Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Clemency Petition Signed By US Senate Candidate
Ross Ulbricht Petition For Clemency Signed By A U.S. Senate Candidate
A U.S. Senate candidate has signed Ross Ulbricht Petition for clemency. Eric Brakey, the Senate candidate, noted through a tweet via his twitter handle that he has signed the petition.
Ross Ulbricht Petition For Clemency
Ross Ulbricht, the founder, and operator of darknet web silk road is presently serving a jail term of a double life sentence, with of 40 years jail term without eligibility for parole. This term is being served for the role played on the silk road website.
Notably, the 1st of October makes if five years since he has been sentenced. His jailed term has been adjudged as extreme and unworthy for his offense. This has prompted his family appealing his jail term at the U.S. Supreme court. However, this has seen failure recently.
Ross's family has taken a further step in creating a website and petition for the world to hear the case of Ross and also seek for clemency to his jail term. Presently, he is incarcerated at the high-security United States Penitentiary, Florence High, in Colorado.
Also, the investigative and sentencing process of Ross has been noted by some organizations and individuals to have violated the Fourth and Sixth Amendment rights of Ross.
Ulbricht's Petition Signed By A U.S. Senate Candidate
Ulbricht’s petition according to change.org has been signed by 84,465 people seeking clemency for Ross's jail term as of 29th September.
In the recent past, Ulbricht has been communicating his case for petition through an official Twitter handle created for him by his family. As revealed in July, he dictates what to be posted through phone, and they are posted, and the comments are printed out and mailed for him to read.
One of his tweets in August stated that clemency from the president is his only hope of being set free, and pleading for the awareness of his petition to be made got a comment by a U.S. Senate candidate Eric Brakey.
Eric Brakey, Maine State Senator and current U.S. Senate Candidate noted in his comment that he has signed the petition and that he has been treated unfairly by the criminal justice system. He further noted that his heart his with Ross and his family and he would pay Ross a visit when next he is in Colorado.
Meanwhile, in July, a petition was passed by the libertarian party of the United States in their convention asking President Trump to grant Ulbricht a full pardon since his appeal to the Supreme Court was denied.
Also, Eric further noted in his tweet thread that Ross's case would be discussed with President Trump when he wins the U.S. Senate election in November, while also faulting the criminal justice system.