Yesterday afternoon Anonymous seized the Ku Klux Klan’s Twitter account after the hate group threatened to use “lethal force” during any protests over the coming decision on the indictment of the Missouri police officer that killed a young black man.
The Riverfront Times reported that the St. Louis, Missouri KKK group passed out pamphlets starting, “Attention: To the terrorists masquerading as “peaceful protesters”!” The announcement stated further, “We will use lethal force as provided under Missouri law to defend ourselves.” KKK leader Frank Ancona went on MCNBC Wednesday to back up the threat and claim support from Ferguson locals; the head of Missouri’s KKK told media that his organization’s threats to protesters had boosted KKK recruitment. The Missouri group behind the threats — Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan — is listed as an active hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. On Friday Anonymous began doxing (publicly revealing identities and personal information) of KKK members in the Ferguson/St. Louis area.
Prior to the hacking, the KKK spent much of the weekend taunting Anonymous for not being able to hack them. Below is the doxing clip.
UPDATE: YouTube has pulled the clip.
(Tipped by JMG reader Ray)