Tag: Barrett Brown

Up until March 2014, Brown was facing more than 100 years in prison.

Recent arrests of journalists covering protests in Missouri have put a spotlight on press freedoms in the US. A NYT reporter could go to jail if he refuses to reveal his anonymous source in a book he wrote in 2006.

“The reality is that Barrett had wanted to take responsibility for everything that he actually did."

Brown pleaded guilty in March to three separate counts. His plea deal had been under seal for nearly a month.

"Just the threat of getting charged is enough to chill that journalistic practice. It sends a real scary message to those people who do this for a living.”

“The criminalization of Mr. Brown’s speech (by republishing the hyperlink) is an unconstitutional abridgment."