RE: Russian hacker nabbed by FBI now lost in federal prisonsystem

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 19:26:37 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote,
> I disagree. Adobe claimed to have been wronged by its
> encryption technique being broken. If Adobe no longer believes
> it was so wronged or that the accused is the party that should
> be prosecuted that should have some bearing.

You may disagree, but that's how the U.S. criminal system works. Victims do
not have the right to release the accused from criminal prosecution.

Congress writes the laws, the police arrest the suspects, the prosecutors
present the case, the courts hear the case, the juries decide the cases.

The victims can watch the process as witnesses in the courtroom, if they
wish, but they have no rights to absolve the accused or grant reduced or
commuted sentences.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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