WBEZ | pipa http://www.wbez.org/tags/pipa Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Swartz's father blames 'government' at son's funeral http://www.wbez.org/news/swartzs-father-blames-government-sons-funeral-104938 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Aaron Swartz_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. &mdash; Internet activist <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-born-internet-activist-aaron-swartz-dies-26-104883" target="_blank">Aaron Swartz</a>&#39;s father told his son&#39;s suburban Chicago funeral that the Reddit co-founder was &quot;killed by the government.&quot;</p><p>The 26-year-old was found dead of an apparent suicide in his New York apartment Friday. His funeral was Tuesday morning at a Highland Park synagogue. Swartz was facing a potentially lengthy prison sentence after being indicted in Boston in 2011 for allegedly gaining access to academic articles from a computer archive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The charges carried a maximum penalty of decades in prison.</p><p>The Chicago Sun-Times <a href="http://bit.ly/V2s8zv" target="_blank">reports</a> that his father, Robert Swartz, echoed the family&#39;s previous statements during the service, saying his son was &quot;hounded&quot; by the government.</p><p>Spokeswoman Christina DiIorio-Sterling in Boston says U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz has no comment about Robert Swartz&#39;s remarks.</p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:32:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/swartzs-father-blames-government-sons-funeral-104938