An Internet hacking group, Anonymous, posted this video as a warning to the Ferguson, Missouri, police after they shot and killed Mike Brown, an unarmed black teen. They also promised revenge if any of the protesters practicing against law enforcement were harmed:“If you abuse, harass or harm in any way the protesters in Ferguson we will take every Web-based asset of your departments and governments offline. That is not a threat. It is a promise.”
This isn’t the first time this group has been involved in legal matters. They’ve even gotten themselves a symbol, the Guy Fawkes mask (some know it as V’s mask from the movie V for Vendetta). “We will dox and release the personal information on every single member of the Ferguson Police Department, as well as any other jurisdiction that participates in the abuse. We will seize all your databases and email spools and dump them on the Internet,” they continued with masked voices.
This almost sounds unreal, like something from a movie.
“The entire global collective of Anonymous is outraged at this cold blooded murder of a young teen. Not a week goes by that some young person, usually of minority ethnicity — is slaughtered by murderous police in the USA.” They say in their video, posted on Sunday, that Mike Brown’s death is just the latest example of police misconduct having fatal results.
“For this reason Anonymous will not be satisfied this time, as we have in the past — with simply obtaining justice for this young man and his family. Anonymous demands that the congressional representatives and senators from Missouri introduce legislation entitled ‘Mike Brown’s Law’ that will set strict national standards for police conduct in the USA. We further demand that this new law include specific language to grant the victims of police violence the same rights and prerogatives that are already enjoyed nationwide by the victims of other violent criminals” the video went on.
Mike Brown was a graduate of St.Louis’ Normandy High School. He was fatally shot after a police encounter. Pictures of the young man lying on the street faced down have surfaced the internet and angered many, though few specifics are know.