Anonymous Plots Revenge Against Georgia For Troy Davis
The cyber vigilante group, Anonymous is planning a “Day of Vengeance” in the wrongful execution of Troy Davis. The question is will they be able to make a statement to the country’s lack of moral and ethical compass via illegal means?
Troy Davis, 42, was the latest in an unending string of wrongful executions. Davis declared his innocence to the very end.
Needless to say, Anonymous, the cyber vigilante group, is not happy and is planning to react where the nation’s current leadership has failed.
“For the death of Troy Davis TARGET: GA State Parole Board www.pap.state.ga.us DOWN. Expect us Georgia.” This message was tweeted by an Anonymous affiliate according to PC Magazine.
This Saturday at noon ET, Anonymous will begin its “Day of Vengeance.” This will encompass an alignment of hackers that plan to launch cyberattacks on Wall Street, banking institutions believed to be corrupt and the New York City Police Department. Other cyber liberation groups including Anonymous are beginning to stage protests around the world.
An Anonymous press release stated that during a peaceful protest held on September 17, police officers used excessive force against them citing that they had violated the 1845 “mask” law. Members of Anonymous are known for wearing the Guy Fawkes mask, also used in the film “V for Vendetta.”
Anonymous has also made it clear that they will peacefully protest but “forcefully resist” the NYC Police Department.
Why do ordinary citizens have to step in and try to guide the U.S. back to its moral center? Is that not up to the nation’s leadership?
One would think.
However, no one from the current administration took steps to prevent Davis’ execution from happening when it is beyond obvious that it was within their power to do so. Instead, the taxpayers of Georgia footed the bill to execute a man who is innocent during a time of economic crisis.
Former President Jimmy Carter has spoken out against the country’s archaic capital punishment system.
“If one of our fellow citizens can be executed with so much doubt surrounding his guilt, then the death penalty system in our country is unjust and outdated.” Carter spoke these words in a Huffington Post article on the Davis execution.
Anonymous is clearly not without a moral and ethical compass, they stand for what is right and just. The irony is that they have to step outside of the confines of a broken legal system to attempt to get their message across.