Henry feels 'threatened' by Anonymous video

Internet supergroup releases statement Wednesday stating it will "quietly fade away" if justice is served in Limberios case
Alissa Widman Neese
May 2, 2013

 

The Internet group Anonymous is a "peaceful entity" and does not make violent threats, according to statements the group recently released.

But after watching a video attributed to the organization, Sandusky County special prosecutor Dean Henry might feel a bit vulnerable.

The video — which appeared Tuesday, just a day before the second exhumation of shooting victim Jacob Limberios — warned officials involved in "massive public corruption" that "there will be consequences for your actions." It doesn't specifically mention Sandusky County officials, but it references the Limberios case.

Click here to watch the video.

"I absolutely consider that threatening," Henry said Thursday. "I'm not losing sleep over it, but I don't think anyone should be victimized or threatened for doing their job. It doesn't matter if they're a public official or not."

Anonymous is a loosely organized group of unidentified Internet users who have hacked government websites and banded together for various causes. Most recently, the group leaked private information concerning a 2012 Steubenville rape case, in which two teenage boys were later found guilty.

Henry said he isn't familiar with Anonymous and he "isn't prepared to ascribe that video to any particular organization."

Nonetheless, he has a plan to address the problem, but he "certainly isn't discussing it with the media," he said.

Meanwhile, police are investigating the source of an allegedly menacing text message sent to Sean O'Connell, the lead detective in the Limberios case. They refuse to release information about the message but have subpoenaed phone records belonging to the person who uses the phone number that sent it. O'Connell's work cell phone number was posted on the Justice for Jake Facebook page Monday.

Any threats of violence should not be attributed to Anonymous, according to a press release the group posted early Thursday on pastebin.com. Pastebin is a popular website used to share large amounts of texts online.

Click here to read the press release.

While Anonymous sometimes releases personal information, no member has yet in this case, according to the release.

"At this point in time, we are simply watching to see what officials are going to do," the release states. "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."

A link to another large Pastebin text document, titled "#JusticeForJake," recently surfaced on Twitter. The document details the entire Limberios investigation, providing links to a petition, audio clips of witness statements and several Register articles.

Click here to read the document.

"Our focus is on holding Sandusky County's feet to the fire," the document states.

Blogger Alexandria Goddard and Twitter user Michelle L. McKee created the document Tuesday "in support of a request for the public's assistance in seeking justice for the death of Jacob Limberios," it states. Limberios family attorney Dan McGookey made the request, they said. Both Goddard and McKee have recently used Twitter to communicate with Anonymous members to spread the word about the controversy surrounding Jacob's death.

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.

The investigation has prompted a recent social media onslaught dubbed "#OpJusticeForJake" from several Twitter users claiming to be from Anonymous. On Twitter, hashtags are a way to categorize messages and indicate popular search phrases in a tweet. Hundreds of tweets have used the phrase in the past four days. 

At about 5 p.m. Thursday, the primary Anonymous Twitter account, which has more than 1 million followers, made its first reference to the Limberios case. As of 8 p.m., the same Twitter account had posted four additional messages about the case.  

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Comments

Sitting In The ...

Really? it's just a video, the only reason you would feel threatened is because you have something to hide plain and simple.

Señor Clown

"I don't think anyone should be victimized or threatened for doing their job. It doesn't matter if they're a public official or not."

Unless you aren't doing your job, in which case I think it's appropriate that you feel threatened, at least to the extent of being reminded that you must be accountable to the populace for the integrity of your work. If a private citizen makes a mistake, be it a violation of criminal code, a mistake in trying to understand the asinine and bewildering tax code, or filling out some nonsensical bureaucratic form improperly, they will be reminded by the government, likely in a potentially threatening manner. Any public official who does not perform their job competently and in earnest should be concerned about the public reaction, and the resultant consequences. If Henry feels threatened, I wonder how Wukie feels?

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!

starryeyes83

If these clowns are hacking into government web sites, what's to prevent them from hacking anyones' medical records or credit card info.... Their integrity??

Yeah, I thought so....Deep Throat and Watergate they ain't.

FYI: And about the Stuebenville rape case... remember, those criminal thugs posted their photos and vids on You tube, right after it happened.

Detrain

Asitwasstated enough evidence has been out for awhile now that kimmett telling stick to your story is only part of it. how much more evidence do you need. just look at the way the sandusky county sheriffs office handeld the case from the get go plus i do not think justice for jake would post lies about evidence. plus if anybody is afraid of Anonymous then you must have something to hide. this group seems to be out to help protect the good people and put away the bad. plus this is not the first time the sandusky county sheriffs officers have screwed up or done wrong. we just hearing more now cause of the case.

asitwasstated

I am not denying that the SCO botched this from the very beginning! Let me be clear, I am NOT on their side! Yes,I have read and re-read this from the very BEGINNING! Being afraid of "ANONYMOUS" would certainly be cowardly...and that I am not! I just want to believe that most of the "stories" and the witness to HEAR that remark made are credible! If you lose your cred..you lose. Is there any audio form that video? if not you are relying on a person standing there, listening...how are you sure? Point that I am trying to make is to be CREDIBLE! I have nothing to hide and I have no agenda. I truly have heartfelt sorrow for Mike and Shannon. Having gone through many tragic losses of family members in my life brings me just to a place that I hope that the outcome is worth the energy, not for friends....for Mike and Shannon. I am not against your drive to seek an overturn of officials that have hampered and destroyed this issue, I am only seeking more focus. End game.

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

asitwasstated

THen you loathe yourself..I have done allllll that! You are a perfect example!

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.

bilgerat52

“Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right”

"A lie cannot live."
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Eda M. Handly

LOVE!

bilgerat52

asitwasstated, i am nowhere near perfect

asitwasstated

Political science might get you an A+, but brass tacks will take you to reality...NOT just popular quotes that makes a great a great thesis at the end of your semester! Don't use PEOPLE to meet an agenda!!

FlyBoy86

This is a spoof, it's not "Anonymous".

asitwasstated

my concern is..at the end all..WHO CARES?? Unless you are under the age of 30?

asitwasstated

I was trying to form a view of "sides", when you are on ONE you have to see the other CLEARLY, not just from their past performance but what truly implicates this particular case. You must desire everything to be worthy and able to stand on it's own credibility. It is never enough to go back to history to address that you are RIGHT. After all, history would erase itself. I do hope that Brady and Cody and the others are successful at myting the wrongs of the SC politics and what EXACTLY their errors are and those culpable. A very emotional and expressed tone is sometimes met with more battle than it is if decided on with a calm voice.

beekspubs

Where is Mike Dewine?

asitwasstated

crawling down a rabbit hole! Amazingly enough Castalia isn't his only concern. Sandusky County will see their day! But expecting a miracle?

asitwasstated

And all the other bloggers on other articles that want to "threaten' me with ANONYMOUS! Bring it on!I am not scared of people that wear masks...they are..mask provided!!

bilgerat52

about those brass tacks of reality, where were you wednesday morning.....

beeks: mikedewine@ohioag on twitter. ask him!

asitwasstated

Taking care of my grandson, while his parents worked. I was on the SR and FOX 8 watching as it went, I would have been there, had I been able to,I would have been more than happy to be there, but didn't believe it would be appropriate for a three year old! I expressed my feelings and I was very troubled about that exhumation..many family is nearby...personal thoughts were in my heart about how I would vision and I still couldn't tell Mike and Shannon how regretful and sorry I felt for their anguish.

asitwasstated

I don't necessarily take this personally, but when I was watching coverage, it brought some personal feelings to core. I cried, I wept, for Shannon and Mike.....let me be clear..Shannon and Mike are the concern that I have overall about overcoming this level of grief. They are such wonderful people and my heart bleeds for them....believe me when I say...TRUTH, no agenda..they are my concern!

asitwasstated

How are your brass tacks now? Agenda?

mamaC

http://www.change.org/petitions/...
Please sign if you haven't so Mike DeWine will take over this investigation. Mike,Shannon,Kayleigh & Ella most of all need this kind of support from the community.If it were any of us they would all be here to help us. So take the few steps and sign please. #JakeLimberios #JusticeforJake

asitwasstated

Justice for Jake! Peace for Mike and Shannon! God Bless You! I hope you find that!

Truth or Dare

Regarding the Stuebenville rape case and DeWine, if I recall correctly he didn't step in until his office was warned by this Anonymous org.. That says alot in and of itself! You know what I find ironic, is that Henry has the audacity to make the statement that he doesn't feel anyone should be victimized or threatened for doing their job. He's right, but with all that's taken place, and an evident conflict of interest that is as clear as the day is long....such a self absorbed statement makes me want to puke!

You don't think the Limberios family, or Jake for that matter were and have been victimized? You don't think this family has felt threatened throughout this ordeal? They have publically shown grace and humility while walking through this fire that someone else started. They could have put that fire out for them but they didn't, and those entrusted to do their job from the beginning, wouldn't. For whatever that reason is!

Again, if anyone cares to learn more, have your eyes opened to the dilemma throughout this country regarding elected Coroners and the fact the majority aren't properly trained/educated to fulfill their job description and just exactley what that can mean, please take an hour to watch Frontline's Documentary; Post Mortum. This situation is a prime example!

When you're done with that, watch Frontline's Documentary: Top Secret America. It too will open your eyes, and one might better understand the motive behind such an org. as Anonymous claims to be. We all have free will to choose. Will we choose Truth and Justice, or the opposite? Also, most people don't roll all our politicians, govt./civil LE up into one big ball, but shame to all willing to turn a blind eye to what's been done rather than what should have been done, seek the truth, provide justice.

To the Limberios family and friends, thoughts and prayers go out for strength, courage, perserverance and JUSTICE FOR JAKE.

asitwasstated

Really bad information....here you go...creating group mentality. The issue of Mike Dewine being involved had NOTHING to do with Anonymousey..do your research, and quit taking things away...you are leading to more dissolve than you are to raising people UP!

Krissy3

If the government has suspicions about us they can hack into our emails, get our bank and phone records, etc without our knowledge if we have nothing to hide it is not threatening. Anon has the means to do the same and again, if there is nothing to hide, it shouldn't be threatening. To perceive something as a threat you must feel like you are in danger. They have stated they are NOT violent and in other cases have only used technology for exposure, so again, if there is nothing to hide why does he feel threatened?

SamAdams

If the government has suspicions, it can get a warrant. Outside of that, it doesn't matter whether I have anything to hide or not. It's a violation of my Fourth Amendment rights WHATEVER the pretense. And for you to say, "If you have nothing to hide, there's nothing to fear," leads me to believe you don't really care a whole lot about such a violation! And we wonder how it is we got where we are...!

I do agree, however, that to think you're being threatened requires that you feel endangered. The problem is that I'd quite frankly feel VERY threatened if ANYbody said they'd hack my computer or surveil my home or monitor my whereabouts, and I don't have a dam*ed THING to hide! Wouldn't that bother YOU?

luvblues2

Our/Your gov't does it every single day, Samantha. Does that bother you?

Krissy3

Sam... Apparently you don't know that the patriot act has allowed the government to do exactly that without a warrant to find "suspected terrorists" in the US for years. Even my college professor, who is a retired agent teaching my cybercrime course admitted it... And no, im not a terrorist and i have nothing to hide so i dont care. Carry on.

AnonOrNot

Update.

Gr33t1nGs

Are we AnonOrNot? yes we are AnonOrNot.

Attention, We do not condone any act of violence. There will be no threats of any harm, violence, or anything of that nature. We just want the Truth. That being said.

We DEMAND Justice for Mr. Limberios.

Knowledge Is Free.
We ARE Anonymous.
We ARE Legion.
We Do Not Forgive.
We Do Not Forget.
Expect Us.
The Corrupt Fear Us.
The Honest Support Us.
The Heroic Join Us.
Expect Justice.

Mr. Henry,

Why do you feel threatened? Are you hiding something? Someone?
If not - You will never know we are here. But we are here.

Know This -
Information gathering has initiated. We still hope there will be no reason for D0xing.

A politician will stand for what he thinks people will fall for.

N0thing else for now.

Contact: justiceforjake@hushmail.com

#OpJusticeForJake

There you go again

The law says " If you feel threatened, it is a threat.". Mr. Henry knows this and is setting up a case to prosecute this group. It is a serious crime to "threaten" so please be careful-Mr. Henry isn't as ignorant as we think he is!

nonconformist

Please show where the law says this. Setting up a case to prosecute? LOL! Because many others have already done so, right?

luvblues2

If Dean Henry gets as red faced and overheated and refuses to say anything as he has already shown, I highly doubt that he has the voracity to take on the whole internet community.

mrite

Then you are ignorant about Mr Henry.

sandtown born a...

Oh be quiet Henrys puppet

luvblues2

You may be right about me being ignorant about Mr. Henry, but hey, if he wants to take on the entire internet community, I say, "Have at it, Bud! Enjoy what time you have left! :)"

nonconformist

This

007

Hey Henry, remember if you are going to pitch you have to catch!!!!

Matt Easterhold

So some clown makes a video, and then these clowns report on it, all we need now is an elephant in the room and we have a circus.

Matt Westerhold

Thanks Matt Easterhold. Interesting name.

Here's an excerpt from the story that seems to address your suggestion about 'clowns:'

"At about 5 p.m. Thursday, the primary Anonymous Twitter account, which has more than 1 million followers, made its first reference to the Limberios case. As of 8 p.m., the same Twitter account had posted four additional messages about the case."

 

Matt Easterhold

Twitter is for clowns, do you have a twitter account?

Bunch of children begging for attention on twitter. Kind of like this paper.

voice of fremont

I wonder what the Register would do if this group made a video about them promoting violence? I bet they would not proudly show it for all to see. If there is any violence regarding this tragedy the register should be held accountable!

WiseManOnceSaid

Who is your dog in this fight? You are not the voice of Fremont, you are the voice of someone who is scared of the corruption being on display.

voice of fremont

No reason to attack me. I just have a problem with violence being promoted!

WiseManOnceSaid

How is violence being promoted? Specifically.

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Alissa Widman Neese

An excerpt that could be of interest to you:

Any threats of violence should not be attributed to Anonymous, according to a press release the group posted early Thursday on pastebin.com. Pastebin is a popular website used to share large amounts of texts online.

Click here to read the press release.

While Anonymous sometimes releases personal information, no member has yet in this case, according to the release.

"At this point in time, we are simply watching to see what officials are going to do," the release states. "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."

gene44870

First of all , I didnt know hear any threats on this , just opionon.
Second , Dean Henry , how can you make the statement that you are {just doing your job}? .This case hasnt been handled right from day one .
All I can say is that I am glad that dean henry is not a heart surgon , cause he would have handled heart surgery the same way as he has done this job a lot more people would have died

mrite

Really? Learn appropriate spelling. I don't know of a heart "surgon". Plus your first sentence doesn't make sense and contains more mispelled words.

mrite

I hope all of you here bitchinggg about these officials use your rights and vote them out of office at their respective election. If you fail to vote them out them shut up.

gene44870

why do you even comeon here ? I mean you have nothin to say but talk down to people that have the right to vioce their opionon .thats why they put this blog on here and for you to tell people to shut-up ? what right do you think you have to talk to people like that?

I would much rather give the outraged people a place like this to vent , then to pick up a gun and kill someone .

These folks on here have a right to know what their voted officials are up to and in this case , its well noted and should be followed up by the Sandusky Register as well as all its followers

mrite

And I am just saying vote them out if they are doing such a terrible job! Remember, it is some of those who are commenting negatively on here that put them in office!

Krissy3

I think you mean "then" shut up mrite. Maybe you should spell check your own posts before criticizing others.
I will definitely vote at election time, but thanks for your concern...

Kottage Kat

Many blogging about this travisty of justice do no even live in sandusky county, therefore your inane comments are a moot point and you simply spewing verbal diarrhea.
JUSTICE 4 JAKE
I am. Kat and I approve this message

Kottage Kat

If these elected officials run unopposed then u are stuck with them. Your comments about voting are just more of your unintelligent blather
Kat

voice of fremont

What does the Sandusky Register want to happen in this case? It seems like old news. The family suffered a great tragedy and they are in my thoughts and prayers, but all this news coverage has to make their lives even more difficult.

WiseManOnceSaid

One would assume the family would want answers and justice. I don't understand how you couldn't come to this conclusion on your own, but that is another matter. If you knew anything or weren't trying to support a witness or official, you would realize that the media coverage may not be the hard part of this saga. The hard part is why the witnesses are consistently inconsistent, and why the officials up to this point have done everything in their power to essentially do nothing. The exhumation was unnecessary seeing as the entry wound had been removed, they an opportunity to do an autopsy when the family repeatedly asked them to. Further, answer who you are defending. Let it be known. Many people have made clear here that they want JusticeforJAKE, what's your motive. Copping out and saying the normal spew your screen name(s) have said is cowardly. Tell us what made you decide to make at least one user name and come to the website to spew nonsense.

Matt Westerhold

Thanks again voice of fremont. I'm not sure the Register wants anything in particular, although the ideals of truth and justice the Limberios family is seeking do seem to be worthy goals. And perhaps you should allow the Limberios family members to speak for themselves. 

Julie R.

@ voice of fremont: I don't agree that all this news coverage has to be making the lives of the Limberios family even more difficult. What would make their lives more difficult would be if they had no support group. As Mike Limberios said ... they're wearing him down .... it's like being raped and there's nothing you can do about it.

All victims of injustice feel that way and this injustice has to be at the very top of the list. Kudos to the SR for keeping up on this .... and as much as I hate to give credit to an attorney, I'm even going to give credit to Dan McGookey.

voice of fremont

Ironically your calling me a coward for opposing violence and hate, but support a group to make videos who hide behind a mask. I have no motive. I do respect and support law enforcement! I also respect the family and feel that they are being used by the media to promote headlines and an agenda.

WiseManOnceSaid

You can call them cowards for hiding behind a mask. You claim they have promoted violence but refused to cite how that is so. The mask you hide behind is a screen name and that makes you no different. You can say I'm hiding behind a screen name, and you'd be right, but I don't care to elaborate on why I do so. If you think it's cowardly to hide behind a mask, why does your mask say voice of Fremont. Clearly you are not the voice of Fremont, so it is a mask of a different sort.

voice of fremont

I have a right to post on here just as much as you do! You have a screen name too my friend. Just because I oppose violence and support law enforcement does not give you the right to state that I post nonsense. I feel terrible for this family and I hope they get through this tragedy. God Bless Jake and his family. God bless the law enforcement who are keeping us safe!

WiseManOnceSaid

If you are granted the right to post nonsense, then I should be granted the right to call it nonsense, by your free speech argument. Again, why do you post only over particular sections of my comment and not answer the questions I ask. How did the video promote violence for starters?

voice of fremont

The video had a very violent and scary theme for starters!

WiseManOnceSaid

Violent Theme? It wasn't RAMBO...Scary? Are you kidding? What are you scared of?

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Alissa Widman Neese

Any threats of violence should not be attributed to Anonymous, according to a press release the group posted early Thursday on pastebin.com. Pastebin is a popular website used to share large amounts of texts online.

Click here to read the press release.

Krissy3

The "threat" was to expose corruption "voices of fremont". If there is no corruption then there is no reason why Sandusky County should fear them. That is specifically what they said. Maybe you got scared of the creepy mask?

bilgerat52

asitwasstated,
thats great you get to spend some time with your grandchild. i was able to be there. very emotional, but doing much better, now, thank you.

agenda? justice4jake

thats all i have to say for now

voice of fremont

I feel it is wrong to show this video!! Lets show some respect!

sandtown born a...

Vioce of Fremont respect you say? What about respect for the victim amd his family? Im not sure if you are aware Fremont has a paper read that instead ( henry puppet)

mhs parent

Really like the respect that Sandusky County has shown Mike and Shannon Limberios?!

Krissy3

Do you think the family doesn't know about the video? Don't you think if the family felt like the Register was using them for ratings they would have let them know? I can guarantee the family loves that anonomous is on board with them to find justice for their son, so if you do not like the articles, don't read them.

mhs parent

While the video may be a bit creepy, it is not threatening unless of course one is trying to cover something up then there maybe the threat of being caught doing something WRONG and ILLEGAL. But there are certainly no threats of violence. Mr Henry if you are doing your job in a fair and ethical way within the perimeters of the law then I am sure that you have nothing to worry about.

Centauri

"Henry feels 'threatened' by Anonymous video"

"Anonymous" is nobody to be afraid of.

Here is an idea for Sandusky County, Ohio.

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/...
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/inve...
Issues and Initiatives
- State/Local Corruption

Do not call any "in state" Ohio FBI office. The agents need to come from out of state like they did in corrupt Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The Cleveland FBI ignored the Cuyahoga County, Ohio corruption. The Toledo FBI will ignore what is going on in Sandusky County, Ohio. DeWine will not help either.

Centauri

"Q: Where do you find this corruption?
A: Just about everywhere—at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the country. And I should point out, the vast majority of our country’s public officials are honest and work hard to improve the lives of the American people. But a small number make decisions for the wrong reasons—usually, to line their own pockets or those of friends and family. These people can be found—and have been found—in legislatures, courts, city halls, law enforcement departments, school and zoning boards, government agencies of all kinds (including those that regulate elections and transportation), and even companies that do business with government."

mamaC

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

didhejustsaythat76

anyone who is guilty or feeling neglected in their part to do their job and do it right ,should be very worried that it has caught the attention of the hive ,maybe you should do your homework on anonymous because they are an entity that should be taken serious ,just ask the new york city officers who caught their attention ..with all the corrupt police and neglegent city officials its nice to know there is always a higher power looking over the people ..all truths good or bad will come out in the end of this !