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This is freaking scary. All of it.

The fact that human beings would do something like that to someone.

The fact that nothing was done to punish them.

The fact that this group online can break into who-knows-what and get that information to punish them.

The fact that no one can track THEM down incase they ever go to far.

Geeze. I just hope that Anonymous knows what they're doing.

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:

You're rooting for people's lives being destroyed. Tell me how is that not revenge?

You do know that you have a right to avoid self-incrimination? What you're suggesting is illegal coercion.

And you're rooting for the people who already destroyed someone's life and brought it to a short, sad end.

Allegedly.

As to the last bit, it is nice to see that you approve of people being able to do whatever despicable they want as long as they know how not to get caught.

Nice ad hominem. I never said I wanted the ones who did this to walk away scot-free. I object to ruining the lives of people whose guilt has not been proven yet.

emeraldrafael:

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"We do not approve of vigilante justice as the media claims. That would mean we approve of violent actions against these rapists at the hands of an unruly mob. ...

sure you dont anon, sure you dont.

They don't, they're composed of the guys that headed the movement against Scientology, not /i/.

Alleged_Alec:

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:

You're rooting for people's lives being destroyed. Tell me how is that not revenge?

You do know that you have a right to avoid self-incrimination? What you're suggesting is illegal coercion.

And you're rooting for the people who already destroyed someone's life and brought it to a short, sad end.

Allegedly.

As to the last bit, it is nice to see that you approve of people being able to do whatever despicable they want as long as they know how not to get caught.

Nice ad hominem. I never said I wanted the ones who did this to walk away scot-free. I object to ruining the lives of people whose guilt has not been proven yet.

Not allegedly, it's a fact that pictures and videos of the girl was spread around and that she was bullied. It's also a fact that she killed herself because of it. Nothing was done to find and punish the people responsible.

You have a problem with people outside of the law (that up to this point has failed) gathering information and investigating the situation and defending people's right to hide from the law. I wasn't attacking you, I was just telling it how it is.

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:

Church185:

And you're rooting for the people who already destroyed someone's life and brought it to a short, sad end.

Allegedly.

As to the last bit, it is nice to see that you approve of people being able to do whatever despicable they want as long as they know how not to get caught.

Nice ad hominem. I never said I wanted the ones who did this to walk away scot-free. I object to ruining the lives of people whose guilt has not been proven yet.

Not allegedly, it's a fact that pictures and videos of the girl was spread around and that she was bullied. It's also a fact that she killed herself because of it.

Yes, spreading those photos and bullying her was despicable. However, I'm afraid these two acts are not punishable by law.

Nothing was done to find and punish the people responsible.

Which has nothing to do with their innocence or lack thereof. Appeal to emotion.

You have a problem with people outside of the law (that up to this point has failed) gathering information and investigating the situation and defending people's right to hide from the law. I wasn't attacking you, I was just telling it how it is.

Again: this is not Anon's modus operandi.

As for why I am defending them: if I were ever in the position of being accused of a crime, I wouldn't want my rights tarnished this way. Therefore, to prevent myself from being hypocritical, I will defend their rights as I hope someone would mine.

Alleged_Alec:
Yes, spreading those photos and bullying her was despicable. However, I'm afraid these two acts are not punishable by law.

Which has nothing to do with their innocence or lack thereof. Appeal to emotion.

Again: this is not Anon's modus operandi.

As for why I am defending them: if I were ever in the position of being accused of a crime, I wouldn't want my rights tarnished this way. Therefore, to prevent myself from being hypocritical, I will defend their rights as I hope someone would mine.

I'm not talking about the rape, which would be incredibly hard to prove. I don't want people punished for stuff that can't be proven because the possibility of mistake is awful. You would know that if you paid attention to my first reply to you. Currently in Canada production and distribution is punishable, so they should be investigated for that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_pornography_laws_in_Canada

One thing is for sure - When humans can't get their blood lust satisfied because of the justice systems need for pesky things like "Evidence" and "Facts", You can count on Humankind to turn to an unfeeling, unaccountable mob they hated a year ago to do the dirty work for them

I salute you, for at least being consistent.

Now, do the rest of us a favour and don't breed, as you are short sighted, hypocritical, reactionary morons.

Oh this is a fantasic precedent to set. "Let's use Anonymous as a weapon against people who haven't even been accused of a crime yet!" What the fucking hell happened to the concept of "innocent until proven guilty?" Bravo.

