'Anonymous' Hackers Threaten To Show Fullerton PD 'As Much Mercy As Was Shown Kelly Thomas'

Hackers Attack 'No on 8' website Hacker-activist group "Anonymous" has threatened retaliatory cyber attacks against the Fullerton Police Department over the death of Kelly Thomas, according to LA Now.

In a letter sent to the Police Department and distributed on the Internet, the group announced the start of Operation Fullerton at midday Saturday, saying it would avenge the death of Kelly Thomas by treating the police information technology "with as much mercy as was shown Kelly Thomas."

"This is not just a brutal attack against another human being, but an attack against human rights," said the rambling letter that demanded the prosecution of five Fullerton officers reportedly involved in the beating of Thomas during a routine check on a car break-in report.

Fullerton police are taking the threat seriously and say they are taking security measures and have deployed IT staffers to "secure computers and electronic communications and monitor the systems for any intrusions."