“Anonymous” gets the attention of police nationwide with a new video decrying the recent summary execution of man found to be “illegally camping” by Albuquerque police.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, the loosely organized group known as Anonymous released a cryptic video Wednesday strongly denouncing the March 16 police shooting of a homeless man in the Sandia foothills. The group urged the people of Albuquerque to “occupy” APD headquarters on Sunday.
It also warned of a cyberattack on the department’s websites.
The video calls APD officers “militarized thugs” and warns them of possible retribution for the police shooting of James M. Boyd.
Rob Perry, Albuquerque’s chief administrative officer, said the city takes the threat seriously.
“We are going to guard as best we can against any penetration into our system,” Perry told reporters on Wednesday. “The folks that made the threat have certainly had success against other government agencies and large corporations in the past.”
Anonymous has also targeted the Tunisian government, the Westboro Baptist Church, the Church of Scientology and the United States government.