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"Anonymous" Hackers Threaten Albuquerque Police

March 27, 2014  | 

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” Albuquerque Police headquarters on Sunday, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

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.

Tags: Cybercrime, Albuquerque (N.M.) PD, Hackers


Comments (37)

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Lenny @ 3/27/2014 1:53 PM

A very good idea. I hope the APD stays in the headlines for a long time.
I wonder which part is seen as a threat, the possible demonstration?
I'm sure they will have 100's of thugs in full riot gear and assault rifles
ready to "deal with them". Mr. Boyd(RIP) should never have been executed,
that should be for the courts to decide.

Brian @ 3/27/2014 3:03 PM

Great post Lenny...and you probably typed that from the comfort and security of your home or office, maybe behind locked doors after having formed your opinion on the matter having no idea what actually happened....

Lenny @ 3/27/2014 3:41 PM

Thanks Brian, I too thought it was a great post. And yes, dimwit I did type it from my own home, I don't think my neighbours would appreciate if I went to their home every time I wanted to go online. And my door is actually open rightnow as it is quite nice here right now. My opinion is formed from watching the available video and reading as many different articles on this ridiculous incident as I can. I don't, like most of you simply feel everything any cop does is jutified, no matter how many die.

Chris @ 3/27/2014 4:30 PM

hey Lenny, Why hate on all the APD cops then? You have your opinion and others have there's. But many like you are lumping all law enforcement into one group that you dislike. Also you are are finding their guilt before all the information is out. Like you said "that should be for the courts to decide" your words man. Don't start being a hypocrite now.

Tanya @ 3/27/2014 4:55 PM

Nice post Lenny.

jay @ 3/27/2014 9:36 PM

the Albuquerque Police Department has shot more individuals then New York City's police department since 2012. Someone please explain to me how a cities Police Department that is 16 times bigger than Albuquerque's police department manages to shoot the less people? over 8 million people live in New York City, I think Albuquerque has just under or just over a million including Rio Rancho.

Mudkip @ 3/27/2014 11:55 PM

Yes, I herd when asked how many people they where expecting the chief said it's over 9,000.

Ima Leprechaun @ 3/28/2014 6:15 AM

They won't be anonymous for long, the FBI will trace them so fast it will make their heads spin. If Albuquerque is anything like most departments the Administrative Offices are closed on Sundays, so good luck with the occupy event. Their post seems a little over the top but they wouldn't be home grown terrorists if they weren't a little crazy.

TERRY F. ZECH VPAD(RET) @ 3/28/2014 7:12 AM

Lenny I tell you what why don't you do a ride along in the lovely city of Albequerque and see what your officers go through. I guarantee you your respect for them and the tough work that they do will go through the roof. See how the lovely law abiding citizens that they deal with treat them. I bet you haven't got the guts to do that you illiterate fool.

S.S. @ 3/28/2014 7:28 AM

lenny won't go on a ride a long . She would probably piss herself!!! Right lenny. No lenny is from Canada, which have their own problems. Also btw lenny lives her mommy's basement still. This loser doesn't do jack all day long but think about ways she can to annoy L.E. I think lenny and tanya are the same person.

jay @ 3/28/2014 8:26 AM

Why won't anybody comment on my post. I already know the answer to that question though. it's because the criminals and the cops are virtually one in the same! and the majority of people commenting or obviously Pro police no matter what they do, people from every walk of life do good things and bad things just because you have a badge on your chest doesn't make you any different then the rest of humanity! has anybody paid attention to what's going on in Detroit, crime rates much higher, The police there don't seem to be killing people at the rate the police are here. again somebody please explain to me why police are shooting so many people in the here.

TX Lawman @ 3/28/2014 8:32 AM

You can tell Lenny is not from the US by the way he/she spells words. As SS says, Lenny probably still lives at home with their parents. Don't let Lenny annoy you. As we, LEOs, were trained, we just ignore ignorance and laugh it off the same way we do on the street. I don't let people of little intelligence bother me. I gurantee you though, I'm going home at the end of my shift. I will stop a person swinging a knife with a bullet. Be Safe Blue!

