Three individuals who identify themselves as members of the loosely associated hacktivist group Anonymous, hung posters and delivered a cake to the Milton home of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz on Saturday, March 9.
According to http://kineticblog.weebly.com/op-angel-boston.html the action was part of Op Angel Boston, a movement to have Ortiz fired over her handling of the Aaron Swartz case.
Swartz, a 26-year-old computer programer who developed the web feed format RSS, committed suicide in January 2013. Swartz was facing felony charges from Ortiz' office for allegedly accessing millions of documents in the MIT network.
The group, which police said included two Massachusetts residents and one person from New Hampshire, were wearing Guy Fawkes masks, a symbol often used by Anonymous, as they hung orange "WANTED" posters with Ortiz' picture.
Milton Police responded to the neighborhood around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Milton Deputy Police Chief Charles Paris said a cake was also left on Ortiz' property. He was unsure what the cake said, but according to the twitter account associated with the Kineticblog, the cake said "Justice for Aaron."
According to Paris, the FBI has the cake and is investigating it.
While no crimes were committed Milton Police Department, U.S. Marshals, the FBI and Secret Service are aware of the activity.
"At that point in time, there was nothing to arrest them for," Paris said, adding the group "treaded a fine line" toward intimidation.
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