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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:31 PM

 

Sign the petition to posthumously pardon Aaron Swartz

This is a righteous petition that should be signed by everyone. Especially as we learn more about the tactics used by US attorney's lawyer scum Heymann who was so over handed in his approach to the Swartz case.

Here is the link to the Mass. DOJ US attorney's site:

http://www.justice.gov/usao/ma/

Here is the link for the petition to pardon Aaron:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/posthumously-pardon-aaron-swartz/DVpdmSBj

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Reply Sign the petition to posthumously pardon Aaron Swartz (Original post)
Jumping John Jan 2013 OP
frazzled Jan 2013 #1
RudynJack Jan 2013 #2
frazzled Jan 2013 #3
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #4
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #5

Response to Jumping John (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:41 PM

1. I don't think you can pardon someone who never went to trial and

thus was not yet convicted. The case will be dropped.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:43 PM

2. Ford pardoned Nixon

Preemptively. But you're right. Charges will simply be dropped.

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Response to RudynJack (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:47 PM

3. Well, yeah, "preemptively" ...

Nixon was alive and could have been charged. Ford prevented him from having to ever face that. It was hugely controversial.

There's no point to preemptively pardoning a deceased person.

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Response to RudynJack (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:52 PM

4. They already were

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014368568

I'd rather hope they don't issue any 'pardon'; it would hurt the idea of "innocent until proven guilty".

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Response to frazzled (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:53 PM

5. GHW Bush pardoned Cap Weinberger before trial

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