Saturday, February 22, 2014
Why Barrett Brown never threatened violence against anyone
Debunking supposed ‘threats’ > Why Barrett Brown never threatened violence against anyone
Barrett Brown’s detractors frequently claim that he threatened violence against an FBI agent and/or his family, and some cite this as a main reason why they cannot support him. They repeat this mantra uncritically, despite the fact that it’s directly contradicted by the evidence. They point to a YouTube video he posted which led to his arrest. While perhaps ill-advised, his actual words in that video are much more nuanced and don’t support the claim. As with any charges in which free speech is implicated, there is always a very high bar to prove a threat of physical harm, and this case does not meet the test.
We will explain why…
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