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Re: petition to remove Aaron Swartz prosecutor
From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:43:30 -0500

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:35 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu> wrote:
On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:02:26 -0500, Jeffrey Walton said:
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:34 AM,  <richajap () fastmail fm> wrote:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-united-states-district-attorney-carmen-ortiz-office-overreach-case-aaron-swartz/RQNrG1Ck

Above link to remove this prosecutor needs to have signatures by
February 11.
Its unfortunate Schwartz committed suicide over the incident.

From the fine article:

"On his blog, Swartz had written of his history of depression."

Given that, and the fact that the article doesn't mention a suicide note
stating Aaron's reasons, it's not entirely clear that he in fact committed
suicide over the incident.  It may have been one factor out of many.
Perhaps. In the absence of a note, all we have to go on is the family
and girlfriends experience with his personality: "On Saturday, his
family and girlfriend called his death "the product of a criminal
justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach" and
blamed decisions by the Massachusetts U.S. attorney's office and MIT
for contributing to his death."

Jeff

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