13 January 2013

Murder by Prosecutor

Aaron Swartz, age 26, suicide.

We cannot know all the reasons behind this, but his harassment by prosecutors was likely a contributing factor.

He was probably targeted because of his high profile opposition to SOPA (see vid). (To its shame, the New York Times does not mention this in the obit)

We have developed a regime where anyone can be harassed, and likely convicted, basically for being "troublesome."

The term I used a while back, "Live in Obedient Fear, Citizen," describes this phenomenon.


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