Barrett Brown’s Mom Gets Probation

Karen Lancaster McCutchin apologized for hiding two of her son’s laptops in a kitchen cabinet, letting her “maternal instinct” get in the way of FBI agents executing a search warrant. You remember Barrett Brown from this Tim Rogers story. And you remember that Barrett Brown story from this speech Tim gave when he won a National Magazine Award for it.

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  • iwanttolaugh

    is there a recording of the acceptance speech available online somewhere?

  • Zac Crain

    I am definitely not telling you to go to YouTube and search “nma profile writing” and start about two minutes in.

  • Tim Rogers

    Okay, Crain. It’s on.

  • Daniel

    I started out sort of rooting for this chap (in part due to Tim’s excellent, and sympathetic, profile), but I like him less and less and less. In fact, I’ve come to suspect that, at the very least, he’s a narcissist, and he may even be a sociopath. The brash sense of entitlement, the self-aggrandizing, the self-pity, the inability to observe social norms except superficially … Tim was obviously charmed by him, and I’ve never met him, but he doesn’t seem very likable.