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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    Rapnel (profile), 7 Aug 2012 @ 3:26pm

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    OK, OK there fuckface. Let's just say you have some sort of thing vaguely resembling a point. Now, let's say we have some video OR we have a couple of selected participants in the raid give some testimony about whether or not the police response was appropriate given the level of risk posed.

    Not "AND" but "OR". What is the fucking point of even asking for opinions from an able bodied law enforcer doing their job when you have fucking video that has the potential to tell you exactly how well they're doing their job? What's the point? The point is that subjectivity is multiplied tenfold, hundredfold. My word against yours and you're a fat fuck (convicted felon) and I'm a sworn upholder of the law is all. I'd listen to me too.

    There is nothing that I've found that attempts to speak to WHY the video is suppressed, nothing.

    Unless you're a just another pretty fucking ignorant excuse for maximalist you're playing your hand at simply being pretty fucking ignorant.

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