Less than 2 hours after a petition to remove prosecutor Carmen Ortiz hit whitehouse.gov, President Obama raised the threshold for an official response from 25,000 to 100,000. DEMAND JUSTICE FOR AARON SWARTZ. Here's the petition - it already has 40,000 sinatures. We can do it, then bring the ruckus to the bastard in chief was has declared an information war against We, The People:
This is the text you'll find on the official Whitehouse Site. Sign and demand a response.
"we petition the obama administration to:
Remove United States District Attorney Carmen Ortiz from office for overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz.
It is too late to do anything for Aaron Swartz, but those who used the powers granted to them by their office to hound him into a position where he was facing a ruinous trial, life in prison and the ignominy and shame of being a convicted felon; for an alleged crime that the supposed victims did not wish to prosecute.
A prosecutor who does not understand proportionality and who regularly uses the threat of unjust and overreaching charges to extort plea bargains from defendants regardless of their guilt is a danger to the life and liberty of anyone who might cross her path."