Oakland officials are the latest group targeted by Anonymous when they released the officials’ personal information to the Web last week.
The document begins with a message to the people of Oakland with Anonymous offering their support to the Occupy Oakland protesters:
Anonymous has been watching. Since the inception of Occupy Oakland, We have been actively monitoring your behavior, and exposing the identities and sensitive information of Officers of the Oakland Police Department; as they have continued to act in an unprofessional and violent manner. You tear gassed Us. You shot Us with your weapons. You arrested Us. You beat Us. You also did this to Our Friends, and to Our Families. We watched as you cut budgets, cut Our jobs, closed Our schools, Our parks, and Our libraries, while leaving your own salaries alone. We laughed in disgust as Deanna Santana said she would need to speak to her attorney before discussing her pay cut. The people on this list are supposed to represent the best of what the City of Oakland has to offer. If they are the best, why is there so much trouble within the Police Department, and in the City of Oakland?
We are shocked and disgusted by your behavior. Before you commit atrocities against innocent people again, think twice.
The document then lists all of the personal information of the officials including address, phone number, all previous addresses, their place of work, social media accounts and personal Web sites. They also list any crimes that the officials have been involved in.
They leave Council Member at Large Rebecca Kaplan alone with a message that says: “Thank you for your support and being a true leader in the community.”
They then specifically ask a question of City Attorney Barbara Jean Parker:
Our question to you Barbara - Why did you allow numerous targeted arrests to happen, with no charges filed? We expect more out of you. From your community involvement, one would think you would be front and center in the fight against the corruption in OPD and in our Government.
They leave the city officials with a stern warning that is classic Anonymous:
We are the ghosts in the dark of night.
We are the voice that carries silently in the wind.
We are that feeling you get when the hair stands up on the back of your neck.
We live in the space between awake and your dreams.
We move in the shadows.
We are always watching.
We know who you are.
We are in your networks.
We are everyone.
We are everywhere.
We are the Final Boss of the Internet.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
The information is still up on Anonymous’ Facebook page where they have other Occupy Oakland related items including this video: