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Public forum hijacked by lewd hacker

Council meeting canceled; FBI help requested

 

Last updated 11/12/2020 at 8:38am



A live Zoom public forum Monday, Nov. 9, for two Edmonds police chief candidates was interrupted three times by a hacker or hackers.

During candidate Sherman Pruitt's presentation, one yelled, "Shut up, pig”: another interruption showed a white supremacist. And another displayed a pornographic image accompanied by "STFU."

Pruitt – a person of color – handled it with grace, noting that it's a tense time and people have strong feelings.

The hijacking of the meeting caused the city to reschedule Tuesday’s City Council meeting – which had committee meetings and a regular meeting on th...



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