After his defense team tried using everything from policy to health complications in attempts to prevent “UFO Hacker” Gary McKinnon from being extradited to the United States, it appears that one final strange turn of events may get him off the proverbial hook. According to the Examiner website earlier today, “Credible witnesses have claimed that NASA has altered or destroyed its photos containing images of UFOs. This could become a legal and public relations nightmare for NASA.”

In a nutshell, what’s going on here has everything to do with the nature of NASA photography. As a government organization, photographs, video, and other data issued by NASA becomes public domain once it is released. Therefore, now that “NASA insiders” (that is, former employees and others with present or past access to NASA image archives) are claiming that photographic evidence of UFOs taken by NASA may have been destroyed, this brings into question NASA’s supposed destruction of public property. If this were indeed found to be the case, sources say that the cost of McKinnon

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Author: Micah Hanks

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2 Replies to “Off the Hook: Will “UFO Hacker” Gary McKinnon Escape Penalties due to a NASA PR Nightmare?

  1. I doubt that U.S. the prosecutors in this case have even the slightest regard for fairness or justice. We can rest easy in the certain knowledge that they will take the narrowest possible view, and press for the harshest possible penalty.
    All the indicators point to this being a show trial. Claims to the contrary are just bluster.

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