Prosecuted to death: The hacker's suicide note.Submitted by fishyculture on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:07
"I have no faith in the 'justice' system. Perhaps my actions today, and this letter, will send a stronger message to the public. Either way, I have lost control over this situation, and this is my only way to regain control."
"Remember," he wrote, "it's not whether you win or lose, it's whether I win or lose, and sitting in jail for 20, 10, or even 5 years for a crime I didn't commit is not me winning. I die free."
This is not from Aaron Swartz, this is from Jonathon James, another hacker driven to suicide over victimless crimes.
The other common thread between these cases is Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Heymann, whose overzealous prosecution techniques appear to have claimed 2 victims so far.