One Mistake Took Down this 29-Yr-Old Dark Web Drug Lord

2022 ж. 2 Нау.
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0:04 Eric E Castro from San Francisco, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
0:08 Ross Ulbricht image:
0:20 Original Silk Road map: Kelvin Case, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons (edited by Newsthink)
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4:47 Jared Der-Yeghiayan image: LinkedIn
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6:37 Ross Ulbricht with sister image:
6:42 Variety Jones photo courtesy of: Eileen Ormsby
7:00 Ross Ulbricht laptop courtesy of the FBI
9:00 Carl Force “Nob” photo shown in court during Ulbricht’s trial
9:47 Curtis Clark Green image: Tonya Heaps Green | Facebook
11:20 Chris Tarbell image: LinkedIn
12:13 Government exhibit
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16:56 Eric E Castro from San Francisco, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
22:03 Variety Jones image courtesy of Eileen Ormsby

  • *Do you agree with the judge's sentence?* CORRECTIONS: Ulbricht attended the University of Texas at Dallas, not Austin. He was born on March 27, not March 17. The first 1,000 people to use my link will get a 1-month FREE trial of Skillshare:

    NewsthinkNewsthink5 ай бұрын
    • Well yeah, if you think about it objectively his actions got him thrown into the category of druglords and kingpins. And I don't think it can be overstated that this guy ordered the deaths of 5 people who threatened his empire... And he showed no indicator of remorse or regret for his actions. He was on his way to easily becoming equivalent to a cartel.

      Hawkshot86Hawkshot8659 минут бұрын
    • Glad to see your posting As in the 'ALEX WINTER Dir;/w/-Keanu Reeves Narration;"The Deep Web"they cover all the factual 'documented'etc pertaining to this.So full of misinformation' please allways Challange these Tabloid bits.!

      Pena.Pena.19 сағат бұрын
    • @Daniel Sifrit m

      robert gainorrobert gainorКүн бұрын
    • 0mmmmmmmmmmm0

      robert gainorrobert gainorКүн бұрын
  • So basically after years of dea and fbi investigations an irs agent found him by googling him. I feel like that should be a major moral to the story.

    gvngbvngiggygvngbvngiggyАй бұрын
    • @C Fox Moral of the story is don't be a criminal lol

      Anglo-SaxophoneAnglo-SaxophoneКүн бұрын
    • @Jorge B. For sure they're like bloodhounds of wireless information. You can't escape the IRS 😂

      TK RaidTK RaidКүн бұрын
    • You know what they say, you can fuck with even FBI, but not IRS.

      OOКүн бұрын
    • The "technique" had worked many years ago with Al Capone, so why not?

      Maria TorresMaria Torres2 күн бұрын
  • Thats brutal. The crooked cop and secret service agent only get 6 and 8 years. Thats insane. Plus, multiple life sentences for drug dealing? He didn't even supply the drugs, he just created the marketplace. Definitely made an example out of him.

    Anthony HallbergAnthony Hallberg17 күн бұрын
    • If he was black, he would have gotten out on low bail.

      Akshay KumarAkshay Kumar5 минут бұрын
    • @Anthony Hallberg Moral of the story is play stupid games and win stupid prizes.... What he did got him thrown into the organized crime category of law - so he was treated with the same level as a drug lord in a cartel would be. The only saving grace really was that they couldn't prove anyone was actually murdered on his order, but he DID order people's deaths.... That's a pretty severe thing to do.

      Hawkshot86Hawkshot86Сағат бұрын
    • Just because he did it with the internet instead of with mules doesn't make him any less a kingpin. He still oversaw and profited very largely off of the operation.

      Hawkshot86Hawkshot86Сағат бұрын
    • @Anthony Hallberg “”””protect”””” I feel so much safer knowing that the guy who made Silk Road is serving life in prison 🙄

      SecretSecret2 сағат бұрын
    • Judges have too much power

      WujekWujekКүн бұрын
  • The Judge had an interesting perspective in her findings. Murderers, and Rapists don’t get life, so I personally don’t agree, but I hadn’t considered comparing him to a real life drug dealer. If the Manson girls can get out, surely this guy can, especially as our culture moves towards treating addiction as the mental illness, & health problem that it truly is. He’s fortunate to have so many supporters.

