Reply to post: Re: Hear, hear! @werdsmith

He's coming home, he's coming... Hutchins' coming home: British Wannacry killer held in US on malware dev rap set free by judge

MonkeyCee Silver badge

Re: Hear, hear! @werdsmith

The complaints are right there in the article, and still valid.

Why was he prosecuted in the US? What damage had he done against US citizens or the USA itself? Is it acceptable to imprison someone for two years on this basis, until eventually you get to see judge? Is seeking prosecutions for this going to help or hinder legal assistance from security researchers?

" the FBI et al. After all they are also part of the justice system. "

Not according to my understanding of civics. The courts and judges are under justice, so the prosecutor and AG are part of justice, but feds are under the executive branch, and the state cops under the state executive*.

Formally the police investigate crimes, and then pass the evidence to the prosecutors, who make the decision.

*feel free to correct me. I believe sheriff's departments are under executive rather than judicial authority.

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