Intelligence officers openly admitted that black identity extremism has caused no violence to people, while the same couldn't be said about white supremacists.
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on the federal government’s response to white supremacy and related violence, titled “Confronting White Supremacy.” And among those testifying before the subcommittee was Michael C. McGarrity, the director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division.
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According to The Root, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted - during the hearing on Tuesday, June 4 - that prejudiced assumptions against the Black Lives Matter movement, Muslim Americans and black identity extremists was all a lie.
Moreover, intelligence officers openly confirmed in front of the lawmakers that white supremacist hate and right-wing violence are the biggest domestic terror threat. And at the same time, they also admitted that federal agencies are doing little to stop it.
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McGarrity explained that right-wing extremists like the Tree of Life Synagogue shooter in Pittsburgh were charged with hate crimes instead of domestic terrorism because “there’s no domestic terrorism charge.”
So someone who sends pipe bombs to Democrats; plows through a crowd of anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, Va.; or shoots up a church in Charleston, S.C., will not face domestic terrorism charges.
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The subcommittee noted that there was a 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the previous year and a 31 percent increase since 2014.
And in spite of the ADL’s report that white supremacists were responsible for 78 percent of extremist murders in 2018, the FBI still dedicates most of its time, money and manpower to investigating and stopping international terrorism.
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“The FBI has testified the bureau allocates its resources almost exactly backward than the problem would suggest,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said.
“Devoting 80 percent of field agents to stopping international terrorism including Islamic extremism and only 20 percent to stopping domestic terrorism including far right and white supremacist extremism.”
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Not only did McGarrity concede that people labeled as “black identity extremists” had nothing in common except their skin color, but Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s (D-Mass.) question about the FBI’s “black Identity extremist” designation prompted a startling revelation from McGarrity.
“It hasn’t existed since I’ve been here for 17 months,” McGarrity replied. “We are not using ‘black identity extremists’ as a term or for a group.”
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Furthermore, McGarrity disclosed the astonishing number of people who have been killed by Black Lives Matter terrorists:
Pressley: How many extremist murders has the FBI linked to Black Lives Matter or similar black activist groups?
McGarrity: We don’t work Black Lives Matter it’s a movement. It’s an ideology. We don’t work that.
Pressley: So the answer is none. Can you just say that for the record? There has been no killing that the FBI can link
to black Lives Matter or similar black activist groups, to your knowledge.
McGarrity: To my knowledge—I’d have to go back—but to my knowledge, right now, no.