As a Canadian, I've been following this case since the investigation started, well before the suicide, and I have to say there are quite a few things that trouble me. For one, there was a case in British Columbia a few years ago that's almost identical to this one. A girl was drugged, gag raped, and videos and pictures of the crime were posted to Facebook. Even in that case, the authorities were less than competent in there willingness to do anything. That seems to be a horrific trend here in Canada; the RCMP don't seem to give a damn half the time, and the other half they just don't want to do the work involved (seriously, some officers have even gone on camera to admit they won't follow through if there's too much paperwork).
Second, the fact that these boys are under 18 means they fall under the piece of shit we in Canada call the Youth Criminal Justice Act. For those not familiar with the YCJA, I'll highlight a couple of important points. One, the names of young offenders cannot be released to the public, regardless of the crime they're being tried for. Two, young offenders get laughable sentences for even the most horrific of crimes, so unless they tried as adults (which is unlikely) no real justice will be had.
If this is what it takes to get things done and change the system, even in a small way, I'm all for it.

this is 10 pounds of awesome in a 5 pound bag. it has everything, politicians going rogue in the face of a useless bureaucracy, shady vigilantes, a race against the clock, a sex scene, and a exciting conclusion where justice is served. this is already better than most movies being made today.

(yes, I know there is a touch of dark humor in there, i'm not a bad person, and have no interest in anybody's need to point out how horrible it is. Daniel Tosh.)

I did a bit of reading myself and numerous commenters seem to defend the RCMP by saying that the victim "Had sex with 4 guys and later regretted it".

Right, really, I don't think so.

If she ended up killing herself because of it, it's clearly more than that, I'm glad Anonymous, whatever sec it is, is looking at the case atm, in fact, without their "warning shot" RCMP would've just let this case gather some dust and let 4 guilty people walk untouched.

im fine with an angry mob beating these rapists to death that'd be good

Alleged_Alec:

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:

Allegedly.

Nice ad hominem. I never said I wanted the ones who did this to walk away scot-free. I object to ruining the lives of people whose guilt has not been proven yet.

Not allegedly, it's a fact that pictures and videos of the girl was spread around and that she was bullied. It's also a fact that she killed herself because of it.

Yes, spreading those photos and bullying her was despicable. However, I'm afraid these two acts are not punishable by law.

Nothing was done to find and punish the people responsible.

Which has nothing to do with their innocence or lack thereof. Appeal to emotion.

You have a problem with people outside of the law (that up to this point has failed) gathering information and investigating the situation and defending people's right to hide from the law. I wasn't attacking you, I was just telling it how it is.

Again: this is not Anon's modus operandi.

As for why I am defending them: if I were ever in the position of being accused of a crime, I wouldn't want my rights tarnished this way. Therefore, to prevent myself from being hypocritical, I will defend their rights as I hope someone would mine.

so in Skokie v. Illinois you'd be the Jewish Lawyer defending the Neo-Nazi's right to march? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the ACLU exists, and at least in theory I would defend anybody's right to free speech, as I wouldn't want my own rights to be violated either. HOWEVER... I would also say that if your actions are purposely provocative, you have no right to legal protection from the people you provoked. Like when kids throw rocks at a dog all the time, and one day it breaks free and tears the little bastards up. Those kids would deserve it, and to bring it full circle from metaphors and correlations back to the Original Post, these rapist kids deserve to be "eaten by dogs". And I have zero doubt in my mind it WAS rape.

Also, for all you people that are saying "what happened to innocent until proven guilty?!" you're kind of missing the point. anonymous is attempting to make this go to trial, and if they are innocent, we'll all know then. but by not even taking this to trial, you're just throwing rocks at the dog, man.

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:
Yes, spreading those photos and bullying her was despicable. However, I'm afraid these two acts are not punishable by law.

Which has nothing to do with their innocence or lack thereof. Appeal to emotion.

Again: this is not Anon's modus operandi.

As for why I am defending them: if I were ever in the position of being accused of a crime, I wouldn't want my rights tarnished this way. Therefore, to prevent myself from being hypocritical, I will defend their rights as I hope someone would mine.

I'm not talking about the rape, which would be incredibly hard to prove. I don't want people punished for stuff that can't be proven because the possibility of mistake is awful. You would know that if you paid attention to my first reply to you. Currently in Canada production and distribution is punishable, so they should be investigated for that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_pornography_laws_in_Canada

Seen how that would follow the letter of the law (I'm not so sure about the intent), point given. Then let them investigate that. Was it sent from their phones? If so: was it actually sent by the suspect? These are questions for the police to research, not for some mouthbreathers on the internet.

