http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/29/silk-road-ross-ulbricht-sentenced From the Comments section Isanybodyouthere 40m ago This life sentence is really, really harsh. Those assassination charges are still unproven and he wasn't the leader of a murderous drug cartel taking out lives deliberately or innocents caught in the crossfire. Meanwhile, Silk Road seemed to be a fairly regulated marketplace for recreational drug users who could pay for them. The real perps are still out there ..... Yep! they sure are The CIA, Drug Trafficking and American Politics: The Political Economy of War The war on drugs is a fucking joke. Admittedly, the silk road dude is a fucking idiot, but, one cannot get over the fucking hypocrisy of it all. The US Government colludes with drug cartels in the trafficking of drugs. Banks launder said drug cartel money, said banks get a pass because they are too big to jail. ETC .. ETC .. ETC You get the picture. The justice system is skewed, corrupt, and fucked.