    Matthew CoolnessMatthew CoolnessАй бұрын
    • @temp that’s not how it is in general, you’re bringing up isolated wilf fucked up occurences as if they’re the majority which is absolutely not true

      WorldIsFilledBWorldIsFilledBКүн бұрын
    • @WorldIsFilledB a baby killer got either 5 or 15.. don’t quite remember and it was a pretty volatile crime with details.. but he was a fireman so give him a slap on the wrist. justice system is a joke

      temptempКүн бұрын
    • Murderers don’t get life? Lol okay

      WorldIsFilledBWorldIsFilledB3 күн бұрын
    • @RetroModern Art Not until trumps in prison.

      AirwolfAirwolf3 күн бұрын
  • That judgement was too harsh. Even murderers get out of prison quickly and giving interviews on how they commited that murder.

    rahul Alonerahul Alone25 күн бұрын
    • @Keyboard Commando mexican pharmacys

      Christopher 0Christopher 05 күн бұрын
    • brooo he tried to create a freeeee online global illegal drug trade and ordered hits, he ran a online mafia Escobar style racquet but online

      kik locuskik locus5 күн бұрын
    • @Ominous Pigeon Master yeah because the hits weren't actual hits

      ComradeKenobiComradeKenobi6 күн бұрын
    • @ComradeKenobi wasn't that charge dropped?

      Ominous Pigeon MasterOminous Pigeon Master6 күн бұрын
  • This just fuels my disgust for the "Justice" system even more. Like many have stated before me, murderers get shorter terms, the government themselves smuggled in cocaine in the 80's, but God forbid that an individual does the same and Uncle Sam doesn't get a cut of the profits. The biggest prison sentence he obtain was the financial one, speaks volumes.

    RickynannersRickynanners6 күн бұрын
    • @Sam Johannes there were no charges for that.

      Zirker EulerZirker EulerКүн бұрын
    • He put 5 hits out.

      Sam JohannesSam JohannesКүн бұрын
  • You summarised whole story in 23 minutes, was aware of the incident from the beginning but you have done a great research and wonderful storytelling.

    Sandeep SinghSandeep SinghАй бұрын
    • only got his birthdate and college wrong 👍🏻

      batchagaloopyTVbatchagaloopyTV2 күн бұрын
    • @Damien O Callaghan Wait are you serious? That voice is a robot?

      God Tier Game DevGod Tier Game Dev5 күн бұрын
    • Safe comment traffic lifting bot

      Olibara HosasaOlibara Hosasa7 күн бұрын
    • Nope. Not accurate.

      Scars RodriguezScars Rodriguez8 күн бұрын
    • if only it could turn into a mini series it would be really fun to watch

      Huzaifa AhmedHuzaifa Ahmed28 күн бұрын
  • Great video! I hadn’t heard of what happened to him. I think that sentence was such crap. Think of the damage caused by the banks done in 2008 - what sentences did the criminals involved in those crimes serve?

    AllThat RemainsAllThat RemainsАй бұрын
    • Still in control

      Band In AmericaBand In America9 күн бұрын
    • Well, since it was largely the fault of the government...none of them were sentenced LOL

      Samurai BatSamurai Bat12 күн бұрын
  • Watching this actually makes me side with liberty and makes drug prohibition seem even sillier.

    Macintoshi MannMacintoshi Mann26 күн бұрын
  • I truly appreciate the storytelling and detail that's gone into this video. Thank you🇰🇪

    Ivy KiarieIvy Kiarie10 күн бұрын
  • This is better than any documentary out there! Well done 👏🏻

    Davyd PavliukDavyd PavliukАй бұрын
  • The most interesting thing for me is that he allegedly ordered multiple murders for hire. It says a lot about how it all snowballed for him. From a free marketplace to getting to this dark place of being a world #1 drug lord that "does what he has to do" like murder for hire. I think he never intended to do that kind of things when he first started the project.

    edgelameredgelamerАй бұрын
    • that was the moment Ross Ulbricht became Dread Pirate Roberts

      exaexa5 күн бұрын
    • @Pixel Heisenberg

      potatopotato9 күн бұрын
    • @Ian Krasnow And the cop that stole 20,000 BTC would have been worth $1.2 billion at the high last year.

      S BS B26 күн бұрын
    • @Ian Krasnow He could have bought Twitter with that money and still had a few billion to spare. You get that rich, you're untouchable. Just ask mElon.

