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Stossel: Silk Road Founder Jailed, Drug Sales Up

The FBI announced a big victory: they had shut down the illegal online drug market Silk Road.
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.”
Bill O’Reilly agreed, “Life in prison without parole. Any other wise guys want to do it, that’s what you are gonna get!”
But is it really fair to lock Ulbricht up for life? John Stossel interviews 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.”
Closing Silk Road and locking Ulbricht up, did nothing to stop drug sales. Silk Road carried 12,000 drug listings when the FBI shut it down. Now the top sites combined have more than 100,000 listings.

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