RAILROADED? Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road Case


It has been 5 years since the incarceration of Ross Ulbricht for the creation of the website, Silk Road. Silk Road was an online marketplace on the Tor browser (pre-configured to protect privacy and anonymity on the web) that used Bitcoin as the payment method.  

The Silk Road website allowed the anonymous exchange of a variety of goods, both legal and illegal and including drugs of which the most common was small amounts of cannabis. “Anything involuntary that created victims or used force, such as child porn, stolen goods or violent services was prohibited.”  


Silk Road was shut down by the FBI after a controversial investigation and Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to “double life without parole + 40 years for all non-violent charges associated with creating the Silk Road website.”


To seek clemency from POTUS, the family of Ross Ulbricht launched a petition that has already been signed by over 85,000 people.  This was in response to The Supreme court denying Ross’s appeal on 28 June, 2018.


Taken from the website:-

This denial failed to uphold internet privacy and fair trials, and also ended Ross’s options for direct appeal. But we can’t give up. We cannot let him live out the rest of his life in a cage. We are now seeking clemency from the President. To that end, we have launched a petition to free Ross.”



So what was the Silk Road case actually about?  The first episode in a six part series has been released to tell the story.  RAILROADED – follow the story, watch the video below. 


This episode includes:

  •  Traveling the Silk Road
  •  Passing the Torch
  •  Targeting Karpeles
  •  Fighting for Control
  •  Going Rogue




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Sign the FREE ROSS petition here – Seeking POTUS Clemency for Ross Ulbricht

Learn more here – FREE ROSS website – https://freeross.org/

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