August 12, 2014 12:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]As part of Operation Ferguson, a response by the collective Anonymous to the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, the loosely knit group took down the city of Ferguson’s website on Sunday night. Mike Brown was gunned down by a police officer in the Missouri town, and eyewitness accounts seem to contradict the story given by the police department.

Anonymous vowed retribution if any police abuse is directed toward the protesters in Ferguson.

Officials say none of the city’s e-mails were working on Monday morning. After anticipating a problem, the mayor of Ferguson had the IT Department take down all personal information from the site on Saturday, according to KMOV On Sunday, Anonymous stated in part:

If you attack the protesters, we will attack every server and computer you have. We will dox and release the personal information on every single member of the Ferguson Police Department, as well as any other jurisdiction that participates in the abuse. We will seize all your databases and E-Mail spools and dump them on the Internet. This is your only warning.

Since then, images of police releasing tear gas have circulated online. There have been reports of police firing rubber bullets and ordering residents and members of the media to leave public areas. Just one question: When the Bundy ranch militia members aimed rifles at authorities, were any of them shot by the police? Michael Brown was unarmed, with his hands in the air.

If you tweet this, please show your support by using the hashtags #OpFerguson and #Ferguson.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

37 responses to Anonymous Hacks City Of Ferguson Website, City Emails Not Working

  1. BanditBasheert August 12th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Why are they involved? The po-lice in Ferguson, all 97% WHITE, are doing an awesome job looking like a bunch of uncontrollable thugs. They block off the streets and yell at the protestors to “go home”. The streets they’ve blocked are the only way to get to their homes.
    Nothing says “white cop drama” more than a billy club, a taser and the ability to shoot someone 8 times (several in the back) and go on PAID leave.
    But Anonymous isn’t going to fix anything!

    • Suzanne McFly August 12th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      I agree, they will not have a deep affect on the locals but they will get the attention of the powerful in the community. It keeps attention on an area that needs to be focused on and the story needs to remain until they realize change needs to be done.

    • LoverofLife August 12th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      It’s too soon to tell if there will be any real impact, as of yet. But these backwards and hateful practices must come to a stop. Ferguson is so remote. This brings it global attention, not just national.

  2. Suzanne McFly August 12th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    What do rwnj’s do when a young black man is gunned down? Get their fat faces in front of camera’s declaring he was a “thug” and claim American’s can now live safely again because there are always “good guys” with “big” guns. What do lwnj’s (I say that with love) do when a young black man is gunned down? They shut down your technical infrastructure and use technology to screw you monetarily, I know what side I am proud of.

  3. StraightGrandmother August 12th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Off Topic-
    I wish this website used a bigger Font.
    I always always have to Zoom In the webpage.

    • R.J. Carter August 12th, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      I know what you mean. Every year, webpages seem to start using smaller fonts. 🙂

    • Yenta August 12th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      You can make the font bigger on your own computer. If you are using a PC, hold down the ‘ctrl’ key and move the scroll button on your mouse. I don’t remember how to do it on a Mac.

      • Gary August 12th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        On a Mac hold ‘command’ then hit the ‘+’ key

  4. R.J. Carter August 12th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    That’s helpful. Now tied up the phone system so that 911 doesn’t work.


    • mea_mark August 12th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      It could be helpful if it starts a real investigation by outside authorities. The sooner it starts the better, the police department shouldn’t have time to cover-up or plant evidence. The Ferguson police department are the ones acting like criminals, time to shut them down and investigate them all.

      • Jeff Allen August 12th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

        The incident happened in broad daylight in front of witnesses. The most damning evidence exists independently of any file, paper or electronic, that a disruption like this would affect. Creating chaos in the rest of the city government (public works, social services, transportation, infrastructure) does nothing to getting towards justice. It’s the techie equivalent of looting.

        • mea_mark August 12th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

          Outside authorities need to move in quickly. Any good investigator will tell you, the sooner you start the better. That is what it happening here. A demand to start an outside investigation because things look so obviously wrong and corrupt.

          • R.J. Carter August 12th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

            That’s why the FBI took over.

          • mea_mark August 12th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

            The FBI needs to investigate the entire department and shut it down before they can hide evidence or manipulate things. The police department is still active, crimes may still be being committed.

          • Gary August 12th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

            Don’t forget time to intimidate witnesses.

          • raincheck1956 August 12th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

            I agree 100%

        • Cosmic_Surfer August 12th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

          Happened in front of witnesses that the PD didn’t bother to interview – even after they called the PD multiple times. They have now, as of tonight -after multiple national interviews with the witnesses and after the FBI came in – called to set up an interview with the witnesses,

          • mea_mark August 12th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

            Darn pesky witnesses, they are always messing up the narratives of corrupt authorities.

    • Mo Reno August 12th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Define “works.” Is the 911 phone system “working” when police arrive and kill unarmed citizens? Seems like a feature, not a bug, anyways.

    • raincheck1956 August 12th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Where does it say 911 doesn’t work? I didn’t see it… EDIT: aren’t phone lines separated?

      • R.J. Carter August 12th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

        It doesn’t. I typed “tied” when I meant to type “tie” and didn’t edit to fix it.

        • raincheck1956 August 12th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

          Just curious… who do you think the real criminals are in this case?

          • R.J. Carter August 12th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

            In the case of shutting down a city’s electronic infrastructure? I think that label should go to Anonymous.

          • ladyblue August 12th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

            So far, they’ve only disrupted the city’s email. If it creates chaos that doesn’t jeopardize public safety, I’m all for it

          • Gary August 12th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

            ‘in this case?’ Have you forgotten the real case here already? Or is this a partial troll?

          • R.J. Carter August 13th, 2014 at 9:31 am

            I haven’t forgotten the real case. It’s a case the FBI is investigating to find out the truth of what happened.

            Anonymous — as it frequently does — is just getting in the way.

          • Yamanoor Srihari August 12th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

            By protesting British Rule and then being born to such protesters, ALMOST ALL AMERICANS would be criminals. What punishment would you prefer?

          • R.J. Carter August 13th, 2014 at 9:32 am

            Facetious troll is facetious.

          • Yamanoor Srihari August 14th, 2014 at 12:04 am

            Why are you hiding behind the most idiotic use of facetious? Why not respond to my question?

          • Cosmic_Surfer August 12th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

            War’s a bitch

          • R.J. Carter August 13th, 2014 at 9:32 am

            So Anonymous has declared war? Good luck with that.

  5. mcalleyboy August 13th, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Wonder if these computer nerds can hack into the N Korean, Russian and Chinese government sites and do something positive for America, shutting down emails of the city employee’s… it sounds lame.

  6. Benjamin August 14th, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Pig will burn. FTP