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(NEWSER) – Hacker group Anonymous is taking up the cause of Michigan residents sickened by Flint's ongoing water crisis, but no one seems to be all that impressed. The city started using the Flint River for its water in 2014, but the water proved to be toxic, Maxim reports.

And officials were ignoring the problem until recently, with emails showing Michigan governor Rick Snyder knew about it for more than a year, according to Mic. On Wednesday, the Anonymous Intelligence Group released a statement calling for Snyder to be charged with manslaughter. "He is now going to simply be shown the error of his evil ways," says the narrator of a video released along with the statement. The statement makes it clear that state officials "will not go unpunished," Maxim reports.

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