Note from the author: This is version 1 of a long post. I will continue editing, formatting and linking this article throughout the night and into the day tomorrow, I just want to be certain that a draft is posted before Ulbricht’s sentence is delivered.
Tomorrow, Judge Katherine Forest will be handing down sentence to Ross Ulbricht, the owner, founder and administrator of the Silk Road, the (in)famous darknet marketplace.
Ulbricht himself wrote a letter to Judge Forest which acknowledged his guilt and pled for anything less than the life sentence that the government is hoping for, in order to have a light at the end of the tunnel to look forward to. Along with that, the judge recieved numerous letters in support of him and his character.
On the flip side, the