Popular hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have evidence that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, is associated with the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan, and a mole within the St Louis County Police department is reportedly providing key information.
The group claims that there is a link between several members of the Ferguson police force and the KKK, and in its video published last week, it said that three high-ranking members of the Missouri branch of the KKK, known as Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (TAKKKK) attended a support rally for Wilson.
The members of Ferguson's law enforcement forces who are part of the TAKKK reportedly call themselves the 'Ghoul Squad', and the group suspects Wilson to be a part of it.
The Anonymous group launched a campaign 'OperationKKK' since TAKKKK started distributing threatening leaflets in Ferguson, warning of "lethal force" against protestors of the Ferguson shooting verdict.
"We will list every Klan member"
While Anonymous also said a source has given evidence of links between Wilson and the KKK, it has withheld the information as the source said his life will be in danger.
"I know for a fact that the TAKKKK had a lot to do with what went on in Ferguson." ex-member of the TAKKKK, Henry Harrell, told Anonymous.
It has now come to light that a mole within the police department has also helped the group identify those who are members of the TAKKKK, as reported by the Anti-Media, an 'independent journalism' website. The website has cited an activist connected with the NOWsec, which is one of the most secretive parts of Anonymous.
"NOWsec's current goal is exposing connections between TAKKKK and law enforcement involved in policing Ferguson protests," the activist, referred to as 'Kafir' has said.
"An employee with access to the St. Louis County Police Department (who also happens to be a NOWsec sympathiser) is aware of NOWsec's operations and believes officers are worried".
The mole is said to have provided a list of names to the group.
"We will list every Klan member and Ghoul Squad member we can find," the NOWsec activist said.
Wilson Says Brush with Brown was 'like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan'
Police officer Darren Wilson, who was let off in the shooting of Michael Brown, has said he did his job "right" and that he was 'fighting for his life' with the black teen, whom he has compared to Hulk Hogan in his first interview since the 9 August incident.
" The reason I have a clean conscience is 'cause I know I did my job right," Wilson told ABC News.
"He threw the first punch. I just felt the immense power that he had. And then the way I've described it is it was like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan. That's just how big this man was," Wilson said.
"All I wanted to do was live," he said.