Boston Police react to Anonymous hacking with sarcastic video

By David Edwards
Monday, February 13, 2012 10:08 EDT
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Boston Police Deputy Superintendent William Gross (YouTube)
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Members of the Boston Police Department have released a sarcastic video responding to an attack on their website by the hacktivist group Anonymous.

On Feb. 3, Anonymous had replaced the BPDNews.com with a message criticizing their crackdown on Occupy Boston protests. A video for KRS-One’s 1993 song “Sound of da Police” was also included on the hacked page.

“Normally I sleep pretty well,” Deputy Superintendent Colm Lydon deadpans in the video. “But since the site went down, I haven’t slept a wink.”

“In the days after the hacking, fans of the page struggled to make sense of a world without BPDnews.com,” a narrator says.

Another officer recalled hearing “Sound of da Police” for the first time when the site was hacked: “I was out running like I do every morning and I came in, I showered, I put on the web page to look at all the positive news and all the great events we’re doing working with the community and to my dismay, I hear this terrible voice.”

“Well, my reaction was, ‘Why would anybody want to destroy a perfectly good KRS-One song?’” Deputy Superintendent William Gross adds.

Watch this video from BPD’s YouTube channel, uploaded Feb. 8, 2012.

(H/T: The Boston Globe)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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