jerome at jeromebaum.com
Wed Mar 23 00:34:27 CET 2011
"Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at sixdemonbag.org> writes:
> On 3/22/2011 6:11 PM, Jerome Baum wrote:
>> So, if the goverment alleges I have something to hide, then it is clear
>> that I do? Boy am I happy I don't live in the U.S.
> This is cheap ad-hominem. I said nothing of the sort. If the
> government *alleges* that you *committed a crime*, the government needs
> to enter into evidence *how you committed that crime*.
>>> And in the context of that conversation it was clear that there was, in
>>> fact, something illegal to hide. Quoting: "if the government alleges,
>>> 'this person used OpenPGP to cover up the crime...'"
Let's rephrase what you said: "From the government alleging 'this person
used a OpenPGP to hide evidence of his crime' it was clear that there
was, in fact, evidence of his crime."
One step further: "From the government alleging 'this person used
OpenPGP to hide evidence of his crime' it was clear that he committed
And another step: "From the government alleging something, it was clear
that he committed the crime."
Where were you involved? Quoting dictionary.reference.com: ad hominem:
"attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument."
> If the crime is evidence spoilation, then yes, the government can enter
> into evidence the fact you possessed the tools required to spoil
> evidence. It doesn't mean you're guilty of evidence spoilation: it only
> means the jury might find that fact to be interesting and relevant, and
> for that reason it should be presented to them.
> If I'm accused of stabbing someone to death, the government gets to
> enter into evidence the fact I own a knife exactly like the one they
> allege was used to murder someone. This is no different.
> I honestly do not understand where you're coming from. It seems as if
> you're deliberately trying to twist around what I'm saying.
I guess we are talking about different trials. I am talking about a
trial pertaining to the original crime (child abuse), into which "he has
gpg installed" was entered as evidence, under the argument that "he
might have encrypted his pictures with gpg -- we don't have the picture,
but he might have done this".
PGP: A0E4 B2D4 94E6 20EE 85BA E45B 63E4 2BD8 C58C 753A
PGP: 2C23 EBFF DF1A 840D 2351 F5F5 F25B A03F 2152 36DA
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