VIDEO: 'Anonymous' sends message about Limberios protest

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May 1, 2013

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"We are 'Anonymous.' We have come together to demand the truth. We shall find justice," a computer enhanced voiceover in the video states with the image of the lead character from the movie "V For Vendetta" on the screen.

The voiceover script goes on to warn officials involved in "massive public corruption" that "there will be consequences for your actions."

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Comments

Wald

First of all, Register, the movie is "V For Vendetta", not "V is for Victory". Teach your reporters how to use Google. Second of all, if I'm the bumbling Sandusky County officials, I'm crapping my pants right now. Look at what Anonymous did in the Steubenville rape case.

Matt Westerhold

Thanks for the heads up. The movie title has been fixed.  

darkknight9

it's actually a comic book written by alan moore. i know people know the movie, but give credit where credit is due

gene44870

ok where is the link so I can hear it as well as where to link to see the protest .
Sandusky Register , if you are going to say you are going live , then make it live , and if not live dont say its going to be live

Matt Westerhold

Lighten up, Gene. 

Cobbwebb12345

DITTO!

asitwasstated

I CANNOT believe you published this idiocy!!

Matt Westerhold

What exactly are you finding unbelievable? 

asitwasstated

Certainly NOT that YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!

WhyRweHere

I actually think the video is well done, other than the threats I agree with what he's saying, I don't find it unbelievable, most governments are corrupt look at our own city manager....

Kottage Kat

Thank you SR for your relentless quest in
JUSTICE 4 JAKE
PLEASE do not be deterred

Kat

WhyRweHere

Agree ^^

asitwasstated

First of all it's not "anonymous", most people know who it is, and the novelty has well worn off after the movie and Steubenville. I believe that their efforts would be more effective if they just continue to use their own countenances and their own voices....this is just a ridiculous stunt in a VERY serious matter that paints it all in a shameful hue.

Ithink

It got you to listen to the video, didn't it?

asitwasstated

Just listening doesn't mean it has a gainful impact. In fact it has EXACTLY the opposite with many. I think that the Justice for Jake has an appropriate agenda, I just would like them continue in THAT direction.

darkknight9

it is the real deal. i along with 2 others, run the justice for jake facebook page, and they personally contacted us. 100% real.

MBR

Good. I agree with the first comment--all involved should be pretty nervous right now. Anonymous does not fool around.

MBR

And Steubenville was NOT a very serious matter? That case would still be floundering if not for Anon's involvement.

Rusty of Sandusky

Anonymous contributed NOTHING positive or beneficial to the case in Steubenville. Zero. Steubenville was a VERY serious matter, but Anonymous did absolutely nothing to further justice in that circumstance.

Krissy3

Anon is the one who found the video of Nodianos laughing about the rape... Among other things.

The Big Dog's back

Anonymous did nothing? Really? You might want to ask the officials involved.

Rusty of Sandusky

Anonymous did not "find" the Nodianos video, nor did they do anything to further the case/investigation. Sure they got involved, but they did not uncover the evidence used to prosecute the defendants and they did not cause justice to be served. I cannot wait to see how they "affect" the Limberios matter.

MBR
Krissy3

Wow and anon didn't do anything useful for Steubenville Rusty? Then why is the coach being investigated? Why was Nodionos let go from OSU? Why is this case all over the news???

Rusty of Sandusky

http://bit.ly/13Q2TUS

No Krissy3, Anonymous DID NOTHING useful for Steubenville. They jeopardized the investigation and trial, they antagonized local law enforcement and attempted to hack into their computers pulling resources away from other legitimate needs, bomb threats were called in to local schools putting many young children and parents (none of whom had anything to do with the rape) under unnecessary stress and worry -- the threats were no doubt caused by the increased firestorm created by Anonymous and their agenda to paint the entire community of Steubenville as one huge pit of corruption.

The rapists were arrested, charged, convicted, and face punishment. The Attorney General of Ohio is pursuing a full investigation to determine if any other criminal charges are warranted. ALL of that would have happened WITHOUT Anonymous.

