My friend Dan, whose son is in a similar situation as Jace, showed me where his son’s case contained warrants. They were issued AFTER the arrest. I’m not sure how legal that is and would question that. But in Jace case there were no warrants. This alone MAY be enough to get him released. BOY, WOULDN’T THAT BE SOME LUCK!
But that would not be helpful to the cause of stopping these witch hunts. Find a young, naive man looking for sex on an adults only website. Entice them through any means necessary to get them to say what you want them to say and to come meet you. Then label them as Sexual Predators, collect your funding, and ruin a life before it has a chance to thrive. Once the information is out there – regardless of any truth to back those words – the damage is done.
So we are still pursuing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (US 1030). The attorney currently fighting us in Jace case, Jonathon Young, has stated that US 1030 does not apply to the police. Funny, the status doesn’t say that….interesting interpretation Mr. Young.
So to be sure, I went outside of the individual states attorneys and spoke to a former United States District Attorney who is an expert on government investigations.
Here is the question I presented them….
“I am curious how you interpret section (f) (of US 1030}. It sounds as if any officer could access information on a company or personal computer when doing any type of investigation.
(f) This section does not prohibit any lawfully authorized investigative, protective, or intelligence activity of a law enforcement agency of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision of a State, or of an intelligence agency of the United States.
But, wouldn’t they still need a warrant? I was under the impression that no one could take data from any computer without permission or a warrant….
Could you please set me straight on this clause?”
The reply came back as:
“Your interpretation is a good one. They would still require a warrant. “
So there we have it – according to a higher level attorney than Mr. Young, using data from a protected computer will ALWAYS require a warrant. Those of you who have been following our Hail Mary for weeks will understand when I say