      S BS B26 күн бұрын
    • ​@Matt Muoio El Chapo bested both of them.

      S BS B26 күн бұрын
  • I do love the judges statement in this…still the guy does deserve some mercy. It’s disgusting that the corrupt cops-actual sworn peace officers, got off SO much more lightly.

    Jay BeeJay Bee27 күн бұрын
  • Sad state of affairs when selling drugs gets you life in prison and people who abuse children get next to nothing.

    Drew MDrew M10 күн бұрын
    • @iUseDemFrapz except he wasn't charged for any of that. Why do you blame him for the OD? He sold psilocybin, you CAN NOT od on psilocybin, open a book KID.

      Eric BohannonEric BohannonСағат бұрын
    • yeah its just a simple act of selling drugs not being a drug kingpin and hiring hitmen to kill people XDDD. He's such a good and innocent guy surely has not at all contributed to people ruining their lives through addictions and probably hundreds of overdoses.

      iUseDemFrapziUseDemFrapz8 сағат бұрын
    • Really shows how $$ matters more than morals to our institutions

      padarousoupadarousouКүн бұрын
  • This actually sounds like a legitimate business based on his admirations and the problem he was trying to solve (for the first 5-minutes of the video)

    Macon CarltonMacon Carlton25 күн бұрын
  • The fact that this drug empire had two formal officials, who were placed to actually expose the drug empire, become apart of it in a way is kinda crazy how much money can make people move. And Ross had his life ahead of him but only saw the light instead of the tunnel he had to walk through. That light blinded him

    AshyboiAshyboi23 күн бұрын
  • I chatted with Ross a few times, due to a support ticket I submitted early on during TSR’s run. I only knew him as The Dread Pirate Roberts at that time of course. I’ve been clean now for 7 years, but I was addicted to oxycodone for 6 years, and got scammed by a vendor called, “New York Fuego” on an order for 20 x 30mg oxycodone pills for $400, which he never shipped. He was super nice and helpful. He resolved my issue and refunded my $400 in less than 24 hours and then banned the vendor who scammed me.

    Simon B89Simon B89Ай бұрын
    • Wow

    • @linsqo piring The pharma companies have Congress in their pocket via hundreds of million in 'campaign contributions' and have probably been the financiers of studies claiming their products are not addictive or lead to addiction. Once dark money is out of politics a lot of problems will fix themselves.

      T NasrT NasrАй бұрын
    • @Simon B89 Two questions. Weren't you scared buying from that site when the sellers and admins could be anonymous but you had to give some real info in order to get the product shipped to you? And from this video some buyers came face to face with the cops for this very reason. And everyone talks about the dangers of doctors starting people on addictions through prescription drugs, but what about the other side of that? I've heard a lot of horror stories of people who have legit needs for pain killers who can't get it now because doctors are kept track of how many narcotics the prescribe and are under tremendous pressure to lower it. Someone pointed out that the number of people who become addicted is a tiny minority but almost all of us will need pain meds at some point in our life. I don't think from what you wrote you're totally against pain meds, just that it was handled really badly in your case.

      linsqo piringlinsqo piringАй бұрын
  • Well done, Cindy! My first foray into what happened to Silk Road and you presented a succinct and informative narration.

    shnibby69shnibby6926 күн бұрын
  • He was not playing with violence only with codes but got life in prison. That's crazy

    Pull up in aPull up in a27 күн бұрын
  • This was a really good piece of journalism. Like a high quality video you never see from big media.

    Ward bWard bАй бұрын
  • This was very informative. Thank you for putting this together!

    Park City ProductionsPark City ProductionsАй бұрын
  • You did a fantastic job of summarizing and presenting the information.

    linsqo piringlinsqo piringАй бұрын
  • Really enjoyed watching this. You won a new subscriber. Very well put together, well done.

    Ddot connectionsDdot connectionsАй бұрын
  • The irony of authorities breaking the law to catch people breaking the law is as disgusting as it is delicious.

    mending_chordmending_chordАй бұрын
  • I was hesitant at first to watch this clip, but I'm very glad I did because the story itself was fascinating and the production of it was superb. That aside, I cringed at the "life sentence" he got because I was expecting 30 to 40 years, max.

