This article about Journalist and activist Barrett Brown concerns his third indictment in 2013. Barrett was charged with making “threatening videos” directed at an FBI agent, linking to information to a data dump from a hack of a private CIA company called Stratfor and for putting his laptop in his mother’s kitchen cupboard.
Originally posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013
For those that do not know who Barrett Brown is, I encourage you to Google him. Barrett is an information activist, journalist and author. Barrett founded Project PM, a wiki that tracks the surveillance state. He is in a federal detention facility in Texas and is facing 100 years in prison, if I’ve done my quickie math in my head right.
His crimes, you ask? He is alleged to have made threatening YouTube videos aimed at the FBI agent that raided his home, he is alleged to have shared a link that contained credit card and access information, and he supposedly hid laptops when the FBI came-a-knocking. That’s right, that sorta stuff could cost you 100 years these days.
Please consider donating to his defense fund. Barrett is interested in hiring a private attorney. He is pleased with his present Federal Public Defender, but has expressed interest in an attorney that can dedicate more time to visiting with Barrett to discuss the evidence and strategy. This money will be used to retain a local attorney, it is not to pay for my services.
Donation link: https://www.wepay.com/donations/free-barrett-brown
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Hacktivist anger over US government’s ‘ludicrous’ cyber crackdown
Dallas Morning News
By Robert Wilonsky
For the third time in three months, feds indict Anonymous’ not-spokesman Barrett Brown, charging him with obstruction
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