Here are a few important points to go over in light of the arrest of the alleged Silk Road operator, Ross Ulbricht.
1. It is extremely dangerous and not very smart to go after government directly. We see once again that government, as with the Adam Kokesh case, has superior resources. They will get you. Ulbricht was out there with a target on his back just by operating Silk Road, taunting government officials made no sense.
The operator of Silk Row, now alleged to be Ulbricht, told Forbes in August:
We’re talking about the potential for a monumental shift in the power structure of the world. The people now can control the flow and distribution of information and the flow of money. Sector by sector the State is being cut out of the equation and power is being returned to the individual.As a friend said to me, if they weren't looking for him before the Forbes interview, it sure helped focus FBI attention after the interview.
I have been a Special Agent with the FBI for approximately five years. I am currently assigned to a cybercrime squad within the FBI's New York Field Office. I have been personally involved in the investigation of this matter, along with agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and Homeland Security Investigations.Bottom line: The Feds are watching, don't do stupid stuff.
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