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Cleveland, Ohio (CBS CLEVELAND) — The “hacktivist” group Anonymous attacked and brought down the city of Cleveland’s website after a police officer shot and killed a 12-year old boy who was carrying a toy gun.

Anonymous said on its YouTube page that the “untrained rookie officer” shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice “in cold blood.” The so-called hacktivist group took credit for taking down the city’s website after a manager of the city’s server called police early Monday morning to report the website was “under attack,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The Anonymous video post calls for the police department to release the name “of this child’s murderer” and demands to know why “non-lethal” options were not used with the boy.

This comes after Rice was shot by police outside a city recreation center on Saturday evening when they were called on reports of a “male threatening people with a gun,”…

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