    Cem SahinCem SahinАй бұрын
    • as soon as i saw it was a female judge talking about "privilege" i knew it would be bad news

      exaexa5 күн бұрын
  • thank you, this content is very helpful and very well explained, hopefully it can grow

    Happy Life QuotesHappy Life Quotes22 күн бұрын
  • It's insane that he got two life sentences for essentially making a deep web ebay.

    Kodeb8Kodeb813 күн бұрын
    • @kik locus that would be relevant if he got charged for those hits.

      Ty JustoTy Justo3 күн бұрын
    • how about the hits he ordered

      kik locuskik locus5 күн бұрын
  • Wonderful video. It never strays from the story. Good job. In terms of the sentencing, it seems harsh at first but then you realize the guy created a multi million dollar illegal drug market. What other judgment can you receive? He forced their hands. Plus there’s the whole issue of ordering hits like a mob boss. You live by the sword.

    Cloud 1st ClassCloud 1st Class24 күн бұрын
  • Great, super engaging story. I think that at least on a karmic level a person who was willing to order hits on multiple people's lives getting a life sentence is not unfitting

    WindyClearWindyClear20 күн бұрын
  • Having personally researched the topic intensely myself in an ongoing capacity, I am deeply impressed with the quality and accuracy of this report. Well done and thank you.

    easeinboxeaseinbox3 ай бұрын
    • @nollieflipcrook .... I don't think he actually made any money from that...honestly.. I don't recall homemaking any money from.anuthing associated He was a Killer hedge-trader as d at as I recall

      First LastFirst Last4 күн бұрын
    • @trcs by running a website that was used for selling drugs lol what do you mean? Even if he didn't personally sell drugs himself he still created a platform for people to sell drugs

      nollieflipcrooknollieflipcrook7 күн бұрын
    • @Dave OneZero how did he make it safer exactly? Other than avoiding the law it wasn't any safer than buying drugs on the street. If drugs were decriminalized, and addicts had safe places to do their drugs and make sure their drugs weren't cut with fentanyl then that would be great. That's not what silk road was tho

      nollieflipcrooknollieflipcrook7 күн бұрын
    • @nollieflipcrook if you really watched the whole video or even knew about silk road before this video, can you tell me exactly how he made the money off "drugs"?

      trcstrcs8 күн бұрын
    • Grease ball

      blaine sellarsblaine sellars19 күн бұрын
  • Great news story. Thanks for your hard work.

    Brain FartBrain FartАй бұрын
  • He had a happy childhood if he had an alcoholic father or a mother addicted to drugs he wouldn't be so supportive of being absolutely free

    k no onek no oneАй бұрын
  • well, the fact that he exposed his gmail account to the public is quite dumb, he could've used a ton of private hidden email services instead

    iQuickiQuickАй бұрын
  • I feel like this guy doesn’t deserve life in jail, except when there is evidence he actually tried to hire hitmen. If not, I feel like creating Silk Road was…a mistake, but he shouldn’t have to rot in prison cell for that.

    S. -S. -19 күн бұрын
  • It's crazy to think that former government employees can get like 6 years in prison for stealing literally from the government, and people who sell crack, even small can get life.

    iloveplayingpriloveplayingprАй бұрын
    • @Todd with 2 D’s A drug dealer can easily ruin more lives than a rapist or a murderer? Do you think the oh so innocent drug dealer who tried to have 5+ people killed with hitmen is not at all contributing to people's misfortune?

      iUseDemFrapziUseDemFrapz8 сағат бұрын
    • @Swiggler Was that proven in court? No it was not. There is accusations but no evidence of that.

      Diggy's SandboxDiggy's Sandbox22 сағат бұрын
  • I've consumed so much silk road and Ross Ulbrich content over the years, but this video added information that was new to me. Great job.

    A FA FАй бұрын
  • “It is fictional to think of Silk Road as some place of freedom.” This is in regards to him making rules. So America isn’t the land of the free. Also Ulbricht created a medium for others to sell products that were potentially more safe than slightly modified molecules of a drug that made it even more unsafe. People are going to do drugs and we should ensure it’s safe for them. Ulbricht didn’t sell the drugs from what I know but nonetheless our agencies such as DEA sell drugs back to the streets. Double standards and an abuse of power. Let the man walk free.

