Report: Hacker, Jeremy Hammond, wishes he went after Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A 29-year-old hacker serving a 10-year federal sentence for breaking into several government websites, including that of the Arizona Department of Public Safety in 2011, said he wishes he would have gone after Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Jeremy Hammond, 29, is serving a 10-year sentence from a medium-security prison in Kentucky after he was arrested in 2012, according to an exclusive report by Aljazeera America .

In the report, Hammond says he targeted government and law enforcement websites "because of the racism and inequality with which the criminal law is enforced," according to the report, citing court documents.

Hammond hacked into the DPS website in 2011 exposing tons of department information, including documents, phone numbers and emails.

“I did take a look at their site,” Hammond said of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. “Clearly I would’ve preferred to go after [Sheriff Joe Arpaio] personally. That would’ve been a prize," the report states .

Hammond is expected to be released December 25, 2020, in which he'll be 35. He said he may want to work as an online developer, but says he won't return to breaking the law.

"It’s best to keep them guessing as to what I’m going to be doing," he said.

Read more of the report at America.Aljazeera.com .

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