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Tonight’s musical selection is GRiZ performing “Too Young For Tragedy (DJ Green Lantern Remix).

Portrait of Jason Hammond

Jason Hammond is out on bail.

In August I touched on the case of Jason Hammond, brother of jailed hacktivist Jeremy Hammond. Jason was arrested in connection to a year-old confrontation with white supremacists. Jason is now free on bail, according to the Jason Hammond Support Network. Jason writes:

Firsts and foremost I want to thank all of the truly amazing people that have showed me love and support, I am forever indebted to you. I was bonded out of Cook County Jail late last week and I am now back amongst my beloved community in Chicago. I am happy and on way to pick up where I left off.  My heart was warmed by all the letters and messages of solidarity I received and it was very awesome to have communicated with people while in custody. I am excited to be able to start playing music and support my brother Jeremy. In regards to my arrest, I am being charged with allegedly being involved in the interruption of a white supremacist and Neo-Nazi gathering in Tinley Park in May, 2012. While I am bond, I will be able to better work on the defense of my case. So again, thank you all for the support for me and my brother in these times of struggle.

 What’s on your mind tonight? It’s an open conversation in the comments.

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Photo via Jason Hammond Support Network.

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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and

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