Saturday, February 12, 2011

Brian Aitken Talks to Tea Party

Brian Aitken, whose seven-year prison sentence was commuted by Governor Christie last December, spoke with the Greenwich Tea Party Patriots of South Jersey about his arrest, conviction for felony possession of handguns that were legally purchased in Colorado and his release.

From Jason Nark's article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

The speaking engagement on a recent Tuesday night in Salem County was Aitken's first public appearance since his story made international headlines last year. He said he chose the Greenwich Tea Party because it focuses on educating people about the Constitution, but he has more speaking engagements lined up in coming months.

Find the rest of the article here.


Anonymous said...

Fascinating PR Case Study: How Social Media Leveraged Brian Aitken's Freedom... 4 weeks before Social Media Helped Free Ward Bird... 6 weeks before Egypt mobilized protests with Social Media.

Frank Edwards said...

A very fascinating case study indeed!

The situation in Egypt is definitely the start of a new kind of cyber-activism. Of course, the fact that Google marketing executive and Egyptian citizen Wael Ghonim becoming the face of the uprising by calling for Mubarak's ouster immediately after being released from jail didn't hurt either...