    Justin BockJustin Bock26 күн бұрын
  • The judge wanted to prove a point or make a name of herself cause this sentence was unwarranted

    Xolani MtshaliXolani Mtshali26 күн бұрын
  • Crazy how he went though all these loopholes, just to leave something as simple as a username and email public. If he didn't do that, would he have ever been caught?

    SlendiiSlendii28 күн бұрын
    • I guess he didn’t think it would blow up to the extent it did

      Jaewon JungJaewon JungКүн бұрын
  • "An agent who, in a twist, turned out to be corrupt" A corrupt DEA agent isn't a twist.

    Not JohnNot John11 күн бұрын
    • Sounds like it's something a DEA agent would happily take in mind while filling out the resume lmao

      LuckyyLuckyy11 күн бұрын
  • I remember being in middle school and watching youtube videos on the dark web and the silk road. This video was extremely inetersting i didnt know the rabbit hole was so deep. Im not lying when i say that back then i was expecting a stereotypical junky to be the owner of the site. I guess after all he got what he wanted..... a story was mader about his life.

    Rogue JesterRogue Jester2 күн бұрын
  • Thanks for the well-put-together video! No gimmicks or delays.

    wolverine96wolverine9615 күн бұрын
  • He was such an amazing guy The firzt raid on his parents place was oddly on my birthdate - he truly believed in equality and free information. A true freedom fighter and irreplaceable.

    First LastFirst Last4 күн бұрын
  • Life without parole. That’s much longer then most drug dealers. Plus without the murders, violence that comes with being a major drug dealer. They wanted to make an example of him.

    SEENOSEENOАй бұрын
    • @Cherse Gems thats such a good point, good sentence for the lad

      zz3 сағат бұрын
    • @Spencer G. Wow yes because he states he's against violence publicly on his linked in that totally actually disproves that he would ever do something like that! Surely the guy who lived a double life as one of the most prolific drug lords on the internet and kept this a secret from almost everyone he knew would be above ever lying or deceiving anyone! Also what is the double standard of using convictions and then dismissing them when its convenient? So because he wasn't convicted for hiring hitmen that means he never did it but the multiple life sentence convictions are just total farses because its inconvenient for your narrative.

      iUseDemFrapziUseDemFrapz8 сағат бұрын
  • very well said by the judge. It aint "freedom". It's ur version of "freedom" where u control literally everything.

    AlexAlex28 күн бұрын
  • From the thumbnail I thought this was Robert Pattinson lol

    Coding in FlowCoding in FlowКүн бұрын
  • Amazing presentation, I was invested in the story from beginning to the end.

    VVАй бұрын
  • People can be so complex yet miss so much in life in the ways of joy, love, and amusement. Tragic story. Evil so tightly wrapped a good man.

    Robert J. duPreezRobert J. duPreez4 күн бұрын
  • i actually thought his plea to the judge to be released in old age was really beautifully written.

    PetyaPetyaАй бұрын
    • @Adel Fazelrahman True 😂 Yes, cocaine and heroin are so safe man! Those overdoses? Pftt! Those are the ones addicted don't blame the dealer, blame the addict! Ffs people these days.

      TK RaidTK RaidКүн бұрын
    • @emil supermies Correct. The American prison system does not seek to rehabilitate prisoners. Only punishment with no redemption. See how Europe treats prisoners. Radically different. And they don't have the same crime rates as here.

      KǒjkaKǒjkaКүн бұрын
    • it was written *rhetorically* well

      Robert ClaflinRobert Claflin4 күн бұрын
    • in other words, beautifully manipulative lmao

      A\zzorA\zzor4 күн бұрын
  • Multiple life sentences for creating a platform for drug dealers is a bit excessive. What bugs me more than the drugs is that he wanted to help sell firearms to anonymous buyers. Also the DEA agents should have had stricter sentencing.

    SimonSimon3 күн бұрын
  • So far, all the channels I’ve watched that were produced by leveraging SkillShare have been superb! Well done. 👍🏻

    Malibu JamieMalibu Jamie6 күн бұрын
  • It’s still so sad the government killed the Silk Road and treated the founder like an evil person. It’s our right to take what drugs we want and he shouldn’t be wasting his whole life away in a cell.