Defeated Detective:
I did a bit of reading myself and numerous commenters seem to defend the RCMP by saying that the victim "Had sex with 4 guys and later regretted it".

Right, really, I don't think so.

If she ended up killing herself because of it, it's clearly more than that

Citation needed.

I'm glad Anonymous, whatever sec it is, is looking at the case atm, in fact, without their "warning shot" RCMP would've just let this case gather some dust and let 4 guilty people walk untouched.

If they are guilty, which they may or may not be.

martyrdrebel27:

Alleged_Alec:

Church185:

Not allegedly, it's a fact that pictures and videos of the girl was spread around and that she was bullied. It's also a fact that she killed herself because of it.

Yes, spreading those photos and bullying her was despicable. However, I'm afraid these two acts are not punishable by law.

Nothing was done to find and punish the people responsible.

Which has nothing to do with their innocence or lack thereof. Appeal to emotion.

You have a problem with people outside of the law (that up to this point has failed) gathering information and investigating the situation and defending people's right to hide from the law. I wasn't attacking you, I was just telling it how it is.

Again: this is not Anon's modus operandi.

As for why I am defending them: if I were ever in the position of being accused of a crime, I wouldn't want my rights tarnished this way. Therefore, to prevent myself from being hypocritical, I will defend their rights as I hope someone would mine.

so in Skokie v. Illinois you'd be the Jewish Lawyer defending the Neo-Nazi's right to march?

Nope, for the very simple reason that their march constitutes hate speech.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the ACLU exists, and at least in theory I would defend anybody's right to free speech, as I wouldn't want my own rights to be violated either. HOWEVER... I would also say that if your actions are purposely provocative, you have no right to legal protection from the people you provoked. Like when kids throw rocks at a dog all the time, and one day it breaks free and tears the little bastards up. Those kids would deserve it, and to bring it full circle from metaphors and correlations back to the Original Post, these rapist kids deserve to be "eaten by dogs". And I have zero doubt in my mind it WAS rape.

Alleged "rapist kids". Since this has not gone to trial, they are still innocent until proven guilty.

Also, for all you people that are saying "what happened to innocent until proven guilty?!" you're kind of missing the point. anonymous is attempting to make this go to trial, and if they are innocent, we'll all know then. but by not even taking this to trial, you're just throwing rocks at the dog, man.

My interpretation of the article was that he was asking for Anon to unleash their vigilante 'justice' on these kids, which was what many people in this thread were hoping for. This is what I'm against.

C_Topher:

Second, the fact that these boys are under 18 means they fall under the piece of shit we in Canada call the Youth Criminal Justice Act. For those not familiar with the YCJA, I'll highlight a couple of important points. One, the names of young offenders cannot be released to the public, regardless of the crime they're being tried for. Two, young offenders get laughable sentences for even the most horrific of crimes, so unless they tried as adults (which is unlikely) no real justice will be had.

With good reason. Even allegations of crimes can destroy someone's life. Do we want to destroy the life of a kid which may be innocent, or given (s)he is convicted and rehabilitated, do we want to undermine their attempts to make it up to society from the start?

Alleged_Alec:
Seen how that would follow the letter of the law (I'm not so sure about the intent), point given. Then let them investigate that. Was it sent from their phones? If so: was it actually sent by the suspect? These are questions for the police to research, not for some mouthbreathers on the internet.

That's what I have been saying all along. But the police didn't research it, and now Anon is threatening to if the police don't get involved. As long as the suspects didn't destroy the phones or the memory units the picture was stored on (edit: even if that picture had been deleted), that data can be recovered and we would have our proof. I would actually go a step further and search the phones of people the suspects had contact with as well (provided the initial search turned up pictures of the girl), so that they could potentially find the people who bullied her as well. Surely phone records would turn up something that would damn them or prove them innocent.

My intent is to urge people to want to find out more. I would love it if these guys went to court for something that could be proven.

well done anonymous job well done i hope the little bastards go to jail for a long time and anonymous isn't his personal army it is the army of the internet, you do something they don't like that involves the internet and you get it's wrath and fury. also "vigilante justice is the only justice when the law fails to act and do what is right"

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:
Seen how that would follow the letter of the law (I'm not so sure about the intent), point given. Then let them investigate that. Was it sent from their phones? If so: was it actually sent by the suspect? These are questions for the police to research, not for some mouthbreathers on the internet.

