VIDEO: 'Anonymous' gets involved

Video message from Internet group aims to take Limberios protest viral on Twitter with #OpJusticeForJake
Alissa Widman Neese
May 1, 2013

Amidst the emotional turmoil of Jacob Limberios' second exhumation, Twitter users claiming to be part of the Internet group Anonymous have initiated a social media onslaught, demanding truth and justice.

Click the play button in the video box below.

Less than 24 hours before the Wednesday unearthing, a YouTube video surfaced featuring the group's trademark persona: the lead character from the movie "V For Vendetta" speaking with a computer-enhanced voiceover. 

"We are Anonymous. We have come together to demand the truth," the voice states. "We shall find justice." 

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

A 2 p.m. tweet from popular Twitter user @Anon_WV dubbed the movement #OpJusticeForJake. On Twitter, hashtags are a way to categorize messages and indicate popular search phrases in a tweet.

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Many other Twitter users, some claiming to be part of Anonymous, repeated the message in hundreds of separate tweets, likely in an attempt to attract nationwide attention to Jacob's death.

Anonymous is a loosely organized group of undisclosed Internet users that strongly opposes censorship and surveillance. Its members — often dubbed a "hacktivist" group — have hacked several government websites and banded together for various causes. 

Most recently, the group leaked private information concerning a 2012 Steubenville rape case. 

After demanding an apology from school officials and local authorities — who allegedly covered up the incident to protect athletes involved in the rape — an offshoot of Anonymous posted a video of the perpetrators making jokes about the incident. They were soon found guilty.

Given the nature of the group, it's hard to tell how far-reaching its efforts can go or who all is involved. The "official" Anonymous news Twitter account, with more than 1 million followers, has not yet tweeted about Jacob. Some skeptics have claimed the recent video and its following tweets aren't legitimate, but those who have experience working with Anonymous say that's hardly the case.

"From what I am told, it is legit," said Alexandria Goddard, a blogger who helped uncover the Steubenville case. "From my experience, there are no 'fake' Anon video responses."

Anyone can be "Anonymous" if they choose to do so because the group has no hierarchy or structure, Goddard said. The users spread information exponentially using social media to gather support for social issues.

"Anons follow other Anons and will re-tweet information that appears on their timelines," she said. "Anytime you tweet to someone with many followers and they re-tweet, you are widening your audience."

Brady Gasser, a close friend of Jacob's, refused to talk in-depth about the video and social media movement. He answered simply with two words: "It's legit."

The Register contacted Twitter user @Anon_WV Wednesday through a direct message on Twitter. The user explained Anonymous members are not necessarily trying to attract anyone's attention, but "simply want the justice system to do its job."

"My original goal was simply to ensure that Mike (Limberios, father to Jacob) was not alone in protecting Jake's grave," the user explained. "On further study some inconsistencies in the investigation were noted. Our Anonymous members joined in and created a video. At that point it became an operation, #OpJusticeForJake."

The user cited Anonymous' role in kickstarting protests that improved the investigation of the Steubenville rape case. It continued, "We threaten nobody. We are completely peaceful. We seek a better world, the one we were all promised."

Its final warning: "We are watching. We expect justice or you Expect Us."

Jacob was shot and killed March 2, 2012. Sandusky County officials ruled the death a suicide, but a forensic pathologist hired by the Limberios family examined the body and determined it was a homicide.

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Comments

WhyRweHere

Go "anonymous" fight the fight the family deserves, God no one else who CAN do anything is willing to.....

mamaC

http://www.change.org/petitions/...

Please Sign and show support the Limberios Family.

althenaruby

When has Anonymous ever talked about god in a video before? Also don't their videos tend to show up everywhere? Google it and its only on here and one YouTube account...strange

Doug7880

My hope is that Anonymous would get involved but I am with you. I have seen many videos from this group and even the sound is not correct.

althenaruby

And I agree with you. I do wish they would get more coverage than just the Register but I'm not sure this is it.

brassman

The video is fake...and stupid

Geriatric

They haven't, that's why this is a hoax. Historically, Anonymous has been very anti-religion.

Krissy3

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brassman

LOL What a stupid video!

luvblues2

I am satisfied that they are Anonymous. brassman, I hope you have brass balls. You may need them.

Krissy3

Bahaha, that comment made me giggle luvblues2! :)

brassman

Why? It doesn't even make sense.

Krissy3

I wouldn't want a huge group of hacktavists mad at me that's for sure!

Kelly

bwahahaha That video is nothing more than a pitiful, poorly done copycat attempt. Oooh be afraid brassman :)

Centauri

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brassman

I hear they have a sale on tin foil at Bassett's this week

Kelly

hahaha pretty sure he owns stock in Reynolds by now

luvblues2

I'm not going to drive to Port Clinton for foil when I use shrink wrap.

luvblues2

You don't get out much, huh brassman?

brassman

lol Why? It was a ridiculous video.