    Kyler ChildersKyler Childers3 күн бұрын
  • Thats a cruel sentence for the crime. If you think about it, he saved a lot of people being around humans they normally wouldn't be around in a million year's. Drugs are so misunderstood, it's not the drug thats bad, its the person who's taking it, you can be a violent person with or without drugs, just like you can be a non violent person with or without drugs.

    GreekOzyGirlGreekOzyGirlАй бұрын
  • I’m surprised the crocked cops only got 6 years. There should be even harsher punishment for those in law enforcement seeing as their job is to uphold the law. 🙄

    Emma CEmma C2 ай бұрын
    • @Likeable Cloud US justice system one of the best? Thats gotta be a joke

      WujekWujekКүн бұрын
    • I know a ex cop who shoved a drunk guy down the stairs and killed him on duty. He left the body, came back and took the homeowners security camera footage. He only got 3 years in prison and now he works for a school district. Lol I told then I was quitting so they fired me. Hire killers and fire ex military stuff for a school district. Sound smart

      Timothy DavisTimothy Davis22 күн бұрын
  • The crooked cops got 6yrs and he got life, gotta love the “Justice” system.

    Ryan MillerRyan MillerАй бұрын
  • You want to know why they did him this harsh? He cut USD out of his drug trade. That's the only reason.

    CovertghostCovertghost11 күн бұрын
  • In the US, you can fall from grace suddenly and the justice system can be implacably harsh. Ulbricht's sentence was and is ridiculously vindictive.

    WingalaxiWingalaxi6 күн бұрын
  • Fascinating documentary. So well researched, extremely well presented. Outstanding work

    John CouriJohn Couri14 сағат бұрын
  • He was clearly guilty but to me the sentence was over the top. Life without parole was harsh.

    Simon YSimon YАй бұрын
    • He was a mastermind what do you expect? Running an illegal market place. A local drug dealer or a murderer doesn’t pose the same threat that he does.

      Sebastien C.Sebastien C.Күн бұрын
    • he messed with government agency for a year that's why

      Kasa JizoKasa Jizo5 күн бұрын
    • @S B nah pretty sure there still people in jail over that financial crisis. As far as I understand there was considerable negligence, as in nearly deliberate so unless those people managed to turn on others, there were definitely convictions.

      BlancoBlanco10 күн бұрын
    • @Edith Boozy exactly. But yeah, he is a saint

      RickphillyRickphilly12 күн бұрын
    • @Rickphilly Also funny that nobody mentioned that kids could (and certainly were) buying off this site.

      Edith BoozyEdith Boozy12 күн бұрын
  • He made some pretty big rookie mistakes it was inevitable that he'd be caught

    》《》《6 күн бұрын
  • When the judge started talking about privilege I knew this would end bad for him

    DiomedesDiomedes11 күн бұрын
  • Well done Cindy ,for putting this story together.

    Peter TonerPeter Toner5 күн бұрын
  • The judge admitted her main motivation was to prevent ‘disruption to the social fabric’, rather than justice. Says it all.

    Ed PeckEd Peck21 сағат бұрын
  • Ulbrict should've become a cop first. That way he would've gotten a more lenient sentence.

    Old Man Doing High Kicks Only In Black SocksOld Man Doing High Kicks Only In Black Socks5 ай бұрын
    • ​@D. P. ... should HAVE....OF is a preposition, not a verb. 😭

      Gomer SmithGomer Smith11 күн бұрын
    • ​@cane sugar Freedom of speech pertains to individuals and the government, not to other individuals!

      Gomer SmithGomer Smith11 күн бұрын
    • @DrizzDaddy L

      oxtkzoxtkz23 күн бұрын
    • @DrizzDaddy There needs to be a higher standard for officers. Their crimes are far, far less damaging, if you go by the metric of how many people they directly hurt, than what this guy did (which funny enough I actually made a comment about that and two people had the damn nerve to say "What damage has he caused") but the difference is that these aren't just average citizens. These are officials that we need to trust to do the right thing. We rely on them to uphold the law. There needs to be a standard set for them to say that we have a justice system we can trust more than the average person...because otherwise what is the point? Why don't we all just become vigilantes and take matters in our own hands? The reason why we don't is because we can say that the cops will serve and protect.

