Hacktivist Group Anonymous Steps up Threats Against Coeur d'Alene Police Department Over Fatal Dog Shooting


The Internet activist group Anonymous is stepping up its threats against the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, demanding a full investigation of the shooting of a 2-year-old black Lab named Arfee by an officer.

In a video released Aug. 9, Anonymous accused the department of not adequately investigating the shooting, which took place in the parking lot of a coffee shop July 9. According to reports, the officer fired on the dog after he allegedly lunged from the window of a parked vehicle.

"To the Coeur d'Alene Police Department: You have been put on notice," states a garbled voice on the video, after announcing that "phase two of Justice for Arfee" has launched.

"Complete docs [personal data] of those immediately involved will be compiled and our lasers will be prepared to target all relevant websites," the voice says. 

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Coeur d'Alene police officials declined to comment on the video.

The Aug. 9 video is the second message to Coeur d'Alene police from Anonymous. The first, released July 13 (above), featured a similarly garbled voice and a figure dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask, popularized by the 2005 movie V for Vendetta.  

"Yet another innocent, beloved pet has been shot and killed by a police officer," the video begins, concluding with the group's tagline, "We do not forgive, we do not forget. You can expect us."

Recently, Anonymous took credit for a cyber attack against Israel that took "hundreds of government websites offline, including those belonging to secret service Mossad and the Israel Defence Force [sic]," according to the International Business Times

See the Aug. 9 video below: