Unsealed records reveal Boston prosecutors feared retaliation from Anonymous over 2011 Twitter subpoena
Documents unsealed this week illuminate why the district attorney in Boston subpoenaed Twitter for information about one of its users in 2011, and why prosecutors asked the court to keep the records secret. The lead prosecutor said his office feared Anonymous or other hacktivists might attack his office’s website if the case garnered too much publicity.
The Boston jail that faced intense scrutiny after the accused "Craigslist Killer" committed suicide while in custody mixed in clip art and celebrity gossip in a slideshow used for suicide prevention training.
After the high-profile "Craigslist Killer" Suicide, MuckRock co-founder Michael Morisy requested the Sheriff’s Department guidelines on suicide prevention. For two years, the Sheriff’s Department has failed to provide them. There are no fines (or any punishment at all) for a Massachusetts agency that doesn’t respond to a Freedom of Information request.