‘Anonymous’ Hackers Release Closely Guarded Name of Officer in Ferguson Teen Shooting

The Twitter account for the notorious hacker’s collective ‘Anonymous’ realeased the name this morning of the alleged officer who shot Michael Brown and broguht about the riots in Ferguson, MO. Shockingly, the account was suspended within two hours of the posts. 

The closely guarded identity of this officer has sparked a lot of controversy since the names of past officers involved in such shooting incidences have not been withheld.  

An administrator on Anonymous’  Twitter account promises to release additional information on the alleged officer should Ferguson police refuse to respond. The following are screen shots of the tweets before the social media site not-so-mysteriously disable Anonymous’ account:

‘Anonymous’ Hackers Release Closely Guarded Name of Officer in Ferguson Teen Shooting ‘Anonymous’ Hackers Release Closely Guarded Name of Officer in Ferguson Teen Shooting

The untimely shooting death of black teen Michael Brown has brought about a major racial controversy and ongoing riots, looting, and violence in the town located just outside of St. Louis. Allegations of police brutality run amok after 19-year-old Brown was shot dead by an officer, while walking home from his grandmother’s home in Ferguson one evening. Brown was unarmed. 

Unfortunately, tensions don’t seem to be de-escalating as ‘Anonymous’ has promised further action, police struggle to contain the situation, and continue to face scrutiny over whether the shooting of Michael Brown and their response were justified.

Following the threats from Anonymous, the officer’s family evacuated from their home.

h/t: [IJReview]

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