A Sad Farewell…

A Sad Farewell…

Hacker/Online Activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide. In his wake he left a trail of controversial actions and online revolutions, but the biggest controversy is how does the Justice System deal with online “activists and criminals.” 

“Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy,” the statement reads. “It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed to his death. The US Attorney’s office pursued an exceptionally harsh array of charges, carrying potentially over 30 years in prison, to punish an alleged crime that had no victims.”  – U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz


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