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    Lightbulb Why Trump should pardon Russ Ulbricht of the Silk Road

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    I wish he would. Ulbricht, Assange, Manning, Snowden all deserve pardons.
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    Because fedgov has no authority to criminalize drug use


    Secondly, Russ was railroaded by a system which is corrupt to its core.



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    Should have.

    Didn't

    And never will.

    Same for Assange and many Jan sixers.

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    Crypto & a lot of creeps selling darkness

    Jail it is

    Criminal “libertarians “ crack me up

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    You know who else will never pardon Russ Ulbricht?

    DeSantis.
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    I listen to the book American Kingpin on Audible a couple of years ago. I wanted Ross to get away with it, but what I want doesn't matter.

    He did indeed order hits on people, but he was dealing with undercover federal agents. One of those agents eventually went to prison for sealing bitcoins.

    At the most Ross Ulbricht should have received twenty years in prison, but it isn't about justice it is about revenge. They try to make the feds in this book look like heroes, but anyone with average intelligence can see how the feds dropped the ball multiple times. It shouldn't have taken so long to catch the guy. Things like law enforcement going to the wrong address.

    If my memory serves me right they caught the guy because they went to a forum where Ross created a username to advertise his website. Ross used his personal email to create his user account. This was after the feds spent millions trying to catch him.

    https://www.amazon.com/American-King.../dp/1591848148

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtr1979 View Post
    I listen to the book American Kingpin on Audible a couple of years ago. I wanted Ross to get away with it, but what I want doesn't matter.

    He did indeed order hits on people, but he was dealing with undercover federal agents. One of those agents eventually went to prison for sealing bitcoins.

    At the most Ross Ulbricht should have received twenty years in prison, but it isn't about justice it is about revenge. They try to make the feds in this book look like heroes, but anyone with average intelligence can see how the feds dropped the ball multiple times. It shouldn't have taken so long to catch the guy. Things like law enforcement going to the wrong address.

    If my memory serves me right they caught the guy because they went to a forum where Ross created a username to advertise his website. Ross used his personal email to create his user account. This was after the feds spent millions trying to catch him.

    https://www.amazon.com/American-King.../dp/1591848148
    Didn't he put out a hit on someone who was threatening to release his database of users to the public? Not sure what else you could do in that situation..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Didn't he put out a hit on someone who was threatening to release his database of users to the public? Not sure what else you could do in that situation..
    I had to look up the information because I haven't listened to the audiobook in years.

    Ross Ulbricht wanted an informant killed.

    Here is a link to a Vice article that sums everything up well:
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/8q84...plains-himself

    As far as what else could he have done in that situation? I'm assuming sarcasm here because I know you're not advocating a contract hit.

    What he could have done? At that point he could have walked away a multi millionaire, fried his computer, kept his mouth shut, denied everything, and he would be a free man right now.

    The two takeaways I got from this book: one the total incompetence of the feds on this case, and two Ross could have walked away so many times and never got caught.

    What screwed him was they seize his laptop before he could lock it. They literally snuck up on him in a public library and pulled his laptop away from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    Fake news this guy didn't do sh!t. It was an IRS agent named Gary L. Alford who first identified Ross Ulbricht using google searches.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/irs-...true&r=US&IR=T

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    Was the informant being pd wiit citizens tax dollars ? Reason I ask is I'd have a whole different opinion on it.
    Do something Danke



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