Last week, reports circled the internet of the unnecessary slaying of a homeless man camping in a New Mexico state park. As the news spread, and public outrage grew, it appears as though the computer group Anonymous has taken it upon themselves to punish the Albuquerque Police Department for the negligent actions.
All caught on video, James Boyd, 38, was seen complying with officers after a three hour long standoff. At the time, Boyd had knives in each hand and was making threats toward officers. In response, officers threw a stun grenade at Boyd and popped off a couple non-lethal rounds in his direction.
Boyd was hit with several rounds including one lethal lead round by mistake leading to his death. Since that time, APD has been under heavy scrutiny causing the death of an innocent man. Recently, the case has caught the eye of the notorious hacker group known as Anonymous that has made an attempt at civilian justice.
Expressing their concerns that APD will surely cover this up and make sure no blame falls upon their shoulders, Anonymous has taken to calling in the aide of the American people. Expressing that they need help, they request citizens occupy the APD and demand that justice be served for Boyd.
Anonymous has also promised some form of cyber attack on the “militarized thugs,” should their cries go unanswered. Albuquerque’s chief administrative office, Rob Perry shared that they are taking the threat in all seriousness saying, “We are going to guard as best we can against any penetration into our system. The folks that made the threat have certainly had success against other government agencies and large corporations in the past.”
Perry was right. Anonymous has attacked big corporations, large organizations and even the United States government with success. Still unable to be detained, those completing the tasks strive to hold everyone accountable no matter their position or title.
Concluding their plea, the disguised voice stated, “We drastically need to address the growing police state that has occupied our country…..Let them know that your city is not a place for war games against the homeless and the less fortunate.”
What do you guys think – does Boyd deserve justice or were police acting accordingly? Let us know in a comment below.