Aaron Swartz. RIP. How the kids fought for civil liberties and pissed off the Feds.

Aaron Swartz was found dead in his New York apartment on Friday. Apparently it was suicide.

His family issued this statement:

“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 U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed to his death.”

3 thoughts on “Aaron Swartz. RIP. How the kids fought for civil liberties and pissed off the Feds.

  1. Such a sad loss of a brilliant young man. The video is highly worth watching to the end. You’ll see the parallels to any of our causes – most currently, the pension funding problem in Illinois. Aaron’s commentary of each person taking responsibility for defeating bad bills was eerie. Who among us imagined just a few years ago the dire consequences of what legislators propose in the name of good government would be so uncomfortably close to our own homes?

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