Can something you ask Siri be used as evidence in court against you?

If you’re like us, you probably can’t get Siri to accurately tell you the weather – let alone how/where to hide a dead body. But a screenshot found on the phone of a Florida man on trial for murder shows Siri can answer that question.

Pedro Bravo was charged with murder on September 28, 2012 in connection with the death of his friend Christian Aguilar. Aguilar’s body was found in a shallow grave in a Levy County, Florida forest. He was strangled to death.

According to reports, police confirmed a screenshot found on Bravo’s phone from September 20, 2012 showed Siri had been asked, “I need to hide my roommate.” Siri apparently responded: “What kind of place are you looking for? Swamps. Reservoirs. Metal foundries. Dumps.” During a recent court appearance, Gainesville Police Department Detective Matt Goeckel also said Bravo’s phone flashlight was activated nine times and used for over 48 minutes on that date as well.

Many news outlets picked up this sensational story on Wednesday, and, as it turns out, most of the initial reports were wrong. Bravo and Aguilar were friends – not roommates, as was heavily reported. Furthermore, police clarified Goeckel did not testify Bravo asked Siri where to hide the body. Instead, a photo of such a request was found on his phone.

In a new report, the Miami CBS affiliate WBFS-TV explains how the confusion may have originated. While there was a screenshot on Bravo’s phone of a Siri inquiry, the inquiry did not originate from his phone:

On Tuesday, prosecutors showed a screen grab of Bravo’s iPhone which read “I need to hide my roommate.”

Bravo’s attorney pointed out the screen grab was among hundreds of pictures that were on Bravo’s phone and that the search may not have been initiated by his client.

“This is not evidence that he ever did an inquiry, looking for some information online for needing to hide his roommate,” Bravo’s attorney asked Gainesville police department Det. Matthew Goeckel who had taken the stand.

“Correct,” replied Goeckel.

On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu did not have the most up-to-date information when they discussed the story, but the conversation is interesting and pertinent nonetheless. When you consider the power of technology in this day and age, it is incredible to think what kind of evidence could be collected from devices like smart phones and tablets in the future.

“What's incredible to me is how people are shocked by this,” Glenn said. “Of course this is what's happening. Of course they have all of these things.”

When you consider the police were able find the screenshot of the Siri query, track when Bravo’s flashlight was turned on and off, and where/when his phone was active one can only imagine how dangerous such information could be if used for nefarious purposes.

“In this particular case, [it was used] in a good way,” Glenn concluded. “[But] remember, the government is starting to build the case that Tea Partiers are extremists. They're already saying that's the most dangerous thing out there – these constitutionalists and these Tea Party people… So we know who the bad guys are going to be in the future. It's us.”

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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