Monday, August 3, 2009
Gary McKinnon - What do you think?
Here's the scoop, according to CBS News:
"An autistic computer genius, space aliens and Pretenders legend Chrissie Hynde are all wrapped up in what the federal government says is an effort to contain the most prolific computer hacker in American history.
The case focuses on Gary McKinnon, 42, a British citizen who, depending on your point of view, is either a brilliant, but harmless, autistic man searching for UFOs or a dangerous hacker who brainstormed his way into high-security computer systems at NASA and the Department of Defense.
The reality may be both and the drama is coming to America. Friday, McKinnon lost his long-fought extradition battle with the British justice system. He will be tried in the States, not in Britain, as he had hoped....
McKinnon's family and supporters have argued he should not be extradited because he has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, and could be at risk of psychosis or suicide if he is sent to the U.S." Read more...
(photo by John Stillwell/PA Wire)
There's a website: www.freegary.co.uk
and t shirts on the web:
and celebrity support, and increasing press coverage in the US and Britain
So get educated and decide how you feel about this important issue!