Ray Kelly Thinks Public Will 'Accept' Spies Recording All Phone Calls

NYPD boss Ray Kelly, not a man known for his commitment to civil liberties, is getting lots of attention this morning for saying that the NSA's top secret electronic spying program should not have been secret at all. Why is Ray Kelly so sanguine?

“I think the American public can accept the fact if you tell them that every time you pick up the phone, it’s going to be recorded and it goes to the government,” Kelly said. “I think the public can understand that. I see no reason why that program was placed in the secret category."

Oh. Because Ray Kelly believes that the American public can accept the fact if you tell them that every time you pick up the phone, it's going to be recorded and it goes to the government. Ray Kelly thinks the public can understand that.

The police state has not joined the ACLU after all.

[NYP. Photo: AP]