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Mon Nov 17, 2014, 08:55 PM

 

FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead to Violence By Extremists Protesters

Source: ABC News

As the nation waits to hear whether a Missouri police officer will face charges for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the FBI is warning law enforcement agencies across the country that the decision “will likely” lead some extremist protesters to threaten and even attack police officers or federal agents.

~snip

“The announcement of the grand jury’s decision … will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure,” the FBI says in an intelligence bulletin issued in recent days. “This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.”

Within hours of the FBI issuing its bulletin, some police departments across the country issued their own internal memos urging officers to review procedures and protocols for responding to mass demonstrations.

Still, the bulletin’s conclusions were blunt: “The FBI assesses those infiltrating and exploiting otherwise legitimate public demonstrations with the intent to incite and engage in violence could be armed with bladed weapons or firearms, equipped with tactical gear/gas masks, or bulletproof vests to mitigate law enforcement measures.”

~Continues at link

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fbi-warns-ferguson-decision-lead-violence-extremist-protesters/story?id=26980624



Notice how the FBI memo signally fails to mention any possibility of police violence or a 'police riot'? Nor is there any mention of the death threats made by the KKK.

Grammar goof in headline comes from ABC, not your humble narrator.

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Reply FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead to Violence By Extremists Protesters (Original post)
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 OP
99th_Monkey Nov 2014 #1
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #11
99th_Monkey Nov 2014 #18
Live and Learn Nov 2014 #33
joglee Nov 2014 #2
juxtaposed Nov 2014 #5
peacebird Nov 2014 #9
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #3
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #12
Live and Learn Nov 2014 #34
SamKnause Nov 2014 #4
DeSwiss Nov 2014 #6
blackspade Nov 2014 #7
RKP5637 Nov 2014 #14
billhicks76 Nov 2014 #37
Live and Learn Nov 2014 #35
Pantagruelsmember Nov 2014 #8
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2014 #15
joshdawg Nov 2014 #39
Liberal_Stalwart71 Nov 2014 #47
msongs Nov 2014 #10
Maedhros Nov 2014 #27
GGJohn Nov 2014 #29
Live and Learn Nov 2014 #36
GGJohn Nov 2014 #42
heaven05 Nov 2014 #46
LarryNM Nov 2014 #13
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2014 #16
freshwest Nov 2014 #22
billhicks76 Nov 2014 #38
jmowreader Nov 2014 #17
cprise Nov 2014 #19
Liberal_Stalwart71 Nov 2014 #20
Brigid Nov 2014 #21
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #28
jwirr Nov 2014 #23
rpannier Nov 2014 #24
jwirr Nov 2014 #25
oldandhappy Nov 2014 #26
MannyGoldstein Nov 2014 #30
DeSwiss Nov 2014 #31
blackspade Nov 2014 #41
blkmusclmachine Nov 2014 #32
RKP5637 Nov 2014 #40
heaven05 Nov 2014 #43
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #44
heaven05 Nov 2014 #45
Bragi Nov 2014 #48
Brigid Nov 2014 #49
Bragi Nov 2014 #50
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #54
Bragi Nov 2014 #51
Jackpine Radical Nov 2014 #52
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #53
GGJohn Nov 2014 #56
merrily Nov 2014 #55
AverageJoe90 Nov 2014 #57

Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:02 PM

1. I cannot f*cking believe this shit.

 

As someone else just posted on another OP , the "authorities" are totally setting the stage for brutal indiscriminate Police violence against protesters, who are then blamed (Hey, the FBI 'predicted protesters would get violent)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5831708

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:27 PM

11. I am very disappointed in the FBI and in its

 

leadership.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 10:45 PM

18. This is beyond incompetence

 

it's actually complicity in the deliberate police abuses (and possible killing) of vulnerable US citizens simply asking for something like actual "justice" in Ferguson.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:29 AM

33. +1 nt

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:02 PM

2. always those

 

In everything there are those who look to exploit the situation.

Protests are no different, and all it does is hurt those who are trying to protest right.

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Response to joglee (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:08 PM

5. Yes, I must agree, and every-time it's happened that I've seen, the cops were the ones exploiting

 

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Response to juxtaposed (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:16 PM

9. We saw cops changing out of off duty clothes where they instigated violence into their uniforms

Laughing with their buddies during the antiwar protests....

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:06 PM

3. 'those infiltrating and exploiting otherwise legitimate public demonstrations could be...

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equipped with tactical gear/gas masks, or bulletproof vests to mitigate law enforcement measures.”


Honestly? I would hope EVERY legitimate protestor would be able to be equipped with tactical gear, gas masks, and bulletproof vests' to protect themselves as best they can from "law enforcement measures", aka, police violence.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:30 PM

12. But see, when law enforcement does it, it's "measures". When protesters

 

do exactly the same thing, it's "violence" or even - GASP! - 'terrorism'.