TX Lawman @ 3/28/2014 8:45 AM

Jay, before you respond to articles you need to learn to spell and use the correct tense of the word. You also need to do some resaerch. If you pull up the FBI statistics you will see that New York City had 16 police shootings and Albuquerque had 6 last year. Have a great day!

Pup @ 3/28/2014 8:53 AM

Stats in killing of suspects? You can compare why one city shoots more than another. Numbers can be chaged for whatever purpose. Every city has the mix of people, crime and training. If APD has shot more than NYPD, it may be due to the incident of itself. LE doesn't take pleasure in shooting of a suspect. We do it to protect ourselves and the public. Learn the truth first. If the officer(s) make a mistake, they will be investigated. Stop with blaming all LE for one's actions. It's like saying whoever hates a cop is an criminal and should be shot. Do you fill those boots Lenny?

jay @ 3/28/2014 11:04 AM

TX a lawman You are wrong sir. my spelling is just fine because google doing it for me, It's called talk to text. your argument is pathetic, all you can do is insult somebody selling. what a juvenile approach to a debate. and no statistics can't be skewed when when the New York City Police Department has killed less people since 2012 then Albuquerque New Mexico State Police Department which is tiny in comparison. New York City is every bit as much Of violent city as albuquerque is.

MAC @ 3/28/2014 12:01 PM

Jay to answer your question "why is APD shooting more people than NYPD": Short answer; Due to budgeting constraints, NYPD officers are not getting the same range time as APD officers. I hope that clears everything up for you?

jay @ 3/28/2014 12:27 PM

Funny mac. Or it may be that APD is out control, and the NYPD as screwed up as that department is with the unconstitutional stop and frisks etc, still has a small bit of humanity left. One thing I have learned from this little debate is that very few "officers of the law" (Which I'm assuming that's the majority of the people on this site are) have much of an intellect. Because every valid point I bring up, in the form of a question or what ever, is met with childish nonsense.
A very uninformed bunch.

Dewey Larson @ 3/28/2014 4:58 PM

YES I DONT CARE HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE KILLED BY NEW YORK COPS THE APD WAS WAY OUT OF LINE THIS WAS MURDER CLEAN AND SIMPLE YOU SHOOT HIM WITH THE BEAN BAG AFTWR HES DEAD LET THE DOG RIP INTO HIM AFTER YOU SHOOT HIM 6 TIMES SOME APD OFFICERS NEED TO BE RETRAINED WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO SERVE AND PROTECT NOT KILL AND BE MURDERED THE PEOPLE OF YOUR TOWN SHOULD BE SICK TO THEIR STMACH WITH THIS

Gene @ 3/28/2014 5:37 PM

What makes anyone think that Anonymous is just in the United States? And yes, anyone with half a brain can see from the video it was murder, the man was clearly no threat to anyone. I could have taken him down myself, unarmed, and I'm not even in that good of shape.

S.S. @ 3/29/2014 2:19 PM

If that's true Gene then you're an idiot. Sure you say that now, but have you seen this person's rap sheet it's long, with a series of violent offenses against L.E. and other citizens. I doubt you are L.E. If you would have gone in there unarmed you haven't even half a brain. STUPID COMMENT!!! My opinion is you have less than lethal weapons that were present, and you also have lethal weapons that were present. Use the less than lethal first if the subject did not stop after the less than lethal weapons did not work, and the subject was still coming forward and towards the officers with those knives. Then you go to the lethal weapons. They had enough officers there. But in the heat of the moment this is what you get. STAY SAFE OUT THERE BLUE.

jay @ 3/29/2014 6:06 PM

SS the cops knew he was a schizophrenic, the stand off when on for hours and hours. like all those cops couldn't have handled him using less than lethal force on a mountainside, give me a break, those cops murdered him plain and simple. citizens beware of "BLUE"

AriK @ 3/29/2014 8:12 PM

@jay -- Actually your comment that most cops aren't very bright has some truth to it. A few years ago, a man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

Cities don't like hiring very intelligent people as police officers because in just 2 or 3 years, they get bored of the job and move on to something else. And the cities say that it's a waste of all that time and money they spent to train these smart officers. So they prefer hiring people with lower IQ's.

