[Pnews] Letters Needed! Join Us in Asking for Leniency in Jeremy Hammond’s Sentencing!
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Wed Oct 2 20:02:35 EDT 2013
*Letters Urgently Needed! Join Us in Asking for Leniency in Jeremy’s
Posted October 2, 2013
We are currently collecting letters of support to ask Judge Loretta
Preska for leniency in sentencing.
You can find the template below, or you can download it in either
The deadline for submitting these letters is October 15, 2013.
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.
If you have any questions, please call 718-783-8200 or email sarah at
kunstlerlaw dot net.
Thank you for your continued support!
*TEMPLATE FOR LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR JEREMY HAMMOND** *
Jeremy Hammond’s sentence is set for *Friday, November 15 at 10am* at
the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York
(address below). We are collecting letters of support on his behalf.
Please submit your letter by *October 15, 2013* so that it can be
included in our submission to the Court. *Again, p**lease do not send
your letter directly to the Court – it will not be read.* Below is a
suggested template for support letters.
Honorable Loretta A. Preska
Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007
*GREETING*: Dear Judge Preska:
*BODY OF LETTER*: Briefly discuss yourself – who you are, your position
in work or your role in the community. If you are not personally
acquainted with Jeremy, tell the Judge why you are interested in his
case. If needed, you can find out more about the case here
<http://freejeremy.net/about-the-case/>. State that you are aware that
Jeremy has pled guilty to a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse
Act. Tell the Judge why you believe he should be treated with compassion.
If you know Jeremy personally, and can offer some personal observations,
you will want to mention this in your letter. It would be helpful to
* How you know him and how long you have known him.
* Jeremy’s character and compassion for other people (if possible,
include concrete examples of things that he has done for you or
If you would like to address the disparate treatment of Jeremy’s
co-defendants, or put his case in the context of the Computer Fraud and
Abuse Act (“CFAA”), you may want to mention some of the following points:
* Jeremy’s co-defendants in Ireland will not be prosecuted and in
the United Kingdom, those who are already convicted will not spend
more than 16 months in prison.
* The disproportionate sentences associated with the CFAA, or that
the protection the CFAA affords to corporations is greater than
those it affords to individuals, who may be subjected to
surveillance by private corporations such as Stratfor. (For more
information on the CFAA, please visit the website of the
Electronic Frontier Foundation, https://www.eff.org/issues/cfaa)
Whether you know Jeremy or not, you may want to mention that he had no
financial gain from his actions, which he undertook as
politically-motivated acts of civil disobedience. *Do not try to argue
that Jeremy is not guilty or was unfairly convicted. You are asking the
Judge for leniency.*
Sign the letter and include your return address.
The letter can then be sent according to the instructions at the top of
*Remember, please do not send any letters directly to the court, as they
will not be read.*
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