One of the major things the Blue Leaks reveal is the white supremacy problem within American Policing. Over the past few months we’ve seen an uptick in protests and demonstrations against police brutality calling to ‘Defund the Police’. And we’ve seen time and time the police brutalizing protesters…for protesting police brutality. I guess ‘irony’ isn’t something they teach at the academy.
The Blue Leaks show us how fusion center was tracking Black Lives Matter protests across the country. The Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, or NCRIC, nicknamed ‘Nick Rick’, partnered with Silicon Valley to do so. By the way doesn’t the name of the fusion center sound like an 80s one hit wonder? “It’s Nick Rick with his brand new summertime hit single ‘Tannin By The Shine Of Your Heart’! Right here on LAW98, your soft rock station of choice! Because it’s the only soft station around!”
The NCRIC monitored social media feeds and even hacked into locked phones to track protesters. This was part of the Terrorism Liaison Office, who’s Executive Director claims it was for the safety of the protesters. This like an abusive partner saying they hit you because they care about you. I don’t think they get what the word care means. Do you think you care about me with flowers and chocolates instead of chemical warfare and psychological manipulation?
Fusion Centers often send “suspicious activity reports” or SARs. The goal of this is to report suspicious activity in an area so everyone can keep an eye on it. On the list of suspicious activity are Black Lives Matter marches, vigils and protests. That’s right vigils are suspicious because according to the NCRIC black people don’t buy candles. Have you ever seen a black person at Yankee Candle? No, you haven’t, and if you have, you’re part of the problem, because the NCRIC doesn’t see color…unless its a convenient PR move. Marches and Protests are suspicious because according to the NCRIC, who would be mad about being protected and served?
NCRIC also sent emails to local enforcement that stirred up fear about violent anarchist protesters using scary protester anecdotes from the FBI & DHS. So if you’re a new police officer you already have a preconceived notion that all protesters are not just terrorists, but want to drink the blood of law enforcement by the pale moonlight and can also transform in wolves at night. Which is why the curfews put into place were right around sunset!
But when it comes to racists and white supremacists, the cops give them a free pass. In fact in some states the police work hand in hand with right wing militia and white supremacist groups. States like Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida (which is a given), Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington & West Virginia have been known to work with these groups. And after the tragic shooting of Jacob Blake, where an unarmed black man was shot 7 times in the back, we can add Wisconsin to the list too.
Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17 year old militia member that shot protesters in Kenosha, was praised by the police that very night. The Kenosha police is heard to say that they appreciate the presence of the militia. Which means that armed 17 year old right wing vigilantes that are willing murder unarmed people are a police officers security blanky. They can’t go anywhere where without it.
In the video it’s seen that after Rittenhouse shot protesters he’s runs past the cops brandishing a loaded and recently fired weapon without arrest. The cops move past him and head toward the mostly black protesters, because they could have half filled water bottles and possibly also a hand-painted sign. Look hydration is domestic terrorism. You know who liked water? Bin Laden. And Hitler!
And it’s not just cops that are sympathetic to this 17 year old killer, evangelicals are too. After GoFundMe took down a fundraiser for Rittenhouse’s legal defense, a Christian organization used ‘GiveSendGo’ to set up a successful fundraiser. They claim that Kyle Rittenhouse was undoubtedly attacked by the protesters, but there’s no evidence to prove such claims. For a group that undoubtedly says God is real and is everywhere, but we can’t see him and but it is a ‘he’ for sure and also an older man with a robe in the sky, I’m going doubt your undoubtness in this situation.
What would Jesus do in this situation? Probably march with protesters telling them to Defund the Police. Pointus Pilot was a cop! And lets be honest, Kyle Rittenhouse would have shot a brown, Middle-Eastern, Socialist like Jesus because he was scary, with sandals, love and alchemy.
This type of treatment isn’t anything new either. A few years ago at a rally, 2 anti-racist protesters were stabbed by Neo Nazis in Sacramento. The police worked in tandem with the Neo Nazis to track down and arrest the activists! The cops were like “Hey we know not to kick someone when they’re down, but there’s nothing saying we can’t arrest them for being stabbed! Their crime was being too dumb to not get stabbed!”
After his shooting in Charleston, SC, Dylan Roof, the pro-apartheid teen was taken to Burger King on his way to jail! Unless the cops were planning a long con where they slowly filled his arteries with whatever passes for meat at Burger King, this doesn’t show law enforcement cares about Black America. [SC 21] And these are just the instances that we can see! Theres’s no data being collected on how much the police are actually working with White Supremacist and Far-Right Militia organizations.
