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Did SPLC just make it dangerous to have a ‘conservative’ bumper sticker?
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 November, 2010 | David Codrea

Posted on 11/09/2010 4:13:46 AM PST by marktwain

The Southern Poverty Law Center has produced a video, “’Sovereign Citizens’ and Law Enforcement: Understanding the Threat,” warning police that traffic stops involving “right wing” citizens could end up as deadly encounters. I’ve embedded it in the sidebar video player. Go ahead and watch it before reading on.

There’s no question the officers were murdered. The question is, do we blame an ideology or the individuals who committed the act? And if the former is a factor, what responsible actions have the finger-pointers taken to limit the blame to a narrow spectrum of violence initiation advocates—as opposed to conflating their beliefs and actions with those of the broader liberty movement?

With SPLC, the answer is obvious, and the connect-the-dots exploitation/obfuscation kicks into gear once retired ATF Special Agent in Charge James Cavanaugh begins his narration, as the “sovereign citizen” incident transitions seamlessly to the Oklahoma City bombing to Ruby Ridge to Waco.

This fits nicely with a strategy we’ve seen unfolding to portray Constitutionalists as anti-government “hatriots.” We’ve seen SPLC do this ad nauseum with Oath Keepers and gun rights advocates . And what’s chilling is, we’ve seen the Department of Homeland Security pick up on their talking points and we’ve seen them implemented by federal and local law enforcement agencies.

What this video does is intentionally widens the “us vs. them” divide between citizens and police, heightens the paranoia, and makes the most innocuous of encounters much more dangerous. Now, thanks to SPLC, something as simple as having a political bumper sticker on your car, supposedly protected speech, takes a heightened alert situation and urges police to view non-leftist political sentiment as a potentially lethal personal threat. Because with all the conflation, what message will be enough to trigger a protective reaction?


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The video is professionaly done, and reinforces the narrative that Waco and Ruby Ridge were the fault of the victims, rather than overreaching Federal authority. As usual, it is the underlying assumptions that need to be questioned at the first. I believe most officers would see this video and not understand how a subtle wedge is being driven between them and conservatives, their natural allies.
1 posted on 11/09/2010 4:13:51 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Watching the Watchers

Everything you need to know about the fraud of the SPL.

2 posted on 11/09/2010 4:17:09 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: marktwain

Most cops that I know dont buy this crap.They know with whom they are likely to have the problems with.


3 posted on 11/09/2010 4:18:38 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

True enough.

Over the past year I’ve been to two tea parties and a health care protest. At the health care protest there were a dozen cops and a whole bunch of bussed in SEIU/ACORN clowns. The police were facing the leftists and had their backs turned to the conservatives. The only time the police came to our side of the road was to take out their earplugs and relax for a few minutes.

At the first tea party I went to there were a couple of cops directing traffic at the road. At the second tea party there weren’t any police to be seen.


4 posted on 11/09/2010 4:38:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: marktwain

Another Communist Front Group (ACFG) seeking all those funds that are out there because of ACORN’s “bankruptcy”. SPLC has long sent propaganda and enemy lists law enforcement and intelligence groups. They have always inferred that they had close ties to the government and were providing this information with the full endorsement of the feds. Aside from the administrators who lived to be politically correct, the rank and file usually saw these professional agitators for who they are.


5 posted on 11/09/2010 5:19:37 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: marktwain

These idiots don’t want us “profiling” Islamic Terrorists, or illegal immigrants.......


6 posted on 11/09/2010 5:21:14 AM PST by G Larry (When you're "RIGHT" you don't look for ways to compromise!)
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To: marktwain; NFHale; hiredhand; Squantos
intentionally widens the “us vs. them” divide between citizens and police, heightens the paranoia, and makes the most innocuous of encounters much more dangerous.

this vid needs watched by anyone who carries...

I believe most officers would see this video and not understand how a subtle wedge is being driven between them and conservatives

worse than that mark, i bet the SPLC/batFAGs are banking on the fact that they now have the 'numbers' on their side, of young, roided, and shallow-rooted 'law' enforcement occifers to do their bidding of provoking the confrontations...

NAZIs want and need evermore power/money to feed their sick human lack of Spirit...

7 posted on 11/09/2010 5:27:29 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
Most cops that I know dont buy this crap. They know with whom they are likely to have the problems with.

that was the only thing i liked about the stupid law michigan had about police conducting "safety inspections" when a person purchased a new gun. most of the local cops ended up knowing me by name, knowing i had a carry permit, and knowing i wasn't someone that should worry them.
8 posted on 11/09/2010 5:38:40 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: marktwain
Yep... I'm really dangerous cause of this..

9 posted on 11/09/2010 5:43:11 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: marktwain

Since the SPLC has been legally annexed by the Dept. of Home Security (here’s the link)

http://conservativetimes.org/?p=6566

We can expect more blathering dribble, but we must watch them more, too.


10 posted on 11/09/2010 5:44:36 AM PST by Prussianone
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To: Islander7
Much like the NAACP and the ADL, the SPLC has morphed from a group of brave and patriotic people working tirelessly to make life better and safer for all, they've devolved into nothing more than a leftist special interest group, shilling for the dems or worse, and demonizing anyone who doesn't hold their leaderships' leftist views. Unfortunately all of these group have thousands, if not millions of well-meaning "useful idiots" as members.

