More Letters Urgently Needed Before Jeremy Hammond’s Sentencing

Jeremy’s sentencing is not going to be delayed any further.  It will go forward mid-November.  Letters to the court in support of Jeremy need to be in by no later than the 15th of October so they can be submitted to the court – that means you should do it now – TODAY!

Jeremy is facing 10 years in prison for leaking documents which revealed that Stratfor had been spying on activists. He was looking out for all of us, and we owe it to him to take a few minutes and try to look out for him too.

Here is my letter, which I kept pretty short:

Honorable Loretta A. Preska
Chief Judge
Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007


Dear Judge Preska,

My name is Cassandra, I am a mother from Southern California. I wanted to write to say that I am aware that Jeremy has pled guilty to a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, but I truly hope that you have compassion when sentencing him. He was acting on his conscience in an attempt to make the world better for us all, and it would be really beautiful if the court would have a conscience as well and release him with time served.
Jeremy is a very bright and caring young man and given an opportunity I think he could do great things with his life. What he did, while illegal, wasn’t done out of greed or for personal gain, he isn’t a monster, and it would be truly heartbreaking to see him get more time than many pedophiles and violent criminals with malicious intents.
When you sentence him, please remember that what he did was a nonviolent act of civil disobedience. Is that really a crime you should lose a decade of your life over?
Please do the right thing.



Completed letters can be (1) faxed to 347-402-2014, (2) scanned and emailed to sarah at kunstlerlaw dot net, or (3) mailed to:

The Law Office of Susan G. Kellman
25 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Please do not send your letter directly to the Court – it will not be read.

More information and letter suggestions can be found in Jay Leiderman’s Blog


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