Skip to comments.UK police seize computers of skeptic blogger in England
Posted on 12/14/2011 5:48:25 PM PST by steveab
UK police seize computers of skeptic blogger in England Posted on December 14, 2011 by Anthony Watts The first blogger to break the Climategate2 story has had a visit from the police and has had his computers seized. Tallblokes Talkshop first reported on CG2 due to the timing of the release being overnight in the USA. Today he was raided by six UK police (Norfolk Constabulary and Metropolitan police) and several of his computers were seized as evidence. He writes:
After surveying my ancient stack of Sun Sparcstations and PII 400 pcs, they ended up settling for two laptops and an adsl broadband router. Im blogging this post via my mobile.
That means his cellphone. In his blog report are all the details. including actions in the US involving WordPress and the US Department of Justice. Jeff Id at The Air Vent also has a report here.
(Excerpt) Read more at wattsupwiththat.com ...
Not a good sign.
That climate bs was easier and cheaper to implement than running drugs. The gov’t is trying to go legit.
LOL ... "I'm in solitary ... just a man and his thoughts ..."
no first amendment in the UK, and thanks to McCain/Feingold the beginning of the end of it here too
Climategate2 story ? What’s next Star Trek bloggers ?
not the blogger. The blogger was simply the first one to report the existence of the CG2 file.
Furthermore, he had received a message the requested that he retain all his information and to “I not disclose the existence of this request...” (see http://noconsensus.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/wordpress-preservation-request-1.pdf)
Where the UK goes the US soon follows.
The police sounded like they were pretty tech savvy. He should have tried to hide a toaster and see if they would have seized that also. Something like, “don’t touch that radiant wave broadband router there, it’s very delicate and shouldn’t be moved”.
JoNova has something on this also.
Blogging in defiance of the Empire!
Posted by Jeff Id on December 14, 2011
It seems that the world governments are escalating cliamtegate to the next level. Tallbloke a fellow recipient blog of the climategate emails, and linked on the right, was raided today in what seems to be a coordinated effort by Metropolitan Police, the Norfolk Constabulary and the Computer Crime division and the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division. His home was raided and computers were taken for examination.
Updates are coming shortly which will explain further. The same is coming to a blogger near you.
Perhaps this post should be titled - The Empire Strikes Back
In an unrelated story, according to Richard Tol, IPCC has told its WG2 scientists that they are above the law on freedom of information.
So apparently this is the new whistle blower law. Seize the computers of anyone who helps the whistle blower.
Apparently the US DOJ is also involved doing somme things over here...see my posts kust above.
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