Sorry to throw a wet blanket on the celebration, but it was wrong when the baby-democrat-thug hacked Sarah Palin’s email, and it was wrong to hack these emails. The person who did it has committed a crime and should (and probably will) be prosecuted. That said, I will not mind if our scientists both lose credibility as they so richly deserve and become (shocking suggestion) scientific in their future research to avoid a repeat of this embarrassment.
No one is saying that the hackers shouldn’t be prosecuted, however, it appears that there also should be a much bigger fraud and RICO prosecution going on in light of these findings.
They'd walk under a necessity defense of I were on their jury. These are professors working for public universities with grants from the taxpayers. Every word they write while on the job is subject to inspection by anybody who cares to demand it, but these guys were stonewalling.
This is an enormously important victory.
I am going to go ahead and dissagree with you here. If the intent was personal distruction and malice, this would be an agregious act. Instead, this alleged crime was perpetrated to uncover another alleged crime, FRAUD! The biggest of all time.
Authorities often must bend the law to prove crime. FBI sells or buys drugs. Undercover Cops pose as Hooker's to catch thieves. Whole communities announce a prize won to attact warranties.
Ordinarily, I’d agree with you. However, these “scientists” appear to have been breaking the law by destroying information requested via FOIA. What these so-called scientists were doing is part of a much bigger crime, IMO.
BTW, I don’t think the ACORN hidden camera crew ought to be prosecuted in Maryland, either. They also uncovered a serious crime.
Their refusal to do their damn jobs will destroy us. So, people are beginning to take the law into their own hands.