The FBI has sent out a bulletin warning that regardless of a grand jury decision to indict or not police officer Darren Wilson, there will be violence in Ferguson, Missouri.MSNBC predictably dwells on KKK while ignoring racism of Ferguson protesters.
“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 said in a bulletin issued Friday. “This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.”
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has activated the state’s National Guard in anticipation of violence and widespread looting. “As part of our ongoing efforts to plan and be prepared for any contingency, it is necessary to have these resources in place in advance of any announcement of the grand jury’s decision,” Nixon said in a press release.
Residents in Ferguson and neighboring cities are buying firearms to protect themselves against the expected violence.
Although the FBI bulletin stressed “the “importance of remaining aware of the protections afforded to the all U.S. persons exercising their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly,” a leak by the hacker group Anonymous reveals a map showing how law enforcement plans to surround the city in response to the riots.
Kit Daniels writes for Infowars.com that federal agents are already in Ferguson and neighboring St. Louis in anticipation of the decision.
“Federal agents are already present in and around Ferguson,” Daniels writes. “While stopping at a tactical equipment shop for cold weather gear, a Department of Homeland Security agent told the owner that there are already at least 80 agents in the area to protect federal buildings and courthouses in downtown St. Louis.”
Protest organizers have emphasized the racial character of the anticipated protest and the threat it will pose to white people.
“I think there is going be a risk for white folks out there too. People are going to be angry about the power structure and white people are part of that power structure, so there is that certain risk attached to that,” a protest organizer said.
He said the threat of violence will be racially motivated. “I also think we’re not going to get change in this society unless white people are just a little bit afraid.”
On the other side of the racial divide, a political anachronism, the Ku Klux Klan, has weighed in.
“The good people of St. Louis County of all races, colors and creeds will not tolerate your threats of violence against our police officers, their families and our communities,” a flyer released last week by the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan states.
“You have been warned by the Ku Klux Klan! There will be consequences for your acts of violence against the peaceful law abiding citizens of Missouri.”
The Klan played a pivotal role in the FBI’s COINTELPRO. More recently it was revealed that white supremacist radio show host Hal Turner was an FBI trained agent provocateur.
Amy Pickett, the third highest ranking FBI Official in New York City, said in 2009 Turner was involved in “National Security Intelligence.”