During a news conference about the viral video showing a group of teenagers mocking and joking apparently on the night a West Virginia teen girl was raped at a series of parties, Jefferson County Sheriff Abdalla sends a video message to what he believes is Anonymous.
"Anonymous if you are watching this, I'm coming after you. We have an idea now, who Anonymous is and I'll deal with that another time. I know where he lives, I know his name, I know his mother's name, his father's name, his brother's name. And while I'm on Anonymous, this isn't Anonymous that everybody knows that went into the Defense Department or what have you,. This is not the real Anonymous, This Anonymous is an offshoot. Now tomorrow there is going to be a rally, and the majority of the people there are really truly concerned about the victim, and there are some not concerned. They're there to antagonize, to cuss, like they were cussing last week at the Steubenville Police Department, calling them names, being corrupt, and what have you. Now it becomes my job when it comes to public safety. People are concerned, very upset, concerned about their children, and in fact Mothers have taken their children out of school, in fear of what may happen. This has gone too far. Enough is enough." warns Sheriff Abdalla.
In response to Sheriff Abdalla's news conference statement, Anonymous posted up this message on the leaksource website as follows:
"Dear Sheriff Abdalla,
Statements you made in the news conference on January 4, 2013 were quite humorous. You stated that #KnightSec isn’t the “real Anonymous”. What you don’t understand, is that everyone is Anonymous. Anonymous isn’t one person. As a matter of fact, Anonymous isn’t even a group of people. It’s an idea. An ideology of people who fight for a purpose higher than self.
To quote you, “Why put their names out there? Why put their addresses out there?”. Because they’re guilty. The ones that took pictures, ones that stood around, ones that recorded, even ones that watched. They’re all guilty. To quote you ”But when you start doing a hatchet job on innocent children, putting their names out on the computers and the Internet, on Facebook, I’m coming after you. Simple as that.” Coming after us for what? What we are doing is not illegal. Publicizing already public information is legal. They don’t contain social security numbers, therefore they’re not illegal. On another note, unless my sister has grown a penis, this is quite humorous.
To quote you again, “I’ll deal with that at another time,” said Abdalla. “I know where he lives. I know his name, his mother’s name, his father’s name, his brother’s name.”, If you know so much why don’t you come question me. Ask me why I released this information. Ask me why I exposed your corrupt justice system. You can even ask me why I exposed you. The answer will be the same. No justice no peace. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us."
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