Anonymous, an international collective of hacker activists, recently released a video warning the Ferguson, Missouri, police of retaliation if the officers harmed the demonstrators protesting the fatal shooting
of Mike Brown
The notorious group also pointed to a graphic image showing the 18-year-old boy lying in the street and alleged that police officers had refused to move his body for 15 hours on Aug. 8.
"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," a cryptic voice said
in the video.
"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."
For the past two nights, groups of enraged residents have held rallies in the Ferguson and St. Louis streets. Anonymous vowed to take the Ferguson departments and governments offline and release the personal information of officers if protesters were abused, harassed or harmed in any way.
"That is not a threat, it is a promise," the video's narrator said
. "The police have clearly crossed a line in the sand."
An OpFerguson Twitter account
has also been launched by the hacktivist group.
The Ferguson Police Department decided against releasing the name of the officer involved in Brown's death on Tuesday after the department began receiving threats, such as the Anonymous video, NY Daily News reported