Barrett Brown is an investigative reporter and ex-operative of Anonymous, the world-wide hacking collective. He has been indicted three times and is facing over a hundred years in prison.
On the surface, we are supposed to believe that Barrett Brown is a danger to federal agents and society as a whole. In reality, the only danger he posed was to those whom he was investigating.
It seemed as if Brown was on the verge of a breakthrough in his research of private security firms. He concluded that the United States was conducting a humungous surveillance and data-mining of Arab countries, which becomes exceedingly more interesting with revelations released by the Guardian via whistle blower Edward Snowden.
I am not going to delve into the details of what he was researching or the charges brought against him, however phony and ridiculous they are. Instead, I am going to plead with you to support this man who does not deserve to spend the rest of his life in jail. It is obvious to any one with even a passing interest in this case that Brown was targeted because of what he was researching. This is a terrible miscarriage of justice, and deserves the same scrutiny as the cases of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Jeremey Hammond, and others.
For more on this story, read the Nation article here.
To donate to his defense fund and learn more go to http://www.freebarrettbrown.org.