Looks like we are gearing up to have a repeat of the late 1980s and early 1990s in the targeting of police by gangs nationwide. Experts across the board and especially among federal agencies now fear this to be the case. We saw the mass targeting of police after the Rodney King riots and with the Black Lives Matter movement, the New Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam, this is much, much bigger and more widespread. It’s certainly better organized.
If the movement that is currently being born to target and ‘assassinate’ cops expands past lone wolves and mobilizes violent gang members nationwide, the results could be devastating. The US Justice Department is now warning all cops in and out of uniform to be on their guard and up their situational awareness. There’s no telling who will be hunted and assassinated next and officers need to stay in pairs and be very vigilant.
From LEO Affairs:
The US Justice Dept’s National Gang Intelligence Center has issued a warning to agencies across the country that officers may be targeted, while in uniform or in plain clothes, particularly by organized street gangs.
The bulletin–which was released just 2 days before the attacks in Baton Rouge – said in part:
“Gang-related threats and attacks on LEOs [law enforcement officers] have been reported in multiple jurisdictions since the Dallas shootings, and suggest that individuals and gang members may be targeting LEOs for retaliatory violence.”
The bulletin also highlighted a July 2016 threat by a high-ranking member of Chicago’s Four Corner Hustlers street gang, who expressed a “serious desire to kill a federal law enforcement agent.” The gang leader reasoned that the murder of a federal agent would “resonate louder than the death of a local police officer.”
The word on the street is that black extremist and militant groups are encouraging gangs across the nation to “unite and attack law enforcement.” FBI sources have indicated that United Blood Nation (UBN) leaders are urging members to initiate violence against police officers — promising them elevated status within the group if they do. I’m sure that killing a cop would make these members rock stars in their individual gangs. I’m also certain that MS-13 can’t wait to get in on the hunt.
This has all the earmarks of spiraling out of control and getting very bloody on the streets of America. Many of these organized street gangs are made up of illegal immigrants and violent Islamic refugees now. This is just the beginning I fear of a very dark and terrifying chapter in our country’s history. Let’s hope it’s not our last.