Upcoming court hearing: can garbage collectors sift through your trash?

April 08, 2016 | By ETHAN BLEVINS
Bureaucrat caught spying in Seattle local's home

Bureaucrat caught spying in Seattle local’s home

Seattle punishes people who throw food in the garbage bin. To enforce this mandate, the City has deputized garbage collectors to poke through each garbage can on their routes, hunting for taboo pizza crusts or red velvet cakes. PLF sued on behalf of eight Seattle residents to challenge this privacy invasion in court. We will present our case, Bonesteel v. City of Seattle, at a summary judgment hearing before Judge Andrus at the King County Superior Court in downtown Seattle on April 15 at 9:00 AM. If you care about governmental intrusion in the minutia of our everyday lives, come show your support!