Hacking collective Anonymous announced on Tuesday that they have already begun using their considerable skills to ruin the life of Lt. John Pike, the UC Davis police officer who is currently on administrative leave after he was caught on eight separate videos pepper spraying a group of peaceful protesters.
The hackers started their campaign against Pike by releasing personal details about the officer including his cell phone number and home address. In speaking about their actions Anonymous says:
“We have no problem targeting police and releasing their information even if it puts them at risk because we want them to experience just a taste of the brutality and misery they serve us on an everyday basis.”
While Pike has won meritorious service awards at UC Davis he has also been named in a lawsuit by a former officer for using anti-gay slurs.
In case you have been living under a rock for the last week here’s one video of the pepper spray incident which is just about to pass one million pageviews on YouTube:
How Anonymous will target Pike further is still yet to be seen.