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The feds are not letting up on activist and Anonymous "spokesman" Barrett Brown. As Wired reports, they just filed a third criminal case against him.
Brown is scheduled to have a competency hearing in the first case on January 30. (Barrett requested one.) Randall Rattan, the prison psychologist at FCI Forth Worth notified the court that prison staff believe he is competent to stand trial. [More...]
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Barrett Brown, a vocal supporter of Anonymous, was arrested by the FBI three weeks ago. The raid occurred during an online chat at his home in Dallas. He was ordered detained without bail as a flight risk and danger to the community, but no charges were publicly available for weeks.
Brown has now been indicted on three counts, including making Internet threats, conspiring to make restricted personal information of a government employee publicly available, and retaliation against a federal law enforcement officer. The maximum sentence is 20 years. The Indictment is here.
His lawyer has filed a motion to determine his competency, which has been granted. From the docket: [More...]
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Take me down little Suzie won't you take me down
I know you think you're the queen of the underground
You can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the mail
Say it with dead flowers at my wedding
And I wont forget to put roses on your grave
I was hoping Barrett Brown would wake up this morning and realize he's accomplished his mission of maximizing publicity for his purported six figure book deal with Amazon and drop his plan to unmask cartel collaborators -- whether the Zetas or their rivals. Apparently not. [More...]
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