Anonymous threatens cyberattack on Albuquerque Police Department for shooting and killing mentally ill homeless man James M. Boyd.

File photo of mentally ill and homeless man  James M Boyd.
File photo of mentally ill and homeless man
James M Boyd.

The hacktivist collective Anonymous has released a video on YouTube in which the hacktivists have warned Albuquerque Police Department for a massive cyber attack on their servers.

In 1:34 minutes video, Anonymous denounced the March 16 police shooting and killing of a homeless man James M. Boyd in the Sandia foothills. The group has urged people to occupy APD’s headquarter building on Sunday.

In the video, Anonymous explains the reason for threatening the APD. It said that APD officers are “militarized thugs” and warned them to get ready for a payback. Albuquerque’s chief administrative officer, said the city takes the threat seriously.

  • Greetings city of Albuquerque, we are Anonymous. Recently, a video has been released to the public which shows Albuquerque Police Officers murdering a man in cold blood for ‘illegally camping’. This man, which was schizophrenic, obviously had no intention of hurting these police officers, on the contrary, this man looks as if he is simply attempting to protect himself from visually fierce militarized thugs.

The video said that Anonymous needs to address growing police state that has occupied the United States.

  • Whether this man had a history of crime is irrelevant. We drastically need to address the growing police state that has occupied our country. When will we say no more? How many more citizens will be murdered? Naturally, the APD will attempt to label Anonymous as a terrorist organization for our demands of justice, but the question has to be asked. Who do we terrorize? Is it not a growing police state that terrorizes it’s own citizens?

In the end of the video, Anonymous vowed to take revenge and told the APD to expect Anonymous.

  • APD you now have the full attention of Anonymous. To the citizens of Albuquerque, it’s time to organize. On March 30th we are asking the citizens of Albuquerque to occupy the APD HQ and occupy the sites of the Albuquerque Police Department. Let them know that your city is not a place for war games against the homeless and the less fortunate. Anonymous grab your cannons and aim them at Albuquerque police websites.

Complete transcript along with the APD’s official websites can be found here.


Waqas Amir is a Dubai based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.