Sad but true.

You can check out the articles written about it on google.

AriK @ 3/29/2014 8:18 PM

Jay, your comment that cops are too bright actually has an element of truth.

A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

Cities often don't want highly intelligent officers because they tend to get bored of the job quickly and move on to something else in only 2 or 3 years. The cities say it's a waste of all the time and money spent training the smart officers. So they prefer officers with lower IQ's.

AJ @ 3/30/2014 9:26 PM

Criminal behavior from LEOs shouldn't be tolerated. This isn't anti-LEO. Anyone who commits a Crime is a criminal! Anonymous hacked my e-mail, so they're a criminal organization. Two wrongs don't make a right, for men & women in Blue or Cybercriminals.

Supporting someone who's an LEO, just because they're an LEO is no different than the Trayvon supporters who supported him because of the color of his skin was the same is theirs. Regardless of the evidence.

I don't know what happened in the APD. But LEOs shouldn't want to go to WAR with Citizens, and US Citizens shouldn't want to go to WAR with LEOs! Peace Officers, should stand for PEACE! And people shouldn't choose to hate LEOs just because they're LEOs!

People have a right to have a Grievance against Gov. and protest peacefully. LEOs are citizens too and have the right to protest Anonymous! I used to be a friend of Anon, because they hated $cientology. But once they hacked my e-mail, I realized they're Cyber Terrorists.

Troy E. @ 3/31/2014 1:34 PM

"Anonymous" are directly affiliated with the Anarchist Collectives known as "Anti-Fa" "A.R.A." ("Anti-Racist" Action-frequent counter-demonstrators at KKK/Neo Nazi events who often create more chaos than the Parade-Permitted racial groups themselves.) Or "Black Bloc" who demonstrate at the World Eco summits such as the Ontario/Seattle G-8/G-12 riots.

Recently, one was arrested who turned out to be the brother of one of the "Tinley Park Five"-in reference to an attack on White Supremacists at a Chicago-area restaurant in which staff and uninvolved patrons were assailed.

They are not as "loosely affiliated" as they may wish to let on and I actually applaud some of their efforts as they've hacked FaceBook accounts of animal abusers and brought to both mob and legitimate justice four Arabic Males who taunted pet-lovers around the world with pics of themselves torturing cats to death.

For the most part, Anon are Adam Henrys but they sometimes bring down even bigger Adam Henrys.

Reality Bites @ 4/1/2014 10:10 AM

Those that wage war on fellow citizens are traitors, the traitor cops deserve a quick trial and then execution.

When the 5% good cops don't weed out the 95% psychopathic cops all have to be treated as psycho's... Think about that next time you call 911, 95 times out of a 100 you are asking a psycho to come to your home.

jay @ 4/2/2014 5:25 AM

Good cops cover up what bad cops do.

God, to you @ 4/2/2014 11:34 PM

I agree, if the good cops can't keep the bad cops in line, by DOING THEIR FUCKING JOB then there are no good cops. They are sworn to uphold and defend the constitution, if they don't they deserve to be executed for treason. THAT is law enforcement.

S.S. @ 4/3/2014 2:26 PM

You can't lump in the good with the bad. 99% of us cops are law abiding officers and we uphold the law with pride. These bad ones, fuck it up for all of us. Not our fault. So God to , jay and reality bites, you all are a bunch of chicken shit cowards who sound like a bunch ol old woman arguing. I woner what it is you dumbasses do. BTW lenny is in your category. Fucken morons.

jay @ 4/3/2014 4:51 PM

S.S please tell me what it is that you have done to stop the bad cops from doing all they do? take a stand, grow a pair a balls or some morals, out them, here's your chance. because I'm sure you know a few of them. I find it hilarious that you say we are chicken s*** cowards let's see how brave you are, take a stand against bad cops right now. tell us who they are and what they've done.

Lenny @ 4/3/2014 5:03 PM

@ Jay
BEAUTIFUL, absolutely beautiful.
Don't expect S.enior S.alazar to do any such thing.
His comments are completely irrelevant to the story
at hand and consist almost exclusively of putting others
down if they aren't cops. By the way SS I think you have the
numbers backwards from what I see, hear and read.