Good on you to call out the linguistic bullshit.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:33 AM

34. "to mitigate law enforcement measures"

Do they mean the measures that law enforcement take to stop our rights of peaceful protest and filming law enforcement.

The only reason the protestors feel they need this equipment is because law enforcement has friggen military equipment and is using it to stop protests.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:07 PM

4. Indeed.

No mention of the KKK or police brutality.

Armed to the teeth, cowardly, psychopaths.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:12 PM

6. Calliope couldn't do it any better.

 


''What you resist, persists.'' ~Carl Jung

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:12 PM

7. If by extremists, they mean the cops, then yes.

All the hype about protester violence has all the earmarks of a psyops operation.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:42 PM

14. BINGO! "has all the earmarks of a psyops operation." It definitely does, the

playbook fits quite well. Trying to prepare the masses the bashing of heads is legitimate ... because we told you there would be violence.

I trust little anymore in official statements. This, is not a well country.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 04:24 AM

37. Watch Out

 

DU will label you a conspiracy theorist...there are a lot of Coincidence Theorists here.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:34 AM

35. +1 nt

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:16 PM

8. What strikes me

is assumption of any possibility the grand jury indicts Wilson.
This process seems to define show trial.

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Response to Pantagruelsmember (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:56 PM

15. I noticed that too. ...

 

I guess the GJ's verdict is known and we are being prepped for the nightly news.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 06:20 AM

39. Yes, the verdict was known some time back.

The verdict is being held back from the public in order to prolong the drama.
The GJ will not indict. That is pretty much a given.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #39)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 01:43 PM

47. The verdict is being held back to make it appear that the "jury" labored and languished

 

over such a "hard and difficult" decision. It's such bullshit! This is a show!

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:27 PM

10. "extremist protestors" = police, FBI, DHS etc nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 12:09 AM

27. Seriously, though - the FBI is referring to protestors as "extremists."

 

That's terrifying.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 12:19 AM

29. The way I read it is that the FBI is referring to groups like the KKK as extremists,

not the well meaning legitimate protesters who want nothing more than to protest peacefully.

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:42 AM

36. Have you been paying any attention to Ferguson?

They have already used abusive measures toward protestors peacefully using their RIGHT to protest.

All the violence has been done by officers. There is not one documented piece of evidence of protestors acting violently despite what the MSM tells you. And yet, countless demonstrators have been maced, shot with rubber bullets and been subjected to the LRAD that can cause permanent hearing damage.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #36)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 08:31 AM

42. So that convenience store that was looted and set on fire was done by the cops?

I'm not denying that the cops were out of control, but there were splinter groups that were out of control also.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #36)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 11:13 AM

46. I hope more militancy is

 

created, in minority communities nationwide, by this upcoming travesty of justice in ferguson. The cowardly 'agitators' that leave as soon as they have done their harm in creating a false image of a violent community populace need to be marginalized and hopefully they will be just that. Let's see what the MSM does with the racist KKK and white supremacist agitators who will be the future murderers, in ferguson, in this conflict. These type of garbage dump scum are just chomping at the bit. I can just feel it.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:33 PM

13. Agent Provocateurs Working for Whom eom

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Response to LarryNM (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 10:02 PM

16. I would love for those organizing any protests ...

 

to have folks tackle and secure anyone they see committing or instigating violent acts (not defending themselves or trying to escape any mayhem that might occur) and hold them for federal authorities. I'm willing to bet, if done, those held will turn out to be "agents of the state" or klansmen ... or can point out the "agents of the state"/klansmen behind it all..

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 11:34 PM

22. That already happened earlier during the protests. Locals did that when out of town white anarchists

tried to break windows and toss molotovs. The locals are on alert for agent provocateurs. I despise these guys, they make trouble, skip town and let others get hurt. And they think they're so revolutionary, when they are actually cowards. The people of Ferguson don't deserve this bullshit.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 04:25 AM

38. DU Labels Truths Like This Conspiracy Theories

 

Be careful or Big Brother will censor you.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 10:28 PM

17. That means they're either going to return a true bill or a no true bill

True bill = KKK, teabaggers, NRA types go after every black person and liberal they can find.

No true bill = you'll think the Rodney King riots were mild.

In either case = the cops will start bashing heads and keep doing it until the National Guard is sent in.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 10:48 PM

19. From the folks who brought us 'Parallel Construction'. n/t

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 10:50 PM

20. "Extremist Protestors" = N*GGERS LIKE ME and others who look like me!!! Go ahead and say it!

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 11:22 PM

21. I wonder if the FBI has ever heard the term . . .

"Self-fulfilling prophecy."

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Response to Brigid (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 12:11 AM

28. I wonder if any of the geniuses at FBI has ever heard the

 

phrase "Pyrrhic Victory"? Or "Pandora's Box"?

