Free Jeremy Hammond! fucking now

Posted: May 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Prior Political Arrests

 

RNC 2004

 

During the 2004 Republican National Convention protest activity in New York, a convention which saw thousands of protesters unconstitutionally arrested for First Amendment activity[2], Hammond was arrested during a “drum-banging protest.”[3][5][13]

 

Occupy Wicker Park

 

During a march initiated by University of Illinois students on September 12, 2005, Hammond was arrested when police intervened after twenty marchers occupied Wicker Park‘s Damen and Milwaukee traffic intersection.[14]

 

Protesting Nazis

 

Jeremy was arrested along with 25 others for protesting Neo-Nazi groups at the National Socialist Movement‘s December 10, 2005 rally in Toledo, Ohio.[4][15][16] A total of 25 people were arrested [15][17] for violations relating to a court injunction that barred public gatherings (meant to protect the Neo-Nazi’s from protesters).

 

Chicago Pride Parade

 

Jeremy plead guilty to battery for getting into an altercation with anti-gay protesters while attending a gay pride parade.[18] Jeremy’s lawyer, Melinda Power attributed the melee to “anti-gay protesters” who “attacked her client” at the annual Chicago Pride Parade on June 28, 2004.[18][19]

 

Protest Warrior

 

On December 7, 2006, Hammond was sentenced to two years in federal prison and three years’ probation after pleading guilty to charges of breaking into the computer system of Protest Warrior, a group that aggressively targeted anti-Iraq War activists.[4] Based on information and chat logs provided by cooperating witnesses,[5] Hammond was indicted on June 26, 2006 for “hacking into a politically conservative website and stealing its computer database including credit card information.”[3] At his sentencing hearing, the court heard that he was motivated by politics and not personal gain. Prosecutor Assistant U.S. attorney Brandon D. Fox said, “While Jeremy Hammond tried to make this about politics, we wanted to make this about what actually occurred, that he stole credit cards.” Charges of 2.5 million dollars in damages was assessed based on $500 per credit card, for each of the 5000 credit card numbers in Hammond’s possession, despite the fact that no money had been spent.[4] Hammond served his prison term at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) of Greenville, Illinois, a medium-security facility.

 

Protesting Holocaust Denier David Irving

 

On March 25, 2010, Hammond was arrested for taking part in a confrontation with Holocaust denier David Irving. Wearing black masks, five people had stormed the Edelweiss restaurant in Norridge, Illinois and “threw glasses and kicked over chairs” to drive out Irving’s guests[20] during which another restaurant patron was struck by a bottle.[21]

 

Olympic Protest

 

On November 29, 2010, Hammond was sentenced to 18 months probation and 130 hours of community service for mob action, by Cook County Judge Joseph Kazmierski.[22][23] Hammond along with five others had been arrested on September 29, 2009 for tearing down a Chicago 2016 banner at Daley Plaza and burning it to protest the Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 

Current Case

 

On March 5, 2012, Hammond was arrested by FBI agents in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago[13][24][25] for actions related to the 2012 Stratfor email leak. The indictment was unsealed the following day in the Lower Manhattan federal district court.[26][27] He is one of six individuals from the United States, England and Ireland indicted.[28][29]

 

The arrests were largely due to cooperation by a cooperating witness known online as Sabu.[30][31] Fox News in Manhattan was first to break the story based on “access to Sabu’s handlers”[32] of three arrests “on two continents,” a sealed federal indictment for six, and a “separate indictment” for Hammond.[33][34][35] The story was later confirmed by other news agencies when the court papers were unsealed.[36][37]

 

The case is being prosecuted by the office of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.[31][38] Hammond is represented by Elizabeth Fink,[39] “a firebrand attorney”[40] with the National Lawyers Guild who won a settlement of $8 million against the Government of New York[41] for ex-inmates of the Attica Prison riot.[42]

 

In November 2012, after being held for eight months without trial, Hammond was denied bail by Judge Preska; who warned that he could face life imprisonment for the Stratfor leak.[43][44]

In February 2013, the defense filed a motion asking presiding Judge Preska to recuse herself from the case on the basis that Preska’s husband, Thomas Kavaler, had an email address and password released in the Stratfor disclosure. Additionally, Mr. Kavaler works with many mutual clients of Stratfor, which were also affected by the hack. Hammond’s legal team stated that Mr. Kavaler’s status “as both a victim of the alleged crimes of the accused and an attorney to many other victims creates an appearance of partiality too strong to be disregarded, requiring disqualification.

 

See Jeremy Hammond is not a bad person hes a activist standing up for whats right if that’s a crime then I guess they can come arrest me to while there at it.Jeremy Hammond I pray for you brother I really hope all goes well for you. Fuck the MSM they don’t know the true meaning of an activist or what we fight for and that is the real fucking truth. If they lock you away for 10 years I really hope they don’t end up doing that you deserve to be free but there is no telling what they have in store for you. I wish you the best Jeremy Hammond and hope everything works out for the best 🙂

Peace out motherfuckers

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