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Anonymous Threatens STL County Police Chief's Daughter, Then Backtracks

Categories: Michael Brown

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When it comes to dramatic bluster, there are few that can match Anonymous.

The anarchist hacking network has a reputation for targeting perceived injustices worldwide with creepily narrated video messages and attacks on computer systems. But it appears the death of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday pushed Anonymous further than ever -- too far, it turns out.

See also:
- Peaceful Crowd of Protesters Dispersed By Heavily Militarized Police Force In Ferguson
- Why Police Haven't Interviewed Michael Brown Shooting Witness Dorian Johnson

"Anonymous will not be satisfied this time, as we have in the past -- with simply obtaining justice for this young man and his family," intones the robo-voice on Anonymous' first video message released Sunday. Since launching its campaign -- called #OpFurguson -- the group set its sights on St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar: The group declared that police abuses would be followed by Anonymous releasing troves of officers' personal data, among other retaliations.

"To the Ferguson Police Department and any other jurisdictions who are deployed to the protests: We are watching you very closely," the video message continues. "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."

Anonymous hit a number of early victories, including shutting down the Ferguson City Hall website on Tuesday morning. (The website has since been restored.)

On Monday, Chief Belmar told reporters he wasn't too concerned with Anonymous' exposing his officers' personal information.

"I hope that's a hollow threat," he said at the time.

Anonymous responded by posting the names and photos of Belmar's wife and kids to Twitter, as well as Belmar's address.

Anonymous soon escalated its war against Belmar to a much more disturbing level. Following the Tuesday announcement that Ferguson police officials refuse to disclose the name of the officer who shot Brown, #OpFurguson went after his daughter directly. (The Tweet has since been deleted.)

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Continue for the surprisingly reasonable conclusion of Anonymous' threat to expose Belmar's daughter.



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86 comments
Schultzy
Schultzy

These people are to blame for upholding these policies and defending the murderer called public servant, who killed an innocent civilian This should have beenprevented, and to call them the victims for not being dead is subtracting from the fact that an innocent man People are getting sick of this shit.  No one is saying County would have called in a shooting.  This shows at best improperly followed procedure, and at worst a possible attempted cover up. until we end the cycle of Failure-it will happen again and again

Thanks

Schultzy

SM@http://9thelm.com/

Steven Torlina
Steven Torlina

Dorian Johnson won't goto prison being as it was self defense

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

Not all communication is done through dispatch radio calls.

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

How come Anonymous couldn't find the strong arm robbery report filed on the 9th? It would have saved a lot of problems

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

Congratulations to the media, Anonymous, and all of the race baiting charlatans. You managed to nearly destroy a town over a criminal. I hope the people of Ferguson can get back to their normal lives now.

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

Yes, Dorian Johnson will eventually go to prison.

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

Why would STL County call in a shooting when Ferguson Police are the ones who shot the kid? Ferguson is only required to call their department. County didn't fire the shots. They arrived later to provide crowd control.

Donna
Donna

These are the people responsible for upholding these policies and defending the murderer called public servant, who killed an unarmed civilian - his name was Mike Brown, and now he's dead - because of these people. This was completely preventable, and to call them the victims for not being dead is subtracting from the fact that an innocent man -already- died because of this ignorance. People are getting sick of this shit. The people want justice and they're not getting it, so this is the result of the angry masses forcing those people with seemingly unlimited power to concede to the people they should be serving instead of abusing.

support84
support84

I was sorry that Michael died, but not anymore - people who had nothing to do with it are being affected by morons who have weird ways to show support for a dead person.

Darla Cook
Darla Cook

That threat to innocent people alone made me lose respect for Anonymous. They have inserted themselves way to early in the process they need to wait and see what happens.They are in danger of becoming those they claim to despise. Power really does corrupt.

Lisa Corley Davis
Lisa Corley Davis

Brian, you did not follow the link. No one is saying County would have called in a shooting. County asked Ferguson about a shooting and they "knew nothing about it" well after the shooting and well after the officers at the scene of the shooting requested "crowd control". They reported a need for crowd control, but hadn't notified their department of a gun being fired, (procedure) let alone a teenager shot in an officer involved shooting lying dead (or dying) in the street. This shows at best improperly followed procedure, and at worst a possible attempted coverup. Ferguson would not "not know" about an officer involved shooting that had been reported per protocol.

