Reddit co-founder and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz helped stop Congressional criminals from banning free speech on the Internet.
In retaliation, the government put charges on him for a trivial offense that would have put him in jail for 35 years.
Reportedly he hung himself.
I note that the last person of his stature to die by hanging in New York City was Mark Lombardi, the artist who made intricate diagrams of the connections between the Bush and Bin Laden families and got them shown in the Guggenheim museum.
To me, it's just as likely that there is an assassin based in NYC who is skilled at staging murders to look like suicide by hanging as it is that these two potent political figures hung themselves.