Anonymous is pissed off over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, so the loosely-knit collective is now focused on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for his part in the poisoning of Flint residents. Snyder should have known to never upset the Internet and especially, never, ever piss off Anonymous.
The Daily Dot reports:
Anonymous Intelligence Group, an account associated with Anonymous, released a statement on Wednesday morning entitled “Anonymous Activates #OpFlint…And Yes It’s About Time!” The accompanying text and video begin with an acknowledgement that Michiganians have been in danger since April 2014. “For over a year now the citizens of Flint, Michigan have been subjected to drinking tap water filled with lead and other poisons,” the narrator says.
OpFlint’s video assures those affected by the water crisis,“We will amplify your voice where the mainstream media will surely fail you, as it has in the past. We will also join you in calling bullshit on any spin that the corporate media is prepared to put on this.”
The voice in the video says, “Gov. Snyder and his cronies have brought pain, suffering and possible death to the people of Flint. They have also clearly displayed contempt for the children of Flint.”
In a statement, the group said, “The crimes committed by Governor Snyder as well as other city officials will not go unpunished. The city of Flint deserved to be informed and made aware of the problem with the town drinking water. The fact that Governor Snyder stayed silent while the children of flint were poisoned says a lot about his character.”
Snyder “needs to be reminded” that he was elected to serve the very people “he has poisoned,” the statement reads, while calling for the Governor to face criminal charges of “either voluntary or involuntary manslaughter” and be sent to prison.
Health officials are now checking into a possible relationship to 87 cases of Legionnaire’s disease in Flint, 10 of which were fatal. Children have mostly been affected by the toxic water.
While Republicans are largely ignoring the problem, people are suffering in the diverse town.
We don’t know yet what Anonymous has planned for Gov. Snyder, but we’ll find out soon enough.
Big thanks to my pal Marty for the tip.