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Brad Pitt To Make Film On Anonymous Hacker Who Exposed The Steubenville Rape Case

The actor will be producing a film with his Plan B company and Dede Gardner on the true story of a hacker who exposed the covered-up rape of a Steubenville, Ohio teen.

Brad Pitt To Make Film On Anonymous Hacker Who Exposed The Steubenville Rape Case

The actor will be producing a film with his Plan B company and Dede Gardner on the true story of a hacker who exposed the covered-up rape of a Steubenville, Ohio teen.

Protesters (And Their Dogs) Rally Against Hawthorne Police Dog Shooting

Today protesters, who are outraged by a video showing a police officer repeatedly shooting a Rottweiler, brought their own dogs and rallied outside of the Hawthorne Police Department.

Anonymous: 'Hawthorne Police Are Our Primary Target'

Anonymous, the computer hacking activist group, uploaded a YouTube video threatening the Hawthorne Police Department for shooting and killing a dog in a widely publicized incident.

Meet the Anonymous Creator of the 'Hollywood Assistants' Blog

Hollywood assistants have a raw deal. While people around them rake in cash and celebrity, they're left dealing with the never-ending shitstorms of their high-powered bosses. But a little humor goes a long way in such trying situations, so one assistant took to the internet and created an aptly titled Tumblr called "Hollywood Assistants."

Extra, Extra: Eric Garcetti's Favorite Tacos, Plug in at Disneyland, and Anonymous Hits Long Beach

In tonight's Extra, Extra, Eric Garcetti dishes on his favorite foods, charge your phone at Disney (for a fee), and Anonymous sends a love note to Long Beach officials. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports.

Hacking Group Claims It Posted Personal Info of LAPD Brass as Revenge for Occupy L.A. Crackdown

It turns out that the "anonymous" group that posted the personal information of LAPD officers was Anonymous. CabinCr3w — a hacking group affiliated with Anonymous — said that it posted the personal information of the officers to get back at the police department for cracking down on Occupy L.A.

LAPD Freaked Out That Someone Posted Personal Information of Officers on Anonymous Website

The LAPD said it is investigating a website that publishes the personal information of its officers.

If Studio City Man Catches Your Dog Pooping and Running on His Closed Circuit TV, You Will Enter His 'Dog Doo Wall of Shame'

After witnessing (or stepping on the evidence of) one too many canine poop-and-runs, one Studio City decided to take matters into his own hands. He erected "THE DOG DOO WALL OF SHAME" in front of his home and warned would-be dog doo-dooers that their actions were being captured on Closed Circuit TV.

Anonymous Occupies 'Orange County' Sign

If you're driving south on the 5 freeway into Orange County today, you might get a chance to see some of the handiwork of Anonymous (if it isn't torn down first). The group transformed a welcome sign to Orange County into a promotion for the Occupy Orange County movement that is actually brewing behind the Orange Curtain.

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

Hacker-activist group "Anonymous" has threatened retaliatory cyber attacks against the Fullerton Police Department over the death of Kelly Thomas, according to LA Now.

Anonymous Is Busy: BART & CA Traffic Safety Websites Hacked, Fullerton PD & Facebook Threatened

Though not exactly as expected, Anonymous, the organization that earlier threatened the Fullerton PD, came through on a threat to compromise the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) website on Sunday, says CNET.

Anonymous Donor Sends L.A. County Check for $10K

A copy of the check (Image via Zev Yaroslavsky's site) What would you do if you got an anonymous check for $10,000? If you're one of the top money folks for Los Angeles County, well...you'd cash it. You know, to see if it was real. In the case of a check that arrived recently to the County from Washington state, it was, in fact real. So why would someone do this? According to L.A....

Extra, Extra

In tonight's Extra, Extra, LiLo goes to a the women's shelter, Gene Simmons is in cahoots with the FBI, barbara Boxer mercilessly attacks a foul odor, and a KTLA anchor preserves her modesty. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports.

Anonymous Member Pleads Guilty in Scientology Cyber Attack

Remember back in 2008 when that well-produced creepy video came out, prompting numerous worldwide protests of the Church of Scientology? Since then, that energy and zeal to oppose the church has died down and yesterday the Church scored a point when a Nebraska man agreed to plead guilty in a Los Angeles federal court, according to the LA Times. Brian Thomas Mettenbrink, 20, admitted to engaging in a cyber attack that took down the...

