In a recent interview, Howard Jordan, once temporary and now permanent Police Chief in Oakland, had this to say about Anonymous:
Jordan also said the department was investigating the actions of Anonymous, the Internet hacker group that recently released the personal contact information of Jordan and other city officials online.
"I understand it comes with the turf. I don't feel well about it," Jordan said, calling Anonymous a cyberterrorism group. "When I get off work I like to feel anonymous, that no one knows me. I don’t want someone waiting at my front door for me."
At the Occupy Oakland Forum on Police Actions
held five days ago, Oakland Elle
responded to that accusation -- not, however, to Chief Jordan's face: because although invited, he did not show up.
Listen to Occupy Oakland's famous medic respond to Chief Jordan, and go on to talk about her experiences on the streets.
Regarding his comments on the documents that were released by Anonymous on the City Council, Howard Jordan says that's "Internet Terrorism." Mr Jordan I regret to inform you it's not terrorism... it's Google.
Then keep watching as Bella Eiko
(pictured above), she of In Direct Violation of the First Amendment
fame before the Oakland City Council, shows us the newest sign of bigotry and repression Occupy Oakland faces.
In the interview I cited, Chief Jordan also expresses his apparent belief that some Occupy Oaklanders are really comic book characters come to life:
We cannot allow them ((Occupiers)) to march through the streets and tear up the buildings.
Mr Jordan, I would like to respond. I am not as eloquent or witty as Elle, but I can state, unequivocably, that there are no big green Occupiers, or even any of a large reptilian nature, about to rampage through the streets of
Oakland ripping up buildings.
Breaking: This is not happening in Oakland.
Breaking: This is not happening in Oakland either.
There. Now that you know, perhaps you can go home and rest comfortably. That is, unless Anonymous sends the secret signal through your computer to cause your dishwasher to blow up. There's always that.