They did not release the Nodianos video to authorities (who already had it). They released it to the public and fed the fire of hatred and calls for vigilante justice. That put hundreds of people in more danger and failed to help in any way to convict the rapists of that girl.

I stand by my comment. Anonymous did absolutely nothing positive in the Steubenville case. Justice prevailed IN SPITE OF (not because of) Anonymous.

mrite

Is the Register behind this to drum up readers?

JHudson320

The Register is a business, yes, but if it weren't for the Register, this story would be long gone. I seriously doubt they would go through the trouble of making a fake Anon. video to gain a couple more readers. They've helped keep pressure on Sandusky Co. officials so that Jake's family can get some sort of justice. Thanks to the SR for keeping this in the spotlight!

Justice for JAKE

vicariouslyAlive

It may sound a bit James bondish with the terms splinter sleeper cells that seem to be used with this group anonymous, it these guys don't play around. This group may be a small part of all of what is anonymous, but once their attention is grabbed, even by the smallest of its cells, if nothing is done to appease them, they pull out the bigger guns, and public officials get shammed... this has been happening a over the world.

This is a very large group of people and they are very organized... to get a case has to be put up for a vote on their site, so its obvious that this has gotten a bunch of attention. The longer anonymous goes ignored the worse off it gets for those that ignore them. It may seem scary that people have the power to put public officials to their knees... but theyed done nothing but good things for citizens since they came out.

The Bizness

This is exactly what I was going to say in response to asitwasstated.

The group rarely does anything violent, but they are an extremely organized group, that has many very talented hackers associated with them. Think Occupy Wallstreet with engineers, coders, hackers, and organization.

smart_girl900

"Rarely" does anything violent? I have never heard of them doing anything violent. I agree with you that they are extremely organized and have many talented hackers. However, let's not forget that law enforcement, especially Sandusky County has some talented hackers as well. :/

asitwasstated

This was done by a local.

The Bizness

Your point being? Can you prove this?

It isn't like you can't be a local and part of the group. Not too mention this could get the rest of the organization interested.

I have no dog in this fight, and could care less about the exhumation but I just wouldn't like anonymous being on the opposing end of me.

darkknight9

its not. its real.

Kottage Kat

God bless them and the SR for their tenacity
The SR has done a great job and hopefully will continue until.there. is;

JUSTICE 4 JAKE

Kat

voice of fremont

This is a all time low for a newspaper. I cant believe that you are showing video threatening public officials. Why are you doing this? This is terrible encouraging violence!

mrite

AMEN!!

sandtown born a...

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Off-topic comments.

Centauri

"I cant believe that you are showing video threatening public officials."
"This is terrible encouraging violence!"

But it is A-OK if the powers that be threaten citizens and political activists with prison and punishment if they ask too many questions and seek the truth? It is A-OK for public officials to thumb their noses at this family of Jacob? Honest public officials have nothing to fear. Who is threatening violence? Exposing corrupt public officials is not violence. Shooting a man asleep on his couch is violence. Shooting a man on his own porch is violence. The exhumation will not reveal any new evidence except if evidence will be planted.

The best thing that the powers that be in Fremont, Ohio would be to admit that they dropped the ball by not sending the body to Toledo, Ohio in the first place and also by not collecting all evidence from the site of the shooting. Somebody is CYA for others in corrupt Sandusky County, Ohio.

Julie R.

"Exposing corrupt public officials is not violence. Shooting a man asleep on his couch is violence. Shooting a man on his own front porch is violence."

That comment was excellent!

Matt Westerhold

Thanks Voice. The reason we reported on this is because it happened. It wouldn't be correct to have information and choose to withhold it from readers unless there's an overwhelming reason to do that. No such reason exists here. 

And thanks Centauri, for your keen comment. 

It's just more ...

Translation: "It's just more Sensationalism"

"keen comment" Matt? - way to show your true colors. One would think that a Managing Editor of a newspaper would be objective, impartial, and fair; but I guess that's too much to ask from you.

