Skip to comments.Setback for British 'hacker' in US extradition fight
Posted on 10/10/2009 12:05:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
LONDON A Briton accused of hacking into US military and NASA space agency computers was on Friday refused permission to appeal to the new Supreme Court in London against his extradition to the United States.
The High Court had turned down Gary McKinnon's extradition challenges and on Friday refused him leave to appeal, ruling that that his case did not raise "points of law of general public importance" -- a prerequisite of being able to pursue a cause in the Supreme Court.
The 43-year-old could spend life in prison if convicted by a US court of gaining access to 97 computers in 2001 and 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
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I’m from the UK and I think they should lock him up. He’s an idiot.
I don’t want him extradited on principle. The extradition treaty we have with the US is one-sided because of the US Constitution....
That’s not their fault though. If its one-sided we should be affording our citizens more rights, not insisting they afford theirs less...
Like the right to have prima facie evidence presented before they get dragged off to a foreign court to face a sentence about 5 times longer and in a far more brutal prison system than they would here?
Are you saying that criminals are punished appropriately in the UK, as opposed to the treatment in the US? Odd we have so many re-offenders.
Besides...he is guilty. He DID do what he is accused of. He even admits it himself.
I read some of the Brithish papers today. Apparently this is a bigger story in the UK and people are quite emotional about it.
Lock him up.
Here is the message he left on the US computer systems:
“US foreign policy is akin to government-sponsored terrorism these days? It was not a mistake that there was a huge security stand-down on September 11 last year...I am SOLO. I will continue to disrupt at the highest levels. 
You READ some of the British papers? My poor fellow...do sit down. Are you feeling alright?
That strikes me as mischievous rather than malicious, but its still illegal and its also very dangerous.
I’m all for yobbos and violent criminals being locked up and doing hard labour, if not being hanged (in the case of murder) less so about autistic idiots looking for UFOs facing a double-digit sentence in a place were rape is endemic for non-hardcore criminals....
Actually, I make a point of reading them everyday.
If you wanted to “mortify the flesh” it was easier in the Middle Ages. Wearing hair shirts and self-flagellation were publically acceptable then. I’d rather do that than have to sit down to a diet of UK tabloids.
Oh, I read the others too. I top it off with the Daily Mail. ;)
That doesnt sound like someone who is stupid, incoherent, deranged, or unaware of his actions to me. Its a tad suspicious that this autism was diagnosed after he got caught.
I am in awe of your discipline and self-control.
I read no newspapers. I decided long ago I’d rather be uninformed than misinformed. Besides, it saves money and I’m a tightwad.
Breaking into someone elses computer system is not “mischievous “, it is criminal and he should pay.
The UK legal system that allows young teenagers to run amok while jailing a grandma for swearing is not to be held up as a shining example of justice.
What? Excuse me...that’s what I was saying!
I did NOT “hold the uk legal system...up as a shining example of justice”. Please get your facts right before posting.
Didn’t mean to you had said the UK system was the shining example. It was a general statement, other posters on this thread have stated the UK system is better than the US system.
This guy did it, he admits to it. Throw him in jail.