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
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

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

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 !

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