That's what I have been saying all along. But the police didn't research it, and now Anon is threatening to if the police don't get involved. As long as the suspects didn't destroy the phones or the memory units the picture was stored on, that data can be recovered and we would have our proof. I would actually go a step further and search the phones of people the suspects had contact with as well (provided the initial search turned up pictures of the girl), so that they could potentially find the people who bullied her as well. Surely phone records would turn up something that would damn them or prove them innocent.

My intent is to urge people to want to find out more. I would love it if these guys went to court for something that could be proven.

No, they're threatening to release the suspects' names.

Alleged_Alec:

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:
Seen how that would follow the letter of the law (I'm not so sure about the intent), point given. Then let them investigate that. Was it sent from their phones? If so: was it actually sent by the suspect? These are questions for the police to research, not for some mouthbreathers on the internet.

That's what I have been saying all along. But the police didn't research it, and now Anon is threatening to if the police don't get involved. As long as the suspects didn't destroy the phones or the memory units the picture was stored on, that data can be recovered and we would have our proof. I would actually go a step further and search the phones of people the suspects had contact with as well (provided the initial search turned up pictures of the girl), so that they could potentially find the people who bullied her as well. Surely phone records would turn up something that would damn them or prove them innocent.

My intent is to urge people to want to find out more. I would love it if these guys went to court for something that could be proven.

No, they're threatening to release the suspects' names.

If the police don't do more to investigate the case, which after reading around the internet I found out they have launched another investigation AND an investigation into how the original case was handled (http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/she-meant-everything-to-me-father-writes-of-teen-s-suicide-1.1231742).

From the article we are commenting on...

"We do not approve of vigilante justice as the media claims. That would mean we approve of violent actions against these rapists at the hands of an unruly mob. What we want is justice. And that's your job. So do it," the statement says. "The names of the rapists will be kept until it is apparent you have no intention of providing justice to Retaeh's family. Please be aware that there are other groups of Anons also attempting to uncover this information and they may not to wish to wait at all. Better act fast."

Whilst I won't make any statements on the rape, I lack the evidence required to make any judgement regarding that, it seems fairly clear to me that there was a case of child pornography if photographs of here were spread around the school.

There should have been a trial on that score at the very least and most likely a conviction.

That such was lacking I can't help but think there was little other option except go the route that's been taken here.

I do hope the line between uncovering what actually happened and harassing, or much worse, the boys who, according to popular rumor, are rapists won't be crossed. Judging by the comments here though that seems somewhat unlikely...

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:

Church185:

That's what I have been saying all along. But the police didn't research it, and now Anon is threatening to if the police don't get involved. As long as the suspects didn't destroy the phones or the memory units the picture was stored on, that data can be recovered and we would have our proof. I would actually go a step further and search the phones of people the suspects had contact with as well (provided the initial search turned up pictures of the girl), so that they could potentially find the people who bullied her as well. Surely phone records would turn up something that would damn them or prove them innocent.

My intent is to urge people to want to find out more. I would love it if these guys went to court for something that could be proven.

No, they're threatening to release the suspects' names.

If the police don't do more to investigate the case, which after reading around the internet I found out they have launched another investigation AND an investigation into how the original case was handled (actually [citation needed] for this part, trying to find a more reliable source).

From the article we are commenting on...

"We do not approve of vigilante justice as the media claims. That would mean we approve of violent actions against these rapists at the hands of an unruly mob. What we want is justice. And that's your job. So do it," the statement says. "The names of the rapists will be kept until it is apparent you have no intention of providing justice to Retaeh's family. Please be aware that there are other groups of Anons also attempting to uncover this information and they may not to wish to wait at all. Better act fast."

Which brings us back to my earlier point: if the police does not take the case, these potentially innocent kids will be punished for it, in this case by releasing their names to the public out for blood.

Alleged_Alec:
Which brings us back to my earlier point: if the police does not take the case, these potentially innocent kids will be punished for it, in this case by releasing their names to the public out for blood.

Good, maybe it will teach them to cooperate with an investigation. If none of it was their fault, it would have been super easy to prove. Let the police scan their phones and have a look at their cellular records, if they have nothing to hide then it will show and the case will be closed. Nothing can be done about proving the rape, but the other stuff is pretty open and shut.

