Apr 27, 2011 9:31 AM GMT
THE AUTHORITIES ARE RIGHT FOR TRACKING DOWN THE PEDOPHILE WHO HIJACKED THE NETWORK
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING REPLIES TO THIS NEWS ARTICLE
"Might come knocking"? Yesterday's report said they kicked the door down and threw the guy down the stairs. All were armed and calling him a "pornographer" and a "pedophile". Typical federal agency, shoot first ask questions later
"What happens in the cities that have city wide free Wi-Fi? Knock down the door to city hall?"
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
IP ADDRESS DOES NOT EQUAL POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION! To assume that an ip address equals a specific individual is completely fallacious and the court system needs to wrap its head around this concept before continuing to issue more gestapo-like home invasion orders. For this particular event to have taken place a judge would have had to have signed a warrant. I realize that judges aren't technical people, but this is a basic concept that they need to understand and for an ISP to say "this address belongs to so-and-so" is a far different statement than "so-and-so was using this address at this specific date and time to commit criminal activity".
This kind of stupidity puts law enforcement officials in jeopardy because frankly more and more homeowners are armed against home invasions.