August 14, 2014 1:37 pm -

Authorities in Missouri on Thursday denied the officer identified by a hacker activist was the responsible party for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Twitter user @TheAnonMessage released Officer Bryan Willman’s name and threatened to release additional information about the officer unless the Ferguson police department responded.



However, since then @TheAnonMessage’s account has been suspended. Media sources are reporting that the activist exposed the wrong name.

@OpFerguson has confirmed that.

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26 responses to #OpFerguson: Wrong Name Was Released Of Ferguson Cop Who Shot Mike Brown

  1. Foundryman August 14th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    If the wrong name was released, that’s clearly on the police chief and mayor of Ferguson.

  2. Eric Trommater August 14th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Stop arming out local police like para-military outfits. Allow for peaceful protests. Conduct an open investigation into any and every use of fatal force by officers.

  3. mea_mark August 14th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    The best way to stop this is to release the name. If the officer in question is in danger remove him from the situation, if he hasn’t already been taken away and is now in hiding. Not releasing the name is just leading to greater instability. If instability and injustice is what you want then don’t release the name. It is your move authorities, choose your move carefully, there will be consequences.

    • Eric Trommater August 14th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      I respectfully disagree. While there is a lot of merit to that argument, in my opinion (and I want to make it clear that this is just my opinion), rushing out facts of an investigation to appease a mob is just as bad as a cover up. To me bad facts are worse than no facts.

      • mea_mark August 14th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

        The name, a bad fact?

        • Eric Trommater August 14th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

          If he hasn’t been charged yet.

          • mea_mark August 14th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

            I don’t think there is a question of who pulled the trigger. There is question of guilt to be determined later. His name though, in of itself, is not a bad fact.

          • Eric Trommater August 14th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

            I agree that the investigation needs to be more transparent. I don’t see why we need the name of someone who hasn’t been charged with a crime yet. I do think there is too much potential for that to be abused. Except symbolically there is no use I can put to that name until the man has been charged with a crime. No matter how awful his crime it’s not a good policy.

      • edmeyer_able August 14th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

        It’s been 5 days, rushing would have been last Sat.

        • Eric Trommater August 14th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

          That’s where I agree with you. If they hadn’t made this look like a cover up and didn’t have tanks roaming the streets I might cut them some slack. Still I don’t like the precedent and I worry about a right wing group holding an investigation hostage like this in the near future.

    • Stefanie August 14th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      And what about his family? Google the name that was given and look on twitter – how many people are calling for the guy’s house to be burned down, his children to be killed, and his wife to be raped.

      And then his address was published. If you can sit there with a straight face and say not one person who is angry about Michael Brown is batshlt enough to do one of the three things listed above as a form of “eye for an eye justice”, then you’re deluded.

      There are crazy people who are angry enough and pushed enough to do stupid things in the name of their version of justice. Putting a man, or more importantly his innocent family, at risk just so you feel better knowing his name, is wrong. It does nothing for anyone in the situation, and could potentially cause an entirely new tragedy.

  4. edmeyer_able August 14th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I think it may be a tactic of Anon to get the pd to release the actual name to prevent any harm or unnecessary loss of manpower in protection of false targets.

    • mea_mark August 14th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      I have been thinking the same thing, it is a tactic to get them to release the name and it may work.

    • Eric Trommater August 14th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      In my run in with them back in 2012 they were totally unrepentant about the false allegations they made against my friends and me. A few months later I pointed out they were wrong in our case and asked why I should then take their word about foiling a Karl Rove attempt to steal the election. Their representative told me to ‘get over it.’ This from a group that Does not forget and does not forgive. Is it just possible that they may just be bad human beings or that some bad human beings are using them for their own purposes?

  5. mea_mark August 14th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Looking at this picture, although not clear, it looks like a receding hairline and like a different person. And there is no conclusive proof that this is the shooter but …

  6. Dam Spahn August 14th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Missouri. The white of the eye is white, not red from sun and sand and whatever else.

  7. edmeyer_able August 14th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I have to believe even tho there is no proof that the projectile that caused the wound pictured above had hit someone in the skull could have resulted in a fatality.

    • Cosmic_Surfer August 14th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      The wonderful pepper ball or rubber bullet can do both if shot at close range .. I have seen some nasty wounds.

      Time for the Anarchist Street Medics to show up

  8. Cosmic_Surfer August 14th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Ferguson Police prove they learned their methods from Stratfor and Oakland, Denver, Seattle and LA PD – Their behavior is exactly the crap pulled on Occupy (all used Stratfor to plan tactical response to protest)

    • R.J. Carter August 14th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      It’s good to have a trained police force.

      • Ben Smith August 15th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        Trained by who? the NWO? They train, pay, and control them, all this to protect their own corrupt agenda and elite.

  9. edmeyer_able August 14th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I understand with Maliki stepping down in Iraq he will be accepting a post as head of Ferguson PD and is bringing ISIS with him to restore calm to the situation.

  10. Um Cara August 14th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    When you can’t trust anti-democratic vigilante kooks, who can you trust?

  11. raincheck1956 August 15th, 2014 at 6:10 am

    It’s amazing how much equipment small Police Departments have… All over the Country. In cases where the smaller departments couldn’t afford the armored vehicles etc., Homeland Security paid for them.. instant Army. Claire McCaskill said after 911 all of the police departments were equipped with this stuff.. (to fight terrorism?) but perhaps it should be scaled back.

    • edmeyer_able August 15th, 2014 at 6:25 am

      It’s interesting to see which states are seeking it as well.