Can we stop kissing the arse of America?
Hacker Gary McKinnon will receive no pity, insists US
Gary McKinnon, the Briton accused of hacking Pentagon and Nasa computer networks, faces an increasingly hostile climate on cyber security in the US if his extradition is approved this week.
Justice should be tempered with mercy. There is no way the UK should accede to the US request to extradite Gary McKinnon on legislation designed to tackle terrorism. His offence was not terrorist related. All he has done is expose a weakness in the US security and this has led to red faces and a seeking revenge for causing such embarrassment.
Maybe the best solution would be to offer Gary a job so that he can monitor for anymore weak spots in the system instead of locking him up for their errors. Think what an asset he could be.
Ironside: That's what happened in New Zealand with a similar case of a teenage hacker with Asperger's Syndrome engaged in fraud. The police gave him a job in internet security instead!
As you say John can we for once stop brown nosing up to the Yanks.
The extradition treaties between us and them has been too one sided for much too long.
And don't get me started on how corrupt their legal system is!
This is how the US is. Considering the offender is an Aspergers sufferer and has caused the US military some extreme embarrassment, their reaction is a kneejerk. Since when has the US ever given brits any leeway?
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