It’s been a hit-or-miss week for Anonymous in Ferguson, Missouri; their #OpFerguson has enjoyed wide support, but in their attempts to identify the police officer who shot Mike Brown and dox the police chief they’ve struck wide of the mark, causing distraught family members of the innocent to take to Twitter to plead for their lives.
It’s worth noting that no-one has ever died from being doxed, rightly or wrongly. Still, it is an unsettling experience.
Faildoxes have cost Anonymous some prestige among the media and the citizens of Ferguson, but today one supporter took to Pastebin, the online anonymous document hosting site favoured by Anonymous, to express ongoing support. So far the document has had 387 reads.
A Message From The Ferguson Protesters To Anonymous
I just wanted to say thank you to all you Anons that helped in Ferguson. We
really couldn’t have done this without you honestly. Thank you for
protecting the protesters, and for thinking up the legislation that we’re
pushing for. You gave us a voice that no one can take away. I honestly
appreciate you guys, I may not know you, and you probably don’t know me,
but I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Today the protest was beyond awesome, the highway patrol captain even lead
it, and there were no problems. If it weren’t for you guys, the police
probably would have gassed the protesters again tonight, but because of
y’all they didn’t. The county cops were nowhere to be found, only highway
patrol and city cops, who are pretty cool. On top of getting our voices out
there in Ferguson, you have all helped to spread the word to where this is
an International protest now. We have so much support, and we know that we
aren’t alone because of you guys. Thank you for giving us our voices back,
and thank you for supporting us and helping us. You guys are honestly,
amazing, even if I don’t know who you are. I hope that you continue to help
and support us until the legislation giving cops a strict protocol to
follow when dealing with situations and the treatment has passed.
Thank you for giving us the start of our revolution and making it known
that we can and will make a difference.
A reminder: the petition to the White House in support of Mike Brown’s law to force all police officers to wear cameras on-duty is online and almost halfway to its goal of 100,000. The latest four petitions are all about Ferguson. It remains to be seen if the President will consider the petitions binding.
Featured image via Twitter
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