So since no one was hurt, this isn't a 'real crime'? You're attempting to interject moral relativity into this discussion. He committed a crime, therefore he should be tried and punished if found guilty.
As for real crime as you so aptly put it, well you'd actualy have to get out of this forum more often and find out.
In short a real crime is where a man or woman or child suffers real physical injury,loss or harm, everything else is a Statute/Bill/ACT..........and actualy requires consent of the governed to be enforced, unfortuantely most of us do not know it, the founding fathers tried to tell you, and warn you, you just forgot, so did we.
Try to leave the rest of politics out of this and discuss the issue at hand.
Yes if someone comes in your house and steals from you its........a crime, at least thats what my common sense tells me anyhow.
He definitly deserves to offer the USA some form of recompense, I am not disputing that, but putting the fear of the DEVIL into a man is quite simply evil and certainly dosent go anywhere towards making friends, respect is not got from threat of violence or overwhelming superior firepower all that gets is FEAR, which Im sure you'd agree is counterproductive to human evolution, respect and harmony.
The world is a shit hole because of the actions of a few and personaly I do not think he (Garry McKinnon) is one of them.
When are OUR leaders gonna stand trial for genocide....and lets face it theres at least some compelling evidence...;)