The most troubling aspect of watchdog opportunism is their infiltration of law
enforcement. Watchdog organizations feed law enforcement agencies information in order to prompt them to go after their enemies, real and imagined. By alleging “dangerousness” on the basis of mere assumed values, opinions and beliefs, they put entirely innocent citizens at risk from law enforcement error and misconduct.–Laird Wilcox
Two groups on the forefront of the Everything Un-American Team are now part of Homeland Security reports Stewart Rhodes of the Oath Keepers;
Read more about the Oath Keepers and their entirely American endeavor to support our military and police in keeping the oath they took to uphold the Constitution. About Oath Keepers
Right now there is a family in New Hampshire whose brand new baby girl was taken from them at the Concord Hospital.
Oath Keepers have confirmed that the father’s association with Oath Keepers at least is a factor in removing this child from her mother’s arms;
We have confirmed that the affidavit in support of the order to take the child from her parents states ,along with a long list of other assertions against both parents, that “The Division became aware and confirmed that Mr. Irish associated with a militia known as the Oath Keepers.”
Here is the latest on the New Hampshire couple
(Oath Keepers is NOT a militia)
If the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Aspen Institute are officially advising DHS, we are in a heap of trouble. They have done enough harm already…
The Southern Poverty Law Center regularly conducts in-person training sessions for local, state and federal law enforcement officers by request. We focus on the history, background, leaders and activities of far-right extremists in the United States.
In February 1992 USA Today reported that Klanwatch, a division of Morris Dees’ Southern Poverty Law Center, had identified a total of “346 white supremacy groups operating in the USA, up an alarming 27% from the past year.” Included were 97 Klux Klan and 203 alleged neo-Nazi groups.264
What Klanwatch apparently did was list any group they could find mention of, including groups only rumored to exist. These included the large number of “post office box chapters” maintained by Klan and skinhead organizations. Some Christian Identity“ministries” consist only one person and a mailing list and many “patriot groups” consist of but three or four friends.
They also listed many groups whose actual affiliation is neither KKK nor neo-Nazi and who would argue with the designation of “white supremacy.” In short, they misleadingly padded their list.When the SPLC releases their list, either in print or on the internet, it fails to contain actual addresses that might be checked by journalists or researchers. Several listings refer to “unknown group” and the name of a city or town.
Lair Wilcox The Watch Dogs pg 79
Another GOOD ONE, a publication from the DOJ in 2005;
Many local law enforcement initiatives are collaborative endeavors involving federal agencies (such as the ATF, FBI, or the Community Relations Service), large national non-governmental organizations (such as the SPLC or the ADL), or state and community organizations (such as local advocacy groups). Most states and large cities have hate crime task forces involving coordination of effort across agencies and levels of government, and with independent community organizations. Page 12
Advocacy Group Qualitative Data. Several
advocacy groups (e.g., Anti Defamation League
[ADL]; Human Rights Campaign, Southern Poverty
Law Center [SPLC]) continuously compile and
periodically disseminate reports and anecdotal
evidence of hate crime. Many of the incidents are
gathered through direct reporting to the organizations
or are gleaned from media accounts. These reports
constitute an important and underutilized source of
qualitative data on hate crime.–Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
Here is a little backgrounder on the Southern Poverty Law Center from Sourcewatch
The Southern Poverty Law Center got my full attention a few months ago with their completely unwarranted attacks on Oklahoma and other completely non-violent, upstanding Americans;
Remember the MIAC Report?
Guess who helped fashion that bit of political propaganda masquerading as an intelligence report??
“In fact, there are entire passages in the MIAC report that are lifted verbatim from Southern Poverty Law Center,” said Wilson.
Want to go back a little further? How about the Oklahoma City Bombing?
More to come….