FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Anonymous to Target DOJ After Aaron Swartz Death and Protect Funeral from Hate Group.
Highland Park, Illinois - January 13th, 2013
Statement from Anonymous,
Twenty-four hours after the death of Aaron Swartz was announced to the world, a heartless cult announced their intention to picket his funeral. In response, Anonymous has launched Operation Angel.
Before discussing the operation, there is something that needs to be said to Aaron's family and his friends: We're sorry. It is likely that our continuous condemnation and attacks against this cult is the very reason Aaron is being targeted by them. We would do anything to stop them from attending Aaron's services. Aaron deserves peace and we will not allow this cult to overpower what should be the media's focus, the monsters at D O J who ruthlessly targeted your son.
We encourage organizations who would like to form protective human shields near Aaron's funeral to listen closely for any announcement by the family on this action and respect their wishes.
Operation Angel has a number of goals. First, we mean to facilitate the flow of information regarding the cult's movements. We are encouraging the public and any members of Highland Park law enforcement with intel on the cults to e-mail that information to OpAngel@hushmail.com. You can use an anonymous e-mail address. You will not receive a response. You will not be exposed.
The second phase of this operation will begin after Aaron is laid to rest. Partnering with other organizations, Anonymous intends to pursue reform within the DOJ and other government agencies to prevent the kind of unnecessary harassment that Aaron Swartz was victim to. Some of the brightest men and women in the fields of information technology and security are being targeted by agencies that lack a basic understanding of the so-called crimes they are accusing people of. We will do this for Aaron Swartz and everyone like him.
More information will be made available to the public shortly. Follow hashtag OpAngel on Twitter.