Silk Road Founder Jailed – Drug Sales UP

The FBI announced a big victory: They’d shut down the illegal online drug market "Silk Road".

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They said that would prevent drug sales and save lives. A judge sentenced Ross Ulbricht, a young libertarian who created the website, to double-life plus 40 years with no chance of parole. The judge called her sentence a "warning to others."

But is it really fair to lock Ulbricht up for life? I interviewed Lyn Ulbricht, Ross’s mom, who says her son was just an overly-zealous libertarian who "believed in free markets and volunteerism. He’s not a dangerous person."

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