S.S. @ 4/5/2014 2:06 PM

Jay you are a pussy and trust me having lenny in your corner doesn't help your cause what so ever. You two tools sit around your mommy's basements and feel safe because we're out there doing what needs to be done, and all you 2 idiots can do is sit there and focus on the bad that a few bad apples have doen. You 2 are worthless human beings. You two do nothing to contribute to your community, but put down the men and woman that protect the innocent. You all are a joke. lenny sits around her basement and is trying to feel important, and trying to impress her dead mommy because she is a huge disappointment to her. jay I don't know what rock you came out of but I think you should crawl back into it. When you grow a set of balls then come back onto the sight and then you can try to argue your worthless points. You two sissies deserve each other.

jay @ 4/5/2014 2:18 PM

actually I do contribute to my community, I do volunteer Work for habitat Humanity, among other things.it blows my mind that they give 12 year old badges, which you clearly are all you can do is call people pussy

jay @ 4/5/2014 2:51 PM

SS, You truly are a pathetic human being incapable of the Debate. so answer this question, have you "uphold the law with Honor" like you claim to, by going after this so called 1% of bad cops that you claim are there. no you haven't because you are coward who hides what these so called bad cops do, which is evident because you have not answered one single question or even made one single decent retort to any point I've made. all your intellect seems to let you do is insult people and call names. and I guarantee I have more in this life than you do, everybody knows cops don't make a whole lot of money. even if you do have some Brass on your collar. So go back to school, or try to educate yourself in any way, read a book, something. because you are doing nothing to improve the PD' image. Your argument is so ridiculous I'm having a hard time believing you are are over the age 18. a true dimwit You are. SS

american @ 4/7/2014 1:22 PM

watching the police video, the homeless man did as instructed, dropped belonging, and turned AWAY from the police to pull out what the police say was a knife. they then executed him. Now i believe that most police are good, however there was no justification even if they thought he had a knife he was turning AWAY from them-no threat there. they kill him then shot him with a non lethal, and let the dog lose on him?that's murder and no officer can say he felt threatened by some one turning away with their back to him! Especially when the video shows it. Now all you officers who say we have no idea what its like-in that situation, fact is there was no threat. As far as home grown terrorist? that is anybody who believes in the constitution and the 2 amendment these days- officers remember your oath and act accordingly in the end you are just city,county employees paid by citizens to uphold the law-law enforcement is just a title for your job you are not judge jury and executioner

american @ 4/7/2014 1:22 PM

watching the police video, the homeless man did as instructed, dropped belonging, and turned AWAY from the police to pull out what the police say was a knife. they then executed him. Now i believe that most police are good, however there was no justification even if they thought he had a knife he was turning AWAY from them-no threat there. they kill him then shot him with a non lethal, and let the dog lose on him?that's murder and no officer can say he felt threatened by some one turning away with their back to him! Especially when the video shows it. Now all you officers who say we have no idea what its like-in that situation, fact is there was no threat. As far as home grown terrorist? that is anybody who believes in the constitution and the 2 amendment these days- officers remember your oath and act accordingly in the end you are just city,county employees paid by citizens to uphold the law-law enforcement is just a title for your job you are not judge jury and executioner

greg @ 4/7/2014 1:22 PM

watching the police video, the homeless man did as instructed, dropped belonging, and turned AWAY from the police to pull out what the police say was a knife. they then executed him. Now i believe that most police are good, however there was no justification even if they thought he had a knife he was turning AWAY from them-no threat there. they kill him then shot him with a non lethal, and let the dog lose on him?that's murder and no officer can say he felt threatened by some one turning away with their back to him! Especially when the video shows it. Now all you officers who say we have no idea what its like-in that situation, fact is there was no threat. As far as home grown terrorist? that is anybody who believes in the constitution and the 2 amendment these days- officers remember your oath and act accordingly in the end you are just city,county employees paid by citizens to uphold the law-law enforcement is just a title for your job you are not judge jury and executioner

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