      Jacob JensenJacob Jensen27 күн бұрын
  • I have a big problem with judge's sentencing and motivation. There's so many wrong things about it. The analogies made are just flawed and the sentencing makes no sense. Extremely harsh and unsettles me

    TLCTLC9 күн бұрын
  • I went lurking on silk road they sold everything and the site would always go down. There's another silk road up. Take down one and another takes its place.

    Bella RoseBella Rose10 күн бұрын
  • This is my definition of being "too smart ending too dumb!" If you know what I mean. Wasted his glorious days but I guess every thing has a price to pay! Especially those illegal things he did. Nothing's forever mate!

    Rafael Ken AguilarRafael Ken Aguilar11 күн бұрын
  • quite insane how doing stuff on a laptop can get you locked up for the same amount as when you were to kill a bunch of people

    glichjthebicycleglichjthebicycle4 күн бұрын
  • The judge speaking of there being no privilege in the our(US) judicial system is laughable.

    Taylor NelsonTaylor NelsonАй бұрын
    • @X he went to penn state, not upenn. upenn is the ivy league you're thinking of.

      Ryan CharlesRyan Charles2 күн бұрын
    • He was literally the epitome of privileged. White, middle-class, Ivy League education and still managed to F'up his life.

      XX8 күн бұрын
  • He wasn't a drug lord. He created an amazing tech platform and drug lords used it. If you are going to comment on a person fighting for their life, get your headline right.

    Ant BanksAnt BanksАй бұрын
  • It is an absurd to give him LIFE on crimes with no victims

    JojocapaloozaJojocapalooza2 күн бұрын
  • There are many more out there just like him. They hide in plain sight because people think a bad guy has a certain “look”

    DeafDeafАй бұрын
    • well regardless most criminals aren't coding websites and encrypting files lol.

      NBL CjNBL CjАй бұрын
  • That's honestly hilarious how he was caught, as far as the IRS agent just searching him up on forums.

    Y2KY2K16 күн бұрын
  • I have seen many documentaries on Silk Road and you have included a lot of information that was previously left out. Well done.

    Jonathan MunzJonathan MunzАй бұрын
    • @SuperFinGuy I wasn't responding to you but definitely look it up. It is the most thorough telling of true crime stories I've come across. You won't be disappointed

      Ariki RopihaAriki RopihaАй бұрын
    • @Ariki Ropiha I'll look it up thanks, it just irks me that a channel pops up out of nowhere and somehow people trust it. Specially with these bot comments.

      SuperFinGuySuperFinGuyАй бұрын
    • Listen to the casefile KZworld videos on this subject. Very detailed

      Ariki RopihaAriki RopihaАй бұрын
    • @Joshua Thomas the video

      blimpedblimpedАй бұрын
    • what tf are you going on about?

      Joshua ThomasJoshua ThomasАй бұрын
  • Pretty good story and put together well. Awesome work :) Trust the taxman to to be the one to figure it all out lol.

    BeanoBeanoКүн бұрын
  • 3:22 YES!!! What you put in your body SHOULD be your choice!! This whole "war on drugs" idiocy has backfired so badly and cost the american people so much addition to throwing innocent people in prison for exorbitantly long sentences.

    Kaylei BurkeKaylei Burke6 сағат бұрын
  • 1: I never understood the problem with letting people do drugs. People are going to do it whether legal or not. Which is incidentally the same argument for abortions. So why not make sure the drugs are as safe as they can be made and not laced with things that shouldn't be there. 2: he will spend the rest of his life in jail. But a corrupt cop and other officials barely have to spend 10 years in jail? How's that fair? He did even do the selling, he only provided the platform. 3: this was an interesting documentary and as soon as the IRS was mentioned I knew they'd get him, when no one else can get the man, the IRS can.

    Jonah ThraneJonah Thrane2 күн бұрын
  • Very well done and interesting video, keep it up!

    Dylan TylickiDylan Tylicki21 күн бұрын
  • Excellent documentary; I thought I knew all there is to know about it, but learned some more. Despite having some very intelligent security measures, he made some rookie mistakes. BTW, the word _route_ is pronounced identically to "root", similar to _routine,_ _mousse,_ _bouquet,_ etc.; a _rout_ means something entirely different.

    tstcikhthyststcikhthysАй бұрын
  • I thought this guy doesn't believe in institutions?? Why is he begging the (court system) for a more lenient sentence? hmm?? Glad he got his!

    Sheng LiangSheng LiangАй бұрын