Infamous hacker group Anonymous took over the Boston Police Department’s web page on Friday (February 3), and replaced the it with a message and an embedded version of KRS-One’s “Sound of Da Police” music video.
The message, which protests alleged police brutality in Occupy Boston, said the following:
“Do you remember a few months ago when #antisec attaked [sic] the Boston Police and released hundred of passwords in retaliation for the brutality against Occupy Boston? They clearly ignored our warnings, because not only did they raid the camp again and kicked protesters off of public parks, but they also sent undercover TSA agents to assualt and attempt to steal from some organizers. So you get your kicks beating protesters? That’s OK; we get kicks defacing and rm’n your websites – again. BDNNews.com, the ‘Boston Poice Department Virtual Community’ also fell to the swift merciless veangeance of the hive. Do you really want to step to this??”
Huffingtonpost.com reports that the portion of the message about undercover TSA agents most likely refers to an incident last month when a TSA air marshall accosted several Occupy Boston members, and even mugged one.
KRS-One’s “Sound of Da Police,” his second single off of his debut solo album, Return of the Boom Bap, features strong themes of denouncing institutionalized racism in the law enforcement system.
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