Matt Westerhold

The comments section is where people offer their opinions. By nature, people form opinions, and by practice editors do also and write about those opinions. There's nothing new here. Editors can have opinions and remain objective.

And really, what would anyone have to do to "sensationalize" this story. Evidence was destroyed; the death ruling is oxymoronic; and the government is exhuming a body against the wishes of the family. There's no need to sensationalize any of that. It's pretty sensational without any help.

It's just more ...

If only you could keep your opinions confined to the Opinion Section of the paper and the Comments Section. The problem is that you can't keep your opinions, bias, and partiality out of what are supposed to be truthful, accurate, and objective new stories. It might do you some good to review what you were taught in the Journalism Ethics classes I assume you attended.

It's just more ...

Sensationalism = the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest. Or in other words, common practice at the SR

voice of fremont

Mr. Westerhold this video does nothing to help Jake or his family. It is shameful and should not be given news!

Matt Westerhold

It is news. It would be incorrect to ignore this or withhold reporting on it, in my opinion. Get Thursday's Register for more information on the group, and the message. 

mrite

Seems to me that many people have made this same comment regarding the editor and we no longer see their names in here. Apparently, when you speak against the Register they delete you. So, be very careful what you say or.......

Detrain

Voice of Fremont all they are saying they will help get the truth. What are you on the side of the crooked officials that did not do there job right and are covering something up. If you do not like what register puts then do not read it.

vicariouslyAlive

They dont threaten with violence, they threaten with exposure. The only people that have anything to worry about are those hiding something.

And maybe, just maybe, it is time we question and threaten our public officials and remind them that they too are human and not above the law.

Random Thoughts

I fully support the family in their search for the truth, but I am extremely disturbed by recent postings here and on the Justice for Jake website, especially what is essentially a $5,000 bounty for Detective O'Connell. I ask any of you who are trashing or believing the trash about Detective O'Connell to talk to Michael or Shannon Limberios (NOT their attorney) about their dealings with him. If they tell you that he has been anything other that professional, courteous, and forthcoming with them (prior to him being instructed by Dean Henry to stop communications without his permission), I will eat my words and every Register article about this case. From what I've seen and heard about Mr. and Mrs. Limberios, they are extremely nice Christian people who would not approve of the attacks on Detective O'Connell.

luvblues2

Nice try, RT. After talking with Henry, his conclusion did a 180 degree turn. He wasn't "shut" up.

Random Thoughts

luvblues - do you have first hand knowlege of this, or is it something you read here or something someone told you they heard from someone else? Like I said, talk to the parents yourself.

luvblues2

The parents have said enough live on video from this website. I don't have to ask them. You need to start categorizing your thoughts instead of letting them float around randomly.

Random Thoughts

I have watched all the videos and I HAVE spoken to the parents. Please luvblues, point to one instance that the parents of Jake (not their attorney) have said one thing disparaging about Detective O'Connell.

Krissy3

What Detective O'Connell said after talking to Dean Henry was completely different than what he was saying during the process of the investigation. In an email he stated, if I had to make an educated quess,______________ shot Jacob accidentally. I won't say the witness he named. Now after talking to Henry, he claims Jake shot himself, stippling can be washed away (lie), and formaldehyde ruined the tissue sample (lie). He also told someone who signed a formal statement saying that they heard a witness say something contradictory to Jake having shot himself that that witness could get in big trouble because he "knows" what happened (per the JusticeforJake page). Meaning, he "knows" Jake shot himself so any evidence to the contrary is going to be ignored...

You must have spoken to the parents before O'Connell turned into Henry's puppet...

Random Thoughts

The "educated guess" comment came before he conducted any interviews himself and after only reviewing the statements made the night of Jake's death, and came during a time when he was allowed to be completely open to the family. As for the "lies" you mention, listen again to that recording. He tells Gasser he picked up the sample from Dr Wecht for the purpose of DNA comparison, and when he delivered the sample to BCI, he was told by BCI the formaldehyde destroys DNA. I never heard O'Connell say it destroyed all evidentiary value of the sample as has been incorrectly reported. As for stippling, yes he says that word, but listen to the statement in context. While stippling cannot be washed away, other gunshot residue like soot certainly can. I would not call this misstatement a lie. Also, trying to apply the correct "meaning" to things posted on here or the JFJ website is difficult at best.

