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In Support of Lauri Love

Society & Culture  (tags: Lauri Love, Aaron Swartz, writing campaign, UK, USA, extradition )

- 896 days ago -
Lauri Love is alleged to have been involved in the series of online protests that followed the untimely death of Aaron Swartz, an event that sparked enormous debate about prosecutorial overreach within the United States.


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Animae C (508)
Tuesday December 6, 2016, 3:19 pm
Have to run off to you-know-where!
Tracking so i can take action later.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday December 6, 2016, 3:23 pm
Here is a young man from the UK who was taking a stand of the horrid treatment of Aaron Swartz by the Govt of USA that led to his suicide. Complete over-reach of the law that had Aaron Swartz looking at 99 years and now the USA DOJ wants to do the same thing to Lauri Love, a citizen of the UK.

I came across this young man a few months back and with everything going on with Standing Rock I had honestly lost the information I was going to place on C2. I just came across this and said to myself, this I'm posting right now - because this young man is being overcharged and facing the same fate as Aaron of whom he stood up for.

Experts said it is doubtful that this young man would make it in a US prison due to his medical history of depression and anxiety and has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. It has alluded that he'd rather die than be sent to the US prison system so this could lead to another Aaron Swartz type of situation. This should not lead to a death sentence for this young man.

fly bird (26)
Tuesday December 6, 2016, 3:56 pm
I remember what happened to Aaron Swartz.

This is criminal!!

Noted, thank you.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday December 6, 2016, 5:02 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
No, this young man does not deserve the same fate as Aaron Swartz. For anyone interested, there was a documentary about Aaron, "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz."

Animae C (508)
Wednesday December 7, 2016, 1:42 am
The action is for British citizens to write to their PM's, i better not!

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday December 7, 2016, 4:40 am
Noted, Thanks

JL A (281)
Wednesday December 7, 2016, 8:46 am
Thanks for the update on this travesty of justice story Dandelion.

Walter F (128)
Wednesday December 7, 2016, 2:47 pm
Justice American style.As the late Tommy Trinder used to say " Oh you lucky people"

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday December 7, 2016, 3:29 pm
I've shared this over social media, as my "local MP" connected with Government is the rather useless, right-winger, Phillip Davies, who has demonstrates he is against everything I stand for. So, 2020 awaits with a Labour Government lying in wait.

Mandi T (367)
Wednesday December 7, 2016, 5:15 pm
Noted ty Sheryl

Roro l (0)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 3:24 am

Arild Warud (174)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 4:11 am
I don't think Lauri Love can wait until 2020 Darren and there is definitely no guaranty that Labour will win the next election.

Thursday December 8, 2016, 4:31 am
sadly, I agree with you, Arild W.
noted with hope
Thank you, Dandelion.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 10:14 am
Sometimes even when we can't actually do something we can present the situation out to those who can do something and there is nothing worse for any human being than to scream and no one hears our cry. At the least we can be witness to this and spread the word and for those who pray add Lauri Love onto your list.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 1:17 pm
I wish Lauri Love all the best. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley S (187)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 6:41 pm
Noted with concern for Lauri Love

Colleen L (3)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 11:46 pm
Thanks Dandelion

Judy C (91)
Friday December 9, 2016, 12:36 pm
The case of Aaron Swartz was so tragic. I hope that the case of Lauri Love will have a much better outcome. Thanks Dandelion.

Diana D (13)
Friday December 9, 2016, 2:03 pm
Noted. Thanks Dandelion!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 4:30 pm
US sentences can be outrageously harsh. From what I remember Swartz had the choice of pleading guilty to 13 federal charges and 6 months in prison or risking a 99 year sentence.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 5:06 pm
As the Congressional investigation into the DOJ's prosecution of Aaron Swartz has continued, apparently a DOJ representative has admitted that part of the reason it insisted on having Swartz plead guilty to a felony and go to jail, no matter what, was that it feared the public backlash for the original arrest if they couldn't then show a felony conviction and jail time. According to a Huffington Post article, quoting various sources:

Some congressional staffers left the briefing with the impression that prosecutors believed they needed to convict Swartz of a felony that would put him in jail for a short sentence in order to justify bringing the charges in the first place, according to two aides with knowledge of the briefing.

Which is really crappy as it was the weight of the DOJ pushing so hard on him that caused him to commit suicide - just so they could "save face".

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 12:37 am
Passive trolling on a thread of importance flagged to CARE2.
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