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In Soviet Amerika, Don’t Dis the Gubmint

Former CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou has a piece about an activist Martin Gottesfeld who has received 10 years in prison for hacking computers at Boston Children’s Hospital and causing a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) for 2 weeks. Gottesfeld believed that he was acting appropriately given that the hospital criminally kidnapped a teenager, Justina Pelletier, and aided and abetted Justina’s kidnapping away from her parents by Massachusetts DCF, based on a disagreement between doctors and Justina’s parents.

As I wrote in this post, I don’t believe that Gottesfeld’s hacking and DDoS attack was justified.

I have written extensively on the Justina Pelletier case, most recently noting that Justina’s father Lou Pelletier thinks their lawsuit against Boston Children’s Hospital may come to trial around January of 2020.

Check out the website, which has story after story about how hospitals and CPS/DCF agencies kidnap and imprison innocent children for the sake of research, as well as for the sake of power-mad practitioners who love to grab kids and abuse them.

In his recent article linked above, Kiriakou states that the judge in Gottesfeld’s trial was Nathaniel Gorton, the same judge who persecuted computer programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz who was mercilessly driven to suicide by evil prosecutors, as I wrote about in this post. The difference between Swartz and Gottesfeld is that Swartz didn’t actually do anything criminal, but Gottesfeld did.

Kiriakou also mentioned in his article that because Gottesfeld has been writing about criminality and corruption in the DOJ and his judge’s alleged conflicts of interest, Gottesfeld was then placed in solitary confinement and will be put into a facility in which all his mail will be read, all communications monitored, really something out of Soviet prison kind of stuff.

Only in Soviet Amerika.

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