New Zealand Police Investigated over MegaUpload’s Founder ArrestAdded: Friday, July 6th, 2012
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The country is currently conducting a judicial review as to how its police ended up carrying out a bizarre unauthorized raid on Kim Dotcom, the cyberlocker’s owner. The officers who carried out the police raids on Dotcom’s house will have to take the stand in order to give evidence for the judicial review.
So far it is known that the warrants were issued on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which in its turn was acting as enforcer for the US entertainment industry. However, the warrants were ruled illegal last week by High Court judge. The latter also claimed that it was against the law to take the copies of Kim’s personal computer to the United States.
According to the local media, Kim Dotcom requires an independent lawyer to pass through the seized evidence and give all irrelevant content back to him. The authorities of the United States have charged Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues in the United States with numerous copyright offences and are currently trying to extradite him. Meanwhile, Dotcom’s lawyers want an independent lawyer to be appointed by the court to go through the evidence and decide which of its part is important.
Crown lawyer John Pike, appearing for the Attorney General, agreed that sorting the mess out wasn’t simple, with part of the problem being that the Crown was working for a foreign government.
The US is worried that allowing for an independent barrister it would give him “disproportionate authority”. It means that they fear he won’t let them have evidence which they really need to make a case against the MegaUpload founder.
The important part of the problem is that this case is “breaking new ground” in extradition legislation in the country. First of all, the judicial review of the search warrants’ legality is an entirely new feature of an extradition case. Secondly, another decision by a district court judge to allow disclosure to Kim Dotcom meant that the suspects suddenly have more rights now: at least, they can hear what evidence the authorities have against them to ruin their life.
Of course, the Feds are appealing this point – they believe that such governments as New Zealand’s one must turn over any person the US names as a suspect to face a kangaroo court in the United States without presenting any evidence.
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Friday, July 6th, 2012
|posted by (2012-07-06 16:08:23)|
|But, But, The FBI said it was OK!|
|posted by (2012-07-06 18:22:38)|
|plain and simple some one was paid off.|
|clamo - if anyone was paid off I'd give you one guess where the money might have come from? RIAA or MPAA...|
I live in the USA and this is fukedup. Kim is going to be the lawn mower and he is going to cut some serious grass..
I predict allot of POS politicians and Dept personnel are going to be taking early retirement.
I can also see MEGA millions in law suits filed by former megaupload users that had their data stolen and put out of business going after New Zealand and USA who ever was involved.
|posted by (2012-07-07 07:17:42)|
|Good to know having a black president changed so much in America, it's great to see that America has been railed in from it's abuse of other county due to it's size and power.|
Another proud day for the U.S.A.
|Typical kiwi's Whose going to cop the Bill The tax payer thats who , its funny How Dotcom Financialy supported Some Of The Politicians and Political Parties|
|Here's a lesson in US-English...|
1. When someone in a country outside the US gets to appeal to that person's country's court to have illegal actions by the US questioned and reviewed, because the US wants to hump his ass and his appeal might actually make sense, that's this person getting “disproportionate authority”.
2. When someone outside the US doesn't bend over as soon as the FBI demands that this someone's country ties him to a tree for some hard buttloving and that country actually doesn't do the FBI's bidding, that country has "“disproportionate authority”.
3. When US troops go deep into Panama or Colombia or Mexico or Brasil or any other country to whack a bunch of people while the US has no authority in that country, clearly it is NOT “disproportionate authority” on the end of the US.
(No, I'm not talking about wars in the conventional sense, I mean when there is no war going on but politicians in the US get their panties in a bunch over them not making any money on drugs/booze/copyrighted materials/whatever... you'd be surprized at what all can be thrown into the "war on drugs" or "war on terrorism"... beautiful invention, those wars on abstract terms... some day it'll be "war on those seeking to make us get less dollars".)
BlackClouds: Typical kiwi's, but also typical for -any- nationality... no matter where you live or breathe, unless you're in some obscure native jungle-dwelling tribe of indiginous folk who have yet to see "civilization" you'll be financially and otherwise supporting some politicians and parties, whether you want to or not.
|Illegal search and seizure in the USA automatically stops the case from ever reaching a court of law,the mere fact alone that the information was illegally obtained and the warrants to seize his personal data were ruled illegal by the governing countries court implies that not only is his extradition illegal but no legal action can be taken to court as illegally seized in the first instance.|
A good lawyer will have this thrown out of court and he will walk with compensation for any damages and losses caused by the seizure and his summary illegal incarceration which is a breach of his civil liberty,in an ideal world this would be the case but Kangaroo courts are not unknown in the USA and they do as they like in their own country so his best defence would be to have the matter tried in New Zealand as the FBI are not an external agency and were created to stop internal threats to the USA not to work in the international arena espescially when ruled to be doing so illegally.
|Some good points BBW makes on the invented terms war on drugs,war on terrorism and as can be seen clearly the War on the WWW since it has been a long term strategy of the CIA and NSA to control globally the internet from 2001 and what we see and do if not controlled by them is automatically illegal.|
Those whistle blowers from wikileaks are targeted already and lined up for Kangaroo courts not because they did anything other than tell the truth but because American agencies are 100% fascist when it comes to the world knowing the real truth.If as we know Kim is Guilty let them prove it legally,if they cannot do so within his own country and by his peers then let him walk.
|posted by (2012-07-08 20:14:49)|
|Embolism, you are absolutly right...if your case is solid present it, let his peers decide if he is guilty or not!|
|posted by (2012-07-08 20:23:24)|
|the warrants will hold up, and the police were acting in good faith, so they are good. If a cop is serving a warrant he didnt apply for and get approved personally, then it goes through a process of review. If a foreign warrant is being served the local or state counsel will review it first and authenticate it. Treaties with the US give the NZ authorities everything needed to accept the warrant on face value...after all a court in the USA issued it and it was signed by a judge so PC is allready established...also, the FBI can go anywhere in the world to investigate crimes with a us gov interest. The host nation invites them and allows them to assist and advise. All legal...happens all the time...interpol is notorious for it|
|posted by (2012-07-12 07:59:00)|
|So fuk the feds||
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