Internet Mob Justice Tracks Down Cat Abuser
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Denizens of 4Chan’s /b/ spent the better part of yesterday coordinating a search for the identity of a teenager who was stupid enough to upload video of himself abusing a cat to Youtube. Dubbed “Operation Dustyce” anonymous agents gathered in #catraid2 on the EFNet irc network and scoured Facebook and other websites matching photos to portions of the video which showed the interior of the house.
An anonymous person then set up www.kenny-glenn.com with details about the abuser and his immediate family including physical addresses and phone numbers. Local news station KSWO is covering the story and has recently reported that Kenny Glenn was arrested then released to his parents.
A post to a Facebook group supporting the abused cat, “Dusty”, states Oklahoma laws can punish animal cruelty of this magnitude with a felony offense:
Oklahoma Statutes, Title 21, Chapter 67
Section 1685: Acts of Cruelty to Animals
Any person who shall willfully or maliciously overdrive, overload,
torture, destroy or kill, or cruelly beat or injure, maim or mutilate,
any animal in subjugation or captivity, … shall be guilty of a felony and shall be
punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five
(5) years, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1)
year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). Any
officer finding an animal so maltreated or abused shall cause the same
to be taken care of, and the charges therefor shall be a lien upon
such animal, to be collected thereon as upon a pledge or a lien.
It is difficult to predict the outcome of the court in matters like this however the online community is easier to predict. The outrage of the community is inversely proportional to the punishment he receives by the State. That is to say, if he is only fined $500 and given a “slap on the wrist” the same mob that tracked him down will demand justice in other ways. Should he register an account with any service they will be there to “out” his past actions. Kenny Glenn, and all those around him, will be haunted by his cruelty for a long time by any means the community can muster. Hate mail, prank phone calls, and possibly even visits in person are not out of the question.
One thing is for sure. Dusty will be avenged.