WHITE SUPREMACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED US POLICE DEPARTMENTS
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has called attention to police relations with far-right groups, claiming white supremacists have infiltrated some police departments in several states, teleSUR reported on August 28, 2020.
Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Michael German said on Thursday (Friday, August 28, 2020 in Manila) that white supremacist groups and militia had infiltrated police departments for over two decades.
“The harm that armed law enforcement officers affiliated with violent white supremacist and anti-government militia groups can inflict on American society could hardly be overstated,” German said. According to the report, militia members and white supremacists infiltrated the law enforcement of several states. The list includes Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia, which are southern or predominantly black states. “Obviously, only a tiny percentage of law enforcement officials are likely to be active members of white supremacist groups. But one doesn’t need access to secretive intelligence gathered in FBI terrorism investigations to find evidence of overt and explicit racism within law enforcement,” German added.
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has called attention to police relations with far-right groups. A member of a white militia shot a man at a peaceful protest against the Spanish Conquistador Juan de Onate. In 2018, an officer in Sacramento, California, collaborated with neo-Nazis against the anti-racism activists. This summer, an Orange County sheriff’s deputy and a Chicago policeman were exposed after wearing militia emblems.