After thinking of this idea on another post I started, I think this issue should be considered by all. The current FBI/Law Enforcement model says that protesters who use DDOS are criminals. It is my opinion they are no different than other politically social movements who have had books written about them covering issues like a woman's right to vote, segregation, civil rights, etc. Fact: the law makers have allowed the activists that use computers to become classified as criminals. Those who are charged with the task of enforcing laws basically do what they are told and go after this new classification of "criminal" because they are easy targets, and it is easier to solve from their perspective. Its a great deal easier than finding out who send poison letters to Capital Hill. Plus there are more "perp walks" for the cameras and that shows the public they are "protecting them" from "evildoers" All the while we have activists facing long federal prison time being defended by well intentioned yet attorneys not up to the job of facing the full wrath of the US Attorney's office. Why does the US Attorney have to win these cases? If they do not they face having to dismantle the FBI current operations which will cost many government contractors money which is needed to re-elect law makers. All of this to say, if the Feds can't convict the kids they arrested, a lot of rich angry people will be pissed off. Not the least of which is going to be the FBI because you have to understand where there funds are justified. First, they have to have a bad guy people will unite behind. Considering how Anons have been portrayed in the Media, the general public who does not get the movement, does and will remain afraid of Anons. Second, once you have a juicy target, you make a plane. That plan needs money and support. Then you have a whole operation based on arresting people exercising their rights, and no one gets it because most of the population thinks about Honey BooBoo shows rather than what happens in their own country. All they hear is what FoxNews spews and that is the extent of their involvement. Simple fact is that if the Govt looses these cases the whole system has to change on their end. Too many do not want that. So how do you get a check on the uninformed law makers and those with guns and battering rams looking to charge into the next 18 year old bedroom with an AR-15 looking for a laptop? The court system is the only way to undo bad laws and bad law enforcement practices. The sentences these activists will get will be ridiculous . Why? the corporations that got embarrassed have the power to pick up the phone and call in favors to get these type actions in play. So back to how you handle what will be a problem for anyone with a brain, laptop and original thought? You battle the system in court. How do you do this successfully? Ever heard that the rich people buy justice? Its true. Why? Resources (money) buys you the law firms with the best "reputations" and with the most associates to fight these battles. They pump out preliminary hearing motions that take a lot of time to analyze and respond. This makes the Govt have to do more work. If they Govt does more work it comes out of their budgets. Never before in the history of our country is it a better time to beat the Govt in court with all the cut backs. They US Atty may get the money but rest assured it comes out of someone else's budget and that takes a toll. To win in court you have to have "top rated" lawyers that spend so much time in the Federal Courthouse the Judges know their work, reputation and abilities. After a while they tend to just believe those guys more than the other side. You can;t win in court unless you have these guys backing you up. And these guys are not cheap. Back to our brothers and sisters sitting in jail cells tonight. The have little money and are getting the most well intentioned attorneys they can get. But they are destined to loose because of it. I am proposing setting up a non-profit to help identify the right lawyers in the country (Anon Dream Teams) who can in an instant have a lawyer on site fighting from the beginning for not only the activists being targeted, but the movement that will be permanently be outlawed if these cases are lost. It has to be set up like when David Boise took on Big Tobacco. Someone like that who can get to anyone and get things done for the movement. I would like your thoughts. I know a few of these type operators from the businesses I have had. Think of it almost as a union benefit but without the union "officially" If everyone would use their abilities to help promote this idea no matter who you are, if the FBI busts your door down only to yell "Drop That Mouse Asshole" you will at least know you have an attorney that will be headed your way to help. I really think this part of being successful in the goals of making things legal that should be anyway, has been over looked. If these people go to jail the Govt has a legal position to keep doing it at a higher rate. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas.