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"There might be some ethical defense of Silk Road that makes sense, but that sure wasn't it. This is what passes for thought on the techno-libertarian internet? Really, tech crunch?"

The same law enforcement tactics we might sadly accept to save us from murder are obviously outrageous when they're applied to crimes we don't really consider crimes.

Quite a lot of the middle class, a vast majority of techies, and a majority of the working class and underclass consider drug use and trafficking to be less of a crime than double parking. The cops and statutes treat drugs as if they were in the same class as rape and murder.

The result is going to be some foolish opinions and practices about law enforcement and privacy.




> a vast majority of techies, and a majority of the working class and underclass consider drug use and trafficking to be less of a crime than double parking

Citation badly needed.




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