No Anon should spend his birthday in prison for standing up for the rights of others. Jon served a 15 month sentence for hacking the computer systems of the office of Mayor Francis Slay of St. Louis, Missouri to prevent police brutality during the Occupy camp evictions. He was part of the Anonymous Operation, #OpFreePalestine, hacking into Israeli websites as part of the ongoing Anonymous operations in support of the citizens of Gaza. Jon was arrested and re-imprisoned for possession of a smart phone and an iPad (neither of which was an actual violation of his Supervised Release terms), and for having a pocket knife in his bedroom.
Jon will celebrate his birthday on February 18 behind bars. His girlfriend has provided information about how you can support Jon and even send him a birthday card anonymously. There should be no reason at all why this man isn’t receiving thousands of birthday cards from anons worldwide. To date, he has received 30 cards and this is unacceptable given the many ways you can support this man. Please take a moment to send Jon a birthday card. He is without funds for even simple necessities, and time in prison has taken its toll on him both physically and emotionally. He has a service dog to deal with his PTSD as a result of his previous incarceration that is being cared for by his amazing girlfriend.
To be quite honest with you, the team at Freeanons is growing tired of begging you to support your jailed Anons. They have been jailed, abused and disregarded by the prison system. Don’t let them feel they have been abandoned by you.
Jon’s supporters have set up an easy way for you to send Jon a birthday message via this link: Birthday Cards for Jon Cowden
There are many other ways that Jon requires your assistance and they can be found at this link. Please don’t ignore this plea for support as he did not ignore the need for help when his talents resulted in time in prison not once, but twice. He deserves much better than this and I know you would feel the same way if you were in his shoes. The support team of Jon Cowden has taken the time to break down the cost of being a prisoner at the BOP. It is our duty to support our fallen Anons and now is the time to stand and fight for them. The fact that this fundraiser has raised $80.00 is shameful. Come on Anons! Is this how you want any government to see how we care for our own??
Please follow this link and do what you know is right: Support Jon Cowden
For those of you who are wondering about this awesome image, please meet Jon’s service dog Chazz!