“F*ck FBI Friday. It was only heating up by the time I was arrested.” Considering his incarceration a temporary inconvenience, he continued, “Something they can never take, our determination, our principles, our passions. These things are more valuable than a temporary loss of freedom.”
It has since become an annual tradition for activists to gather in downtown Austin every year to celebrate Hammond’s birthday by protesting the Stratfor intelligence company, though the CIA-affiliated Corporation has since relocated to an undisclosed location. This year protestors donned cat costumes in light of Hammond’s love of cats.