The police have cleared me of any wrong doing over David Parker’s vexatious complaint to Police.
A scumbag reporter at a newspaper reports:
Not so Dirty Politics after all.
That’s the message from police over a blogger accessing Labour Party computer systems to gather financial and membership details.
The country’s most senior detective Rodney Drew today told the Labour Party that “there is no evidence of criminal offending”.
“While the matter may raise privacy and ethical issues, these are not the domain of criminal law.”
It’s almost a year since details of the 2011 intrusion were described by journalist Nicky Hager in the controversial pre-election book Dirty Politics.
Hager wrote how Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater conspired with a staff member in the Prime Minister’s office, Jason Ede, to access Labour Party information through a hole in its website. He reported how Ede had avoided being identified by using a “dynamic IP address” which meant efforts to track him failed.
The details revealed in the book led to the Labour Party complaining it had been hacked, among other claims. The other matters were dismissed by police last year. The reason, in a letter from Mr Drew, was that the “only evidence being relied on was contents of Mr Hagar’s (sic) book and the entities and persons named did not want to pursue any action”. Read more »