- Jan 27, 2001
Mayor Stephen P. Laffey of Cranston, R.I., says he did nothing improper when he hired a private detective to make videos of city employees sleeping on the job. "That's a public building and there's not a reasonable expectation to privacy there," the mayor said after being criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union. "There is no civil liberty to sleep on the job." (Providence Journal) ...Well that's certainly going to be a surprise to a lot of people.