Govt won't do Dotcom raid inquiry – Key
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 8:34a.m.
Despite mistakes in the legal attempt to get Kim Dotcom extradited to the United States, the Government is this morning rejecting calls for an inquiry.
Search warrants used to seize evidence from Dotcom's mansion north of Auckland have been ruled illegal.
It's the third negative outcome in court for police since the FBI launched its bid for the Megaupload founder's extradition to face trial for alleged copyright piracy.
Prime Minister John Key told RadioLIVE there won't be an inquiry, and it's not this country's problem.
“It’s really a matter for the United States and New Zealand is not taking a case against the guy, it’s just we have extradition treaties and we work through those.”
The Kim Dotcom case will be back in court in Auckland later this week.
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3/07/2012 9:38:44 a.m.
JK needs to face reality. NZ did the raids not the US.
2/07/2012 5:39:47 p.m.
Just go to show how far this government will go to protect those who flout the law. This government stuffed up on this and an inquiry will take a few key people in Keys cabinet. This only proves that this government will continue crushing the democratic process of the New Zealand people. Every time a country did this millions die ie. russia, congo, cosovo etc.
2/07/2012 5:32:33 p.m.
Gold medal to Judge Winkelmann for her courage and commitment to justice, and brickbat to John Key.
2/07/2012 4:07:14 p.m.
John Keys wouldn't even offer to pour a bucket of water over us if we were on fire without having to come up with some excuse why it is too expensive. We seriously need to band together and demand a new election.
2/07/2012 3:57:16 p.m.
The issue here is why did the government issued the warrants?John Key has been endangering our country and our people since he was elected as a prime minister knowing that this matter was no longer the Americans problems but to freeze all Dotcoms money and removed his staffs without pay, his files were taken, his pregnant wife was sent out of her own home while the man of the house were locked up behind bars.. BE BACK LATER'' IM SICK TO MY STOMACH OVER JOHN KEY AND HIS LIES THAT CAUSED INJURIES WITH AN UNHEALTHY OUTLOOK TO ALL THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THIS SERRADE..
2/07/2012 2:30:12 p.m.
What has happened is simply a balls-up on the part of the Police. I doubt that politicians had any influence on how the raid was conducted and what was seized. It's simply a case of poor workmanship on the part of the Police (and their legal advisers I might add)in this particular case. In other cases investigared by the Police they do a very good job, but clearly the Dotcom case is not one of them.
2/07/2012 1:39:11 p.m.
Why not an inquiry ? I do not see anything wrong with the enquiry. The public has the right to know why, how and who made the decision to raid the Kim Dotcom the way they did.The Greens are doing the right thing by asking for an inquiry.
Do not sweep under the carpet if there is nothing to hide.Public has the right to know why did they act the way they acted towards Kim Dotcom.He is a businessman, a very wealthy one like any other businessman.He is not a terrorist or murderer.
If he has breached or violated a law, he should be handled like any other businessman.He and his family has been deprived of so many things.That is not right and fair.
The Greens are right in asking for a public inquiry so that in future such incident do not happen again in New Zealand. We should be always be New Zealand. We should do and act ,what is right, fair and just.
Do not ever become a third world country where the government and the politicians decide the fate of basically everything.
2/07/2012 12:44:44 p.m.
Many Kiwis (especially Socialists) have a penchant for inquiries every time there is a small problem. Most inquiries do not achieve anything except for venting steam. They can also be backward looking. While looking back, we have taken our eye off the ball and lose the real game.
It is like the Unions "telling the Govt to help the Manufacturing jobs". To compete with overseas markets, we need more productivity per worker. If the Union want's to retain these jobs, let them offer better productivity. All Kiwis need to move forward together, not the old idea of the Govt supplies everything.
If we don't move forward, be prepared for War or Depression. There are no alternatives.
2/07/2012 11:48:14 a.m.
Andy Rennie wrote:
Another brush off from John Key for rights of NZers and it shows up that John Key lied when he "knew nothing about Dot Com" before this when it was run by the PM's office that the raid was happening before the raid took place!!! Um what about John Banks fraud John Key???
2/07/2012 11:46:50 a.m.
'NZ is not taking a case against the guy'. Well maybe he could take a case against the NZ Police. It won't be the American ones he will be suing for scaring his family and going in all guns ready!
I wonder how much it has cost us so far...and we aren't 'taking a case...' Do the Americas go to such an extreme when we want someone extradited I wonder.
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