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Posted on: May 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] ZOOM BOMBING!

Zoom Bombing

TO: VIEWERS/PARTICIPANTS OF THE VIRTUAL INKSTER CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 5-4-2020

 

FROM: PATRICK WIMBERLY, MAYOR

 

DATE: 5-5-2020

 

RE: ZOOM BOMBING

 

Statement for Mayor Wimberly regarding the “Zoom Bombing” during the May 4, 2020, Zoom City Council Meeting


Last night during the Inkster City Council Meeting, an individual chose to put their own amusement above the public good. On behalf of the City of Inkster, we deeply apologize for the offensive content that was published during the Zoom meeting.


Our community has essential work that requires a public meeting and the opportunity for public comment. Given last night’s unfortunate events, we will not conduct further public meetings unless and until we have assurances that we can do so without disruption from individuals whose sole goal is to create chaos. We will continue to work with our IT personnel, state leaders and the Inkster City Council to address this issue in a way that best meets the needs of the public and city government attempting to conduct essential business.


Finally, rest assured that we have reported this incident to the local and state police and the FBI for an immediate investigation. It is our intention to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law any individuals found responsible for crimes including but not limited to the following: disrupting a public meeting, computer intrusion, using a computer to commit a crime, hate crimes, fraud, or transmitting threatening communications.


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