First, They came for Barrett Brown, and we said nothing. Then they came for Assange…

CounterPropa, May 1, 2017

If government entities and corporations are so worried about Julian Assange or Barret Brown exposing their corruption, then why don’t they cease to engage in corrupt and illegal behavior?

Award winning journalist Barret Brown was sentenced 63 months for “merely linking to hacked material.” He was then ordered to pay $890,000 in restitution and fines for crimes that had nothing to do with his journalistic endeavors and was originally charged with a combined sentence of over 100 years. Similar to Chelsea Manning’s initial sentence of 35 years, the U.S. government wanted to send a message to future journalists.

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