U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said that the impetus for recent darknet raids was President Donald Trump telling the DOJ to take down cybercrime outlets like AlphaBay.
In a speech, he reportedly told the District Attorneys office, “[Donald Trump] gave us several directives. One is to dismantle transnational criminal organizations. That is what we are announcing today. Dismantling of the largest dark website in the world by far.”
AlphaBay and Hansa, were two of the biggest darknets but both have been removed. More arrests doubtless will take place as governmental confrontations continue.
But the responses to the take-downs from readers were notably less enthusiastic than Sessions determined declarations.
Many lives will be shattered from the latest “War on Drugs.” It would surely be better to legalize drugs as the United Nations is trying to do than to just crack down on them. At the Federal level the US seems to be going in the wrong direction.