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A Journalist-Agitator
Facing Prison Over a Link

New York Times, by David Carr

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/9/2013 1:24:11 AM

Barrett Brown makes for a pretty complicated victim. A Dallas-based journalist obsessed with the government’s ties to private security firms, Mr. Brown has been in jail for a year, facing charges that carry a combined penalty of more than 100 years in prison. (Snip) By trying to criminalize linking, the federal authorities in the Northern District of Texas — Mr. Brown lives in Dallas — are suggesting that to share information online is the same as possessing it or even stealing it. In the news release announcing the indictment, the United States attorney’s office explained, “By transferring and posting the hyperlink, Brown caused the data to be made available to other persons online,

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It took awhile to root out what the headline was referring and may be downright chilling in the future for others who traverse the Internet and post "links." This guy seems like a kook and really a piece of human garbage that the liberal media fawn over because of his taking on "The Man."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 9/9/2013 1:29:12 AM     (No. 9512187)

FTA: "He has written for The Guardian, Vanity Fair and The Huffington Post, but as with so many of his peers, the line between his journalism and his activism is nonexistent."

This is quite a damning statement of what the LSM and journalism has become by the New York Times. Unbelievable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/9/2013 2:38:41 AM     (No. 9512205)

I don´t get this at all. A link is already in the public domain,so how can he be arrested for spreading it around.Drudge better run for cover.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/9/2013 6:30:38 AM     (No. 9512293)

Federalies make their own thug rules.

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