Longview, Texas- In a video posted to YouTube this past Saturday, alleged Anonymous member AnonSec 101, announced #OpSLFOC (Stop Lethal Force on Children) in response to the recent killing of teenager Kristiana Coignard by Longview police.
The city of Longview confirmed Monday it had been targeted by hackers, according to the Longview News-Journal.
“We are aware that we were targeted. … We have taken appropriate steps,” city spokesman Shawn Hara said. “One thing that they targeted was the website.”
The shooting of Coignard, who was killed by officers after entering the police station lobby and allegedly threatening officers with a knife, once again raises the question of why there is a nationwide epidemic of police on citizen violence/killing.
According to Think Progress, Coignard lived with her Aunt, Heather Robertson, in Longview.
Robertson said that her niece had been struggling with mental illness, including depression and bipolar disorder, since her mother died when she was four. She had been hospitalized twice in recent years after suicide attempts.
One time, she tried to hang herself. Another time, she drank toilet bowl cleaner. Since arriving in Longview in December, Coignard had been taking medication and regularly seeing a therapist. She had no criminal record and “was only violent with herself, ” Robertson said.
Why are non-lethal options not being utilized when dealing with someone of the physicality of a petite 17-year-old girl?
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/anonymous-launches-opslfoc-stop-lethal-force-children-response-killing-teen/#4kwccFSvBcZhJx6S.99
I’ve seen men armed with a gun taken alive by the police.
The police need to stop shooting our children.