Barrett Brown: Threats To FBI & Raid by FBI

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Anonymous, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

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  2. Andy Downs Member

    The FBI has to come away with a conviction of some type, otherwise malicious prosecution applies...then the FBI is on the hook for Barrett's legal bills and damages.
    The FBI knows they are in a legal corner, but have to get a win to save face
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  3. PresidentShaw Member

    The only difference between me and you rof, is that I know that I'm a cunt ;)
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  4. White Tara Global Moderator

    lololol sorry rof but that was fuuuuneee! :)
  5. rof Member

    Shut up I love you both but you are cunts.
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  6. PresidentShaw Member

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    Interview with Kevin Gallagher of

    Kevin, thank you for agreeing to an interview with Freeanons.Org. First of all, congratulations to you, Barrett and his family, and Barrett’s lawyers, Mr. Swift and Mr. Ghappour.This week it was announced that the United States government had dismissed several counts against Barrett. Can you tell us, what is the significance of that, in terms of the charges he still faces? And how are Barrett’s spirits, currently?

    As has been noted, the dropping of 11 charges is a very significant reduction and also constitutes a tacit recognition from the government that their prosecution is politically motivated and flawed. The second indictment was the most problematic and controversial and played a role in his continued detainment. Moreover the identity theft statues carried mandatory consecutive sentences, making the potential penalty for sending one hyperlink very oppressive!
    A very strong motion to dismiss filed by Brown’s lawyers, and the threat of an amicus brief to be filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and several press freedom organizations, was essential in seeing the linking charges dismissed.
    There’s one charge of Access Device Fraud which remains in that indictment, but it requires proof of malicious intent which we all know Barrett did not have, so we believe that it will be impossible to secure a conviction. If you add up the absolute maximum potential sentence of the charges he still faces, you get 70 years, which is obviously not a realistic indication but illustrates the severity.
    This case is still about journalism and free speech. He is charged for the subversive acts of speaking out against and hiding his laptops from government agents. So the defense and prosecution is proceeding as normal.
    Barrett is doing very well. He has no shortage of books to read, and he continues to write a column every two weeks. I have the sense that he is rather laid back and optimistic about everything.

  8. rof Member

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  9. laughingsock Member

    I stumbled across this video.

    To me it sounds like he openly admitted to his involvement in highly illegal activity.
  10. A.O.T.F Member

    ^^ Can you please give me the page link for that, LS. I'm getting a 404

    ie >>> www dot what ever it is dot com
  11. laughingsock Member

    My phone only wants to give me the share vid link. Not the www.?/ .
    Youtube Barret Brown in New York.
  12. A.O.T.F Member

    Awesome .. Thanks LS ;)

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  13. rof Member

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  14. DeathHamster Member

    Today would have been the first court date.
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  15. rof Member
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  16. Anonymous Member

    Attached Files:

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  17. The Wrong Guy Member

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  18. Nancy Beazley Member

    Barrett Brown is the funniest guy in prison. Among other competitors.
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  19. Andy Downs Member

    A satirist spews hyperbole after being raiding by the FBI for doing serious work and faces more time than a murderer

    Now I understand
    Barrett Brown
    Sentencing August 18 at 1:30pm
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  20. Rockyj Member

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  21. rof Member

    PDF of sentencing OCT 6
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  22. DeathHamster Member

    Might be Amnesty International, but most likely PEN. Why can't Molly Crabapple name PEN?
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  23. rof Member
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  24. A.O.T.F Member

    LOL :p

    Jesus Christ! Compared to Barrett, Jake had it relatively easy.

    “While the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission."

    Alan Moore

    Chin up, Brother. Stay positive, stay strong. There is an unbelievable amount of support for you, here, on the outside. And it's growing by the day. ;)
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  25. rof Member
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  26. rof Member

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  27. rof Member

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  28. rof Member

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  29. Disambiguation Global Moderator

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  30. My heroes. *sniffles*
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  31. rof Member

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  32. rof Member

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  33. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Ah Barrett, I love you. I really do.
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  34. Anonymous Member

    Yeah, the dude writes like a boss!
  35. rof Member
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  36. meep meep Member

  37. Thank you for the link, rof.

    It seems to me that Barrett Brown makes several very sound points in his criticism of Biella Coleman's (imminently) forthcoming book on Anonymous (which she goes some way,to acknowledging in her comment on the linked piece).

    In the murky world of espionage and disinformation, anyone who stares into that abyss should be aware that it is the nitty-gritty factual details that are absolutely crucial. Why? Because, as Barrett points out, life and liberty are sometimes at stake, not just journalists' reputations for honesty and accuracy.

    Biella's dilemma is one that all journalists face - checking and re-checking those facts, and then checking them again - before publishing damaging inaccuracies.
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  38. WHOA! Simmer down there, sparky.

    Barrett Brown


    Gabriella Coleman, anthropologist, academic & author

    “Barrett Brown contributed to the efforts of Anonymous. Adept at stirring controversy, he was criticized for not participating anonymously. Many still respected him for his work. He wrote op-eds, helped secure legal counsel for arrested activists, and was admired for running Project PM—a wiki documenting the world of private security contracting. Among his many skills, hacking was not one of them; a common joke about Brown was he could not hack his way out of a paper bag. So it is both ironic and frightening that the legal system is treating him as even worse than a hacker. Vocal and passionate about his beliefs, he faces over a century in jail merely for sharing a link. If convicted, it will send a devastating message to independent journalists and activists that speaking up can lead to disastrous legal consequences.”

    [IMG] Gabriella Coleman@BiellaColeman
    Sharpen your pens. Barrett Brown's legal team is seeking letters in support of sentencing leniencey

    Biella has been a strong & loyal advocate for you Barrett. Do you think that it is a good thing that you do, by publicly lambasting the woman for making a mistake? IMHO: I think that you are quite literally biting the hand that feeds you.

    We are all human, and as humans we all make mistakes. And in Biellas case, I would say that they were honest mistakes. And god knows, you have made some horrendous fucking mistakes, Barrett.

    Lighten the fuck up man.

  39. stick it in your butt.
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