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Arrested Anon In UK Faces Possible Extradition To The U.S.

Tonight we spoke with a very courageous anon who made it clear that his motives in his alleged hacking crimes related to the treatment of the homeless worldwide.  What was so shocking about this interview on Anonops Radio with anonRisk and a member of Freeanons was that this young man, a resident in the UK is 16 years old and his passion for caring for the homeless far exceeds the drive of most adults.  We had the pleasure of a one hour interview with this anon who calls himself Derplaughing.

Derp, as we will call him, is facing multiple charges which include conspiracy under the Computer Misuse Act sections 1, 2 and 3 for his alleged actions against several UK government sites in addition to a dox on the Deputy Director of Homeland Security in the U.S.  If found guilty in the UK, he faces up to 12 years in prison.  He is also accused of hacking the Fort Lauderdale city website when a law was passed preventing people from feeding the homeless.  If the U.S. chooses to extradite and try him, there is no telling the decades he could remain behind bars.  The fact that he is only 16 years old brings hope that the U.S. chooses to allow the UK to handle this matter but one can never be certain when it comes to computer crimes.  We believe that the case against Lauri Love is a clear indication of how deplorable the U.S. can be.

This very interesting, well spoken young man explained that the motives behind any alleged computer crimes pertained to the treatment of the homeless or better, the lack of treatment.  He states that he feels too many people are focusing on #OpISIS exercises rather than events that can improve the care of the homeless such as #OpSafeWinter.  Derp stated in our interview that he feels more people should take to the streets and care for the homeless.  As we are aware, the homeless situation has reached crisis levels throughout the world.  I don’t think anyone who has paid attention to the ever growing homeless situation can disagree with Derp on this matter.  Derp also explained that had he taken to the streets and blocked an entrance to a store location or department, he would have received a simple warning but because his actions involved computer crimes, his sentence far exceeds a simple warning.  The most amazing thing that we took away from speaking with Derp, was his love of people and his strong desire to change the way the homeless are treated.

There is one final thing that Derp is charged with that we have to find nearly laughable.  It appears he is accused of allegedly taking down a KKK website under  #OPKKK .  Nothing funny there you might say and most would like to pat the boy on the back right?  Well, the KKK is asking for hundreds of dollars in damages because these actions prevented them from taking in donations and perhaps recruiting new members.  Our hearts bleed for the poor bastards.

Derp is presently out on bail but is expected in court again on May 10 to find out if his bail will be extended or if he will be jailed for his alleged crimes.  We, at Freeanons, wish him only the best and  will be here to support him throughout his court cases.

It is the opinion of the team at Freeanons that computer activism should be treated in the same manner as street activism and in which case, allow this very brave young man some community service which he would like to do in the streets assisting the homeless.  We are also in agreement with Derp that when laws are meant to discriminate against a group of people in dire need of assistance, it is our duty to force the laws to change.  This should not be a crime.  Ignoring the homeless is a crime against humanity no matter what country you happen to reside in.

Please help us in standing with this brave young man with very strong beliefs and show all governments that the treatment of the homeless must improve and should they choose not to make the needed changes to protect our most vulnerable population, the folks within Anonymous will continue to remind each government until the needed corrections are made.

We are anonymous, we are legion and we will not rest until all anons are free.