Anonymous Hackers Attack Cleveland Police After Cop Shoots 12-yr-old Boy to Death on Playground

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The Hacktivist collective Anonymous have launched an attack on the official site for the City of Cleveland after 12-year-old Temir Rice was shot dead by local police for carrying a BB gun.

In a video released on Monday, Anonymous lambasts Cleveland City Police, whose alleged inability to train their officers properly is said to have led to the tragedy.

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“This rookie officer apparently was not trained. The police department he works for is to blame for this lack of appropriate training. Officers are equipped with many non-lethal options such as Taser guns. Why did he not use a Taser on this child? Shooting him in cold blood was not necessary with these non-lethal options available,” a statement from the collective said.

The group further questioned whether the police were so “moronic” that they were unable to use anything other than lethal force to deescalate the situation. The called the justification that the police“feared for their lives” ludicrous, as Rice was only 12-years-old and armed with an air soft gun. The message concluded with a vow to target all municipalities whose “ignorant” and poorly-trained officers pose a threat to society.

“Police of the United States you will learn in due time once Anonymous has shut down your sites that we will not stand for your ignorant, untrained rookie cops.”

On Monday, Twitter was awash with the hashtag #TangoDown, the telltale sign of an Anonymous-affiliated attack. Many of the tweets provided links to the official site for the city of Cleveland, which was inaccessible at the time of writing.

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Rice was shot at around 3:30pm local time on Saturday, at Cleveland’s Cudell Rec Center after police responded to a distress call about a male allegedly threatening people nearby with a gun.

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  • d00m

    Saw that coming.

  • Charles Vella

    “Expect us.”

  • Ben Meyer

    Not the first time Cleveland PD has used too much force..

  • DrMichelleLV

    The ‘untrained rookie cop’ excuse is just that… it is not the truth. It is about the rmilitarization of the PD’s who are told to hire violent morons purposely to institute the police state. The incompetence meme is just that… to distract from the truth that this is being done to intimidate, terrorize and cause capitulation to the police state.

  • SirTerrance Murphy

    shutting down their computers is not enough .

    • JonEdHil

      No, but it’s a start. Imagine them not being able to pull up fingerprints, access VICAP, run license plates, etc.

  • Michael Hill

    I want to be anonymous.

    • annonymous

      than don’t use your name

      • Miles Coleman


        • Linda Sanchez

          Its than (>_>)

    • James George

      You are, it is a leaderless movement, we are all Anonymous, that is what makes it unstoppable, it has no head that they can remove, the movement is only leaders.

    • Jacob Leland Schaeffer

      Same wanna team up track em down an join em??

  • Peetr

    ‘Untrained rookie cop’ = fresh back from no-knock-raids in Iraq?

    • jake

      Fresh back from no-knock-raids in Iraq??? Seriously have you even served??

      • Ferguson

        Mad kid?

  • chris cooper

    I heard the call. The caller says it MIGHT be fake. He doesn’t say it is fake. Have you seen a picture of the gun? Looks very Real! Especially when an ignorant kid pulls it out and points it at you. You can’t blame police for trying to protect themselves and the citizens in the area. If it were real, that kid could’ve shot another kid in that playground. In fact he was shooting at cars. I work in an ER and have seen FATALITIES from pellet guns! I’m sure those people considered those guns real! Adults need to teach their kids and kids need to accept responsibility for their actions. You can blame who ever you want when you’re sitting behind bars but it’s you worrying about dropping the soap

    • anonymous

      Gun was never pointed ya noob. No excuses. Same rules as citizens. The boy is protected by his right to bear arms. The cops job is to verify if he can carry concealed not kill. The pd cannot have it both ways….. he’s either a man or a boy who can not carry concealed.

      • Anonymous

        The kid was told to raise his hands and instead reach into his waistband and extracts a gun that looks real. It’s a tragic accident not some “police state” conspiracy. And, no, the boy is not protected by his right to bear arms when he’s endangering others, “ya noob”

        • Ed

          Idiot he did not get the chance to “pull” a gun. He was shot in cold blood. He was not threatening or confronting. Murder1. Period

        • Ed

          Also how was he endangering others? Did he shoot or threaten to shoot anyone? No……

        • Donn Chamberlain

          When was he told that? Those cops had him shot before the car stopped. Have you even watched the video?

      • DJ

        Actually, if he’s underage, he can not observe that right. Because, you know, law usually says you have to be over a certain age to legally own a gun. However, I don’t know what the gun in question looked like. If it looked like a real gun, then that’s different. Though, if he reaches for the gun first when told to raise his hands, that was a stupid and tragic move on his part. Also, I can never find out what time of day this happened.

    • The Truth

      IT WAS A DAMN CHILD!!!! if these incompetent asswipes cant subdue a child cuz they feared for their lives THEN GET ANOTHER CAREER..The caller said it maybe fake, that should be enough to just access the situation NOT come out bullets blazing on a damn child!!! There were plenty of other NON LETHAL ways to subdue this child, How about asking him if the gun was real?? Or do these fucking baboons in uniform dont know how to talk anymore?? These cops have been killing kids left and right for just being kids.. and the only one who has said that he reached into his waistband was the cop..They like to use that I feared for my life get out out of murder charge excuse for every damn thing!!! NO DAMN EXCUSE FOR A CHILD TO BE MURDERED by an incompetent rookie baboon!!!

      • Anonymous Children Illuminati


    • Mr. George

      listen asshole the child pointed the gun at the cop ok, I don’t where get that from

  • Rob

    Umm. It’s just a website. It’s not their network. Fingerprint check is a closed loop, federally controlled, I believe.
    The fact that you can’t access their Publicity Website, doesn’t mean shit. I’m not impresses. It’s smoke and mirrors

  • James George


  • Cassidy

    If you would have read the report on it, the cop was not told it was a fake gun. When the kid was told to put his hands up, he reached for the “gun” in his waistband. Therefore, the officer opened fire as any other police officer would. It’s not about not being trained properly or police not doing their jobs right. This incident had to do with poor communication and not giving the cop all of the information he clearly needed before he went in.

  • Miles Coleman

    I still can’t figure why the 911 caller made the call to 911…….stating to the operator that “it is a kid” and that the gun he had was “probably a BB gun”…….If the caller knew it was a BB gun, why did he have to call 911…….the scared people of this nation are just as responsible as the the cops they call on to protect them from their paranoid dilutions…….Its almost the same scenario as the beaver creek shooting…..except it was a child!

  • Charlie Hoobindoobin

    rookie this rookie that cop this cop that civilian this civilian that, we are all humans, and under MY GODS i view you all as eachothers equals. your uniform doesnt change the fact that you just killed a child, and a fellow human being. in the grand scheme of it all its one more murderer and one more corpse , and life, as it always does, goes on – but i have to wonder if this “keeper of peace” can sleep at night. do you still like being an officer? i bet you grew up dreamin of shooting evil people didnt you you sad confused tool. hows blood taste? not as sweet in reality as in childish dilussion is it?

  • steve

    WTG Anonymous keep it up,,,

  • connie lingus

    Here is the real story for all of you cop hating losers: