Comments: Aaron Swartz suicide and the "JSTOR" case

Normally I don't do much in the way of commenting on articles, but this one struck a chord with me. It highlights a problem with our justice system. Instead of being about justice, way to often, it is about politics. It is about prosecutors trying to climb over the bodies of the people that they prosecute. This is just the latest in a long line of high profile defendants, being used for political gain. Some will say what Swartz did was bad, others will say he was striking a blow for freedom. But all of them seemed to have forgotten in their zeal to push an agenda, a mans life was being destroyed. Seth is right, even if he had won the trial, he still would have lost in so many ways. How can anyone stand up under such a burden is beyond me.

But if you want it to get better, if you want justice to become part of our legal system, you are going to have to stand up to the politicians, and force the system to change. Seth is one lone voice in the wilderness. Listen. Spread the ideas. Reach out to others. If you don't you have no one to blame but yourself.

Posted by Robert T Childers at January 12, 2013 11:25 AM