Federal Government and MIT issue a formal apologies for the death of Aaron Swartz
Harry H. United States of America
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US Attorney Ortiz and Heymann should issue a formal apologies for their vindicative prosecution of Aaron Swartz, and MIT should publically recognize him as a hero of the free internet and open data movement. As said by the Swartz 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."
You may wish to telephone the Massachusetts US attorney at: (617) 748-3100 or MIT's General Legal Counsel at:
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