Webster6 Posted April 10, 2015 Share Posted April 10, 2015 Not that I care for NBC's perspective on this or what any government official has said. I just thought I'd start a discussion on this ongoing case, and what you guys think of Anonymous' actions. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Anonymous-Threatens-Vineland-PD-as-Investigation-on-Death-of-Man-in-Custody-Continues---298956441.html http://rt.com/usa/246361-vineland-beating-dog-bite-death/ http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20150408_Vineland_police_get_anonymous_ultimatum_via_video.html?c=r The hacking group that calls itself Anonymous, following through on a video threat, revealed the names of two of the Vineland, N.J., officers involved in a fatal arrest last week, and officials confirmed the names Tuesday. Chief Timothy Codispoti posted recordings of the 911 call and police dispatches from the arrest of Phillip White on the department's Facebook page. A lawyer representing the three officers involved in the incident confirmed their names, as did the chief, who was cited by NJ.com. Police used a dog to restrain White, 32, of Vineland, after they said he tried to reach for one of the officers' weapons on March 31. White's family and a rights activist, citing witnesses, allege that the officers punched and beat White before he was placed in an ambulance for respiratory distress. They also point to a bystander's cellphone video, which they say shows a police dog biting White as he lies on the ground. On Tuesday, the names, home addresses, and phone numbers of Officers Louis Platania and Jeffrey Travaline were posted on a website that has been used by Anonymous hackers. Stuart Alterman, who said he has been hired by the police union to represent the three officers, called the release of names by Anonymous "unfortunate," saying the investigation should be allowed to play out. "To interrupt the flow and to threaten the release of information is tantamount to extortion of law enforcement authorities," Alterman said. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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