Should Andrew Auernheimer AKA Weev be held in CMU for terrorists?

I am writing these posts to counter cowardly journalism that Weev is some “hacker hero”. Also, to interweave related, pertinent criminal cases for my CJ readers.

I was reading the blog GreenIsTheNewRed.com and came across an interesting article about an ecoterrorist named Eric McDavid (.pdf). He’s the ELF (earth liberation front) member who was stung by a brave hero named Anna. Anna is a fellow criminal analyst who came down to heaven in the name of criminal justice. She impressed her students in her criminal justice class by infiltrating anarchist collectives (.pdf)

Thanks to Anna’s passionate work, McDavid is in sitting in isolation now. The government had enough evidence to present a case he was a terrorist so the Federal Bureau of Prisons could place him in a Communication Management Unit.

Unlike McDavid and Co.’s conspiracy to blow up Nimbus Dam, Weev is a terrorist in the “information warfare” sense. A hacker. Law enforcement are not acquainted with the type of vandalism trolling is, so the field is rather fresh. Weev’s criminal assessment:

  1. Advocates Terrorism in the form of violence – See: his threats to the FBI, his response affirming it
  2. Advocates Sabotage in the form of effecting the economy – See: his iProphet videos about sabotaging Amazon
  3. Advocates Subversion in overthrowing the government – See his Full Disclosure posts about revolution, his livejournal post “fellow revolutionaries”
  4. Runs a “pre-prison” blog where he communicates with his criminal supporters. – See his freeweev livejournal.

The mitigating circumstance is his drug usage having an effect on his mind. This means very little.

(As for Will Potter’s excellent blog, you don’t have to agree with his political viewpoints, but you can buy his book. Kindle format pls! He is a talented writer and offers excellent INT into the “above ground” legal issues surrounding environment activists.)

May update this a bit later today.

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