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Hector Xavier Monsegur, Aka Sabu, Dodges Sentencing Again 116

hypnosec writes "Ex-LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, aka Sabu, has been handed another sentencing delay, possibly because of his continued cooperation with the U.S. government that led to the arrest of several Lulzsec members. Sabu plead guilty to all counts of bank fraud and identity theft offenses, and was to receive up to 124 years of imprisonment — but was granted a six-month breather back in August 2012 after the U.S. government asked the District Attorney to consider adjournment of Monsegur's trial 'in light of the defendant's ongoing cooperation with the Government.' New reports indicate that Sabu has dodged sentencing for a second time, with no dates set for the next hearing."
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Hector Xavier Monsegur, Aka Sabu, Dodges Sentencing Again

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 24, 2013 @07:05AM (#42994523)

    And, just like torture, the torturer gets whatever information the one being tortured thinks they want to hear.

    However, the USA has long since decided that this is not a problem.

  • by elucido ( 870205 ) on Sunday February 24, 2013 @09:23AM (#42994885)

    When he arrives at prison he will have a target on his back. He will have no friends and will have to be put in the protective custody section of the prison. In that section of the prison he will again have no friends because most of the people there are snitches or sex offenders. People who don't believe in anything, people who can't be trusted.

    If you're willing to break the law for some cause, whether it be Antisec, Lulzsec or whatever the hell else you claim to do it for, then you have to be prepared to go to prison for that cause. If you're not prepared to go to prison for that cause then don't break the goddamn law. Part of protesting is going to prison. Part of being an activist if you're doing it as social activism is to be willing to go to prison, potentially for life. If you're not then get another profession.

  • by HornWumpus ( 783565 ) on Sunday February 24, 2013 @12:57PM (#42995779)

    Cops discard snitches when they are done with them, like used rubbers.

    Even the ones that get witness relocation end up working a schlub job in some shithole rust belt town. Hector doesn't have anybody trying to kill him so he will just be left to his own devices. I'm guessing another felony inside of a year. This time some state rap.

  • Re:Problem though (Score:5, Interesting)

    by shaitand ( 626655 ) on Sunday February 24, 2013 @02:21PM (#42996195) Journal
    It's sad because prosecutors are agents of the court not of the executive. The mentality associated with the job is that they are agents of the executive. The prosecutor is not an enforcement tool of a legislative his discretion means he has no obligation to prosecute under an unjust law. His success is not measured in how many people he managed to have punished. The success of the prosecutor is defined by the instances in which he prevents a miscarriage of justice by not bringing charges. The prosecutor essentially has the same nullification powers as a jury but on a larger scope.

    The system was built to stop unjust laws in their tracks. If congress passed a law limiting free speech for example. They lack the power to see anyone actually imprisoned. First that law must be enforced by the executive. The executive could block enforcement altogether but congress has granted itself micro "oversight" of the executives budget so it strong arm the executive into doing what it wants. So then the unjust law goes to more localized agents of the people with a smaller sphere of influence but who can be "checked" only by the people themselves. The prosecutor can nullify an unjust law in his jurisdiction. If he does not, the people are reserved the power to overrule government entirely but only on a case-by-case basis, as a jury. The jury interprets facts and the judge the law but the jury also has the obligation to judge the merit of application of the law and factor that into their decision.

    In this way the people in the form of their prosecutor and directly in the form of their juries were SUPPOSED to be proof against all three branches of government. The courts haven't decided that nullification powers don't exist but they have decided that they have no obligation to inform juries of them. In fact the judges have decided they can legally lie in instructions to the jury and will declare a mistrial if they discover a jury is aware of their nullification powers.

    As a citizen this is your most important civil obligation. To protect the peers in your community and thereby to protect yourself.
  • by The Master Control P ( 655590 ) <ejkeever@neDEBIA ... com minus distro> on Sunday February 24, 2013 @03:48PM (#42996759)
    It's easy to talk a tough game about how "I'll take those motherfuckers down with me if they try to bust in" or how you'll never bow to the "sonuvabitch fascist corporate bootlicker prosecutors" in Internet chat rooms. Turns out the rate of following through when the motherfuckers show up with body armor, stun grenades and heavy rifles, or the sonuvabitch is actually in your face threatening to destroy your life, is rather a bit lower.

    See also: Enthusiasm for war from actual veterans who've served vs from chickenhawks in the Bush administration.

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