NewsWeek: The FBI has declared internally that "black identity extremists" are a violent threat because of their views about police brutality toward African-Americans, according to a leaked document.
The August report, obtained by Foreign Policy Magazine, is from the agency's Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit appears to point to the FBI monitoring black rights activists, from movements such as Black Lives Matter, because of the perceived threat they pose to law enforcement personnel. It appears to be the first publicized mention of the term "black identity extremists" as an apparent movement from an official U.S. body. The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence,” it reads. The FBI assesses it is very likely incidents of alleged police abuse against African Americans since then have continued to feed the resurgence in ideologically motivated, violent criminal activity within the BIE movement,” it continues. The agency defended its decision to classify black rights activists as extremists and a threat in a statement to the magazine. “FBI cannot initiate an investigation based solely on an individual’s race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or the exercise of First Amendment rights," it said.
The protest movement has grown in light of a series of high-profile police shootings, in particular, Michael Brown's killing in August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
The report cites one particular example of "black identity extremist" violence, the shooting of 11 police officers in Dallas, Texas, in July 2016 by Micah Johnson. “Based on Johnson’s journal writings and statements to police, he appeared to have been influenced by BIE ideology,” the FBI report said. It goes to say that it expects further such attacks in retaliation for grievances over perceived police brutality...
NYDailyNews: While white supremacists were planning to rally in Charlottesville, Va., the FBI’s counterterrorism unit identified “black identity extremists” as a growing threat, it has been revealed.
The FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit, which dubbed the group BIE, said “perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement,” according to an Aug. 3 report obtained by Foreign Policy. Citing Michael Brown’s 2014 death in Ferguson, Mo., as the catalyst, the FBI listed specific cases, saying it was “likely the BIE suspects acted in retaliation for perceived past police brutality incidents."
Among them was Micah Johnson, a former Army reservist who shot dead five Dallas police officers during a peaceful protest against police violence last year. There have been 98 law enforcement fatalities this year so far, compared to 102 during the same period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Among the fatalities in 2017, 36 were firearms-related– down from 44 this time last year– while the vast majority were attributed to traffic accidents, fires, illnesses and other causes.
In comparison, 748 people have been shot and killed by police in 2017, according to a database maintained by the Washington Post.
The term “black identity extremists” appears to be a new term, and some contested the phrase for suggesting a cohesive, overarching ideology. One former homeland security official told Foreign Policy, “They are grouping together Black Panthers, black nationalists, and Washitaw Nation.” “Imagine lumping together white nationals, white supremacists, militias, neo-Nazis, and calling it ‘white identity extremists,” the official said. “The race card is being played here deliberately.” Malcolm Nance, a counterterrorism expert who served in the U.S. Navy, wrote on Twitter, “I train law enforcement intelligence in counterterrorism all over nation & "Black Identity Extremism" doesn't exist. It's a made up term.”... #FBI WhiteSupremacist #JamesAlexFieldsJr#Killer#propaganda
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