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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Why Does This Not Surprise Me?

The headline says it all:

Report: FBI Finds White Supremacists Infiltrated Law Enforcement Agencies

It gets worse:

While the FBI has been aware of this infiltration for some time and raised concerns in a 2006 internal assessment, federal agencies have been wary of discussing the issue publicly. Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano even disavowed a 2009 intelligence study warning of the “resurgence” of far-right extremists sparked by President Barack Obama’s election, as The Intercept noted.

They're probably worried about Rush Limbaugh saying mean things about them.

(And a sudden thought: Given the way the FBI compromised itself by helping hand the election to Trump -- and it wasn't just Comey, there were agents in the New York office involved -- maybe it's not just local law enforcement that's been infiltrated.)

So, we've got local police departments being infiltrated by neo-Nazis and KKK wannabes. And the Pentagon is giving them military equipment for the asking.

That should work out well.

Source:  Political Blind Spot


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