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Hammond Letter

Hammond Letter

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Jeremy Hammond will be sentenced next month in connection with his involvement in Anonymous hacking and passing along email contents from the private military contractor Stratfor. The Court will contemplate up to a 10 year sentence.

Letter of support on his behalf are due to his lawyers (or @JayLeidermanLaw) by tomorrow. Please add your voice:

http://jayleiderman.blogspot.com/2013/10/letters-desperately-needed-for-jeremy.html
Jeremy Hammond will be sentenced next month in connection with his involvement in Anonymous hacking and passing along email contents from the private military contractor Stratfor. The Court will contemplate up to a 10 year sentence.

Letter of support on his behalf are due to his lawyers (or @JayLeidermanLaw) by tomorrow. Please add your voice:

http://jayleiderman.blogspot.com/2013/10/letters-desperately-needed-for-jeremy.html

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Published by: doug_johnson_56 on Oct 14, 2013
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Honorable Loretta A. PreskaChief JudgeSouthern District of New York500 Pearl StreetNew York, NY 10007Dear Judge Preska, October 14, 2013In June of 1773 Anonymously procured letters were published in the
Boston Gazette
.Their publication and the whisper campaign that preceded their publication set thecountryside aflame. Protests were held as far away as Philadelphia and, back in England, aduel took place over who was responsible for the Anonymous leak. No one died in the initialduel so a second duel was duly scheduled. Before it could take place, Benjamin Franklin, thenacting on behalf of Massachusetts in London, stepped forward to admit that he had sent theletters to Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and others in the Massachusetts legislature. Those ofus who are heirs to the American Revolution know of these events as the Hutchinson LettersAffair. Thomas Hutchinson, then Governor of the British Province of Massachusetts, was oneof the correspondents involved in penning the packet of twenty letters. I would like tosubmit to the Court that what happened in the Hutchinson Letters Affair might proveinstructive as the Court considers the length of sentence it will level for Jeremy Hammond'sadmitted responsibility in pilfering a large number of electronic letters from Stratfor andpassing them along to Wikileaks.My name is Doug Johnson Hatlem. I was born in California, studied at LibertyUniversity in Virginia and Duke Divinity School in North Carolina. Most recently, I spenteight years as a street pastor working with people who are homeless or otherwisemarginalized for the Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO). MCCO placed me towork at Sanctuary, a church, drop-in center, health clinic, and arts collective in the heart ofdowntown Toronto. Recently, I moved back to the United States as my wife has taken a job ata seminary in Chicago. Much more has been written about me publicly in two embarassinglykind articles in the Toronto Star that describe me as a “diligent and conscientiousprofessional” with an “Old Testament sense of justice” that “can sometimes boil over.”Besides having moved to the city where Jeremy Hammond lived and worked before hisarrest, I can identify with him and with his plight for a number of reasons. Most especially, Ifeel a deep resonance with his various passions for justice and his intolerance for corruptionof any sort.Perhaps the British would have been within their then blinkered understanding of justice if they had put Ben Franklin away for a decade to punish him for his treachery in theHutchinson Letters Affair, but our experience as Americans and, in fact, as citizens all overthe world, would certainly be quite different if Ben had been behind bars in the years thatfollowed. Mr. Franklin is said to have stood silently as he was upbraided by the SolicitorGeneral as a dishonorable thief at a Privy Council meeting which, among other items,considered how he ought to be disciplined. Interestingly, Franklin spent no time in jail for his

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