correct according to the "letter of the law," it shows zero common sense and zero responsibility for the welfare of his students. It is the principal's responsibility to facilitate/create a safe environment for the kids in his school. He had the authority to handle this in any number of ways that were different than this. It isn't really necessary for this incident to have been reported to the police, because the privacy of the students should not over-ride the safety/well-being of the students. You can bet money that if the situation was reversed, (if the school had made the recording), they would have claimed that the "reasonable expectation of privacy" was trumped by their responsibility to keep the children safe.]