Friday, February 05, 2016

And one of the idiot Fusion Centers strikes again

The report includes several "visual indicators" to help police determine whether they're dealing with "extremist and disaffected individuals." These range from images associated with specific political groups, such as the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, to a more generic patriotic symbol, the Gadsden flag—a famous Revolutionary War banner featuring a coiled rattlesnake and the slogan "Don't Tread on Me." One of the "indicators" is a slightly altered version of a picture popular with fans of the Grateful Dead; the guide does not note this potential source of confusion, describing it only as "common sovereign citizen imagery."

Although "some or parts of these symbols are representative of patriotic and American revolutionary themes," the report says, "they are often associated with extremism." There is little effort to apply even that much nuance to the individual symbols. The Gadsden flag is associated with several political movements, such as the Tea Party protests; it has also been adapted by apolitical subcultures, such as the fans of U.S. Soccer. But the bulletin simply declares that it is "commonly displayed by sovereign citizen extremists."
Once again, have a bumper or window sticker some clown at DHS doesn't like and you're marked as a dangerous radical.

One more reason to get rid of DHS.  And these fusion centers.

1 comment:

skybill said...

Hi Firehand,
A Big "10-4!!"
Your last sentence says it all!!
Got Gunz......OUTLAW!!!!,