Despite Slater cleared of hacking claims there’s been an unsurprising reaction at The Standard.
First reaction from Anne:
Oh dear oh dear,
The police are covering up for Slater. Claim he and Ede committed no offence when they hacked into Labour’s computer system. Slater’s going to demand an apology from Little.
Geez… I hope Little ridicules him and tells him where to get off in the strongest of language.
It clearly wasn’t hacking.
Detective Superintendent R T Drew said:
I am satisfied that there is no evidence of criminal offending in relation to the accessing of the Labour party computer records.
Take your pick.
Alan W has asked Anne:
pretty strong claim there Anne, got any evidence to back it up??????
That was at 6.05 pm. No response so far, even thought she has commented four times since on it on another thread [Edit: and has just comment above Alan’s request to back up her claim.] – Daily Review, where mickysavage kicked of the incredulousness:
Despite Slater filming his attack on the Labour Party crippled website the Police are not going to be taking any action. They have to be fecking joking …
As a lawyer he should understand the legal aspects, perhaps he doesn’t understand the IT aspects.
And Anne adds:
The proviso: they’re not protecting so much Slater but JOHN KEY AND HIS OFFICE.
I’m going to use stronger language ms. I call it bloody disgusting. I wouldn’t even rule out interference from some quarter on this one. But of course the police will deny it.
Actually I’m so disgusted I think I will write a letter to the police and tell them what I think of them. Can anyone advise me who to send the letter to… ?
She is probably as likely to get the response she wants as Slater gets from Andrew Little.
Draco T Bastard:
The police seem to be operating at the behest of the National Party.
Lynn Prentice posted on this recently in Charge Cameron Slater or let me hack systems:
- In 2011, Cameron Slater, Jason Ede of John Keys parliamentary office and an unnamed IT tech at National party head office accessed files without authorisation on the NZ Labour party website. Far from being the innocent accident that he and National portrayed it as being at the time, subsequent revelations in Dirty Politics (pages 28-36) and the rawshark email dumps showed that they’d actively opened files and paid someone to open database files.What is quite clear from those sources is that this group were deliberately attempting to gain political advantage using this material (which makes it a dishonest purpose under Section 249) and that it involved clearly reckless, unauthorised,and repeated access to the Labour party computer system. This was part of a formal complaint by the Labour party to the police in December 2014 after the election.There appears to have been no outcome from this to date, more than 6 months afterwards.2The Labour party deserves some flak for not laying a complaint with the police in 2011. They generously chose instead to believe the public lies that Cameron Slater and the National party hierarchy were using in 2011.