Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Intercept obtains the FBI Counterterrorism Policy Guide which details how the agency ferrets out white supremacists who have infiltrated police departments around the country.

Courtesy of The Intercept: 

White supremacists and other domestic extremists maintain an active presence in U.S. police departments and other law enforcement agencies. A striking reference to that conclusion, notable for its confidence and the policy prescriptions that accompany it, appears in a classified FBI Counterterrorism Policy Guide from April 2015, obtained by The Intercept. The guide, which details the process by which the FBI enters individuals on a terrorism watchlist, the Known or Suspected Terrorist File, notes that “domestic terrorism investigations focused on militia extremists, white supremacist extremists, and sovereign citizen extremists often have identified active links to law enforcement officers,” and explains in some detail how bureau policies have been crafted to take this infiltration into account. 

Although these right-wing extremists have posed a growing threat for years, federal investigators have been reluctant to publicly address that threat or to point out the movement’s longstanding strategy of infiltrating the law enforcement community. 

No centralized recruitment process or set of national standards exists for the 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States, many of which have deep historical connections to racist ideologies. As a result, state and local police as well as sheriff’s departments present ample opportunities for white supremacists and other right-wing extremists looking to expand their power base.

The article also references a 2006 FBI internal intelligence assessment, which we talked about here back in July, that essentially reveals that the white supremacist groups’ have a “historical” interest in “infiltrating law enforcement communities and recruiting law enforcement personnel."

The intercept further reveals a couple of examples, such as a Chicago police detective, identified as a KKK member, referring to a device that delivered electric shocks as a "nigger box,"  while in Cleveland, officials found that a number of police officers had scrawled “racist or Nazi graffiti” throughout their department’s locker rooms.

In Texas, two police officers were fired when it was discovered they were Klansmen. One of them said he had tried to boost the organization’s membership by giving an application to a fellow officer he thought shared his “white, Christian, heterosexual values.”

The assessment also identified the term "ghost skin" which essentially meant a white supremacist who hid their racist tendencies so as to blend in at local police stations, allowing them to recruit like minded officers from within at their leisure.

The article further points out that things became much worse after President Obama was elected, with the white supremacists using the newly invigorated racism bubbling to the surface to recruit a large number of new members, often singling out “disgruntled military veterans” as likely targets for recruitment.

The article also points out that DHS has essentially stopped doing any investigation into white supremacist infiltration of the police, while the police do not screen applicants for membership in hate groups, which left the FBI to do the vast bulk of the work.

And that of course begs the question of whether or not the FBI will still feel compelled to continue these investigations in Trump's America, or if they will now also find themselves targeted by the newly energized white supremacist movement?

Or perhaps an even better question to ask is, have they already been infiltrated?
If you get my meaning.


  1. Anonymous4:44 PM

    I come from an Irish Catholic family of many LEO'S in Minneapolis. Up until the 70's, police were required to live in the city they served. My dad, and other family members knew everyone, and were friends with most. People respected them because they were respected back. Ever since that requirement was lifted, I have watched a disconnect develop between LEO'S and the communities they police.


    1. In some cases, Police officers (and firemen and teachers and nurses) can't afford to live in the communities where they work.

  2. Anonymous4:53 PM

    Check out Trial Balloon for a Coup? By Yonatan Zunger. It applies.

  3. Anonymous5:08 PM

    That video of Drumpf blowing the kiss to Comey looked like something straight out of the movie 'The Godfather'. It was so blatant, like he was rubbing his corruption *right* in our faces. SMH...

  4. Anonymous5:19 PM

    A race that continuously interbreeds is doomed to extinction. We are all mongrels and we should thank diversity for our strengths because of it.

    Fuck stupid people who think sameness makes us better.


    1. Anonymous5:42 PM

      The white race isn't going to last all that much longer (I'm a mixture of Cherokee, Irish, English, Welsh and Dutch!)- everyone is intermingling throughout the land.

      But, those idiot Republicans are trying to hang on as long as they can! They'll be gone as a majority party and their losing individual races can't come soon enough!

    2. Anonymous8:06 PM

      Just like those inbred white tigers, they become angry, weird, oh my explains djt.

    3. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Intermingling keeps the lines clean. Man has done it thru out the ages. Otherwise,we end up with disfunctional dna like with palins,heaths,trump..

  5. Anonymous5:25 PM

    If they weed out the bad cops Alaska will be copless! The criminals will be running the show!
    Oh wait they already are!

  6. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Cops are the very LAST folks I'd call to my house for help. Would opt for friends and family members!

  7. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Courtview update!

    Keeping up with those real murricans up in Wasilly!

    01/31/2017 Order Extending Short Term Order


    Case Type
    Civil Protective Order (3AN)
    Case Status:
    File Date:
    Domestic Violence: Short-Term With Children

    01/31/2017 Order Extending Short Term Order

    1. Anonymous6:06 PM

      Thank you Jesus!

  8. Anonymous6:43 PM

    How are they monitoring the White Supremacists infiltrating the WH?

  9. Anonymous6:50 PM

    Infiltration. That's exactly how the tea party got control and now rule our government. They start at the local levels and work their way up.

    Maybe Dems and progressives should get off their ass and take a page from their playbook. It's too bad it took Cheetolini being in control for people to rise up. But maybe that's just what we deserved.

    1. Anonymous9:37 PM

      Don't forget that the Democratic turnout in the 2010 midterms was historically low; we basically handed Congress to the Tea Party.

