After failures on all sides from the systems meant to protect her, Anonymous has taken up the case of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old Halifax girl who killed herself after a gang-rape by four boys, months of cyber-bullying and victim-blaming, and legal inaction. Having quickly identified at least two of the four alleged asssailants - through multiple eyewitness testimony, not hacking - Anonymous is using the information as a bargaining tool, calling for officials to re-open the case, investigate the investigators who mishandled it, and hold the school system responsible for a rape culture that allowed it. In a reversal of his earlier decision to stand by the initial findings, Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landy has announced a review; there's also a Change.org petition and a protest planned. Two obvious, rhetorical, sorrowful questions: Why does it take Anonymous to make something happen here, and why does it always happen after, not before, tragedy strikes?
Update: And another one.