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William was raided for running a Tor exit node. Please help if you can.

On 11/30/2012 04:01 PM, Naslund, Steve wrote:
>    I am a little concerned that this guy keeps a safe deposit box with a burner
> phone and cash around.  Is he a CIA agent? :)
Anyone who DOESN'T have such things stashed away somewhere is, IMHO, 
incredibly naive and taking on quite a large amount of risk.

The likelihood (and hope) is that you'll never need it.  But on the off 
chance that you get f***ed by the legal system because of some power 
hungry, mouth-breather cop who can't/won't understand that you've done 
nothing wrong -- or worse, that you're easily provably within the law, 
but he "believes" that you're not and drags you through the process 
anyways -- you'll be very happy that you stashed away that old unlocked 
cell phone, old laptop, change of clothes and cash.

I'm a (legal) firearms owner... up here in Canada, where some previous 
governments enacted extreme anti-gun legislation, that pretty much means 
that if I so much as sneeze in a way that a cop doesn't like, I can have 
my life ruined pretty damned fast (not quite, but really close).  I 
wouldn't bet against me having an excrement-hitting-the-oscillator stash 
like this guy does.  ;)

(Note:  I don't mean to imply that all cops are power hungry 
mouth-breathers intent on destroying the lives of citizens.   Most cops 
are fundamentally good people and do a great job.  But like every other 
profession, there ARE bad cops out there, and it's within the realm of 
possibility that you'll deal with one of them one day.)

> Why would I donate to his legal defense when he has not been charged
> yet?  A little premature, no?
If you think that legal costs in a criminal case only start when you've 
been formally charged, you're grossly misinformed.   At what point you 
personally decide to donate is one thing, but implying that someone 
doesn't need a defense fund prior to charges being laid is a bit naive 
about how the process works.

- Pete