British computer scientist and activist Lauri Love is a victim of prosecutional overreach by the USA. This process consists of multiple charges being thrown at a defendant to force them to agree to a plea bargain in the hope of avoiding a life in jail. And this is exactly what happened to Aaron Swartz – a man whose fate is very much tied up with Lauri Love’s. Here’s what happened to Swartz, and what the US Secret Service and Anonymous hacktivists had to do with his case.
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