Anonymous Launches #OpFerguson
Anonymous: Operation Ferguson Update
Anonymous has launched its biggest, most aggressive campaign yet, and it comes in the wake of yet another police murder of an unarmed black teen.
Michael Brown was killed by police on Saturday, August 9th, in Ferguson, MO, while apparently holding his hands in the air in surrender after having been approached and attacked by police, according to HuffPo.
Now, Anonymous is demanding justice not only for Mike Brown, but for all victims of police brutality. They have given their full and unwavering support to protesters in Ferguson, and have released a video with the following demands:
“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 Equal Protection clause of the US Constitution demands nothing less.”
Anon has created the Twitter account @OpFerguson, offering updates and information, and connecting other protestors with a hashtag of the same name.
The Operation Ferguson website offers several resources, and urges citizens to “be mosquitos” and offer help by creating a twitter storm and filing a White House petition on police violence.
While @OpFerguson threatens to release personal info of police officers and shut down their websites and emails, they have given nothing but continuous support for citizens, offering this advice:
“Occupy every square inch of your city. Open your homes and help in any way you can the protesters who will come to your city from every part of Missouri and the USA. Businesses and householders that are near protest rallies, open your WiFi routers so that live streamers and other independent journalists can use the Internet connections. Feed each other, keep each other safe – and stay in the streets until we are totally victorious in all our demands.”