Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lying Prosecutor Carmen Ortiz in Aaron Swartz case

Carmen Ortiz and prosecutorial misconduct--

Prosecutor in Aaron Swartz 'hacking' case comes under fire | Politics and Law - CNET News: "A politically ambitious Justice Department official who oversaw the criminal case against Aaron Swartz has come under fire for alleged prosecutorial abuses that led the 26-year-old online activist to take his own life. Carmen Ortiz, 57, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts who was selected by President Obama, compared the online activist -- accused of downloading a large number of academic papers -- to a common criminal in a 2011 press release. "Stealing is stealing whether you use a computer command or a crowbar," Ortiz said at the time. Last fall, her office slapped Swartz with 10 additional charges that carried a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison. "He was killed by the government," Swartz's father, Robert, said at his son's funeral in Highland Park, Ill., today, according to a report in the Chicago Sun Times."

Democratic Progress: Linus Torvalds Weighs in on Aaron Swartz and Carmen Ortiz: "I haven't bothered to mention the whole sad Aaron Swartz saga, because it's been covered elsewhere. But having the involved US attorney then basically lie about it all in a very public statement is something that I find particularly offensive. Compare these two statements - one from July 2011, one from yesterday, and tell me Carmen Ortiz isn't lying.. . . ."

and Lying is Lying.

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