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I'm waiting for more Guardian releases. I hope the topic of cracking/hacking/backdooring automotive control systems is included.
...Maybe a tidbit or two regarding domestic assassination programs.
...That's the double barreled smoking gun IMO.
...I feel it in my bones. Hastings was a domestic assassination. The truth will come out.
reply to post by WanDash
I think it means that the government and corporations are in the business of assassinating U.S. citizens, apparently journalists especially, and even when the police department has proof of it, they are forced to work with the Feds.
Thanks for the follow up. If they aren't going to release details let's hope there's a leak on the info. What they are displaying with that is that there's something to hide.
...I find the reason Krikorian gives in his final paragraph, for being done with this story rather lame.
Well, unprofessional to say the least.
...As for Mz White saying that no one will get to view the final LAPD report... the mind boggles.
You'd think they would be keen to dispel the rampant conspiracy rumours not throw oil on the flames..
The only reason I can think of is that the statement (whether accident was real or not) is to serve as a warning to other journalists with the guts to take on the big guys.. my head hurts to try and think of another reason to keep it from the public ( unless gigantic errors during investigation are contained in said report... but if that were the case surely FOIA inquiries could be made by family at least, and a proper "independent" investigation should take place? )
This may be a hit. This guy was messing around with the wrong people. The folks he messed with have surreptitiously murdered people all over the world, and have sent the worst kind of killers to do the job. If he was murdered, and there is no doubt he likely was, we will never ever know it, solve it, or bring the murderers to justice.
And that is a dam shame!
…I agree with MK that blowing through the intersections at uncontrollable speeds was an unforgivable act. Strange how that is a point that convinces me Hastings was not in control of the car, and it is a point in convincing Krikorian that it was an accident. Probably not so strange. Those types of differences are quite common among us humans. I will never understand how there can be so much agreement on facts but not conclusions.
I do not understand Detective White's remark that no one would see the report. Are not police reports subject to freedom of info laws? With all of the media attention I would think the police report would be part of the public record. Can police departments redact and claim security concerns? I understand that if a prosecution is involved, info can be with held.
The largest disappointment for me is the lack of info from family, friends, and colleagues. Where is the story MH was working on for Rolling Stone? Where is a private investigation of the scene and car? MH had many powerful friends & family with considerable resources. If MH was murdered they should be able to find evidence and bring a lawsuit. If there is no evidence then disclose that to quell conspiracy theories. As it stands now the whole collection appear to be scared and intimidated. I do not want a puff biography/Hollywood movie about MH life telling me how fearless he was.