UK cops knew that banks, lawyers, rich people and others routinely hired criminal hackers to spy on people, did nothing about it


23 Responses to “UK cops knew that banks, lawyers, rich people and others routinely hired criminal hackers to spy on people, did nothing about it”

  1. ImmutableMichael says:

    It’s ok.  Normal transmission will resume shortly and this wildly unexpected weirdness will end. 

    Oh wait…

  2. Tchoutoye says:

    The British police are accusing the Freemasons of conspiracy. Have they lined their helmets with tin foil ?

  3. pigpen23 says:

    ha freemasons. alex jones has the weirdest boner right now.

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Can we return to the traditional way of decorating London Bridge?

    • spacedmonkey says:

      The beauty of it being, if we just hung a few bankers off it with bricks in their pockets, everyone would assume it was a masonic conspiracy and refrain from investigating.  

  5. rebdav says:

    At least in the UK they are honest, by public demand they have class separation where peers are super citizens and the influential get promoted by their high born big whuffi social connections.  The rampant and sometimes even transparent nepotism and tampering once a case is in court would make even a hardened US attorney blush.  This type of abuse of exclusive social networking is why colonists cut off from lobbying the powerful by the Atlantic revolted in the 13 colonies sadly to slide into a very familiar and natural trap.

  6. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    So one wonders how much money you have to have to get into the special law free zone.  Are their different levels?  Can the super-rich still crush the rich as well as the normal people with impunity?


    • Tynam says:

      Yep, pretty much.  But they don’t – it sets a bad precedent.

      • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

        Well they might not want the plain rich to think they can move up to the super-rich level

        • dragonfrog says:

          I suspect they do want them thinking that – it’s what keeps them in line.  If they thought they had no chance, they might stop playing the game.

          • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

            So its like the fabled move for the working poor to being middle class… it doesn’t really exist and it makes great entertainment for the rich to look down and watch you struggle to get there. 
            Everytime you think you move up a rung on the ladder you discover that you pushed all of those above you up and the goal line is always out of reach… but you can make it… if you try harder.

  7. elix says:

    Your majesty, may I recommend the Tower for the scoundrels?

  8. Lemoutan says:

    a celebrity who broadcasts to millions of people every week

    Shouldn’t this person be named? They’re an, umm, celebrity.

    • NelC says:

      I doubt that they’re celebrated for bugging their PAs or whatever it is they did.

    • oasisob1 says:

      UK anti-defamation laws or something won’t allow it. True or not, saying something bad about the super-rich gets you a summons, no matter where you live or work.

  9. peregrinus says:

    Mmm interestingly mid last week, as I walked behind FreeMason central house in WC2, two uniformed police were sifting through the four great big orange rolling bins and picking out papers.  With someone from the building observing.  They tucked envelopes and papers into what looked like evidence bags.

    I’ve walked past that place hundreds of times, and never seen that.

  10. andygates says:

    That sounds like the same “blaggers handbook” referred in this 2006 Graun story.  No sign of it any more substantially; I wonder if it’s another Internet Mythical Tome, or just a zip of tips.

  11. Antongarou says:

    Anyone know how much of that is a “we know but don’t have enough admissible evidence” thing?Because I know that happens

  12. ganjinchuo says:

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