Barrett_Brown_2007 (1) - Edited

“Maybe you don’t care about the imprisonment of Barrett Brown. Maybe you’ll never piss off a federal prosecutor, or get deeply involved with a decentralized hacker collective. Maybe you’ll never share a link to a document dump that contains stolen credit card information, so the five year imprisonment of a journalist last Thursday isn’t relevant to your day-to-day life. But there’s something deeper at stake in Brown’s wrongful arrest and conviction, and it should worry any American who cares about the freedom of press, the freedom of expression, and the freedom from unlawful prosecution or harassment at the hands of an increasingly paranoid and secretive state.”

Read the rest at Salon. “If they can imprison Barrett Brown, they can do it to anyone