Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Witch hunt or justice served?

Julian Assange was arrested in England today. The purported crimes occurred in Sweden over the summer when two women accused him of unlawful sexual intercourse.

This article sums up the details of the case as known so far.

AP photo.

If the details laid out in the article are true, it's pretty clear the guy has a rockstar mentality and takes advantage of women who are blinded by the glow of his fame. That makes him a cad, not a criminal. But it sure is convenient for the entities he's harmed with his leaks. I wonder if Interpol would have been so zealous in pursuing him had he been a footballer on holiday instead of the most notorious cyber-activist of our day?

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