Aaron Swartz became known as the "Cyber Robin Hood" after hacking into an MIT computer network and illegally downloading 4.8 million articles from the JSTOR archive with the intent of making them available for free public download. For this, he was arrested and faced a possible 35-year prison sentence and $1 million fine if convicted.
Swartz had many other accomplishments. Swartz was a cyber activist who can be connected to Reddit, RSS development, Wikipedia, Wikileaks, and much more. It was his work with Reddit that led to a cyber "blackout" after the SOPA/PIPA bill passed, which would have allowed the government to decide what is seen on the Internet.
This attempt at trying to control citizens' access to the Internet and filter the flow of information is just one way in which the government bullies Americans.
In this infographic, Top-Criminal-Justice-Schools.net explores five ways that the government bullies America and how citizens fight back.