Is Journalist Barrett Brown A Political Prisoner?

Is Journalist Barrett Brown A Political Prisoner?

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In this interview Kevin Gallagher, founder of the Free Barrett Brown legal fund, discusses Barrett Brown's history and precarious legal situation. Brown is a journalist and online activist who sometimes spoke on behalf of the "hacktivist" collective known as Anonymous. He ran into trouble with the federal government in 2012 after posting a link to leaked material obtained from a hack of two private intelligence agencies: Stratfor and HBGary. Although Brown did not perpetrate the hack, the FBI raided his home and seized several of his laptops and and hard drives without charging him. Brown continued writing and began posting a series of videos to YouTube, which led the FBI to arrest and charge him with threatening federal agents in addition to several hacking charges. All told, Brown faced up to 105 years in prison.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , Reason Foundation, , [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (9 min., 6 sec.)) : sound, color
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Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
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