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April 06, 2008

Leaders of Scientology

The Chanology Project releases a statement regarding criminal charges against Anonymous participant, Sean Carasov; these have now been dropped. Epic win.

The decision not to prosecute was made before I had emailed the existence of a video/audio report of the entire incident. This, or the CD copy, is now needed immediately by the LAPD. I said we would try and have it there tomorrow.

From the LAPD’s perspective the video/audio might indicate that the offense of filing a false police report had been committed. From Sean Carasov’s perspective it may support a law suit seeking damages for false arrest and imprisonment.

It is still a matter of conjecture who poisoned Sean Carasov's cat, Mudkip.

Related: Operation Reconnect is April 12th. In light of the above, Anonymous' advice seems entirely sensible:

For months, a group calling itself Anonymous has been running giggling circles around the Church of Scientology. At the same time, caution is always advised - masks are worn, everyone is named Anonymous. People are advised to park far away or take public transit, and use the buddy system to avoid being followed home. The precautions seem almost a little over-the-top.

According to the latest from Anonymous, the precautions are needed, and the backlash has already begun. Anonymous members are being publicly outed, and emails warn of threatening letters and DVDs being sent to Anonymous members by the COS.

After the jump we are printing the letter from Anonymous warning of the threats, along with the story of one "outed" Anonymous organizer who has permitted LAist to publish his story.

Please read the whole thing.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 6, 2008 01:51 PM