15 February 2016 00:00
Stanley Cohen is a brilliant litigator who only takes cases of individuals against the State. As one of the defense attorneys for Anonymous activists in the PayPal DDoS protest he has become a hero in the FreeAnons community.
In the early part of 2015, Stanley presented himself to Federal Prison Camp-Canaan in Waymart, PA. to serve an 18 month sentence for “impeding”… a sort of government catch-all charge when all other attempts to destroy an individual’s life/career fail. After more than a decade of harassment from government for the “offense” of abiding by our founders wishes through provision of defense for all accused (including those considered “enemies” of the US), Stanley negotiated a plea which, while possibly destroying his continuation as an attorney, would put an end to a costly (in terms greater than money) defense of himself against the oppressive weight of IRS litigation.
Stanley has not been silenced despite government attempts. He has been teaching courses on Law and Government to fellow inmates, listening to their life stories, writing brief articles, commentary and poetry and continues work on legal projects in the works for several years.
Stanley’s work and life are the subject of a play currently being written by a London playwright. Stanley has been contributing to this effort which is expected to premiere in 2016.