Activist group Anonymous have released the names of hundreds of alleged KKK supremacist sympathisers in the United States.
The ‘hactivist’ group said that the release of data was a “form of resistance against the violence and intimidation tactics” of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan affiliates throughout history.
Russia Today reports:
According to the hacktivist group, it began compiling the list about 11 months ago, following the killing of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, last August.
Last year the KKK pledged to use “deadly force” against those protesting the killing of the teen.
Anonymous said it had collected data for its so-called “Operation KKK” through a range of ways, using publicly available information, “interviewing expert sources” and resorting to covert, “digital espionage.”
“Members often told on themselves to us about their connections with the KKK during various chat conversations we had with Klan members and affiliates throughout the course of our operation. You never know who you are talking to on the internet,”the group said.
— Operation KKK (@Operation_KKK) November 5, 2015
The activists said the list features “official members of various KKK groups throughout the United States as well as their closest associates (most are also in other extremist hate groups).” Among the names mentioned in the document is Frazier Glenn Miller, the white supremacist who killed three people at a Jewish community center in Kansas City. In late August, the former “Grand Dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, 74-year-old Miller was convicted of capital murder. During his trial, he admitted to killing 14-year old Reat Underwood, his grandfather William Corporon, 69, and Terri LaManno, 53, in April 2014.
Some members were listed with their alleged aliases, Anonymous said, noting that the Klan “sometimes hides behind several online identities. Given name or alias, these are the real people underneath the hoods.”
Anonymous stressed that many Klan members change Klan affiliations, switching from being Klan members and neo-Nazis, sometimes even doing both. “Some members of this list are quite dangerous, sociopathic individuals,” the hacktivist group said.
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