|Date:||January 11, 2004 / year-entry #12|
|Summary:||According to Friday's Klartext (note: link valid only for one week, then it gets overwritten by the next Friday's Klartext), Vi ska börjar klartext med berätta att en åklagare nu ska undersöka om fler än två hundra poliser i Sverige har brutit mot lagen. Poliserna letade rätt på information om mordet på politikern Anna Lindh...|
According to Friday's Klartext (note: link valid only for one week, then it gets overwritten by the next Friday's Klartext),
My bad translation (based on a bad transcription no less!):
At first I thought I was completely misreading the story since I couldn't find confirmation of it anywhere, but it finally showed up on Dagens Nyheter.
First question is one of possible misunderstanding: Whose computers did the police read secret files from? Their own (sin)? Why can't the police read their own files?
Second question: If in fact the evidence was obtained illegally, does this benefit the defendant in any way? In the United States, evidence gained illegally is inadmissable in court. This is known as The Exclusionary Rule. This rule is rather controversial and exceptions have been granted in special circumstances.
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