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  •  Bullshit. After he refused the plea deal there is (1+ / 0-)
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    no way in hell the prosecutors would accept anything less than 30 years in prison.  Remember, all they said was they weren't seeking the maximum and 30-40 years is not the maximum, is it?  Oh, and sentencing guidelines are just that and don't apply if you are an "enemy of the state" so you can bet it would have been in a maximum security prison.

    So what would your response be to a 40 year sentence in a maximum security prison had he not killed himself?  You still haven't answered the question.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:53:42 AM PST

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    •  Your claim that he was certain to have served (0+ / 0-)

      a long sentence in a maximum security facility is comprised of two hypotheticals, not facts.  Still, trying to make sense of the implied question is problematic: How would "I" respond if HE received such a sentence and was required to serve it at such a facility?  I wouldn't, as I believe what he did was wrong.  If I thought differently, and if I thought his sentence was unjust, I'd offer to assist his defense team in case there was anything I could do that would help.  

      On another note, the implication that Swartz was being treated as "an enemy of the state" is disproved by the fact that he was not being held in jail while awaiting trial, which would certainly have occurred if what you claim were, in fact, true as perceived by the authorities.  

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 01:46:40 PM PST

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      •  So do you believe a 35- 40 year jail sentence (0+ / 0-)

        (actual not maximum) in a maximum security prison would be an unjust sentence for what he did?  Yes or no?

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:06:15 PM PST

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