Racists taking over United States police

This video from the USA says about itself:

White Supremacists Are Taking Over Police Departments Across America

1 February 2017

Time to freak out, The Intercept has obtained a FBI report on white supremacists infiltrating American police departments. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, discuss the right-wing takeover of law enforcement.

WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND other domestic extremists maintain an active presence in U.S. police departments and other law enforcement agencies. A striking reference to that conclusion, notable for its confidence and the policy prescriptions that accompany it, appears in a classified FBI Counterterrorism Policy Guide from April 2015, obtained by The Intercept. The guide, which details the process by which the FBI enters individuals on a terrorism watchlist, the Known or Suspected Terrorist File, notes that “domestic terrorism investigations focused on militia extremists, white supremacist extremists, and sovereign citizen extremists often have identified active links to law enforcement officers,” and explains in some detail how bureau policies have been crafted to take this infiltration into account.

Although these right-wing extremists have posed a growing threat for years, federal investigators have been reluctant to publicly address that threat or to point out the movement’s longstanding strategy of infiltrating the law enforcement community.

No centralized recruitment process or set of national standards exists for the 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States, many of which have deep historical connections to racist ideologies. As a result, state and local police as well as sheriff’s departments present ample opportunities for white supremacists and other right-wing extremists looking to expand their power base.”

Read more from The Intercept here.

So, after President George W Bush welcomed nazis into the United States armed forces as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars raged, now they seem to be welcome in the police as well.

Bigoted trainers given platform at National Sheriffs’ Association conference: here.

Louisiana’s new “Blue Lives Matter” law, signed into law last year by Democratic Party Governor John Bel Edwards, is already being used to provide cover for police and extend harsher penalties on the accused: here.

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a wide-ranging review of the Justice Department’s efforts to rein in rogue law enforcement agencies, putting the future of police reform in doubt: here.

Red-winged blackbirds in the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

19 January 2017

A nice trio of male Red Winged Blackbirds – just a few low-key calls they are keeping a low profile for a little longer and then they will be staking out their territories like this:

Free Leonard Peltier, United States prosecutor says

This 21 December 2016 video from the USA is called Free Leonard Peltier: Obama Urged to Grant Clemency to Native American Activist.

Another video from the USA used to say:

Prosecutor Who Backed Denial of Appeal for Peltier is Now Calling on Obama to Grant Him Clemency

8 January 2017

In the context of the long legacy of genocide, suppression, and marginalization of native communities, Peltier’s case is another chapter of a shameful history, says Jasmine Heiss of the Coalition For Public Safety.