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News ByteInternet activist Aaron Swartz for his alleged computer crimes, a course of action which some have claimed contributed to Swartz’s recent suicide. Swartz’s death sparked a widespread outrage among the Web community, causing many to call for reform of the Justice Department’s computer-hacking laws.
News Bytecommitted suicide on Friday. As first reported by The Hill, dropping charges against a deceased defendant is standard practice. In a statement on Saturday, Swartz’s family blamed prosecutorial zealotry, in part, for Swartz’s death.