FBI Warns of New Threat of ‘Black Identity Extremism’
Style Magazine Newswire | 10/13/2017, 9:05 a.m.
The FBI has declared that “black identity extremism” is a violent threat in the US according to a leaked report. The document obtained by Foreign Policy is dated August 2017 and written by the Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit within the bureau. It read: “The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence.” The FBI wrote that “alleged police abuse” is what has “continued to feed the resurgence in ideologically motivated, violent criminal activity within the BIE movement”.