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Brandon Darby

Brandon Darby from 'Better This World'

Brandon Darby in his Common Ground days

Brandon Darby was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Darby gained prominence following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when he became a spokesperson and co-founder of Common Ground Relief, a collectively run relief organization based out of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.

Darby's work with the FBI was uncovered in December of 2008, when an unidentified source revealed him to the St. Paul Pioneer Press during Crowder and McKay's case. On December 29, 2008, Darby made the information public when he released an open letter on the Internet confirming the rumor.

Poster that was seen around Austin, Texas around the time that Bradley Crowder and David McKay were arrested.
In part, the letter read:
"Though I've made and will no doubt continue to make many mistakes in efforts to better our world, I am satisfied with the efforts in which I have participated. Like many of you, I do my best to act in good conscience and to do what I believe to be most helpful to the world. Though my views on how to give of myself have changed substantially over the years, ultimately the motivations behind my choices remain the same. I strongly stand behind my choices in this matter."

Read the entire letter on Indymedia »

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