Barrett Brown has been in Federal Custody since September and needs money for a proper defense.
He is a author reporting on Anonymous, and Barrett Brown is/was involved in coordinating the reading and indexing and cross-indexing a drove of 75,000 emails from HBGrey.
It has been reported here before that among those e-mails were those showing HBGrey was prepping for, and bidding on a contract sow dissension on forums and websites of critics of the Chamber Of Commerce using an operator and automated sock-puppets.
Brown's position in communication with the Anonymous hackers as well as what he has found contained in the e-mails so far, caused the FBI to raid his apartment in March 2012 purportedly looking for evidence related to the hack of another security firm, Stratfor.
Brown was not at his apartment when the FBI raided it, he was at his mothers.
As the investigation continued over the next few months, the feds could find no evidence ....that related to criminal activity. That’s when they initiated a charge of obstruction of justice against his mother.Brown responded angrily to this involvement of his mother, threatening to do the same thing to the FBI that they had done to him.
He has now been charged under the espionage act, with harassing a federal officer, AND trafficking in stolen property because he posted a link to the e-mails in a chat room forum. Pretty much like one of us being charged with trafficking for posting a link to Wikileaks.
He is facing 100 years in jail on these various pretexts, but basically for uncovering what looks psy-ops in this country.
Read the story.
We need to help this guy out.