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Re: Petition to have MIT and US Govt. issue an apologies for prosecuting Aaron Schwartz

From: adasal <adam.saltiel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:42:03 +0000
Message-ID: <CANJ1O4oCFcfe1o3wUt4TUxXMkGJdkaqCTd3gryQYBG3VqDQmiA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Harry, all,
Is it Swartz or Schwartz? I thought the former.


On Sunday, 13 January 2013, Harry Halpin wrote:

> I made a petition to demand an from MIT and the US Attorney of
> Massachusetts apologies for their prosecution of Aaron Schwartz, a
> prosecution that his parents say is partly to blame for his suicide. The US
> Federal Government is also added since laws on the federal level allow this
> kind of absurd prosecution. Aaron Schwartz was part of the Semantic Web
> community and the loss to future generations is tremendous. Feel free to
> sign:
> https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Federal_Government_and_MIT_issue_a_formal_apologies_for_the_death_of_Aaron_Schwartz/?wgeiRd
> >From the official statement of Swartz's family:
>     "Aaron's death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of
> a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial
> overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts US Attorney's
> office and at MIT contributed to his death. The US Attorney's office
> pursued an exceptionally harsh array of charges, carrying potentially over
> 30 years in prison, to punish an alleged crime that had no victims.
> Meanwhile, unlike JSTOR, MIT refused to stand up for Aaron and its own
> community's most cherished principles."
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