Cops don’t go through any kind of racial sensitivity programs. And they only get reprimanded if instances of racism go public. There is no rule in place that cops can’t associate and work with the militia or white supremacists! Which just goes to show that Justice is blind, but some how still biased. Since she can’t see, so her other senses must be heightened to point where she can smell melanin content like the most useless and weirdly racist member of the X-Men. Irony must not be taught law schools either.
More than anything both federal & local law enforcement have an obsessive fear over the group named…Antifa! According to this current administration and all law enforcement, Antifa is a coordinated group of anarchists who’s goals are bring the government down from the outside! Clearly this is a an unAmerican non-profit getting tax breaks out the wazoo for their dissent!
In reality, Antifa is what you call someone who is Anti-Fascist or against fascism. These are people against the totalitarian use of law enforcement to track people’s movements and charge them for crimes they didn’t commit. They dissent against archaic and racist laws. These are people that stand in solidarity with the working class and ensure equality for everyone. They stand for the constitutional rights for all of us not just a select few.
Jesus was anti-fascist.
This is one of those things you are or aren’t. If you are for the totalitarian control of all human lives under the Uber-mensch then you’re a fascist. I’d wager to bet that most fascists are narcissists who think they are best human. And if you’re openly against the anti-fascist movement, you’ve basically declared yourself a fascist.
And that’s what the Trump administration did. Trump tweeted out that Antifa was a terrorist organization, just like how the FBI considers the Insane Clown Posse a terrorist organization. The only difference between ICP and Antifa is clown make-up and an insatiable thirst for Faygo. The Insane Clown Posse is anti-fascist.
At least this was a carefully thought out plan. I’d hate for this tweet to be sent without looking at the facts. Oh wait…Attorney General William Barr received an open source intelligence report of a right wing, white supremacist group that specifically stated wanting to kill cops and instructed its members to make Molotov Cocktails. Barr just asked “What flavor do you think the cocktails will be?”
The obsessive fear over Antifa makes sense, when the entirety of law enforcement has become the long arm of fascism itself. Vadusha Talla of the America Civil Liberties Union or the ACLU says “Even though the agencies may include in some of these documents a disclaimer that they are not targeting First Amendment activities as such, if you actually look at what they’re doing, it’s clear that there is no criminal activity that they can point to to justify the over-broad collection and monitoring of protests. They have no basis to do that.”
The ACLU is anti-fascist.
People have feared the Antifa threat throughout this administration, despite the lack of proof that they cause violence at protests. [SC 26] DHS claimed that these protests are our nations “period of darkness” and these people would take over government facilities and law enforcement HQs. There’s literally no proof, but they have repeated proof of right wing violence and use that to target protesters in the ultimate form of gaslighting around!
They also claim that Socialists from Venezuela and Nicaragua are coming up to join these protests and over 200 arrests have been made for “riot related threats”. They also thought about arresting the band Three Days Grace for a song named “Riot”.
The claim that Socialists from South America are coming to the states to protest is a bit ridiculous. The FBI legitimately believes that socialists bought a plane ticket, flew into America during a pandemic, joined a protest, started a riot and then flew back to South America? Or they could just show solidarity by marching on their streets, just like various other countries from around world did!
The fear of anti-fascists in American society is so high that a San Francisco lawyer sent a letter to the police claiming that a terror group was looking for legal representation. The letter was sent by an activist that wanted to see if there were lawyers willing to represent falsely arrested protesters pro-bono. This San Franciscan lawyer goes on to call them ‘pieces of shit’ and kept his identity anonymous over fear being disbarred. And this makes total sense, because if we know anything about terrorists is their politeness and vigilant letter writing campaigns.
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness has deemed a 80 year old left-wing guild of lawyers “an anarchist extremist sub-group”. Lawyers that uphold the law and fight for justice and equality can’t be anarchists, a political belief that hinges on the lack of laws and a government! We have to defund the police & DHS in New Jersey so their citizens can afford the dictionary!
As of right now Antifa is higher up on the terror watch list than ISIS – you know the actual terrorist organization that has public beheadings and bombed cities across the globe. Antifa is worse than them, because they are on the streets asking for like justice and equality! [COVER] According to the DHS, if we get justice and equality, then the terrorists win! LITERALLY! According to the DHS, protests and civil disobedience is worse than murder. I mean those terrorist extinguished the flames of life, but these folks didn’t listen to platitudes, made a sign with glitter and wrote a catchy chant! So who’s really worse?
