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FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 14 years ago. Has anything changed?

In the 2006 bulletin, the FBI detailed the threat of white nationalists and skinheads infiltrating police in order to disrupt investigations against fellow members and recruit other supremacists. The bulletin was released during a period of scandal for many law enforcement agencies throughout the country, including a neo-Nazi gang formed by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who harassed black and Latino communities. Similar investigations revealed officers and entire agencies with hate group ties in Illinois, Ohio and Texas.

Much of the bulletin has been redacted, but in it, the FBI identified white supremacists in law enforcement as a concern, because of their access to both “restricted areas vulnerable to sabotage” and elected officials or people who could be seen as “potential targets for violence.” The memo also warned of “ghost skins,” hate group members who don’t overtly display their beliefs in order to “blend into society and covertly advance white supremacist causes.”

“At least one white supremacist group has reportedly encouraged ghost skins to seek positions in law enforcement for the capability of alerting skinhead crews of pending investigative action against them,” the report read.

Problems with white supremacists in law enforcement have surfaced since that report. In 2014, two Florida officers — including a deputy police chief — were fired after an FBI informant outed them as members of the Ku Klux Klan. It marked the second time within five years that the agency uncovered an officer’s membership in the KKK. Several agencies nationwide have also launched investigations into personnel who may not be formal hate group members, but face allegations of race-based misconduct.


Proud Boy's attorneys argue Trump to blame for deadly Capitol insurrection

At a hearing on the government’s request that William “Billy” Chrestman remain incarcerated pending trial, his attorneys said the Olathe man was not a serious flight risk, chances were slim that he would attempt to obstruct the prosecution and he was not a danger to the community.

“It is an astounding thing to imagine storming the United States Capitol with sticks and flags and bear spray, arrayed against armed and highly trained law enforcement,” Chrestman’s attorneys said in a court filing opposing the prosecutors’ request. “Only someone who thought that they had an official endorsement would even attempt such a thing.

“And a Proud Boy who had been paying attention would very much believe he did.”

That endorsement, Chrestman’s defense argued, came from Trump

Posted by Vivienne235729 | Wed Feb 17, 2021, 06:39 PM (6 replies)

This is Trump's heaping list of legal problems post-impeachment

After averting a conviction in his second impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump faces significant new legal threats as prosecutors in Georgia have joined those in New York to conduct criminal investigations into his actions.

As the nation watched harrowing videos from January 6 of Trump supporters storming the US Capitol during the Senate impeachment trial this week, Georgia officials announced they have opened investigations into Trump's efforts to overturn the state's election results, including by pressuring officials to "find" votes to swing the outcome in his favor.

Posted by Vivienne235729 | Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:11 PM (4 replies)

So next up: Schumer was talking about invoking the 14th amendment

Is this just a simple majority? Or do we need 2/3 again? How feasible is this? Or should we just hope they start to criminally go after trump? I just want accountability. Is this a pipe dream I keep entertaining? Is there anything we can do?
Posted by Vivienne235729 | Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:08 PM (26 replies)

A big huge thank you to whoever gave me my hearts today!

You made my day! I love it. A big hug to you!
Posted by Vivienne235729 | Sat Feb 13, 2021, 11:26 AM (0 replies)

Does anyone have an oculus VR set? Is it really worth $300?

I am thinking about getting it and doing the supernatural workouts. It looks like fun.
Posted by Vivienne235729 | Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:07 PM (7 replies)

If you don't have a heart and would like one, just let me know.

Edit: ok. That didn’t come right. What I meant is if you don’t have a DU Valentine’s Day heart and would like one, let me know.

Also. Thank you everyone for my hearts! Y’all are the best. Big hugs to everyone.
Posted by Vivienne235729 | Sun Feb 7, 2021, 07:31 PM (45 replies)

Do you ever feel the need to go watch Micheal Rapaport?

I read ridiculous stuff on the news (like when Trump or Cruz open their mouths) I swear I can hear Micheal Rapaport in my head cussing like a sailor. I love his rants. I don’t talk like him so listening to it somehow makes me feel better. Like he cusses FOR me. Like I won’t burn in hell. I’ll just get second degree burns by proximity.
Posted by Vivienne235729 | Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:49 PM (16 replies)

What is the response from repukes and trumpers in your world? What do they think of all this?

Or has it been crickets? I wonder if this will change them at all...
Posted by Vivienne235729 | Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:11 PM (17 replies)
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