Skip to comments.Internet activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide
Posted on 01/12/2013 9:55:20 AM PST by EveningStar
Computer activist Aaron H. Swartz committed suicide in New York City yesterday.
The news was first reported by the MIT newspaper The Tech, citing both his uncle and his attorney. Swartz was 26.
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The urinalist at the Daily News called the perp’s breaking and entering, hacking, vandalism, and theft as “swiping”. Swartz was facing $1 million fine and years in prison for his crime.
The “excuse” does not add up...the schools dropped the charges, but the Feds doubled down on the “big bad” nanny state/big government hater...hardly the profile of a “flaming lib”.
We are just like commie China and Russia now when we plant our political foes with dirt ...only we come up with waaay better excuses.
Carmen M. Ortiz has dedicated much of her professional career to public service. Nominated by President Barack Obama, as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Ms. Ortiz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2009. She is the first Hispanic and the first woman to represent Massachusetts as United States Attorney
AWARDS, HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS: 2012 - Community Service Award, Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers; Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, New England School of Law and Adelphi University; Latina of the Year, El Mundo Newspaper; Bostonian of the Year, The Boston Globe; Pinnacle Award Honoree, Womens Network - Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. 2011- First One Award, ACCESS; Outstanding Contributions to the Community, Beth Israel Deaconess; Las Primeras Award for Exemplary Achievement, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys; 100 Most Influential People for the Hispanic Community of Massachusetts, El Planeta Newspaper. 2010 - Presidents Award, Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation; J. William Fulbright Distinguished Public Service Award, George Washington University Law School; Pioneering Women of Color Award, Massachusetts Womens Bar Association.
Swartz felt that since taxpayer money funded many of the articles in these journals, the taxpayers were entitled to read them without having to access them behind a firewall and/or pay a fee.
He was one of the foremost defenders of Internet freedom, and helped co-found several organizations dedicated to keeping government interference to a minimum.
He spearheaded efforts to fight bills which would have restricted that freedom or given the government more oversight over what you could see.
His death is a major blow to those who wanted to restrict government; and, as usual
the best coverage of this is in the British newspapers, not the American ones.
Swartz was the flaming lib, try reading next time.
The three little pigs was really only two..there you read that as well...now go tell your mamma that she had the story wrong cause you read in on the “internets”.