FBI Report on Black ‘Extremists’ Raises Fears of Targeting

Black 'Extremists'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. An FBI report on black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to a time when the agency notoriously spied on civil rights groups. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.

The FBI said it doesn’t target specific groups, and the report is one of many its intelligence analysts produce to make law enforcement aware of what they see as emerging trends. A similar bulletin on white supremacists, for example, came out about the same time.

The 12-page report, issued in August, says “black identity extremists” are increasingly targeting law enforcement after police killings of black men, especially since the shooting of Michael Brown roiled Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. The report describes cases in which “extremists” had “acted in retaliation for perceived past police brutality incidents.” It warned that such violence was likely to continue.


Black leaders and activists were outraged after Foreign Policy revealed the existence of the report last month. The Congressional Black Caucus, in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, said the report “conflates black political activists with dangerous domestic terrorist organizations” and would further erode the frayed relationship between police and minority communities.

“I have never met a black extremist. I don’t know what the FBI is talking about,” said Chris Phillips, a filmmaker in Ferguson.

Before the Trump administration, the report might not have caused such alarm. The FBI noted it issued a similar bulletin warning of retaliatory violence by “black separatist extremists” in March 2016, when the country had a black president, Barack Obama, and black attorney general, Loretta Lynch.

But black voters overwhelmingly opposed Donald Trump. And they are suspicious of his administration, which has been criticized as insensitive on racial issues, including when Trump was slow to condemn white nationalist protesters following a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former Alabama senator whose career has been dogged by questions about race and his commitment to civil rights, did not ease lawmakers’ concerns when he was unable to answer questions about the report or its origins during a congressional hearing this past week.

Sessions said he was aware of “groups that do have an extraordinary commitment to their racial identity, and some have transformed themselves even into violent activists.” He struggled to answer the same question about white extremists.

It wouldn’t be unusual for an attorney general not to have seen such an FBI assessment, which the FBI creates on its own to circulate internally among law enforcement agencies. But the exchange with Rep. Karen Bass, a Los Angeles Democrat, presented an uncomfortable moment.

“What worries me about this terribly is that this is that it is a flashback to the past,” Bass said after the hearing. She said she was especially concerned after receiving complaints from members of Black Lives Matter, who said they were being monitored and harassed by police in her district.

The group rallies after racially charged encounters with police, but it is not mentioned in the FBI’s intelligence assessment. Even so, Bass said she worried the report will send a message to police that it’s OK to crack down on groups critical of law enforcement.

The FBI does not comment on its intelligence bulletins, which usually are not public. In a statement, the FBI said it cannot and will not open an investigation based solely on a person’s race or exercise of free speech rights.

“Our focus is not on membership in particular groups but on individuals who commit violence and other criminal acts,” the FBI said. “Furthermore, the FBI does not and will not police ideology. When an individual takes violent action based on belief or ideology and breaks the law, the FBI will enforce the rule of law.”

The assessments are designed to help law enforcement agencies stay ahead of emerging problems and should not be seen as a sign of a broader enforcement strategy, said Jeffrey Ringel, a former FBI agent and Joint Terrorism Task force member who now works for the Soufan Group, a private security firm. Agencies can decide for themselves whether the assessment reflects a real problem, he said.

Still, some veterans of the black and Latino civil rights movement said the FBI assessment reminded them of the bureau’s now-defunct COINTELPRO, a covert and often illegal operation under Director J. Edgar Hoover in the 1950s and 1960s. Agents were assigned at the time to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, or otherwise neutralize the activities of black nationalists,” Hoover said in a once-classified memo to field agents.

David Correia, an American Studies professor at the University of New Mexico, said the new memo carries a similar message.

“It’s part of their playbook,” he said. “They try to characterize legitimate concerns about something like police violence as somehow a danger so they can disrupt protests.” The FBI used a similar tactic to try to cause confusion among New Mexico Hispanic land grant activists in the 1960s, he said.

The cases listed in the new bulletin include that of a sniper who said he was upset about police treatment of minorities before killing five officers during a protest in Dallas, and a man who wrote of the need to inflict violence on “bad cops” before killing three in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In each of the cases, the FBI alleges the suspects were connected to radical ideologies linked to black nationalism.

Phillips, who is set to release a film about the shooting of Brown and its aftermath, said if the FBI were really worried about unrest, it should turn its focus to the concerns of the people “who are protesting in the streets” instead of targeting people who face discrimination daily.










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Why do we allow these creeps to call us "minors?" Maybe we don't belong to their so-called "majority", but dammit, there's a Black majority. We belong to the "majority" of Blacks/Africans/Whatevers after we hit the age of 21.

We're dealing with the Whites' that bought slaves Grands and Greats. Not a damn thing has changed. We've completed our job for no payment, and haven't been wanted here back when Lincoln was President if not before. They've lynched, burned, dismembered, slaughtered, thrown to crocodiles our ancestors and you're looking for RESPECT and LOVE?? Who's crazy????

I'd say 'tis us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We're going to stay here kissing their  funky, flat asses until they kill us all. Then America will be Great Again after that's accomplished.

