Homeland Security Theater: #BlackLivesMatter Edition

July 24, 2015—After ending all terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is finally focusing on the true threat of our time: #BlackLivesMatter activists.

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Starting in Ferguson and Black_Lives_Matter_protestcontinuing in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and New York, not even silent vigils or breast cancer research fundraising walks were spared. This all according to DHS documents obtained by The Intercept through the Freedom of Information Act.

From the Intercept:

“In response to The Intercept’s FOIA request, for example, last month the DHS’s Office of Operations Coordination released over 40 pages of documents detailing live updates and Google Maps images of Black Lives Matter protestors’ movements during an April 29th protest in Washington, DC.

The ‘Watch Desk’ of the DHS’s National Capital Region, FEMA branch compiled this real-time information despite the fact that an FBI joint intelligence bulletin shared among several DHS officials the day before noted that there was ‘no information suggesting violent behavior is planned for Washington, DC’ and that previous anti-police brutality protests in the wake of Ferguson ‘have been peaceful in nature.’ The bulletin also said that for unspecified reasons ‘we remain concerned that unaffiliated individuals could potentially use this event to commit acts of violence in the Chinatown area.’”

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