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Republican Senator demands answers on Aaron Swartz prosecution

Coryn is a Republican senator from Texas. Democrats, by contrast, have been almost uniformly silent about the prosecution / persecution of Swartz. From Coryn’s letter to Attorney General Holder Mr. Swartz’s case raises important questions about prosecutorial conduct: First, on what basis did the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts conclude that her office’s […]

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Justice for Aaron Swartz. Protest Carmen Ortiz and MIT

Aaron Swartz is dead. Federal Attorney Carmen Ortiz engaged in stomach-turning prosecutorial overreach. MIT could have pulled back but deliberately choose not to. Both share responsibility for his suicide. Most conspicuously, there is the Obama administration, and its deep pocket contributors in the high tech, publishing and entertainment industries who have attempted to make what […]

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Aaron Swartz family statement blames deranged legal system

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 […]

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