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Re: petition to remove Aaron Swartz prosecutor
From: Scott Herbert <scott.a.herbert () googlemail com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:47:50 +0000

On 14/01/2013 20:35, 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.

True however his family think it was enogth of an issue to point it out
in their official 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." (see
http://www.rememberaaronsw.com/, the section titled "Official statement
from family and partner of Aaron Swartz")

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