Reddit Founder Aaron Swartz found dead at 26 (OT)


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Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 5, 2013 - 09:21am PT
Hacking: The New National Pastime?

"Obama hasn't even done anything about the laws we already have on the books, like the ones they got Swartz trapped in a corner with -- laws written so badly that anybody using a fricking handle on the net could be busted for wire fraud for 'giving a false identity.'
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Feb 5, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy. 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. Meanwhile, unlike JSTOR, MIT refused to stand up for Aaron and its own community’s most cherished principles.

Can juries tame prosecutors gone wild?

By stacking charges as high as possible and wielding the threat of mandatory sentencing laws, the argument goes, prosecutors intimidate defendants and make it all but impossible to turn down their offers.

5 percent of cases brought by American prosecutors every year lead to an actual jury trial, while the rest play out in plea bargains

“What we really have is a plea bargain system with a thin froth of showy trials floating on top,” - Glenn Reynolds

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 5, 2013 - 10:23pm PT

Just not his.

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Jul 27, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
MIT Moves to Intervene in Release of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service File:

Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 28, 2013 - 12:25am PT
Thanks Froodish.

This stuff is flat out getting worse.

It is once again---I mean once again---holy mother whore as Roper used to say, all about simplest basic legal theory, civil rights and the conjecture of democracy. We have had this fight so many times now.

There might have been a point sometime hence where we would have been thanking these young guys ---e.g. Bradley Manning, Snowden, and Swartz----for their diligence and in fact ultimate sacrifice, but there probably won't be. Imagine what they REALLY knew.... We will be so buried by then....and have finally lost whatever voice we ever had had. It is like being on Acid. Everything is twisting and changing as in a hall of mirror and terrible peril is at our doorstep. I know the political process is a meandering and uncouth beast and as it whacks the heads off some it suckles as well. Just insane, all the time.

The Granite State.
Jul 28, 2013 - 01:18am PT
TGT, that was a very informative video, and a good look at how that dude viewed life.

It's a shame that he left us so early.

He could have done so much more.

Jul 28, 2013 - 01:41pm PT

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 28, 2013 - 02:27pm PT

Social climber
Jul 28, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
Meanwhile Wiener's wiener keeps us all distracted.

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:11am PT
First 100 pages of Aaron's Secret Service file released:

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 11, 2014 - 07:51pm PT
One year ago today...
new world order2

Jan 11, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
Hey, you speak out against the government, and you're gonna get whacked, as was Breitbart.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 11, 2014 - 11:11pm PT

And yeah flying jumbo jets into buildings that fall down afterwards clearly means explosives were planted ahead of time and the planes didn't disrupt them at all.

The Soviets helped Nixon cover up the fake moon landing.

The Matrix has you

Why use a plane to hit the pentagon when you can hijack a much more secure cruise missile with less potential damaging ability.. plus you then have to disappear the passengers and the plane too.

Sometimes the accepted version is just about 1000 times easier to accomplish than the idiotic tinfoil version of events.
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