posted on Sep, 14 2020 @ 05:52 PM
In light of current events with the protests and BLM I want to shift the attention of ATS to an interesting topic so that there can be discussion
about said current events. That topic deals with the infiltration of White Supremacists in law enforcement. This topic has apparently been on the
radar at the FBI for many years and has even been discussed by former FBI director James Comey.
In light of — or perhaps despite — the increased scrutiny, FBI director James Comey told police officers at a national conference last Sunday that
because of insufficient data on use of force, “Americans actually have no idea” whether racial bias in policing is really an epidemic. Pointing to
current public outrage over police killings of African-Americans, Comey said “the absence of good information” and data has aided in the growing
belief that police officers target particular communities.
“That is the narrative,” he told attendees of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “It is a narrative driven by video images of
real misconduct, possible misconduct and perceived misconduct.”
But even if there aren’t hard statistics, the problem of racial bias among police isn’t new. In fact, it’s been a concern of the FBI for at
least a decade. Exactly 10 years ago this week, the FBI warned of the potential consequences — including bias — of white supremacist groups
infiltrating local and state law enforcement, indicating it was a significant threat to national security.
So, this has been a concern for the FBI even to the point of labeling the infiltration of White supremacists into law enforcement as a "significant
threat to national security." This may explain the reason(s) why these protests are being allowed....? Because the FBI knows about Supremacists in
law enforcement and agrees with the protesters to an extent? Because the FBI knows it's murder committed by White Supremacists who hide behind a
badge instead of a hood...? What does ATS think about it? Does this information change your viewpoint of the protests? I've been reading some
threads here on ATS and the majority of responses seem to think that BLM and Antifa are just mindless savages who want to tear things up and destroy
America. I don't agree with this viewpoint; however, I also don't approve of the destruction of property/ livelyhood being commited by some
individuals in these protests, whether these individuals are Antifa/BLM members or bad actors trying to cause a ruckus remains to be seen. Evenso, I
don't think these people deserve to get a "firing squad" as some here on ATS suggest.
There are a lot of pages on this subject if you do a search. I've provided a link to the page which I sourced for this thread. So, what say you,
edit on 14-9-2020 by lostbook because: page edit