Centauri

Recall the Steubenville rape case.

Alexandria of Prinniefied.com brought attention to the Steubenville rape case and "Anonymous" came after with their hacking.

Prinniefield.com has called attention to the Justice 4 Jake case. http://prinniefied.com/wp/?COLLC...

The Sandusky Register readers and powers that be in Sandusky County, Ohio can figure out the rest.

Krissy3

Anon also had a huge impact on the case involving Fullerton police and the beating death of Kelly Thomas.

Justice for Jake!

Geriatric

It's kind of ignorant The Register refereed to the Anonymous persona as "The character from V for Vendetta." Everyone should know who Guy Fawkes is. There's a bigger historic message.

Centauri

http://www.democracynow.org/2013...
"Alexandria Goddard, a crime blogger who first exposed crucial evidence in the case by taking screen shots of incriminating social media posts, photographs and videos, before they could be deleted. The hacker group Anonymous picked up on Goddard’s posts and released shocking video from the night of the assault."

Krissy3

Yes, they uncovered the video of Nodionas, one taken in the backseat of a car with the victim being sexually assaulted, and uncovered emails to the coach, I believe.

vicariouslyAlive

For those of you that are saying that "it's not them" you do realize, since your all experts on the matter, that anonymous isn't just one group of people. Its many groups of people working together under one banner. So what may or may not be said by one video is just what one groups holds as value. Although most videos don't mention god, this group or "set", "cell" or "sect" no matter what word you choose to use may just believe. Anonymous is an idea comprise of people from many nationalities from many countries with many different beliefs. Most cells operate independently on small tasks and group together for the ones that are more complicated... like shutting down government websites.

So to base merit or credit based on what one video says verses all of the others simply won't work. There is no single group of anonymous. No head of the snake. They all might follow the same set of rules and methodologies, but again, anonymous is a group of groups, so to see minor differences doesn't discredit the validity, but only proves the diversity of anonymous.

Sitting In The ...

Very well put VA...Sadly even after your comment some in our community can still not comprehend it...

luvblues2

Agreed, vA.

RUKidding

There's really no point in arguing with the people that want to believe it's either not Anonymous or that this is not the right thing this case needs. Those people either have a concerned interest and they don't want it to be Anonymous. Or they just simply have no grasp of understanding what and who Anonymous is which is fine. Either they will or they wont figure it out when Anonymous comes in and does what it is that they do and they get this family the justice that they deserve.

Hayabusa

I'll say it here, like I did in the other thread. Yes, Anonymous is a 'collective' I do NOT believe that this video came from the main groups of Anonymous, but rather, is being used as a way to garner their attention, so that they WILL get involved. I DO understand, VERY WELL, who and what they are. I live, eat and breathe security and hacking (I'm an ethical hacker, helping companies find and fix the same types of holes Anonymous uses to gain access to many of their targets.)

Do I believe they get involved? Absolutely!

Do I think they would get involved here? Absolutely!

But do I think they posted this video, to begin with? No. I think it's being used as a tool to get them involved, and if it does, so be it.

vicariouslyAlive

Theres a cell working from reletivly close. How else would a little known case like stubinvll get noticed? That story didn't make national headlines until anonymous got involved. Hell, it was near unheard of in the brother part of the very same state. So would it be reaching too far for them to have heard of Jakes case? I think not...

If it was just some guy using the video as a tool, it worked. Twitter speaks. Haven't had access to my laptop yet today to check the forums for activity on this subject yet. If it is them, those for Jake just gained some excessively powerful firends.

Centauri

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Krissy3

It's all over twitter :) one account I saw that posted about it had 12k followers.

Hayabusa

I'd like the whole thing to get a TON of attention, and not just referring to Anonymous. The whole thing wreaks of foul play, and I would like nothing more than to see something come from the grieving.

I also credit Sheriff Sigsworth for the photo of him with Jacob's dad. Pure class act!

Again, if it gets the full Anonymous' attention, so be it. This family deserves a fair ending, and I hope that when it's all said and done, they find peace.

I fully support the family, and they have my prayers.

But I think the attention needs to fall away from Anonymous, now, so that the family can do what they need to do. If Anonymous uses their 'powers', and it helps bring closure and results, then the efforts of WHOEVER have paid off. But either way, now, I think it should be allowed to run it's course. I'm certain we'll hear plenty more, if Anonymous is involved, and has their way.

Hayabusa

What everyone sees, hears and reads, in the public eye, are only tiny bits of what Anonymous is / does.

