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    Government to fight UK hacker case

    The government has promised it will ensure the hacker facing extradition to the US would serve any prison sentence in the UK amid a deepening row over whether it has legal power to stop the transfer.
    Government to insist Gary McKinnon serves sentence in the UK - Times Online

    Let's not hold our breath. This is Labour we are talking about.


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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    What a great idea.

    We could try him in absentia. Send the conviction order to England and the British government can hold him as he serves his sentence there. I like it.
    I came into this world fighting, screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I have no problem going out the same way.

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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Did he cause harm to anybody?
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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Did he cause harm to anybody?
    Nope.

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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Nope.

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    Has he been found guilty of stealing identities and intentionally ruining someone's monetary wellbeing?
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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Government to insist Gary McKinnon serves sentence in the UK - Times Online

    Let's not hold our breath. This is Labour we are talking about.
    At least they're pulling their collective finger out and actually trying to help McKinnon now, insead of hanging him out to dry. It's not a guarantee we'll win, but at least they've committed themselves to trying, and the public will be watching the results of this.
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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    What a great idea.

    We could try him in absentia. Send the conviction order to England and the British government can hold him as he serves his sentence there. I like it.
    If the government does win the fight to try McKinnon inthe UK, he'll be liable to our courts and our legal system, not the US system. And thank god, considering the sentence he'd face if tried under US law.
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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Oh yes, poor McKinnon.

    If he didn't hack the government computers, he wouldn't be in the situation he is in. Sorry I hold no sympathy for this man. If you're bold and brave enough to do the crime, you're bold and brave enough to do the time.

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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Government to insist Gary McKinnon serves sentence in the UK - Times Online

    Let's not hold our breath. This is Labour we are talking about.
    Yeah right. Once the U.S. has him in its jails, do you seriously think they'll give him back if he's found guilty? Once he's on U.S. soil he's never leaving.

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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Oh yes, poor McKinnon.

    If he didn't hack the government computers, he wouldn't be in the situation he is in. Sorry I hold no sympathy for this man. If you're bold and brave enough to do the crime, you're bold and brave enough to do the time.
    The same time one would be facing for a murder charge, I believe, which is utterly ridiculous. Quite frankly, I hope the government does whatever possibly, including challenging the current extradition treaty between the UK and the US, to keep MacKinnon in our hands, where he'll receive a fair sentence. You know, one not commiserate with the time period one would receive for killing another huamn being in cold blood, for hacking into a computer system.
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