Documents show Secret Service kept tabs on Swartz

August 13, 2013

Documents show that the U.S. Secret Service played a role in the federal investigation of free-information activist Aaron Swartz and watched his case until he committed suicide.

Swartz died in New York City in January as he faced trial on charges he hacked into a Massachusetts Institute of Technology archive of scholarly articles with the aim of making them freely available.

The Secret Service documents, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show the agency's Boston field office secured documents and seized during a search of Swartz's home and research office at Harvard University.

Agents also joined local police who interviewed Swartz's associates, including a San Francisco woman who told them that he called her after he was arrested and asked her to call his lawyer to arrange bail.

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Stephen_Crowley
1.5 / 5 (8) Aug 13, 2013
those lowlife fucksticks (the SS) have an office about a block away from my apt in which it is a federal crime to protest in the vicinity of. land of the free indeed. They essentially murdered Mr Swartz
indio007
1 / 5 (4) Aug 13, 2013
Unconstitutional laws are void ab initio.
kochevnik
1 / 5 (4) Aug 13, 2013
No significant difference between American SS and German SS. Both are Sedes Sacrorum "Knights of the Holy See" which is a Roman Catholic spiritual and military order first formed in 1933. 1933 was the year of the planned fascist takeover of the USA by oligarchs such as the Mellon and Dupont families. The SS ensure their spokesperson Mr. Obama kowtows to the wishes of the Jesuits and their banksters the Rothschilds aka FED aka Bank of England

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