Monday, January 14, 2013

The Government's Boorish Bullying of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz, innovator, MIT student, contributor to the creation of RSS and at the helm of SOPA, twenty-five, brilliant-minded, hounded for hacking scholarly papers from the MIT database. US Attorney Carmen Diaz decided to pursue the case, going after the lad with a venomous desire to prosecute him for unlawful hacking with 13 felonies, including prison time and a million dollar fine. A genius mind is often fragile, as was the case with Aaron. Perhaps he couldn't stand the notion of prison time, or the continued expense of lawyer fees, and he took his life. Check out more here.