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View Diary: Family & Friends Blame U.S. Attorney for Aaron Swartz's Death (181 comments)

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  •  Blaming the victim? (4+ / 0-)

    He engaged in an act of civil disobedience.  He was an activist who engaged in a victimless crime to highlight a problem that needed fixing, an act that never should be illegal.

    For that he was hounded by a federal prosecutor for the last 2 years, one who refused to back down when others forgave him and wanted to let the matter go.  He was threatened with a prison term of 30 years for trying to make a point.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 08:23:02 AM PST

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