Sunday, April 06, 2008

Creating Evidence

FBI posts fake hyperlinks to snare child porn suspects | The Iconoclast - politics, law, and technology

I think this tactic reeks that the Iconoclast digs into hard. It is so very wrong.

Could someone who hates you but you think is your friend, gain access to your computer and go to this kind of "honeypot," and then, 10 years later with Bubba as your room mate, you are set free? Forget, friend, how about a sibbling battle gone wrong ...

I was told one story by a doctor of another doctor who got set up by his wife, on a sexually related child abuse of their daughter. The police took it in hook, line, and sinker. Well the doctor eventually cleared his name, but was gang raped in jail as a child diddler, and got AIDS before he was successfully cleared. Evidently his friends bought the ex's story with the appearance of the charges, so they were not in any rush to help him ...

Even at work, you step away from your workstation without locking it, and who knows what e-mail can be sent with your ID ... in my shop, if you leave yourself open to that, you are on the street, let alone you actually let someone else use your ID knowingly.

To set ups like this, this is one reason why I like the Canadian justice system in spirit this type of stuff would not be tolerated yet it seems to have made a come back.

The MacDonald Royal Commission launched by Pierre Trudeau "busted up" the dirty tactics the RCMP were up to, in Quebec in the 60's and 70's (who know when it started really ...), that created CSIS, and Ministerial "oversight" to separate "intelligence" gathering from "investigation." The "spooks" were of course afraid to share with the politicians ...

The Air India terrorist bombing is now under a similar Inquiry "Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182." The RCMP appearing on claimed to hamped by the CSIS not sharing "intelligence" yet the evidence taken I watched on CPAC, showed no such hindering. This is not my battle at the moment but many Canadians are still seeking justice (read the damning "The Canadian Response").

The kiddie porn distributors here are a whole other story v. the "clients" who as Declan McCullagh notes are difficult to actually identify. This was the problem with photo radar, as it got the plate and the car, then accused the owner, not the driver of the violation.

Mike Harris might have been wrong on some things, but he was right to kill such bad enforcement methods.

There are many ways to gather evidence but creating a crime is not the way you enforce laws.

Not now. Not ever.

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