Krissy3

Yes I would call it a lie. Obviously any soot would have been washed away when jakes body was prepared for burial and since they didnt do an autopsy before he was buried any soot that may have been outside of the wound is irrelevant to the case. The fact still remains that just as Wecht said IF this gun was fired at contact, close, or intermediate range there would have been searing or stippling, which CAN'T be wiped away. It's simple forensics. DNA wouldn't have needed to be ruined by the formaldehyde because as with the other evidence that Sandusky County allowed to be ruined, any DNA on jake would have been washed away when he was being prepared for burial and embalmed!
It seems odd to me that O'connell believed that it was not a suicide based on no stippling, the place of entry on the head (near the cowlick) which he refers to as "way back here" and the downward angle. He says 9/10 times suicide is DIRECT contact, which means he would have held the gun against his head.
This would have left searing and more than likely a stellate shaped wound instead of the round wound noted in Wecht's autopsy.
So, O'connells initial thought based on the evidence just by looking at reports of the interviews was that the evidence of the wound was inconsistent with a suicide. Literally no groundbreaking developments happened between November and February when he said he knew what happened. In his interviews the witnesses continued to be inconsistent. When he said he "knew" what happened they still hadn't done an autopsy and hadn't tested the tissue sample. So, what could have happened between November and February to warrant a complete change to his initial beliefs?
Dean Henry.

Krissy3

And this email about the "educated guess" came on November 8. He had reviewed the statements made on the night of the death, the statements made to Kaiser, and he already had met with the family. It was the same day, November 8 that he met with will and asked about taking a new lie detector test because of inconclusive results on pertinent questions, the Facebook post, etc. So he already had way more information at the time of this email than you allege. He did not yet talk to the two personally, but from listening to the interviews with him all they offered were more inconsistencies!

itypedformiles

I doubt the authenticity of this video based on the fact that this video has previously been used by anon, and there is a reference to having "faith in god" (paraphrasing) and I believe that anon is largely an atheist organization.

Centauri

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2927.01

2927.01 Abuse of a corpse.

(A) No person, except as authorized by law, shall treat a human corpse in a way that the person knows would outrage reasonable family sensibilities.

(B) No person, except as authorized by law, shall treat a human corpse in a way that would outrage reasonable community sensibilities.

"except as authorized by law"
"would outrage reasonable family sensibilities"
"would outrage reasonable community sensibilities."

Think hard about this law. The powers that be in Ohio ignore the Ohio laws except if they can benefit from them or create their own laws. What good will come from this? Those Sandusky County, Ohio officials ignored the parents request for an autopsy shortly after Jake's death. They had a second chance to do an autopsy after the first exhumation before Jake was buried again. Why didn't they?

Julie R.

Like.

voice of fremont

The Sandusky Register should denounce the outrageous threats in this video and threats to Mr. O'Connell. This is outrageous!

sandtown born a...

Anyone wanting the truth stands behind this video. Exposure/voting are the only weapons needed against corrupt elected officials who took a oath to uphold the law not cover the butts of the incompetent

Hayabusa

I'm all for supporting this cause (and if it IS Anonymous, so be it), but I question that Anonymous, themselves, sent this video. I have yet to have heard them claim to be "inside of you, eating at your soul", before, and think that was a stretch. There are plenty of tutorials on the web, regarding how to 'create an Anonymous video of your own' Doesn't mean a local isn't trying to be in Anonymous, or to throw some scare tactic, but I don't think it came from their 'collective'

luvblues2

I shoulda hit "reload page", before typing below, Hayabusa. We said the exact same thing, pretty much. I did not mean to step on your toes.

