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Thu Jul 4, 2013, 01:25 AM

Media trampled on terror suspects’ rights: Civil liberties group

VANCOUVER - The mob of reporters and photographers that swept through the suite of a Surrey, B.C., couple charged in the alleged Canada Day terror plot had no legal right to snoop through their home on Wednesday, according to the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA).

Two days after Mounties arrested Amanda Korody and John Nuttall, their landlord allowed media members to walk freely through the basement suite.

A QMI Agency staffer who went into the house twice witnessed a reporter rifling through a notebook belonging to the couple and videotaping pages. He also noticed things were moved after his initial visit — drawers and closets were opened and artifacts appeared rearranged and grouped.

B.C. RCMP spokesman Sgt. Peter Thiessen told QMI Agency the Mounties were aware of the frenzied media activity at the couple’s home.

“We have no further interest in that suite. We did conduct a lawful search on that suite and completed our search,” he said. “Whether the landlord has the right to offer tours of that suite in the first instance, really is a non-criminal matter.”


Ok, I know this is a Toronto Sun article.

But if true, WTF! The lengths that media will go to dig up anything suspicious and sensational about an Alleged terrah plot, and the cavalier attitude of the RCMP. I've grown quite suspicious of these 'foiled plot' stories to begin with, when many are borderline cases of police entrapment, but tacitly approving the additional fuel to media's outrage-fire is suspicious in its own right.

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