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Three Felonies A Day: The Aaron Swartz Story Happens All The Time

lseltzer (311306) writes | about a year and a half ago

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lseltzer writes "The tech community has been outraged and energized by the persecution of Aaron Swartz, but it's not a new story at all. In Three Felonies A Day, attorney Harvey Silverglate gives many stories of innocent people hounded by Federal prosecutors to ruin, prison and — like Swartz — suicide. In recent decades, federal criminal law has developed so as to give prosecutors overwhelming power to trample the innocent. "Even the most intelligent and informed citizen (including lawyers and judges, for that matter) cannot predict with any reasonable assurance whether a wide range of seemingly ordinary activities might be regarded by federal prosecutors as felonies.""
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