Wired News reporter Declan McCullagh

Wired News reporter Declan McCullagh is a reluctant witness in the criminal trial of cypherpunk Jim Bell, accused of stalking federal agents. Bell is the author of an essay called “Assassination Politics”, which speculates on how an “organization could be set up to legally announce that it would be awarding a cash prize to somebody who correctly ‘predicted’ the death of one of a list of violators of rights, usually either government employees, officeholders, or appointees. It could ask for anonymous contributions from the public, and individuals would be able send those contributions using digital cash.” Here’s the story from The Register. Link