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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    weneedhelp (profile), 7 Aug 2012 @ 11:25am

    Upper Darby

    Lemme tell you a little story of teenagers that used to like to hang out around 69th st terminal, Upper Darby Pa. UD police regularly would throw us in to paddy wagons, cuffed, unsecured, and would drive like assholes trying to throw us around, then drop us off just outside UD limits and would say now stay out. Guess they didn't like kids from Philly. Cops are assholes. (There are exceptions, but they are few and far between.)

    I dont doubt for a second they beat him. After all he has plenty of cushion to hide blows.

    And here is the proof:
    The Crown is seeking for all images and CCTV footage from the raids to be suppressed.

    Mike is 100% correct to come to the conclusion:
    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?

    Hiding/Destroying evidence. Hmmm. Where have we seen that before?

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