The website was nothing more than a way for people to anonymously exchange goods and services in a secure fashion.
Accused Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht is scheduled to appear in court this week, where he faces life in prison for operating a website.
Ulbricht was arrested October 1, 2013, at a San Francisco public library, where he was surrounded and captured by FBI agents who also confiscated his computer.
He was accused of running and operating the controversial Silk Road website, where drugs were openly, and safely bought and sold by anonymous drug users and sellers.
Ulbricht has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, and denies that he had anything to do with the Silk Road online marketplace. If he is not guilty, then he is an innocent man who should be set free, but even if he is guilty, he still does not belong in jail, certainly not for life.
Individuals in support of Ulbricht are planning to organize outside of the court house to show support and demand his immediate release.
If you would like to join the protest, click attending on the Facebook event page and a sign will be provided for you.
According to an announcement on the page:
No one is in charge. You are on your own. Some individuals will be holding signs outside while others attend the trial inside (Courtoom #15A).
Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse
500 Pearl St,
Tuesday, Jan 13, at 7:30am – 6pm
Wednesday, Jan 14, 7:30am – 6pm
Thursday, Jan 15, 7:30am – 6pm
Friday, January 16, 7:30am – 6pm
Tuesday, Jan 20, at 7:30am – 6pm
Ulbricht’s arrest has done nothing to slow down the online drug trade, in fact, many other silk road spin-offs have risen in the short time since the original website was shut down.