Do they have their place? Yes.

But not all of their members, nor their wannabe's, speak for the 'whole'. So I think time will tell if the 'whole' gets involved, and if they take ownership of the video, or, as I'd almost assume more, they acknowledge it didn't 'start' with them, even if they choose to followup on it, and get involved.

bullydogs1971

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!! AS GOD AS MY WITNESS I WILL LIVE TO SPREAD THE TRUTH!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I...

Centauri

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Hayabusa

I'll go one step further. I have yet to find ANY of the primary Anonymous communications streams (Twitter / Facebook / other) with even a single post about this. And yes, I monitor as many of them as possible, to keep up on the state of their current activity. They generally don't hide any.

Again, if they get involved (they certainly might), then I'd expect to see even a dropped hint, on at LEAST one of their threads, somewhere, at that time.

But as of now, well after this video hit the net - nothing.

I don't mean to discourage the family, as I'm certain you'd appreciate all the help and support you can get. And I agree it should be strongly investigated. I just don't buy (yet) Anonymous' true involvement. Any wannabe with half a desire could've created this video, to draw attention from the real group.

bullydogs1971

i hear you talking....but are you really saying anything.....no no...

Krissy3

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Centauri

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luvblues2

There are more than you know. Check this:

http://www.amtvmedia.com/

Krissy3

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Krissy3

Whether they are "real" or not! Justice for Jake!

Krissy3

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bullydogs1971
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chongo

Devils advocate here, but what is everyone gonna do if this next step comes back with the same conclusion. At what point will all this stop? Will the family be satisfied if the conclusion continues to be the same from potential higher levels? Just want to point this out on all the attacks on Sandusky County, because if it comes out in the end that all has been done, a lot of people will have egg on their face. Lets just hope a close is around the corner for this situation

Centauri

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chongo

who's worshiping the devil? It's just a phrase.. sort of the same line as lets look at the other side of the coin.. I'm just tired of hearing about this.. to me it's time to let this issue die. I have read all there is, and yes there are some facts that jump out at me and by the look some screw ups, not enough questions asked/answered. so yes, lets get those answers.. my questions is, what happens if all is done and the answer isn't what the family likes? Is this all for life insurance, because as an outsider that's what it feels to me.. it doesn't pay out on suicide, but murder its a payout.. I'm not trying to be cruel here, just pointing out some facts that I feel some are afraid to point out. Me, I don't have a dog in this fight, I just want to see an end. Either way, for the family, or for whoever, just an end. But until the final straw falls, we need to not be as harsh on sandusky county at the moment. Lets see where all the final chips fall and then take it from there.

Krissy3

Jake was 19 years old so its very doubtful his parents had life insurance on him with a job at Home Depot or somewhere along those lines. I'm sure whatever money that he may have had in life insurance from his job has long been spent plus some in paying for both a forensic pathologist, a very well known one at that, and over a years worth of legal fees.

mojorising

You should point out some right facts that aren't garnered from your own head. Life insurance pays after two years from the original contract if it is a suicide. This isn't a ploy. How many parents do you know that take out large contracts on their children? I don't know any. This is an awful thing for a parent to have to go through, insurance is probably one of the issues on the low end of their pecking order.

Krissy3

All can NEVER be done because they allowed crucial evidence to be destroyed because they didnt want to be bothered with doing their jobs! They threw away blood spattered shoes, let the body be prepared for burial without being examined for soot, blood spatter, and anything else that was wiped away when he was embalmed. Those are things they can never take back and never make right. The family should never have had to spend their own money to get an autopsy done in the first place, especially when they begged Sandusky County to do it at the beginning!

Krissy3

And if it comes down to it and they can't say with 100 percent certainty that it was a suicide, at the VERY least the death certificate should be changed to undetermined.

Centauri

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Krissy3

Thank you :)

Centauri

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dont blame me

How ironic. Now the newsmessenger decides to start reporting. After years of hiding things. Subscriptions must have really started to drop.

http://www.thenews-messenger.com...

Krissy3

"@Anon_WV: @sanduskyregistr Please make it clear to your readers that any threats, towards any person, are not coming from or endorsed by Anonymous."

asitwasstated

Mike and Shannon...I truly wish for you PEACE. I wish for a legacy of the absolute love and graciousness that Jake left for Ella and Kayleigh. I believe that truth prevails and finds it's own time to do so. The end all is that Jacob rests..in ...peace. I think vigilance is only due to a process of having a sound mind and body. Then maybe when things are clearer can you move ahead to a prosperous and successful culmination of what you would like to see with the lack of due process that Sandusky County has been able to afford the family. I only pray that this little girl can not say that her last 14 months were reckoned by decisions to change her future. I know that Kayleigh and her family will take care of her forever, but she will still grow up reading and trying to decipher a matter that she can never change. Sometimes it is better to remove a vigilantism to another venue than to decide for her that is in her best interest....after all it is up to her Dad's family and friends only to tell her how wonderful he is and how much he loved her. Why he is gone will not make a difference in her life...he is just that gone..but protecting her and looking over her FOREVER!! Don't forget that won't you put in to print STAYS! I hope that Limberios' know my pure grievance is in their court, but I want so for them to find a way to PEACE!! Yes, I do know them!

Centauri

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Krissy3

Sorry that happened to you!

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Detrain

if you look on Twitter there is a bunch of anonymous they are part of one big group with one common goal. Do I believe this video is real it sure sounds like it.so far CBS and CNN have been sent copies of the Jake lumberios case. But have not heard back from them. I heard hln is checking into this but with anonymous now helping im a break it wide open two the major news media.

KURTje

Centauri then you'd enjoy listening to : "The Shield/Deep Purple." From the book of Taliesyn. You'll know.

mamaC

http://pastebin.com/xpXy3iqY
Anon Press release

Mommy25

Anonymous is not one person. They are not a group but they are MANY. They are an idea. They are truth and information. Not all voices will be the same because they are not all the same person, they are not all American, and they are not all of one gender. They step in when we are being deceived. Trust Anonymous.

Hayabusa

OK, now that the Anonymous thing is secondary (got too much attention, and if they're involved, they'll do what they do, without the need for everyone to bicker over them, nor to interfere with the family's mourning.) Again, if they ARE involved, I support the underlying reasons, even if their methods aren't always legal.

Anyway...

I've been listening to the recordings of the witness reports (right after, as well as the ones that came months later), every one of the witnesses said Jacob was on the phone, when he supposedly did this. Why is it that everyone has these folks' statements, etc, posted, but there is no data in any of the reports I'm seeing on a brief look, as far as what THAT other person has to say, about said phone call, when Jacob 'supposedly' shot himself?

What did phone records indicate? Surely the investigators spoke to that 5th person, right? (4 people being Jacob and the 3 people in the house, the 5th being the person on the other end of Jacob's phone call) Where is any data resulting from THAT call? (Or is it in older newspaper articles, etc, that I've not read / found yet? Or has it not yet been 'disclosed')

WiseManOnceSaid

The phone was found in his front pocket. The person who was on the other line is one of the people who started the JusticeforJAKE page. He wasn't on the phone when it happened.

Krissy3

He wasn't on the phone. That's one of the things in their stories that changes in the subsequent interviews.

Hayabusa

So, based on that (I'm assuming that is true), all three onsite witnesses lied in their interviews. What more is there to be said...?

WiseManOnceSaid

I believe the county is stating that the witnesses statements have been "consistent". It has been more than apparent that rather than investigate that the county has only been paying attention to details that fit their narrative. To me it seems like Dean Henry is trying to slowly let the case work itself out so in the end he can say he has been investigating the whole time and the conclusions they eventually come to will resolve the issue. While this isn't much of an investigation one must remember he is also serving to take care of the officials and if the case works itself out while it is still under investigation then the civil suit against the county might not pan out and Dean Henry will have successfully defended the county.

Hayabusa

Consistent or not, In the audio of the interviews, they openly and clearly said he was on the phone.

Consistent? Yes
Truthful? Only if the report of finding it in his pocket was fabricated.

Either way, someone's not being accurate.

Krissy3

They said he was on the phone in their first interview. In later interviews they say he wasn't. Their statements may have been consistent with each other at that time but they are inconsistent with their later interviews. The phone had no blood on it and was found in his pocket.

bilgerat52

SCSO recent track record shows they are collectively incompetent, out of control , even dangerous. the truth already exists. the truth will be revealed when the witnesses are vigorously investigated as suspects NOW by independent competent LE instead of being used as tools and coddled by dean henry, det oconnell and sc court officials (Kimmet- just stick to your story).

an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. mlk
justice4jake, and all the rest of us too.

asitwasstated

Who is the person that is saying they heard KImmett saying "stick to your story"? An unbiased and reliable source?? This is culminating in to group mania that just believes EVERYTHING they read. Seriously...people have to quit jumping in this bandwagon and quit supporting rhetoric until you know the WHOLE truth. I don't know it, but definitely I would like a LOT more evidence before I decide what happened. Don't become what you loathe!

bilgerat52

asitwasstated then go do your research before you post.

tutorial: 3 individual sworn affidavits, under oath. filed in sandusky county court, april 22, 2013 public record.

I loathe ignorance

bilgerat52

and dishonesty

mamaC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=...
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