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Young Hacktivists Worse Than DOJ Drone Killers?

rcollins Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 12:20 PM
As the mother of one of these Hactivists, I completely agree. My son is branded as "the other Bradley Manning." He is awaiting trial and has been incarcerated for over a year. Jeremy's judge, Loretta Preska, has a husband who's email was victimized as part of the hack my son is accused of, yet she still will not recuse herself. He is facing 35-life for exposing government corruption and the judge said he is worse than a sexual predator. I think she is worse than that as she is raping his constitutional right to a fair trial. And the punishment threatened is more than some murderers get. Wtf?
dreggie Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 1:58 PM
My deepest sympathies Mrs Collins. We've rapidly gone from hacking being thought judicially as graffiti to it being cyber terrorism. Most judges are idiots and it sounds like your one is a real prize.
Hopefully the EFF is of assistance in defending your son.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 7:44 PM
Assuming this is so, this is a set up for a successful appeal by any defense lawyer who isn't sleeping, but it would go back to square one with a new trial... and I would think this judge probably knows it and is putting him through this grinder just for a vendetta's sake, rather than yielding the trial to a jurist with no interest in either affected party. Until appeals lost due to judicial conduct actually blow back substantively upon the jurist involved, this will keep happening.

Pause and reflect on this hypocrisy: The Department of Justice prosecutes young hackers who use computers to promote free speech while highly educated adults within the DOJ threaten to use lethal drone force against American citizens without due process. Which is worse?

Certainly, I do not condone hacking. However, you and I need to start talking about the best way to handle cyber-attacks while also recognizing that the same government officials we trust to protect us are assaulting our constitutional freedoms.

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