Why Are New Zealand Prosecutors Seeking To Suppress All Images & Video Of Megaupload Raid?

from the seems-sketchy dept

As lots of publications are reporting, over in New Zealand, Kim Dotcom took the stand to testify about how the police treated him during the raid on his home as part of the international effort to seize and shut down everything related to Dotcom and Megaupload. I have no idea if the claims he makes of being kicked and punched and the like are accurate. I'm sure his detractors will question how trustworthy the testimony is. Frankly, I have no idea how accurate it is.

But here's the thing that I find most interesting. Buried all the way at the end of the Stuff article linked above is the following line:
The Crown is seeking for all images and CCTV footage from the raids to be suppressed.
To me, that seems like a point that should be made up top. If Dotcom is being inaccurate in his descriptions, then wouldn't showing the video and images that prove him wrong basically destroy all of his credibility and help the government with their case? The fact that they're trying to suppress that very evidence certainly lends credence to his claims, and (at the same time) calls into serious question the conduct of law enforcement during the raid.

Filed Under: details, evidence, kim dotcom, new zealand, prosecution, raid, suppression, video


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    Tim Griffiths (profile), 8 Aug 2012 @ 1:41am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    I'm a subject not a citizen and I am NOT even conceptually equal to every one in my country purely due to the circumstance of my birth. All this because a god I don't believe exists apparently hand picked some people to rule over the rest of us because we can't be trusted to look after our self's.

    It's insulting deeming and even with the total lack of actual power I find it deeply disturbing that one unelected and uncountable person could technically shut down the elected branch of my government just because of who her parents were.

    I have a fundamental and deeply held problem with being subjected to authority and any one who is happy with a monarch even as a figure head is some one I simply can not understand.

    I might be a little bit of a republican.

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