Three Weeks After FBI Raid, Feds Indict Barrett Brown
Three weeks after the FBI raided the Dallas apartment of Barrett Brown, an affiliate of the hacker group Anonymous, the other shoe has finally dropped. The U.S. Attorney's Office filed an indictment today, charging Brown with Internet threats, conspiracy to make publicly available restricted personal information of a federal employee and retaliation against a federal law enforcement officer.
Barrett Brown, from the YouTube video entitled "Why I am going to destroy FBI Agent [RS]"
The indictment itself is little more than a compendium of Brown's tweets and YouTube ramblings. The FBI dug deep into the annals of the @BarrettBrownLOL Twitter feed to find comments like: "Have you doxed a pig today?"; "Organize. Choose your pig. Make your move."; and "Kids! Overthrow the U.S. government."
Then there are the one's directed specifically at the FBI agent investigating Brown, identified in court filings as RS. There are tweets saying things like "If what #HBGary did to me was legal, it will be just as legal when I do some of it to #Agent[RS]" and "Threat to put my mom in prison last mistake #Agent[RS] will ever fucking make." Then, there is the three-part YouTube video entitled "Why I am going to destroy FBI Agent [RS]" in which Brown calls the agent a "fucking chicken shit little faggot cocksucker" and says his life is over, "but when I say his life is over, I don't say I'm going to kill him, but I am going to ruin his life and look into his fucking kids."