What have they done that is even redeeming in any degree to balance what they did in revealing police officers pictures, names, addresses and telephone numbers? That was an open invitation to the drug lords to kill them and/or their families.
That alone put them beyond the pale.
And the why of all this? "Because we're pissed off at Sony and Sega". Computer games?
"Because we don't like Arizona's laws." So, the police passed the law? So that gives you the right to endanger lives and property? No. It does not. Ever. Period. There can be no argument about that, and at that point it is a "You're law abiding or not".
This, and my thoughts about, it have nothing to do with former President G.W. Bush.
Then they wanted to boast: "Look how smart and cool we are! We can hack our way into anywhere and get even with you!". So they took on the CIA, the FBI, Scotland Yard, and others. lol. Those arrogant punks.
Well, now (possibly) one of them is in custody, and the rest will fall as well. Their need to break the law and boast did them in, and now they're running scared. Good. After their "15 minutes" they will shrink once again into invisibility and insignificance.
Unfortunately, the police officers and their families who did nothing wrong (nor did the legislators/Governor of AZ - they only did their job as they saw it) now have to live in fear. Why? Because a punk and his buddies could write script and do a simple SQL injection?
That's WAY wrong. From every angle. It's criminal, and only scum would do such a thing. And THAT is indefensible and inexcusable.