Barrett Brown: why his sentencing hearing was sabotaged; his case should now be thrown out

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On Tuesday the sentencing of Barrett Brown, a US journalist, was delayed for a second time and postponed until January 22 of next year. At the hearing the prosecution dramatically presented 500 pages of new evidence, seemingly unrelated to the charges to which Brown was awaiting sentencing. The only explanation for this is that it was a clumsy attempt by the prosecution to provide the judge with a basis for awarding a maximum sentence at the January hearing. But the behaviour of the prosecution at the hearing revealed several important ambiguities that can only be described as (unintended) prosecutional sabotage. (See also video at end.)

Firstly. The prosecution took the opportunity at the hearing to bring up matters relating to an earlier charge against Brown that was subsequently dropped – namely the alleged posting of a link to data hacked from Stratfor. Marlo Cadeddu, the Defense attorney told the court…

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