I am so sick looking at these ugly white men all over my TV every single day who have NO CONTROL over their little dicks since the beginning of their run through here, trying to make this sucker the Whitest Country on the Fucking Planet, while not doing an ounce of LABOR. Natives, Africans, Slaves, Blacks, Whites, no one's exempt from those little  funky crinkly wrinklies. Had you been built like some black men, you'd have screwed yourselves to DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There'd have been less of your funky asses to deal with.

Some of you have so many wrinkles in your faces and necks, you look like you should be fucking in the elephant herds. They'd stomp your asses to death, though.

No wonder the country's in such sad shape; you're supposed to be running the sucker; but are too busy trying to screw everything/everyone that walks your way while throwing your slippery tongues and who knows what else DOWN folks' throats; and only God knows where "UP" is.

When you're black and 88 years old and women are accusing you of sexual assault, what the fuck do you have in your pants, a crane or are you just trying to impress your white crinkly wrinkly workmates?? Who's lying?? How do you know whether or not your brain fell between your legs??? When will you RETIRE?????? We've been looking at you for 50 years!!! Someone try to find a Harry Belafonte look-alike (when he was young) or Billy Ekstein look-alike (when he was alive) to replace Conyers. How about an Adam Clayton Powell look-alike (when he was alive) for some mass racial confusion??

Uh oh, the Congressional Black Caucus is up in arms Mr. 88; you're in trouble now!! Who the hell wants to work until they're 88 years old?? The money's that good?? Are you as wealthy as J.Z?? You're going to keep messing around with your crinkly wrinkly workmates until they remove you from behind your desk in a coffin. I'm not where you are work-wise, nor age-wise, and I'm skittish!!!!! Senior Citzville's scary as fuck!!!! Cramp here, there, everywhere, dry skin, grey hair, hair where it never was before, chin hanging down to your dick tip. (not mine!)

I have to tell you, a few of you so-called "whites" look blacker than you'll ever realize on TV. (Especially you white men with a discernible set of lips.) It's fun trying to figure out what the fuck race you belong. Quite a few women make one crazy trying to figure out if they're a man or a woman. One black woman came on TV the other day, her head was bigger than Orange Asshole's and she had dred locks. I didn't know what the fuck that was until it talked; ain't sure yet. White women come on their looking like they've been taken from their coffins, and lots of them look like almost dead men. Scary-looking bitches. Yeah, I said it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lord knows the dogs suffered tremendously in those funky caves, before they even came here. You know they had severe cases of hemmoroids. What the fuck's wrong with these people???? Are they even people????

If they hate people with any color, why the fuck don't they take their money, wrinkled women, wrinkled asses, transwhatthefucks and head back to those caves?  Can it happen within the next 5 minutes?? Put Orange Grab a Pussy ahead of the entire regime, along with Fashion Corpse and his creepy sons.

Leave behind that super billionaire owner of Amazon, please. That's all I ask. Toodles to the rest!!

Sayonara to all the rest of you tired assholes (again). See if you can take Kim Jong Un along with you before he kills everyone in North Korea for not following HIS orders. Those parasites in the belly can't be "No Joke!" Congratulations to the one who escaped; even though he has no idea what he caused for the ones left behind. They've probably all been sliced into chunks. Enjoy the country music and the American TV. Glad you can find something enjoyable to watch longer than 5 minutes!!

I can barely understand what anyone says on TV these days in English, so you shouldn't have too many problems while speaking North Korean. When three or four people all start talking/arguing at the same time; you might have to turn off the TV and re-group from all the noise that makes.

Somewhere in Africa, (I forgot where; I'm old enough, somewhere where black men live; which could be everywhere, Zimbabwe, Kenya, etc.,(it's Libya)); black men are selling black men into slavery. It was on CNN last night. Where are their mothers and no-good pappy's?? Are they slaves too??

Those bastards never regained their lost minds. They damn sure haven't given two shits about us for 400 years. After they received the Rum, are they aware what happened to their "brethren?" Is there anything to read about
The Good Ole USA, starting around 1600 or so (maybe 1492)?????

Why don't people just stop FUCKING??????? You're either killing babies in the womb or trying to kill everyone who made it out of the womb; or have everybody kill everybody else. Un has missiles that can hit anywhere in the world. Be prepared for some serious headaches SOMEWHERE!! Once someone gets hit with one of those suckers, he/she's going to look weird with their head hanging from their shoulders, rocking from the left to the right!!

There are no words to describe so-called H.U.M.A.N.I.T.Y. Crocodiles, sharks  and Lions look more civilized than us and they're bat shit crazy just trying to eat their equivalent of T-bone steaks!!!!!

One more thing:  Ms. Joy, what is that hair hat supposed to do??  What is the proper name for that thing??

Beautify?? One woman's opinion:  It's NOT!!!!! Can't wait to see where the red tips will be tomorrow!! Laid to the side, covering the ears or fluttering above the eyelids and can hardly wait for the surprise. Chill with that liver-colored lipstick. Saw you Sunday, Joy, not too bad!!

Lord, please let December 12th get here so I don't have to head "Roy Moore's" name anymore. Elect the pedophile in Alabama and get it over with. Just another white man with dick confusion and some 46, 50 year old woman crying over what happened to her 46 or so years ago (no tears; just a runny nose). That's the entire white race isn't it??? They poked the slaves until their tongues (white men tongues) were dragging the ground. That's all that was long enough to drag. They're supposed to be pretty good with those slimy pink things. (One even got the name "Fish lips.)

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