By JJ MacNab | January 10, 2010
Almost two years to the day after Ed Brown decided not to return to court to defend himself in his federal income tax case, heâ€™ll appear before a federal judge in Concord, NH to learn his sentence in his kill-as-many-US Marshals-as-possible case.
Bright and early on Monday, January 11, 2010, the judge will first hold a competency hearing, requested by Edâ€™s defense attorney as a last ditch effort to do something for his client. My prediction? A Bureau of Prison psychologist will have examined Ed for a minimum of 30 days and found that, while he is a cranky and abusive jerk, his delusions are not particularly consistent or original, which means heâ€™s mentally competent for the purposes of sentencing. If the doctor does provide a diagnosis beyond â€œfit to be sentencedâ€, my guess would be narcissistic personality disorder. If you read the DSM-IV description of NPD, they might as well rename it EBD (Ed Brownâ€™s Disease.)
Since the minimum sentence Ed faces for building bombs, zip guns, and other IEDs is 30 years, the judge doesnâ€™t have a choice other than to send Ed to prison for the rest of his life. Realistically, heâ€™ll get more time than Elaine or any of the other defendants â€“ being the head of the conspiracy and the one who made the most violent threats, thatâ€™s a given. Assuming he gets a sentence of 40 years, for example, the earliest he could possibly be free is October 2045, at which time heâ€™ll be 102 years old. The federal prison system doesnâ€™t have parole, and Iâ€™ve already factored in the maximum time off for good behavior.
Edâ€™s lawyer has asked for a reduced sentence of 361 months, but even that would effectively be a life sentence. Hereâ€™s my favorite bit from the lawyerâ€™s filing:
C. The Defendant Should Receive a Two Point Reduction for Acceptance of Responsibility
The Defendant testified in this case. Although he may have been at times surly and disorganized in his testimony he testified truthfully. In fact he admitted essentially every element of each offense when examined by the prosecutor.
Hmmm. Iâ€™m pretty sure that taking responsibility for your crime means saying youâ€™re sorry and that you were wrongâ€¦
And for those of you who are feeling sorry for Ed right now, let me refresh your memory about some of the things he promised during the standoff:
Source:Â Ed Brown on the DezertOwl radio show 2/2/2007.
This is the beginning of one very huge movement. Iâ€™m not quite sure you understand the ramifications of whatâ€™s going on right now. This is massive. This is international. We are fed up with the Zionist Illuminati. Thatâ€™s what this is all about. Loud and clear. Zionist Illuminati. Lawyers, whatever they are, ok, itâ€™s going to stop. And if the judge is a member of that, I know that McAuliffe is, I know that US Attorney Colantuono is, theyâ€™d better stop. This is a warning. You can do whatever you want to me. My job is to get the message out and Iâ€™m getting the message out, and Iâ€™m warning you guys (not you guys [referring to the show hosts]) them to cease and desist their unlawful activity in this country and every other country because once this thing starts, weâ€™re going to seek â€˜em out and hunt them down. And weâ€™re going to bring them to justice. So anybody wishes to join them, you go right ahead and join them. But I promise you, long after Iâ€™m gone, theyâ€™re going to seek out every one of you and your bloodline.
Minute Mark 2:14
Ed: I donâ€™t surrender to criminals. I donâ€™t even talk to them, hardly. This is a total, total violation of all laws of this nation. These people need to be strung up, theyâ€™re so criminal. Well, why would I even talk to these people first-hand? They are beneath me — they are my public servants â€“ they are my employees — I have fired them for treason and sedition, so why would I communicate with them under any circumstances?
Minute Mark 3:00
Ed: They donâ€™t have a choice, because if they go any further than what they are, then theyâ€™re going to bring this whole thing to another level. Thatâ€™s their choice. I did give them a choice: Go away, I donâ€™t negotiate with my enemy.
Minute Mark 3:26
Ed: Iâ€™ll tell you what. We wonâ€™t arrest them if they bother to go away. For now. Because they are subject for charges of arrest right now, thereâ€™s no question about it.
Minute Mark 3:55
Ed: Iâ€™m not interested in living and dying and all that crap. Iâ€™m interested in what the law is supposed to be and I will stand by that lawful law at any cost. Period. Why donâ€™t you understand that? You think that Iâ€™m afraid to die?
Minute Mark 4:45
Ed: You can record this and give it to them. This is a warning to them. They really donâ€™t want to do this. They do it to me, and I wouldn’t want to be this U.S. attorney. I wouldn’t want to be this judge or these other people. This James John or anybody else that decides to come down here. Their names are already out there, just like my name is in their books.
Minute Mark 5:39
Ed: They are just as vulnerable as I am. And if they’re so foolish and stupid to think that they’re not, hey, doom on them. So if they donâ€™t want to negotiate properly, in a lawful manner, theyâ€™re going to be surprised at how many people whose lives theyâ€™ve destroyed thatâ€™s going to get back up and kick their ever loving asses. I donâ€™t say that lightly, you know damn right well I donâ€™t say that lightly. You know how many people are pissed off at them and how many lives theyâ€™ve destroyed. A lot of people would love the opportunity to rip out their hearts and shove them back down their throats.
Minute Mark 6:16
Ed: I suggest they take their money and go away. Itâ€™s the last chance theyâ€™re going to get. Because if they decide to make that move against me, go ahead, watch. It ainâ€™t going to be as easy as they think it is.
Minute Mark 6:33
Even if I lose the battle, all itâ€™s going to do is infuriate a hell of a lot more people. I guarantee you, McAuliffe and Morse and Colantuono and the rest of those people down there will join me. Thatâ€™s their choice.
Minute Mark 7:23
I have no illusions about living or dying with these people, these evil SOBs. But thatâ€™s ok, I forgive them, but my friends wonâ€™t.