Aaron Swartz, 26-year-old genius, computer prodigy, co-creator of RSS and Reddit, is dead.
Swartz committed suicide in the wake of relentless bullying and persecution/prosecution by Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. Swartz was “driven to the edge” by the government’s aggressive prosecution of a non-existent legal case. Swartz made public documents available to everyone – this was his crime. “It’s like trying to put someone in jail for allegedly checking too many books out of the library.”
Harvard University Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig explained: “We need a better sense of justice, and shame. For the outrageousness in this story is not just Aaron. It is also the absurdity of the prosecutor’s behavior. [Aaron] was brilliant, and funny. A kid genius. A soul, a conscience, the source of a question I have asked myself a million times: What would Aaron think? That person is gone today, driven to the edge by what a decent society would only call bullying.”
Swartz’s partner Taren Stinebricker-Kaufmann said in a 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. The U.S. 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.”
Put this in context. Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, headed by Eric Holder, refused to prosecute the Black Panthers who violently threatened voters with billy clubs and night sticks at polling places on Election Day 2008. The case was dropped, despite the fact that it “was already won.” This was so gross a violation of voters’ rights and the proper function of the Department of Justice that one of its best and brightest senior lawyers resigned in protest: J. Christian Adams.
Obama’s pro-jihad Department of Justice refused to prosecute Muslim Brotherhood groups, including Hamas-CAIR, ISNA, MSA, MSU, et al., despite the “mountain of evidence” entered in the largest terrorist-funding trial in our nation’s history. Documents linked these groups to the funding of terror and murder of non-Muslims, and conspiring toward “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”
Lessig said in his statement that the Obama administration had pursued the case against Swartz “as if it had caught the 9/11 terrorists red-handed.” But actually, it has treated 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants far more gently. They have given KSM, a confessed jihad terrorist who plotted the mass murder of Americans, permission to wear a U.S. military camouflage vest and granted his bid for early court dismissal so that he could get more sleep.
Swartz didn’t plot the murder of 3,000 Americans in the name of Islam and jihad. All he did was make public documents available to everyone – this was his crime under “the most transparent” regime. Chalk that up as another big, fat Obama lie on “transparency.”
Obama’s Department of Justice is targeting Jews for prosecution of non-existent crimes. The lawless, immoral and unjust Department of Justice went after an innovator, creator, inventor … Jew.