Hayabusa

No worries. It happens. :-)

luvblues2

If someone is trying to pretend to be Anonymous, I would not want to be them. Anonymous seems to have their collective things together and would not appreciate a "generic" version. I also have doubts that, that message was from the collective. Too many words they would not use nor condone using.

Random Thoughts

Brady G. I have been one of your supporters and of your efforts to find the truth with the Justice for Jake website. But a couple of recent postings there (the above video and the $5,000 bounty) makes me wonder if you've crossed the line from seeking the truth to seeking revenge. I find it hard to believe that Jake's parents (or Jake himself) would want this.

Krissy3

If I'm not mistaken this video was originally put on you tube, not the JusticeforJake page. In fact, even the JusticeforJake page questioned its authenticity at one point in the thread and I guess they were contacted directly by someone from Anon verifying that it is real.

The 5000 reward post was deleted shortly after it was posted and O'Connell never said he was threatened, he said he felt as if the text could have been threatening...

Krissy3

and Brady G. is not the only administrator on the page.

Random Thoughts

I am certainly glad to hear this. I hope the Anonymous video is also removed because finding the truth, which is what we all seek, is not what motivates Anonymous. Given your statements, my faith in Brady has been restored.

Logistics

It's quite obvious that "asitwasstated" and "voice of fremont" are on the side of the Sandusky County elected officials or the law enforcement officers who botched the investigation. It is also obvious that your knowledge of the group "Anonymous" is very limited; you may want to do some research before yoou make any more misinformed comments. Mr. Westerhold and the Sandusky Register have done a fine job of objectively covering and reporting on this case since it's inception and I believe without the coverage they have provided, this would have all been "swept under the rug" many months ago.

Anonymous

To all of you. This is not a fake video. I'm not the real Anonymous, but I am telling you that Anonymous will get to the bottom of this and find the "Corrupted Officials".

luvblues2

It was the wording that had me concerned.

brassman

The whole video was ridiculous

RUKidding

I think Anonymous is exactly what this case needs. Simply because Anonymous makes the nation take notice. They make the collective media bring a case that otherwise would have slipped through the cracks come to the forefront. Who among us really would have known anything about the Steubenville rape case? We all do though because the Anonymous video is what brought it to the collective media's attention. There was no violence threatened in this video, simply exposure. Which is what Anonymous does, they expose the truth. Anonymous is not one person. Anonymous is a collective and they are not overdone or past their prime or whatever it was that somebody said earlier. They are still very much relevant.

voice of fremont

This video is really scary and projects a violent nature. I hope the register takes it down.

OMGreally

you know what is scarier???? A corrupt government that believes that because of who they are they can push a family, that lost their son, around until they give up from frustration. and I like others, believe the two people here making all the negative comments about the coverage have something to lose in this...

Sitting In The ...

I applaud both the Register and Anonymous for demanding the truth and not relenting when it's clear to most of us that this department is clearly involved in a cover-up. To the ones who can't comprehend this I'm sure the Register can do a story in crayon if enough of you require it.

brassman

LOL What a stupid video!

Hayabusa

If Anonymous wasn't involved with the video, to begin with, I'm certain they'll be 'in the know', now. I can almost guarantee the person who posted the video intended it to draw their attention, while not necessarily being a real 'member'. So I'd assume Anonymous will either take credit for it and continue, or at the least, acknowledge it wasn't them, but that they'll be involved, now.

I'd like to think the latter, because I still don't think the main group would've worded things the way they did, in this video.

'Logistics' posted that folks here don't know much about Anonymous. That's probably accurate. However I'd be willing to bet, truthfully, that Logistics doesn't know much more (no offense, just fact). I speak as someone who does (and no, I am NOT a member of Anonymous, but I work in IT security / penetration testing, etc, and monitor the news in this area, VERY closely.)

Hayabusa

Also, I DO agree with 'asitwasstated' in that the original cause is justified, and I'd like to see the JusticeForJake site continue in its cause.

