“Anonymous” Threatens Vineland Police Over Phillip White’s Death
One week after 32-year-old Vineland man Phillip White died in police custody, a YouTube page associated with the hacker group Anonymous has threatened to expose the officers involved with the arrest and also to reveal other details about the incident.
“On March 31st, 2015, Vineland City, New Jersey, police arrested Phillip White,” says the masked person in the video. “And while handcuffed, [White] was brutally beaten by members of the Vineland City Police Department … Officers kicked, punched and stomped on Phillip White until he was unconscious … A canine officer released a dog and allowed the dog to bite Phillip in his face, head and body. This is absolute grotesque behavior …”
The group is threatening to release the names and personal information of members of the Vineland Police Department and the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office on an hourly basis until its demands are met. The group wants the authorities to release the names of the three police officers involved in White’s arrest as well as any dashboard camera footage.
Police had been dispatched to the 100 block of Grape Street in Vineland on March 31st to respond to a call about a disorderly person. There, they encountered White, and things turned violent and ended with White dying a short time later.
Witnesses told NBC 10 that they saw police punching White and a dog biting him, and NBC 10 also obtained partial video of the incident. Attorneys for the police say that White was acting erratically and that he grabbed for one of their guns.
The demand video was published on YouTube on Monday by user AnonDad NOWsec, a relative newcomer to the Anonymous fold.
“The clock is ticking,” says the Anonymous associate. “We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. You should have expected us.”
Watch the full video below: