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[–] theNakedNecromancer 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Also, don't forget about that "innocent until proven guilty" nonsense... He's being detained, as if he's guilty, until he decrypts the hard drive to prove his innocence.

Guilty until proven innocent, if you will... The exact reverse of the judicial system that judge was sworn to protect, if you will...

Also, don't forget that the prison system is supposed to be a reform system, for convicted criminals... So, using it as a scare-tactic for a non-convicted criminal is EXACTLY why the prison system exists!

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[–] Caesarkid1 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

From a casual glance it appears that the government officials are using him as an example to others. To free him and simply hold onto the "evidence" would prove to those who have encrypted hard drives that it is an easy way to avoid imprissonment.

Of course holding him without trial is a definite violation of his rights. So therefore if they are so sure that he has such images on his hard drive that they feel comfortable keeping him locked up indefinitely they should not doubt that a jury of his peers will find him guilty as well.

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[–] Orfion 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

The prison sentence is not for reform, it is for punishing a criminal, protecting society, and to deter repeated or future criminals from committing crime.

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[–] theNakedNecromancer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The prison sentence is not for reform, it is [...] to deter repeated or future criminals from committing crime.

This is called "reforming criminals," when you keep current criminals from commiting repeated/future crimes by punishing them for their current crime.

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[–] bourbonexpert 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Lol @ username