So what explains this apparent sympathy for Hogan and Chen, and
hostility toward Apple and the San Mateo police? One possibility
is a basic confusion about the fact that finding and failing to
return lost property is a crime, a confusion that may be a vestige
of the common, but legally mistaken, schoolyard adage, “finders
keepers, losers weepers.”
You will be very surprised to know that I agree with him.