The hacker-activist group Anonymous said Saturday that it had hijacked the Web site of the U.S. Sentencing Commission so as to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide in his Brooklyn home.
Underprivileged baseball players in Upper Manhattan recently received a gift from a very thoughtful donor.
Hackers associated with the group have claimed to be responsible for a variety of cyber attacks on big companies, law enforcement and government agencies.
Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna is said to be the officer who used pepper spray on women who were already cordoned off by a mesh barrier in Union Square.
On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “Occupy Wall Street” protesters can stay and have their say as along as they’re law-abiding. But also expressing themselves were the business owners around Zuccotti Park, who are angered.
The NYPD said that there were about a dozen arrests Wednesday night. Most of those were for disorderly conduct, but at least one arrest was as for assaulting a police officer. Police said a protester knocked an officer off his scooter.
The Brooklyn-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge were shut down for hours after participants of “Occupy Wall Street” took their demonstration right on to the car lanes Saturday.
A high-ranking police officer allegedly caught on video in a pepper-spray incident during the “Occupy Wall Street” protests has been given 24-hour protection at his home on Staten Island.
“Something is going to happen Sept. 17 on Wall Street. What it’s going to be is up to all of us,” said Bill Csapo, who described himself as a volunteer citizen organizer of the event.
“Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed,” says a computerized voice in an online video.
An FBI spokesman told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria that search warrants were executed and computers were seized at the homes.
An April 1 email contains threats against school buses, warns of violence in state office buildings and against members of the state legislature. The threat was emailed from an anonymous account to state officials. Though it came in on April Fool’s day, it is being taken quite seriously.