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KISS YOUR FREE PRESS GOOD-BYE! Barrett Brown conviction another sign of death of journalism in America...R.I.P.
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[quote:Sol Reflector:MV8yNzc1MzUyXzQ4NDgyMDU4XzE5QzY1QzBG] [quote:Anonymous Coward 50964872:MV8yNzc1MzUyXzQ4NDgxOTU4XzRBMkM4NkU=] I wonder who the dumb ass jurors were? [/quote] Unfortunately he was facing 105 years in prison (!!!), so he copped a plea. But you're correct, a truly informed jury could have exculpated him under the 1st Amendment RIGHTS of a FREE PRESS. This is an injustice of the highest order against the Bill Of Rights. When they force you to cop a plea, you have no appeal or recourse to the Supreme Court. Sadly, it happens every day in our former Republic. :mexico::dick: [/quote]
I was amazed to find that no threads were on GLP today discussing this landmark case against internet freedom and freedom of the press. We are truly doomed. I only heard of this case a few weeks ago and assumed it would be a hot-potato issue here among the freedom-mongers on GLP. I was sadly disappointed that nobody even posted anything regarding this decision. God help us.
Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months for 'merely linking to hacked material'
The journalist and former Anonymous member says of prison term and fine in statement: ‘They’re sending me to investigate the prison-industrial complex’
link to www.theguardian.com
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