fbi report confirms white supremacists have infiltrated local police dpts

February 1, 2017
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Right in step with what black people have been saying for a hundred years, a recent FBI report confirms that White Supremacists and other extremist groups are deeply embedded in the law enforcement community. In a stunning collection of reports and investigations, outlined by The Intercept and carried out by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, both agencies acknowledge the racist history of policing and how right-wing extremist groups and individuals purposefully infiltrate and corrupt police departments, and how these agencies are monitoring them. One of the most jarring enabling factors for the expansion of White Supremacy being that there are no centralized recruitment guidelines or national standards police departments must adhere to. Read Alice Speri‘s explosive report, here.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

(left) Former Officer James Elkins (bottom right) Former Deputy Chief David Borst and Fomer Officer George Hunnewell all departed from Florida’s Fruitland Park Police Department after their KKK affiliations became public.

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at erin@afropunk.com.