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More than 300 activists and journalists, including myself, sent in letters asking for leniency and compassion in this case. Given the fact that Hammond’s hack appeared to be an act of civil disobedience coming from a place of political conscience, and not a crime for profit, many were shocked by today’s ruling. Also shocking is the judge’s alleged conflict of interest, which I outline in today’s video. This is a case the mainstream media isn’t likely to spend much time on, but a young man’s life has been effectively ruined, so it’s worth getting to know the facts of the case — and spreading the word. More information about the case at FreeJeremy.net.
In this video, WeAreChange tries something new and documents the 48hrs of their travels to the United Kingdom. Let us know what you think of this style of video and if you would like to see more of them. We started covering the Jeremy Hammond court case, drove down to Virginia to get one last interview with Adam Kokesh before we leave, go to the airport record the TSA one on one and finally land in the United Kingdom.
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Today [May 28, 2013] I pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This was a very difficult decision. I hope this statement will explain my reasoning. I believe in the power of the truth. In keeping with that, I do not want to hide what I did or to shy away from my actions. This non-cooperating plea agreement frees me to tell the world what I did and why, without exposing any tactics or information to the government and without jeopardizing the lives and well-being of other activists on and offline.
During the past 15 months I have been relatively quiet about the specifics of my case as I worked with my lawyers to review the discovery and figure out the best legal strategy. There were numerous problems with the government’s case, including the credibility of FBI informant Hector Monsegur. However, because prosecutors stacked the charges with inflated damages figures, I was looking at a sentencing guideline range of over 30 years if I lost at trial.