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Prosecutor in Aaron Swartz 'Hacking' Case Comes Under Fire


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, corruption, law, Aaron Swartz Case, prosecutorial misconduct, u.s., government, ethics, abuse, media, lies, politics, news )

Cal
- 455 days ago - news.cnet.com
Carmen Ortiz was being talked about last month as the next Massachusetts governor. Now she's being investigated for threatening the late Aaron Swartz with decades in prison.



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Cal Mendelsohn (949)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:20 am
Many thanks to my good friend John B for alerting me to this important article
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:00 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Brian M. (142)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:59 am
This state-sponsored terrorist has blood on her hands and should not only lose her job, but also her position in society. No matter where she and her family go; someone should point her out for the butcher that she is.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:24 pm
Noted, thanks Cal & John B. Political ambitions and numerous laws, have destroyed many potentially great people and much, much more... There is also the fear factor of a person such as Aaron Swartz, and his former future potential of disruption to confidential (secret) information, regardless if the source would be academic, business, or governmental. What a waste of an intelligent, adult human by our governing law persons and their petty ambitions.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:20 pm
Noted w/thanks, Cal.
There are two petition links within the body of the article. (I gladly signed both). Please click and sign.
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:58 pm

It is all very sad. There is a petition to remove her from office.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-united-states-district-attorney-carmen-ortiz-office-overreach-case-aaron-swartz/RQNrG1Ck
 

Natalie T. (110)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:36 pm
Noted, thanks Cal.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 12:30 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:02 pm
This whole situation is one of the scariest in recent memory and needs to be fully investigated by someone impartial. Look at this: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130114/08161821656/why-did-secret-service-take-over-aaron-swartzs-case-two-days-before-he-was-arrested.shtml

I wonder if he even killed himself?
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:20 pm
This young mans death NEVER should have happened. The only good that comes of this is that this sad sorry excuse of a public servant won't be the Gov of Massachusetts! Think of the harm her poor judgement could have, would have caused if she had more power and authority........
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:41 pm
I think her and her team should be prosecuted and disbarred. This is just sour grapes over the inability to prosecute Assange. F***ers!
 

Tim C. (1527)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:10 pm
thanks
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:07 am
" Ortiz' spokeswoman did not respond to questions from CNET today. The spokeswoman, Christina Sterling, had said earlier this week: "We want to respect the privacy of the family and do not feel it is appropriate to comment on the case at this time."

Replies Silverglate, the defense attorney and author of the book "Three Felonies a Day:" "It nearly made me puke. Out of deference to the family they weren't going to respond to the charges? It wasn't 'out of deference to the family.' It was out of deference to their careers." "

Please sign the Whitehouse petition to remove this vile woman from office!
"An online petition asking President Obama to remove her from office has garnered 35,000 signatures. The threshold at the time for triggering an official White House response, which has not yet happened, was 25,000. (A separate petition asking for the removal of prosecutor Stephen Heymann has attracted only 4,000 signatures so far.) "

 
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