Hopefully this is a wake-up call to everyone involved.

Apparently Anon made an update, according to a friend.
http://pastebin.com/Q8VWUy7a

I'm still hoping they'll hold off on blasting the names untli the RCMP finally gets their lazy asses in gear and at least tries to investigate properly.

*has a lot of contempt for the RCMP*

viggih7:
So Anonymous are on the case? Then I will sleep peaceably in my bed knowing rough men stand ready to do violence on my behalf.

That HG Wells quote is very hard to read, was it sarcasm? Sorry I can't grasp it. :(

OT: I'm completely for the mentality that better five guilty men go free, rather than one innocent man get put to the ax. People really shouldn't stick their in the CRJ system if they aren't supposed to be there.

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:
Which brings us back to my earlier point: if the police does not take the case, these potentially innocent kids will be punished for it, in this case by releasing their names to the public out for blood.

Good, maybe it will teach them to cooperate with an investigation. If none of it was their fault, it would have been super easy to prove. Let the police scan their phones and have a look at their cellular records, if they have nothing to hide then it will show and the case will be closed. Nothing can be done about proving the rape, but the other stuff is pretty open and shut.

Hopefully this is a wake-up call to everyone involved.

Which, as I also said before, constitutes as illegal coercion because of their right to avoid self-incrimination, whether they are guilty or not.

I figured some day this would happen. People start to see the power of Anon and will call on them like invisible, internet Batmans.

Alleged_Alec:
Which, as I also said before, constitutes as illegal coercion because of their right to avoid self-incrimination, whether they are guilty or not.

How does cooperating with an investigation and submitting evidence that proves your innocence constitute as coercion? At least here in the states if there was reason enough to seek out that evidence a warrant would be issued and it would taken instead of submitted. "There isn't enough evidence to press charges" just says to me that "We didn't do a thorough enough investigation". The whole situation could have been avoided so the blame falls squarely on their shoulders. If the professionals that are supposed to serve and protect don't feel like doing their jobs, I would rather hand it off to the amateurs.

Alleged_Alec:

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:

You're rooting for people's lives being destroyed. Tell me how is that not revenge?

You do know that you have a right to avoid self-incrimination? What you're suggesting is illegal coercion.

And you're rooting for the people who already destroyed someone's life and brought it to a short, sad end.

Allegedly.

Bullying and spreading libel makes them responsible for the suicide. The only downside is that if they lived here in the states, they'd already be in jail for child pornography and distribution, alas, age of consent is 16 in Nova Scotia.

I think the really sad part of this was that such claims were not taken seriously 18 months ago or whenever the attack was reported. You know, when the picture was circulating. That said, the picture is still evidence enough to convict someone and, as was the case in Stuebenville, its just a matter of retracing it to its origins.

Alleged_Alec:

Nice ad hominem. I never said I wanted the ones who did this to walk away scot-free. I object to ruining the lives of people whose guilt has not been proven yet.

And we can't charge someone without knowing who they are. Justice is a double edged sword that way. If someone doesn't look into it, someone who may be guilty walks off scot-free. If someone does look into it and the person is not convicted, they still hold the fact that a trial questioning their actions took place. Of course, they already ruined someone's life when they circulated those photos, so forgive me if I'm not empathetic toward ruining their own reputation.

Is it revenge? Of course, Justice is all about revenge, and retribution, you're silly if you think it serves another purpose.

Church185:

Alleged_Alec:
Which, as I also said before, constitutes as illegal coercion because of their right to avoid self-incrimination, whether they are guilty or not.

How does cooperating with an investigation and submitting evidence that proves your innocence constitute as coercion? At least here in the states if there was reason enough to seek out that evidence a warrant would be issued and it would taken instead of submitted. "There isn't enough evidence to press charges" just says to me that "We didn't do a thorough enough investigation". The whole situation could have been avoided so the blame falls squarely on their shoulders. If the professionals that are supposed to serve and protect don't feel like doing their jobs, I would rather hand it off to the amateurs.

maddawg IAJI:

Alleged_Alec:

Church185:

And you're rooting for the people who already destroyed someone's life and brought it to a short, sad end.

Allegedly.

Bullying and spreading libel makes them responsible for the suicide. The only downside is that if they lived here in the states, they'd already be in jail for child pornography and distribution, alas, age of consent is 16 in Nova Scotia.

True if correct.

I think the really sad part of this was that such claims were not taken seriously 18 months ago or whenever the attack was reported. You know, when the picture was circulating. That said, the picture is still evidence enough to convict someone and, as was the case in Stuebenville, its just a matter of retracing it to its origins.

One picture does not make a case, but I agree that the case should have been taken seriously. I have never said otherwise.

Alleged_Alec:

Nice ad hominem. I never said I wanted the ones who did this to walk away scot-free. I object to ruining the lives of people whose guilt has not been proven yet.

And we can't charge someone without knowing who they are. Justice is a double edged sword that way. If someone doesn't look into it, someone who may be guilty walks off scot-free. If someone does look into it and the person is not convicted, they still hold the fact that a trial questioning their actions took place. Of course, they already ruined someone's life when they circulated those photos, so forgive me if I'm not empathetic toward ruining their own reputation.

The police knows who these people are. Why would the public need to know?

Is it revenge? Of course, Justice is all about revenge, and retribution, you're silly if you think it serves another purpose.

I disagree. I think justice is about isolating damaging parties from society follow by, if possible, rehabilitation. However, this is a more philosophical debate.

Alleged_Alec:
I disagree. I think justice is about isolating damaging parties from society follow by, if possible, rehabilitation. However, this is a more philosophical debate.

When it comes to justice my philosophy is more in line with Hammurabi, though the application of such thinking might be hard for some to stomach. I want proof either way, either that they did or did not have a part in ruining this girls life, and the cop-out answer that was given isn't satisfactory. They should do it again (better this time) or move aside while someone else takes the reigns. In the boys best interest it would be preferable if the police just did their job.

Alleged_Alec:

I think the really sad part of this was that such claims were not taken seriously 18 months ago or whenever the attack was reported. You know, when the picture was circulating. That said, the picture is still evidence enough to convict someone and, as was the case in Stuebenville, its just a matter of retracing it to its origins.

One picture does not make a case

Of course it does. A single picture was what sparked the Stubenville case and lo and behold, the kids were found guilty and were convicted. Video and images tend to be very damning in court if experts are brought in to prove authenticity.

Alleged_Alec:

The police knows who these people are. Why would the public need to know?

Because alas, District Attorneys are politicians. They focus on what public opinion wants them to focus on. If the public wants crime Z investigated, the District Attorney will move accordingly and, if part of a highly publicized trial, teenagers tend to get punished accordingly rather then get lighter sentences that they normally get because of their age.

I am kinda surprised some people are defending Kinsella and his request for Anon's help.
The only thing I might say in his favor is that maybe he doesn't know who he's dealing with.
Anon aren't your friendly neighbourhood watch. Those are the guys who hang out in 4chan's random board (highly NSFW, I would even say not safe anywhere or anyone).
They aren't detectives or law enforcers. They do whatever they want, they don't take requests.
Kinsella might be able to start this Anon "investigation", but he definitely won't be able to stop it.
If shaming and revealing the names of the 4 offender was the worst Anon could do, I would be fine with it.
But there is a significant risk that they will go too far, and you will end up with 4 additional bodies.
It is extremely irresponsible from Kinsella to ask for their help.
There are better ways to get the media's attention.

Stay classy Internet.

Just...everyone involved are acting like complete twats.

Marter:
Snip

Wait... he had a name?

In any case, it's good to know that it wasn't because of a difference in opinion to a given situation.

Thank you for the info. I know you weren't under any obligation to inform us.

Too bad they're trying to appeal to the idiots who send messages and act all righteous. Those people actually can't do what Anonymous does. They just take credit because they think they're all a part of one big club or something. Meanwhile, I wouldn't expect much from the actual hackers, because this shit isn't funny. This would be boring work that has no punchline at the end.

I mean, I feel bad for the girl but unless the statement went "...and I'll give you 1000 bucks for each name" this is not going to happen. Now changing the background on Alphonse MacNeil's computer to a naked picture of a transvestite... that could be funny. And maybe he deserved it, who knows, but the guy sounds like a tool and tools get vandalized.

There, that's how this might go down, but don't expect any real hackers to do anything about this.

Encourage vigilantes? No, by all means, go ahead, that's not the stupidest idea ever, or anything.

Anon aren't some cohesive mass, it's basically a whole bunch of individualists. I'm pretty sure there's a bit in a charter someplace saying "we're not your personal police force".

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