Dawn Rednour
Dawn Rednour

Well, maybe they shouldn't be looting and burning places hmmm...That solved nothing at all, no matter what area they are from..I commend anonymous for what they are trying to do

Evangalyne Evangelicah
Evangalyne Evangelicah

No, but by the video stating that anything done against protesters, which many are looting and rioting that it is okay for them to do so and no action should be taken against that kind of behavior. So what about the poor shop owners who that's how they make their living? They don't deserve to have their livelihood defended? Curious minds want to know.

Mike Crowe
Mike Crowe

Just because your record is clean doesnt make you innocent just another common criminal only you hide behind a computer and alter your voice get a life and go do something productive with your time and try actually contributing to society

Edward Kemp III
Edward Kemp III

Yeah.. Anonymous never threaten the police chiefs family. If you read the article. You see that message that allegedly threatens his family is not a tweeter message. The message I guess was sent directly to the RFT as an email or message on RFT time line! All the messages the Anonymous posted were twitter messages then suddenly change when anonymous allegedly threatened his family.

Dawn Rednour
Dawn Rednour

St.Louis anonymous,I wasn't referring to you, I actually commend you on your actions.I'm referring to the idiots who are destroying our cities

David Green
David Green

You threatend a persons family i used to believe u were different your not fuck off

St. Louis Anonymous
St. Louis Anonymous

I agree. People who wear badges and carry guns and kill unarmed citizens deserve to be put away for a very long time.... Instead of a vacation on your dime. But that's what he's getting.

St. Louis Anonymous
St. Louis Anonymous

The "kids" in question were in their 20's, and that info didn't get dropped. Thanks for playing.

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

Why would STL County call in a shooting when Ferguson Police are the ones who shot the kid? Ferguson is only required to call their department. County didn't fire the shots. They arrived later to provide crowd control.

St. Louis Anonymous
St. Louis Anonymous

Cops are awful thugs. I can't believe they are allowed in public armed!

Linda M. Dattilo
Linda M. Dattilo

I used to kind of like the concept of "Anonymous" out there defending truth and justice and that sort of thing. Now they're just like other journalists, let's jump to conclusions, let's not wait for any investigation, and, so very brave, let's threaten people.

Amber Willhelm
Amber Willhelm

Wow!!!!! Billy Perryman Kalloosit Dunn check this out!! If nothing else police at least didnt follow procedure!!!

Ken Dean
Ken Dean

I wonder who wrote this for this kid ?

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

I used to like anonymous but after seeing how they hinder more than help I'm not such a fan anymore. They've done NOTHING to help this situation.

Erik Olsen
Erik Olsen

So, the County PD dispatch is relevant to a non-County policed area? Interesting.

Smok Eingspirit
Smok Eingspirit

until we end the cycle of Failure-it will happen again and again - every arrest equals a failure; if a teacher keeps failing its students then its time to replace the teacher- the first thing the cop should have been concerned about is not writing any tickets, not making an arrest and some how get the kid to stay out of the street but instead the black walking was assumed to be a drug usurer or criminal and the first thing the cops mentality was to maybe arrest- but it escalated and now we see the results when one person tries to play hot shot.

John Blecha
John Blecha

I dont believe anon would do that. Alot of propaganda is be spread about the mask of the people that i feel are not true. Anon is FOR the people

Jebediah Morris
Jebediah Morris

And isn't everyone hiding behind a computer on this thread? Why don't we all meet somewhere and debate face to face? Less anonymous like, eh?

Jebediah Morris
Jebediah Morris

Anyone could hide behind the lulz... That's the irony, people... And the terrible beauty of it. Hence the name...

Susie Nicholson
Susie Nicholson

Anonymous is as criminal as the people it hacks. You folks at Riverfront Times need to start doing your homework.

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

Yep, fingers went faster than our brain. Fixed now. Thanks!

support84
support84

Shopowners who got burned out or had shops destroyed should move their businesses (and any jobs and services they might provide for local residents) out of the tribal region.

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