Cliffs: Douchebag kid from Oklahoma abuses cat, video tapes it and uploads it to Youtube. The internet rises in fury, and unleashes it's well oiled hate machine upon him (i.e. 4chan/Anonymous).
That afternoon, the kid (Kenny Glenn and his shithead brother the "cameraman") was tracked down starting with nothing but the you tube account used to post the videos, his personal information spread around the internet to multiple sites built on the fly, and every authority/news agency/activist group imaginable was contacted (including all his teachers, his parents friends, local PTA members and business owners, etc). Thousands of Diggs later, by 5pm, news stories started popping up in Russia and England, and by 10pm the kids had been arrested and their local news channel was running the story.
Let's be realistic about this; Anonymous is not comprised of a bunch of saints going around doing good most of the time. But they pulled together, went nuclear on this kid and made things happen that would have been absolutely impossible otherwise. Not bad for (as Bill O'Reily called them) a "Domestic Terrorist Organization". Here is a link to a site put up during the hunt that has a decent summary of the events: http://kenny-glenn.com/
Here is the story on the local news stations website: http://www.kswo.com/Global/story.asp?S=9850040
Update: kenny-glenn.com is down for now. Apparently the kids are going to be facing charges on Tuesday according to their local news site here. One other issue that has come up is that apparently their daddy is some sort of multi millionaire oil guy who has a lot connections and will probably try real hard to make this go away (which isn't likely at this point). Anonymous has let up on him for now, letting the law do it's thing. If the ball gets dropped, I imagine someone else will be the focus of Anonymous' attention.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Posted by Justin Fox at 1:01 PM