Like many of you, the Orphans have been keeping an eye on the Roger Tattersall [Tallbloke] situation and have noted Anthony Watts’ [Watts Up with That] publishing of an appeal for Tallbloke. As El Reg put it:
Police have targeted at least four climate bloggers in three countries, with constabulary taking computers and networking equipment from a science blogger in the UK. Roger Tattersall, aka “Tallbloke”, a Digital Content Manager at the University of Leeds, posted that six police officers identifying themselves as being from Norfolk Police and the Metropolitan force entered his home at midnight and took away two laptops and a router.
Much of the blogging community views with alarm the way an American agency were able to get an English constabulary to forcibly enter a blogger’s home and shut him down over his continued exposure of the climategate scam – not on account of any wrongdoing but for the sheer politicization of the issue and the scammers’ fear of the globalwarming agenda being derailed should the emails reach the eyes and ears of the public at large.
Watts Up has this from Roger Tattersall’s attorney:
That data is clearly in the public interest by virtue of having relevance to the wisdom of certain global policy decisions relating to energy use, energy supply and possibly global rationing of energy sources and the direct or indirect taxation of every individual on the planet for the foreseeable future.
Roger has been publicly libelled and abused across the world to the detriment of his reputation and has suffered distress, inconvenience and damage to property. The worst such offender appears to have been a contributor at ‘Scienceblogs’. His privacy has been invaded and he and his family have been intimidated.
It is possible that treatment of that nature could be meted out to any persons expressing sceptical views about the so called climate consensus. A clear signal needs to be sent out that such treatment is an abuse of process and a negation of free speech and democratic freedoms.
If you would like to and are able, even in some small way, to assist with the funding of the fight against the State’s cavalier manner with views they clearly don’t like, then here is Roger’s site and: