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.  

Click here for the Twitter feed.

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Comments

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.

Alissa Widman Neese's picture
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.

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