An FBI report issued August 3, 2017 identifies “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers.” FULL REPORT
THE FBI’S DEFINITION OF “BLACK IDENTITY EXTREMISTS”
“The FBI defines black identity extremists as individuals who seek, wholly or in part, through unlawful acts of force or violence, in response to perceived racism and injustice in American society and some do so in furtherance of establishing a separate black homeland or autonomous black social institutions, communities, or governing organizations within the United States. This desire for physical or psychological separation is typically based on either a religious or political belief system, which is sometimes formed around or includes a belief in racial superiority or supremacy. The mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics may not constitute extremism, and may be constitutionally protected.”The stated purpose of this report was to assess the threat posed by Black Identity Extremists (BIEs): black people who may carry out targeted, premeditated violent attacks against police in response to incidents of real or perceived excessive police violence against black people.”
FBI EXPECTS MORE VIOLENCE BY “BLACK IDENTITY EXTREMISTS” IN THE NEXT YEAR
This survey found:
- BIE violence increased dramatically after the August 2014 death of Mike Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and again after the decision by a grand jury not to indict the officer.
- The FBI report highlighted six attacks by alleged BIE members which are listed below. This writer can recall at least three other assassinations of officers by Black Lives Matter acolytes.
- Very few incidents of BIE targeted, premeditated violence toward police officers took place between 1994 and 2014. Indeed, before August 2014, BIE violence was virtually all carried out in the 1960s and 1970s. Groups such as the Black Panthers and the Black Liberation Army were active during the Civil Rights Movement.
- The report is concerned that perceptions of unjust treatment of blacks by police (and the perception that those police actions go unchallenged by law), will inspire more premeditated attacks against police over the next year.
The FBI was quick to point out, regardless the conclusions in this report, investigations still CANNOT be initiated “based solely on an individual’s race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or the exercise of First Amendment rights.”
“Domestic terrorism groups differ from traditional criminal groups in that they take action for a different purpose, to bring attention to a social or political cause,” the FBI wrote in a statement. “Therefore, their existence as a group has a legitimate purpose, at least in part. Their legitimate activity may include acts of protest, advocacy, and civil disobedience.”
THE SIX ASSASSINATIONS OF POLICE OFFICERS MENTIONED BY FBI (this list is not complete):
1) The July 2016 ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas, by Micah Johnson, who shot 11 officers and killed five.
2) On October 23 2014, Zale H. Thompson attacked four white New York Police Department (NYPD) officers in Queens with a hatchet.
3) October 4 & 13, 2016, a man shot at two different police stations in Indianapolis, Indiana. He left a hand-written note at the scene of one of the shootings, in which he identified himself as a Moor and made anti-white statements.
4) On November 21, 2014, a BIE was arrested and eventually convicted for purchasing explosives intended to use in the Ferguson, Missouri area upon release of the grand jury verdict for the police officer involved in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
5) On September 13, 2016, a man intentionally drove his vehicle toward three white Phoenix, Arizona officers, striking two of them before he was arrested. The subject’s social media accounts indicated that he was tied to a BIE group and a Moorish group. “The Caucasian needs to be slaughtered like the pigs that they are right along with the niggas who serve and protect them,” he said.
6) On July 17 2016, Gavin Eugene Long ambushed and shot six law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The deceased victims included one black and two white officers. Long had expressed black separatist rhetoric both on social media and in his manifesto, including rants against “crackers” and reference to a black man killed by police in Baton Rouge on July 5, 2016. In his manifesto, Long expressed his frustrations with the police and criminal justice system in the United States & saw his actions “as a necessary evil… in order to create substantial change.” Long had changed his “slave” name to the Moorish name Cosmo Ausar Setepenra, and was carrying a Moorish identification card at the time of his death.