  10. Anonymous7:07 PM

    But, but, but on Celebrity Apprentice they always let me do a retake:
    Trump Botched Judge Gorsuch's Nomination Introduction
    All day long, Donald Trump tried to build up the moment of suspense to a crescendo when he finally would announce his pick to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

    His administration and surrogates and even the media made sure to promote this event like it had never happened in American history before, and, if it had happened, Trump's would be the greatest announcement of all time.

    Unfortunately, when that moment came, he flubbed the intro, saying Judge Gorsuch was already a member of the Supreme Court.

    This is an official record that will remain on the books for all time
    Trump said, "Today I am keeping another promise to the American people by nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Supreme Court to be of the United States Supreme Court, and I would like to ask Judge Gorsuch and his wonderful wife, Louise, to please step forward..."

    You can't un-ring that bell, Donald.
    It really is a part of history now.


    1. You'd think someone with the supposed media experience of Trump wouldn't flub his lines so often.

      Poor amateur can't ad lib or speak extemporaneously. How often were his speeches total LOSERS? Like a 3rd grader giving a book report, stumbling over the content and making stuff up because he didn't do his homework.

  11. Anonymous7:10 PM

    Man white people are such control freaks. Gotta micromanage everyone and everything.

    1. Anonymous9:35 PM

      Get used to it, the whitest, most egotistical control-freak of a white person is in charge of our country with lots of others like him supporting his racism. It's gonna be a really tough 8 years for lots of people.

  12. Anonymous7:12 PM

    Warren announces she will oppose Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    In a statement, Warren said Gorsuch’s public record as a federal judge shows “he has twisted himself into a pretzel to make sure the rules favor giant companies over workers and individual Americans.” Warren also cited the nominee’s “demonstrated hostility towards women’s access to basic health care” among the reasons she opposes Trump’s pick.


    1. She's not the only one.


      And Dianne Feinstein ripped Jeff Sessions a new one at his hearing.


  13. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Jobs, where are the jobs.

  14. Anonymous11:43 PM

    Now that the criminals are the government there should be no problem.

  15. Anonymous11:45 PM

    White supremacists infiltrating law enforcement agencies. Not surprised!

  16. All of the big outrage on his supreme court nominee is great cover to misdirect from other dangers.

    The Trump administration is looking at selling 3.3 MILLION acres of national park land; public Federal land.


    "Now that Republicans have quietly drawn a path to give away much of Americans’ public land, US representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah has introduced what the Wilderness Society is calling “step two” in the GOP’s plan to offload federal property.

    The new piece of legislation would direct the interior secretary to immediately sell off an area of public land the size of Connecticut. In a press release for House Bill 621, Chaffetz, a Tea Party Republican, claimed that the 3.3m acres of national land, maintained by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), served “no purpose for taxpayers”.

    But many in the 10 states that would lose federal land in the bill disagree, and public land rallies in opposition are bringing together environmentalists and sportsmen across the west.

    Set aside for mixed use, BLM land is leased for oil, gas and timber, but is also open to campers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. As well as providing corridors for gray wolves and grizzly bears, low-lying BLM land often makes up the winter pasture for big game species, such as elk, pronghorn and big-horned sheep.

    Jason Amaro, who represents the south-west chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, describes the move as a land grab."

    And a Florida congressman is moving to abolish the EPA.


    "Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has drafted a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an email obtained by The Huffington Post.

    The freshman congressman sent the email on Tuesday morning to lawmakers who might co-sponsor the legislation, which would shutter the EPA by the end of next year.

    “Our small businesses cannot afford to cover the costs associated with compliance, too often leading to closed doors and unemployed Americans,” Gaetz wrote. “It is time to take back our legislative power from the EPA and abolish it permanently.”

    The move comes a day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring agencies to eliminate two regulations for every one they propose. Trump won a surprise election victory partly on a pledge to boost the U.S. economy by slashing federal rules for businesses, particularly environmental restrictions.

    He then named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a fossil fuel ally who spent much of his recent career suing the EPA, to lead the agency. Last week, the EPA froze its grant programs and issued a gag order instructing its workers not to communicate on official social media accounts or with reporters, as HuffPost previously reported.

    As it is, Trump could end up gutting the EPA’s budget, cutting $513 million from grants to states and Native American tribes, $193 million from climate programs and $109 million from a category labeled “environment programs and management,” according to a report published last week by the new political news site Axios.

    For Gaetz, that wouldn’t go far enough. In his email to lawmakers, he cited a statistic from the American Action Forum, a conservative policy group launched in 2010 by Republican heavyweights, stating that “it would take more than 94,200 employees working full-time to complete one year of EPA paperwork.”"

    We are just so totally screwed.

  17. Anonymous1:17 AM

    Constitutional Sheriffs of us were led by Richard Mack many years ago. Its probably the same group. There was an article about them that I read a few years ago. They feel the Sheriff is the ultimate in charge. It is a sad day when we cannot trust, believe or stand with our fellow americans due to wackos. Pray for America and our constitution.

    1. Anonymous7:37 AM

      You keep praying while I get back to work with ACTION to change things for the better 'K?

  18. Anonymous3:09 AM

    Since a white supremacist is working in the White House, preparing the bizarre executive orders for the puppet to sign, I guess we can assume that they have infiltrated everywhere. Oh, 1930's Germany, here we come. We have been lowered by the GOP, the puppet master and by Donald Trump to meet you. Our future will not be pretty.

  19. Anonymous9:44 AM

    He blowfish's him the kiss and Comey all but "skips" as he crosses the room towards the Dumpster.


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