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  • "Re-Gary McKinnon. The disruption was cyber notes he left warning them that their security was virtually non existent in the hope that someone from the highest level would read them and do something about U.S security or lack of.
    He pointed outthat the U.S airforce was responsible for U.S security
    "yet the U.S airforce did nothing to monitor the planes flying off course on 9/11 even though one of those planes flying off course was heading towards the Pentagon"
    Shouldn't someone have asked the U.S airforce why this was? Did the Bush government order them to stand down?

    Gary McKinnon was a whistleblower who despite leaving cyber notes trying to alert the aurhorities, it was a U.S university that had to alert the military to Gary's presence.

    Several U.S universities told the U.S government that Gary McKinnon had not caused any damage to their systems and the prosecutors were forced to issue a superceding indictment removing the allegations of damage against the universities from the indictment.

    The Crown Prosecution Service disclosure at a recent court hearing showed that the Crown Prosecution Service described the so called U.S evidence as No evidence and hearsay.

    A professor of computing gave a statement to the court saying that the alleged financial damage was not for any actual damage other than for the basic firewalls and security that NASA and the military should have had installed that would have flagged up any intruders.

    A colonel from the U.S military stated: Gary McKinnon's intrusion was not decisive to U.S security....

    He was a whistleblower and no one would listen to his concerns that the U.S; the worlds superpower's computer security was virtually non existent.... "for years on end" .

    Would you rather a real terrorist had hacked in than Gary the UFO guy with Aspergers Syndrome who was merely whislerblower.

    Without the damage (which he has denied) it was not an extraditable offence.
    This extradition treaty with America that was signed in secret was supposedly to be used for terrorists.
    Looks as though our politicians lied to us again."
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Mother of 'hacker' to stand in Blackburn

Mother of 'hacker' to stand against Jack Straw in Blackburn

Mother of 'hacker' to stand against Jack Straw in Blackburn

First published in News

THE mother of accused computer hacker Gary McKinnon is to stand against Justice Secretary Jack Straw at the General Election.

Janis Sharp blames Mr Straw, who was Foreign Secretary when Britain's current extradition treaty was agreed with the United States, for her son's legal predicament.

Mr McKinnon, 44, from London, is challenging a US bid to extradite him on charges of hacking into highly sensitive military computers.

"(Mr Straw) is personally at least as much to blame for the ongoing legal travesty and betrayal of British sovereignty as any of his Labour Government colleagues," Ms Sharp said on the Free Gary McKinnon campaign website.

She added: "He was Foreign Secretary at the time of the UK Government's secret extradition treaty negotiations with the US Government, which resulted in the Extradition Act 2003, which Gary McKinnon and other extradition cases to the USA have fallen foul of.

"The fact that the Gary McKinnon extradition case has exceeded the lifetime of this current Parliament is a scandal which belies any promises of swift or fair justice made by this Labour government."

Ms Sharp, from Hertfordshire, said she will stand in Mr Straw's Blackburn constituency as an independent focusing on civil liberties.

A spokesman for Mr Straw told the BBC it was right that people with differing views were able to stand in the election.

He added: "I am sure there will be lots of views heard over the next few weeks and it is good that people are able to do that."

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