Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison for being a journalist
A court in Dallas has sentenced Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison.
count one 48 months
count two 12 months
count three 3 months
PLUS He must also pay $890,000 to Stratfor and Combined Security in restitution.
50% percent of all gifts and awards will go till paid in full.
He was sentenced for his relationship with a source who said he was close to the hacker group Anonymous. A group infiltrated and taken over by the FBI: this used to be called entrapment and is/was illegal in the US, but law enforcement owned by Wall Street Banks do what they want in the US. The FBI mine as well be called the Staci now.
For publishing a public link to stolen documents and information by Stratfor Security.
Now we know why Edward Snowden left.
On the FBI Practices:“”This is not the “rule of law”, Your Honor, it is the “rule of law enforcement”, and it is very dangerous.” -Barrett Brown
“The copy of the Declaration of Independence they took from me? Will I get that back?” – Barrett Brown in court (answer = no).
“Good news! — The U.S. government decided today that because I did such a good job investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex. For the next 35 months, I’ll be provided with free food, clothes, and housing as I seek to expose wrong doing by Bureau of Prisons officials and staff and otherwise report on news and culture in the world’s greatest prison system. I want to thank the Department of Justice for having put so much time and energy into advocating on my behalf; rather than holding a grudge against me for the two years of work I put into in bringing attention to a DOJ-linked campaign to harass and discredit journalists like Glenn Greenwald, the agency instead labored tirelessly to ensure that I received this very prestigious assignment. — Wish me luck!” -Barrett Brown
“We need to restore a very rigorous tradition of civil disobedience until reasonable well-informed people are confident that the powerful are not above the law.” Barrett Brown (said on the phone after the trial from prison)
Why he’s important
Why we need his perspective
Why free speech matters
Published on Aug 17, 2012