Scientologists & Anonymous Celebrate Christmas Together

Although some say Scientologists don't believe in Jesus, the controversial church had members singing Christmas carols on Hollywood Blvd. last Friday night. Additionally, that display on Hollywood Blvd. is L. Ron Hubbard's Winter Wonderland. Here's some of what was seen Friday night when anti-Scientology group Anonymous showed up:...

LAPD ISO Anon Tips via Txt

Photo by discarted via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr The LAPD will announce a new way to make anonymous tips about crime via text message and e-mails tomorrow afternoon in a press conference. From their release: Since the very early days of policing, people have been fearful that reporting information to the police could have very undesirable outcomes. A call about a crime could result in a visit from gun toting detectives or worse...

Peace On Earth: Freewayblogger Coming to LA on 9/11

The anonymous Freewayblogger is coming back to Los Angeles on Thursday while on her West Coast tour that begins today in San Diego and ends in Portland on the 22nd. The Freewayblogger claims to have hung over 4,000 signs against the war on freeways across the California and the western U.S. "When you put a sign up next to a freeway, people will read it until somebody takes it down," she writes on her...

Anonymous Source Releases King-Harbor Hospital Tape

Last year in May, Edith Isabel Rodriguez died at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Her death became national headlines because Rodriguez was dying (literally throwing up blood on the floor) in the waiting room as nurses and other hospital staff continued to ignore her as they walked by. Rodriguez's husband, Jose Prado, and another person in the waiting room called 911 explaining that she was in need of help. But dispatchers refused saying she...

Photo Essay: Anonymous Protests Scientology, May 10

On Saturday May 10th, members of Anonymous took to the streets all over the world in protest of Scientology. Here in Los Angeles, Anonymous staged their gathering at 6331 Hollywood Boulevard at one of the many Scientology buildings in the city. LAist photographer Tom Andrews was on the scene this week, just as he was last week, to capture the events on camera....

Worldwide Anonymous Scientology Protests Tomorrow

Update: View photos from the May 10 Protest hereAs Anonymous launches their third big protest around the world, the local group of "legion" begin at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon in Hollywood near the Metro Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station. At the March 15 protest in Hollywood, an LAPD officer was praised worldwide after LAist took this video of an officer being friendly to protestors. However, as the protest moved to another Scientology site on Jefferson Blvd.,...

Anonymous Protests in Hollywood & Downtown

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/world_news/Beautiful_Photos_of_Anonymous_at_Hollywood_Courthouse'; While a worldwide Anonymous protest is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 (Update: see photos from May 10 here), a small group of hardcore Anonymous protestors took to the streets Monday both in Hollywood at the Church of Scientology Office of Special Affairs and then Downtown at the United States District Court, Roybal Federal Building. Downtown, Anonymous lawyer Graham Berry was the subject to a deposition by Scientology lawyers. According to Anonymous...

Charges Dropped Against Anonymous Member Sean Carasov

SoCal Anonymous has announced that the DA has decided not to proceed with prosecution in the case of Anonymous member Sean Crasov, who was arrested on Saturday, March 15th, for a charge of "Criminal Threats." Total bail was set at $50,000. Sean "Rorschach" Carasov's arraignment was scheduled for April 9th, at 8:30am. Anonymous is providing a videotape of the incident to authorities, which they believe may contain enough evidence to charge the CoS with...

Church of Scientology Strikes Back - Anonymous Responds

I have examined a large file of this picture, and only the blurred-out address appears to be photoshopped. The rest of the poster looks legit. -Tasha For months, a group calling itself Anonymous has been running giggling circles around the Church of Scientology. At the same time, caution is always advised - masks are worn, everyone is named Anonymous. People are advised to park far away or take public transit, and use the buddy...

