Hacker Group ‘Anonymous’ Targets Flint Water Crisis [Video]
Activist hacker organization Anonymous is taking on the Flint water crisis.
A video claiming to originate from Anonymous calls for for Gov. Rick Snyder to be charged with "voluntary or involuntary manslaughter", WZZM-13 reports.
Anonymous' posts come after the release of Gov. Snyder's emails regarding the Flint water crisis earlier this week; We also found out that the situation would be featured as the cover story in next week's Time Magazine.
Anonymous' video was posted to IntelGroup, a website described a source of global information which supports Anonymous.
Here is Anonymous' message in its entirety:
"Greetings Citizens of the world,
We are Anonymous.
For over a year now the citizens of Flint, Michigan have been subjected to drinking tap water filled with lead and other poisons.
Over 3000 children residing in flint have been diagnosed with lead poisoning andother contaminated water illnesses.
This issue went unreported by the mainstream media for entirely too long.
A resident of Flint, Michigan and activist by the name of “@C1tyOfFl1nt” has worked for countless hours, weeks and years to bring awareness to the water crises in flint.
And now that OpFlint is in the media and people are aware, we must remind the city officials of flint that we do not forget and we do not forgive.
The crimes committed by Governor Snyder as well as other city officials will not go unpunished.
The city of Flint deserved to be informed and made aware of the problem with the town drinking water.
The fact that Governor Snyder stayed silent while the children of flint were poisoned says a lot about his character.
It is safe to assume that children may already be doomed to die due to this. It says a lot about how Snyder and those who answered to him on this matter feel about the citizens of Flint.
It’s clear to us that Governor Snyder needs to be reminded that he is a servant for the very same people he has poisoned and made sick. Or perhaps he never forgot. Perhaps corruption is at play here. In that case, he is now going to simply be shown the error of his evil ways.
We feel that there currently exists enough evidence to arrest Governor Snyder for either voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, and that a full scale investigation into the Flint Water crisis and a criminal trial will yield the information that will send governor Snyder to prison.
We encourage the city of Flint to be vocal and demand that Governor Snyder face criminal charges. Anonymous will stand beside you.
We will amplify your voice where the mainstream media will surely fail you, as it has in the past.
We will also join you in calling bullshit on any spin that the corporate media is prepared to put on this, as they have on other past crises that affect the welfare of the common people in this country-most notably the poor and people of color.
Governor Snyder and his cronies have brought pain, suffering, and possible death to the people of Flint.
They have also clearly displayed contempt for the children of flint. Certainly they have displayed no remorse or guilt.
But it all stops now.
Because what Governor Snyder will soon learn is that we do not forgive. We do not forget. The people responsible for this crises will be held accountable. Every wrong doing will be rectified.
The city of Flint deserved better, governor. Instead they got a murderer.
One again justice will arrive in the form of a pale mask.
We are Legion.
We are the citizens of #OpFlint.
Governor Snyder, did you really not expect us?"