While yes, Anonymous does bring attention to items that necessarily require it, in some cases, unless there's actual proof to be found, relative to the case itself, they tend to bring out information that, while yes, it may be valid, has nothing at all to do with the actual cause, and only serves to cause further disruption. Yes, Anonymous has a place, and they DO get many things out that need to be out. But unless it's cold, hard, RELATED facts, specific to this case, I'd prefer they leave well-enough alone.

luvblues2
Hayabusa

'sarcasm on' Yeah. And NOBODY would suddenly start posting anything where it would appear to be from them, within a short time of legitimacy being questioned. Right... 'sarcasm off'

I'll say it again, and again, and again... Someone wanted them involved. Best way is to draw their attention. How better to get it, than to create an Anonymous thread.

Anyone can 'be' Anonymous. That's not being disputed. Anon_WV likely is (or wants to be, or whatever) All it takes is a desire to be, and to think like them, and in reality, whether or not you're an 'acknowledged' member or not, in a sense, you are one. Just that everything that began this, including the original video, didn't add up to their 'norm'. The wording was off. The 'eat your soul' or whatever it was, was off. That sounded more like a kid, quoting from the 'Tenacious D' song, "Best song in the world"

If Anonymous is involved, NOW, that's a different story. But simply jumping in, all day yesterday, with both feet, saying Anonymous was involved, was a stretch. If it's gathered support of the rest of them, and information starts coming out that actually helps this family in their cause, that's great.

I just see tons of folks who 'want' to be Anonymous, and make a name for themselves, pop out of the woodwork, daily. How better to try to be noticed, than to suddenly get involved like this one did? It's NOT hard to create a video, and 'be' them. I could create one in 15 minutes, and it would be equally 'real'

I really hope Anonymous becomes a background 'figure' in all of this, and that this family gets their justice, regardless of Anonymous' involvement. But if Anonymous does turn up info that helps, it's just more for the family, so while I disapprove of some of their methods, I still support their root cause (bringing forward the truth)

brassman

Anyone who takes that ridiculous video seriously needs a new hat. I suggest tin foil.

Messenger

OpJusticeForJake. For Immediate Release

Greetings,

It has come to our attention that threats have either been made or are perceived to have been made against one or more public officials. The purpose of this release is to denounce any and all threats of violence. Anonymous is a peaceful entity. We do not make threats of violence and we do not participate in or condone acts of violence.

We have seen instances in the past where threats were made by local individuals for whatever purposes and these threats were attributed to us. We are trying to ensure that this does not happen here by denouncing any and all threats of violence early on.

To be clear, Anonymous has not made threats of violence. Anonymous will not make threats of violence.

Recently a police officer's personal phone number was apparently released by persons unknown. We regret this. While we do sometimes release personal information, a procedure known as D0xing, we have not reached that point in this case. We hope and fully expect not to.

At this point in time we are simply watching to see what officials are going to do with the results of the current inquiry. We fully expect justice to be served. If this happens, as we expect, we will quietly fade away. If this does not happen, further investigations will commence. In any case, there will be no violence nor threats of violence towards any persons or property from Anonymous.

That is all

We Are Anonymous.
The Corrupt Fear Us.
The Honest Support Us.
The Heroic Join Us.
Expect Justice.

Contact: justiceforjake@hushmail.com

#OpJusticeForJake

asitwasstated

WHAT A JOKE!! YOU are so aggregious!! I CALL BULLS^T!! Come on with your bad a$$ masks...that is always a tell....cowards!!

asitwasstated

Heroic people Won't WEAR masks!

luvblues2

What does this word mean, asitwasstated?

aggregious

mamaC

Must watch!Video reviewing the forensic evidence in Jacob's shooting. Created by Krista Patten and a few of her classmates. Must watch; extremely accurate and thorough. http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=...

didhejustsaythat76

i dont think knowing anything about steubenville rape case should be the only thing to worry about ,maybe everyone who thinks this is a bogus video should do their research on ALL the topics that have woke up the hive .these people obtain information that our own US government cannot dig up or disclose ! they have also breached security and shut down super computer systems in our own pentagon . This should not be taken lightly if any of you have any sense at all .Id be worried cause good or bad the truth will all come out .