This Week's Most Commented & Recommended

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Meet LAPD's Newest Unofficial Spokesman to the World

One commenter on Digg asked "Was that jesus?" | Filmed by Zach Behrens/LAist At last Saturday's Anonymous protest in Hollywood, LAist took this above video. Before we could even got a chance to post it on LAist late Saturday afternoon, it had already been found on YouTube and dugg on Digg.com, garnering over 12,000 diggs under an appropriately written headline, "This is how police SHOULD react to protesters." It has not even been 48...

'Anonymous Exposed' Video Strikes Back at 'Anonymous' Members

A new website posted this video documenting the alleged actions and threats taken by Anonymous against the Church of Scientology. The site, created two weeks ago, does not explicitly state an affiliation with the CoS but it documents what it alleges are "Religious Hate Crimes and Terrorism Directed at Church of Scientology."...

LAPD's Perspective on March 15 Anonymous Scientology Protest

Taken around 12:00 p.m. PST, March 15th, 2008 Today at the Anonymous protest in Hollywood, the LAPD arrived to let the protestors to just be careful of themselves and not get hit by cars. Other LAPD on the scene seemed to be retired officers there for an on-location film shoot the Scientology center had going on. Very surreal. More of Anonymous on LAist -- March 15 Protest Photo Essay -- February 10 Protest Photo...

Photo Essay: March 15 Hollywood Anonymous Scientology Protest

"Happy Birthday L. Ron Hubbard" | All Photos by Zach Behrens/LAist-->Today was the second worldwide Anonymous protest organized via March15.org, the Anonymous website dedicated to the founder's birthday, two days prior. A few hundred protestors hit Hollywood Blvd. at L. Ron Hubbard Way in the East Hollywood area. The Scientologist center had a film permit and they were doing some kind of filming. Also their TV billboard was playing inspirational-like videos with Disney-esque music,...

Anonymous & Anti-War to Hit Hollywood Saturday

Update, 3/15/08: Here's a video of the LAPD at the Anonymous event and a photo essay of all the craziness. Also, here's a video from the Anti-War March.If you're walking the streets of Hollywood this Saturday, be prepared to march or take in the sights -- two protests are planned and both could be crazy. March 15th is the second of worldwide protests against Scientology planned by Anonymous. In the video below, 22 rules are...

Anonymous Pwns Scientology

Scientology centers around the world were targeted by a mass protest yesterday organized by an anonymous group called, simply enough, "Anonymous". Members refer to themselves only as "Anon" or "Legion". Protests were reported in Boston, Toronto, Europe and Australia. Here is an LAist photo essay of the protest at the Celebrity Center. Blogger Bandergrove has provided additional photographs and a first-hand account of the events in Hollywood yesterday. People showed up in droves --...

Extra, Extra: Wins and Losses

As was reported today on LAist, the writer's strike, which cost the city about $1 billion, is nearly over. We all know how involved Mayor V has been nudging the two sides back together. Oh, wait. But at least he weighed in today: "This agreement is a blockbuster for the Los Angeles economy. It will put thousands of writers, set designers, caterers, and behind-the-scenes workers back on the job this week." Blockbuster! HA! Election...

Photo Essay: 'Anonymous' Protest Church of Scientology in Hollywood

'V' ran amok through the streets of Hollywood today as hundreds of picketers descended on the Church of Scientology complex at Sunset and L. Ron Hubbard Way. | All photos by Tony Pierce The global day of action was initially announced last month after a video attributed to "Anonymous" coincided with an online effort that managed to temporarily knock out Internet servers belonging to the Church of Scientology. Another speech by "Anonymous" appeared this...

'Anonymous' Protest Church of Scientology at CNN Building

For background and a photo essay on this protest, see our story from yesterday. "There was NO old media, anywhere, that I saw. And we spent an hour in front of the damned CNN building. Creepy," said Teague Chrystie (guy in pink hair in video), one of the hosts of the above LA based podcast called Geekza. "We don't represent Anonymous or Scientology, we're just some industry cats of various niches who dig activism,"...

CEO of Whole Foods: Sketchy Negative Commentor

Rarely does anything good come from the keyboard of an anonymous negative commentor. Despite the fact that one could hide from the bushes and snipe at people from the bushes doesn't mean that one should. Likewise, when commentors refuse to put their real name next to their criticism, the validity of the statement should be seriously questioned, as should its motives. Case in point this week comes from the CEO of one of the...

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