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 11:55 PM

23. Exploited. Bull.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 11:56 PM

24. Wonder if they issued the same warnings about the Bundy Klan

Because those did turn into federal employees being harassed by nutjob extremists

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 12:03 AM

25. I hope that the community leaders and church volunteers who helped keep the peace last time are

organizing to be there from the very first. There needs to be some very steady heads who can stand between this murderous police force and their military toys and the crowd that simply want to protest any injustice.

I also hope that the media will help get the truth out as they did the last time. I am thinking about the night that the media stood between the police and the protesters.

Supposedly the National Guard are going to be there for the sole purpose of protecting command centers. I will believe it when I see it.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 12:08 AM

26. Ferguson decision-makers appear to want major trouble.

Looks to me as if the police chief and governor and others are deliberately setting up a major conflagration. And of course the screaming media will be there. Anger out of control on the civil liberty side. The Black population has been non-violent from the beginning. My heart hurts.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 12:53 AM

30. Relax, haters

 

Holder is doing a review, with the possibility of finding room for improvement. Justice *will* be done.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #30)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 01:24 AM

31. Uh-oh.....

 

- Justice, huh? Damn!

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 07:58 AM

41. Point two of your graphic is RW bullshit.

I suggest you edit it.

The others, spot on.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 01:31 AM

32. Obvious the FBI is painting everyday ordinary citizens as terr'ists. The Klan, however, gets a free

 

pass.

I wonder WHY?!?!

Corrupt, absolutely corrupt.



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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #32)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 06:36 AM

40. The tables have been turned as the country morphs into a very unpleasant environment, while

voters approve by how they vote or do not vote. 'Birds of a feather flock together' for oppression. Take off the labels and there's lot of commonality.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 10:00 AM

43. what about the real terrorists?

 

the KKK and white power agitators, inciters of violence. I am not fooled by this one sided, business as usual, BS!!!!!! I think the people of ferguson and other decent people will have enough reason for anger and that these so called "extremist protestors" warnings are just a set up for another Rosewood. Is holder behind these goddamn memos? Why hasn't he addressed the threats by the KKK? and their racist friends spouting their ignorance all over the internet. GOD!!!! This country is a sick, sick place to live with all the racist ignorance let out of the racial Pandora's Box because of Barack Obama living in the white house at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, D.C. Hell maybe Marcus Garvey was correct. Should have let them have this racist pig stye of a country. By now they would be killing each other in droves because of their hate and no more n...... to put it on.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #43)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 10:47 AM

44. I'll support our troops . . . when they disobey orders to fire on civilians. You might

 

want to check this site out. Looks like a pretty powerful appeal:

http://www.marchforward.org/veterans_appeal_to_national

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #44)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 10:51 AM

45. very cool!!

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 01:49 PM

48. Best setup campaign for a police riot ever!

This is the best/worst sustained media campaign I've ever seen in terms of setting the stage to violently confront protesters.

I wonder if Ferguson's all-white PR consulting firm had any role in developing it?

Nah, they aren't big and smart enough. This feels like there's an Edelman or a Werber Shandwick behind it.

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Response to Bragi (Reply #48)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:13 PM

49. They sound like Mayor Daley of Chicago back in 1968.

Before the Democratic Convention.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #49)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:19 PM

50. Good analogy

And as I recall, the event went swimmingly well for his riotous cops.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #49)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:56 PM

54. Or like California Governor Ronald Reagan back in

 

1970:

If it's to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer.

~California Governor Ronald Reagan, April 8, 1970

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:25 PM

51. So will they announce it Thanksgiving eve?

That would be perfect. Many supporters will be unwilling/unable to protest, and the police can freely injure those that show up, while picking up double overtime.

It will be a win-win-win for the Ferguson authorities, their all-white PR firm, and their almost-all-white police force.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:50 PM

52. I take it they are talking about the Klan & Aryan Brotherhood-types

who are likely to protest the coming homicide charges?

No, maybe not.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #52)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:54 PM

53. Would that it were so, JR. There is a call out to the National

 

Guard to disobey orders and go over to the protesters. While I would love to see it happen, I'm not holding my breath:

http://www.marchforward.org/veterans_appeal_to_national

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #53)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 03:14 PM

56. The NG ain't going to go over to the side of the protesters,

a lot of those Guardsmen are probably cops themselves and won't go against their brothers and sisters.
That's about as brilliant as your suggestion that Pres. Obama federalize the MO. NG and task them to disarm local police.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #52)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 03:01 PM

55. "No, maybe not."

Among many other things, I don't think the homicide charges would cause the KKK to attack the police, one of the possible events cited in the warning.

That this is not a huge surprise does not mean it can't be a huge disappointment.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 04:05 PM

57. One must wonder, indeed.....

 

If something very similar to CoIntelPro may be in play.....remember, folks, corrupt factions of the F.B.I. and other law enforcement were doing the same damn thing in the Sixties, too.

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