Hacker Facing Up To 16 Years While Rapists He Exposed Walk Free

Jake AndersonANTIMEDIA

It’s a strange world that sees criminals sentenced to less prison time than those who expose their crimes, but it’s the world we live in. Anonymous vigilante hacktivist Deric Lostutter, who hacked into the Steubenville High School sports fan website to reveal incriminating evidence against two student rapists, now faces 16 years in prison. The students, Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond, who were found guilty of raping an unconscious 16-year-old, served two years and ten months, respectively.

The original crime took place back in August of 2012. The rape, which was broadcast on social media, provoked a national debate over “rape culture” that has only intensified in recent months because of the three-month prison sentence of the Stanford rapist, Brock Turner. The hack secured crucial evidence that helped to convict Mays and Richmond, but what KnightSec leader, KYAnonymous (Lostutter), and fellow hacker Noah McHugh revealed was that there had also been a massive coverup of the crime. Steubenville coaches, school administrators, and even prosecutors were implicated in this coverup.

Instead of saluting Lostutter, who by accessing the school site, RollRedRoll.com, secured the convictions, the government thought it better to send a statement to other hackers, which now seems to be the de facto federal response to any information leak. The FBI raided Lostutter’s home and, shortly after, arrested and indicted him on four counts: three counts of unauthorized access to a computer used for privacy breach and libel and one count of making a false statement to the FBI.

How does that yield a 16-year sentence? Lostutter’s lawyer, Tor Ekeland, says it was made possible by a cybercrime law from 1986: the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA. The law has gained far more power in the digital age that anyone could have imagined.

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“It gives prosecutors a really, really powerful tool for punishing people who really haven’t done much much or did the equivalent of spray-painting the front of a building,” says Ekeland, who has been one of the most vocal opponents of the CFAA.

“Anything having to do with Anonymous scares the United States government….[it’s] a digital war, so to speak, about who gets to control information.”

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8 Responses to Hacker Facing Up To 16 Years While Rapists He Exposed Walk Free

  1. Gregory Alan of Johnson says:

    Yet another excellent reason to dissolve all municipal corporations, since they are all illegitimate forms of governance.

  2. Paladin says:

    Unjust Weights & Measures !

  3. This a classic example of what comes from the Constitutional Republic’s CRIMINAL Justice system. There is little justice and lot of criminality all because the framers failed to establish government upon the only immutable standard of justice: Yahweh’s morality as reflected in His Ten Commandments and their respective statutes and judgments.

    “…the following example … illustrates the disparity between man’s ever-changing standard and Yahweh’s never-changing standard:

    “Two people could have walked down any U.S. street in 1930 – one with a bottle of whiskey under his arm and one with a bar of gold in his pocket, and the one with the whiskey would have been a criminal whereas the one with the bar of gold would have been considered a good law abiding citizen. If the same thing happened in any U.S. city in 1970, the one with the whiskey would be the law abiding citizen and the one with the gold bar would be the criminal.’2

    “In a mere forty-year period, man’s standard had completely reversed itself. The same transposition of ethics has occurred innumerable times under all governments based upon the traditions of man.

    “Any legislation antithetical to Yahweh’s turns evil to good and good to evil (Isaiah 5:20). When man rejects Yahweh’s standard of morality, it is inevitable he will make legal what Yahweh has made unlawful (e.g., infanticide and sodomy) and make illegal what Yahweh has made lawful (e.g., monotheistic Christianity outside the four walls of church buildings).

    “Yahweh is the only lawgiver [per Isaiah 33:22 and James 4:12] because as Creator He’s the only one with the authority to determine what is good and evil. His morals as
    codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments determine what is right and left. Anything left of His right(eousness) is left, liberal, and ungodly….”

    For more, see blog article “Right, Left, and Center: Who Gets to Decide?” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/right-left-and-center-who-gets-to-decide/.

    • Grundune says:

      Blaming the U.S. Constitution for the recent work of stupid legislators and corrupt jurists is a symptom of uncritical thinking. A mediocre student of American history could destroy Ted R. Weiland’s argument that the U.S. Constitution is the root of all our problems in a five minute discourse.

      That is why Weiland won’t defend his fantasy world. He knows his theories are rubbish, but his livelihood depends on perpetrating his lie.

    • Grundune is a Mormon who rejects Christ and the Word of God (see John
      1:1-3, 14; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 John 1:7-11,etc.) and whose “Doctrine and
      Covenants” demand he defend the Constitution as divinely inspired
      (D&C 101:80, etc.), much the same as the Book of Mormon. He knows if
      the Constitution is exposed for the biblically seditious document it is, that the entire Mormon house of cards comes tumbling down.

      • Grundune says:

        False information about Mormons is a little off the subject, don’t you think, Weiland. And how does it help your traitorous campaign against the U.S. Constitution?

    • Grundune says:

      If you are interested in the truth about Mormons, Kingdom Ambassador, go to mormon.org where you will read:

      “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the official name
      of the religion commonly called the Mormon Church. We believe first and
      foremost that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of
      God.

      While our backgrounds and experiences are diverse, Mormons are united
      by a commitment to Jesus Christ. This site features members of The
      Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sharing their stories and
      telling what their faith means to them.”

  4. anarchyst says:

    Here is a story that proves that the glorification of team sports overrules true justice.
    In Texas, football is looked upon as being next to God, country, mom and apple pie. Many Texas public high schools have sports facilities that rival college and professional facilities.
    A number of years ago football “jocks” from an Amarillo Texas high school tormented and eventually murdered a “goth” kid. This youth was harassed without end (for being “different”), while school officials turned a blind eye to what was going on. These jocks (football heroes?) ended up murdering this youth by running him over with a car. The “goth” kid was from “the poor side of the tracks” while the jocks were all relatively wealthy (spoiled POSs).
    When the case came to trial, the jocks were acquitted. You see, the “big football championship” was scheduled for the following week, and the jurors felt that their players would be needed on the field, rather than being incarcerated (where they really belonged).
    The good side of this story is that the ringleader of the jocks was eventually prosecuted for other crimes, committed a few years after the murder.
    So much for sports “teamwork” building values…

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