At the moment, the only white supremacist group that is on a terror watch list is a Nationalistic Russian Militia in Ukraine. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the Boogaloo Bois are not. The Boogaloo Bois are right wing extremist militia group that’s anti-government and anti-cop. Sure their name sounds like a country-folk do-op, Boy Band that probably has racist undertones, with hit singles like “Your White Alabaster Skin Is All I Need”, but they’re a militia with violent intents.
In city after city, the Boogaloo Bois have been caught with vehicles full of assault weapons and explosives. They’ve also made threats of attacking and killing cops on social media that has been monitored by law enforcement. Yet, the Boogaloo movement continues to thrive with no interference from law enforcement.
One reasons law enforcement doesn’t go after the Boogaloo Bois is Veterans. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service or NCIS says “Racially motivated violent extremist (RMVE) movements that subscribe to boogaloo have engaged in conceptual discussions about recruiting military or former military members for their perceived knowledge of combat training. NCIS cannot discount the possibility of DoD affiliated individuals sympathetic to or engaged in the boogaloo movement.”
This was proven in the case of Steve Carrillo an Air Force Sargent, who was part of the Boogaloo Movement and attacked a Sheriff’s office in Oakland. He was in a Boogaloo social media group talking about how to use the anger of protests to kill cops. He wanted to exploit Black Lives Matter to fuel the Boogaloo Bois agenda. Yet, this movement and anyone associated with it is not a watchlist. Rather law enforcement uses this as an excuse to track and attack protesters.
Former FBI agent Michael German says: “Terrorism is distinguished from other violence by its political nature and, as a result, counterterrorism is often highly politicized as well. Here we’re seeing where this politicization of counterterrorism is being reflected in intelligence documents that are going out and are intended to inform state and local law enforcement on the ground. Overall, what you see is a strange sensationalization of the antifa threats — and that doesn’t exist when looking at the boogaloo documents.”
And there is a very good reason for this. The Defund the Police movement that is interlinked with the Black Lives Matter and Anti-Fascist movements are talking about taking monetary resources out of the hands of the police and eventually this will lead to the military too. These movements are going after the one and only religion in America…money. The Boogaloo Bois and White Supremacists are not. They’re just going after human lives and why should the system care about that?! You can’t run the stock exchange on human lives! Or can you?
German goes on to say “Far right extremists have been killing members of law enforcement and the general public for decades!” And these threats and acts of violence were proven to be happening at the same time as the Trump Administration’s crack down of leftist activist groups!
Far Right extremists have killed upwards of 202 people in America, while Islamic Terror has killed 140. Meanwhile there are no deaths in America that can be related to anti-fascists. This should easily put people in White Supremacy and Far Right Militias like the Boogaloos higher on terror watchlist than ISIS, Antifa & Insane Clown Posse!
This boils down to the violation of Fourth Amendment to restrict the First. Hate is part of the First Amendment. Saying ‘I hate raisins’ is acceptable, but when I claim all vineyards must burn for they are the source of the raisins, that’s not exercising the First Amendment, that’s planned arson. And possibly a crime against good wine. The FBI likes to claim to that it’s going after violent offenders. Yet the far right militias, who have expressed violent intents are plentiful, free and seemingly protected in the states, despite a metric ton of material support.
Hina Shamsi of the ACLU National Security Project says “There are instances in which people engaging in white supremacist violence get the benefit of the doubt as potential lone offenders, while people of color and those who dissent against government injustice are smeared as threats with guilt by association.” The hypocrisy in law enforcement both locally & federally is steeped in racism. Their distrust and fear over the anti-fascism movement, makes them fascists.
The scales of justice are very clearly tipped toward white supremacy. What need now more than ever is a more transparent and equal justice system. This will show us that the rule of law does and will apply to each and every one us rather than a select few. We shouldn’t be condemning the Blue Leaks, but learning from them to improve our justice system and make better laws and systems.
Krish Mohan is a socially conscious, Indian standup comedian and writer who regularly tours the country. He performs at small theaters, bars, comedy clubs, colleges, DIY and house venues. With his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds, tackling hot button topics like race, religion, war, immigration, while adding an optimistic, philosophical & sociological twist!