MIT refused to support keeping Aaron Swartz out of prison, lawyer says

Aaron Swartz

MIT cries crocodile tears about how deeply tragic the death of Aaron Swartz is. They vow a thorough investigation of themselves before of course finding themselves mostly blameless because after all who could have predicted such an outcome. That their actions allow MIT to keep sucking on the federal government money tit is of course completely coincidental.

“As an institution, [MIT] declined to take a formal position in the plea negotiations, even though they recognized that a large segment of the MIT community cared deeply about Aaron and would have wished to have this case resolved in a positive manner,” one of his attorneys, Martin Weinberg, said in an interview.