Mark

11 posted on 11/09/2010 5:44:54 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: marktwain

This explains why you see so many mug shots with perps wearing Obama t-shirts.


12 posted on 11/09/2010 6:09:54 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: marktwain

The SPLC is a scam, and a dangerous one. Whenever you read a media infobit on their “research” into various “hate” groups, remember these are the same people churning out the same disinformation about YOU.


13 posted on 11/09/2010 6:14:59 AM PST by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why are you surprised?)
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To: MarkL
“they've devolved into nothing more than a leftist special interest group”

Ann Coulter pointed out that almost any group; if not explicitly set up to be conservative, will almost always devolve into a leftist group.

A Conservative dies and sets up a billion dollar benefit program for academics. If not specific enough, they end up funding Womyns studies, Postmodernism, Culture studies (i.e. anti-Americanism/Communism), etc - giving scholarships exclusively to committed leftists, etc.

14 posted on 11/09/2010 6:17:06 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: marktwain

Leftist hogwash.

However, in real life we do know that many mental deficients, racists and the terminally stupid self identify themselves by sporting OBAMA stickers on their vehicles.


15 posted on 11/09/2010 6:44:53 AM PST by Iron Munro (Buy Ammo, Food and TP - You cannot consume what no one has produced.)
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To: marktwain

People that think this kind of stuff is an anomaly or just fringe are fooling themselves. The SPLC, Tim Wise and many others are integrated into our government at all levels, media, academia and many/most of our institutions. If we don’t stand up and recognize the real dangers these anti- white, anti-Western, anti-American groups present we will surely be destroyed.


16 posted on 11/09/2010 6:51:39 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: marktwain

17 posted on 11/09/2010 6:52:23 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: marktwain
Let's see here:

The Leftist Oppressives want to restrict people on the “watch-lists” from being able to defend themselves.

And the Leftist Oppressives want to paint anyone that is conservative as a potential person to be “Watched”.

Does it have to be spelled out any clearer than that?

18 posted on 11/09/2010 8:26:23 AM PST by GYL2 (Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson)
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To: cripplecreek
At the first tea party I went to

The last tea party I attended was 8-10K people. The only problem was caused by some leftist shill. (the reason why I know he was a leftist shill is that the news gave him more coverage than the other 10K people at the tea party, but I digress....)

He wore some sort of a Klan hood and went up beside the stage and started shouting something about racism. He was promptly ignored.

When no one would pay attention to him, he took of his hood and shoved the nearest police officer. Cop basically was like, "OK, if you really, really want to get arrested, I'll oblige you." and carted him off.

As a side note, there was a cop standing next to me shortly after the incident. He was in a pretty good mood, more watching the girls than anything else, so I commented something like "you know that guy wasn't with us, right?"

He just said "This is easy duty", then winked at me and showed me the Gasden "Don't Tread on Me" button, pinned on the inside of his vest. :-)

19 posted on 11/09/2010 10:30:25 AM PST by wbill
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To: marktwain
Now, thanks to SPLC, something as simple as having a political bumper sticker on your car, supposedly protected speech, takes a heightened alert situation and urges police to view non-leftist political sentiment as a potentially lethal personal threat.

The SPLC is a dangerously anti-Christian, anti-American, extremist hate group financed by tax money and domestic enemies of the Constitution.

20 posted on 11/09/2010 11:00:58 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

I agree with you. The police officers are very savy.... not stupid dolts as many would like for us to think.


21 posted on 11/10/2010 9:22:31 AM PST by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

“financed by tax money and domestic enemies of the Constitution.”

ONLY? How much do they get from Soros? (Or the Tides Foundation, Center for American Progress, etc., which is just another way of saying “Soros”;)


22 posted on 11/10/2010 9:23:29 AM PST by Frank_2001
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To: paulycy
Good one! I also like:

Socialist Propaganda Law Center

I need to come up with one with Soros in it...

23 posted on 11/10/2010 10:08:52 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: EdReform
Socialist Propaganda Law Center

That's very good.

24 posted on 11/10/2010 10:13:32 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: marktwain

At this moment the SPLC is conducting its “Teaching Tolerance” project in the Pullman, Wash. “middle” school. (Not my place of residence, but nearby) The SPLC has grown very long tentacles.


25 posted on 11/10/2010 10:37:20 AM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: marktwain
This one's a little too cryptic for most cops.
26 posted on 11/10/2010 12:15:13 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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REFERENCE By 2007 the “tax-exempt non-profit” SPLC had amassed $190 million dollars making it one of the most profitable in America.

Can SPLC produce records on how they spent tax-exempt money? Oh, nevermind. The IRS, SEC, FBI, Congress and the GAO can find out (/snix).

SCAM-A-RAMA Morris Seligman Dees, Jr. is co-founder and chief trial counsel for the tax-exempt Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Dees was one of the principal architects of an innovative strategy of using civil lawsuits to secure a court judgment for money damages against an organization for a wrongful act and then use the courts to seize its assets (money, land, buildings, other property) to pay the judgment.

ANALYSIS SPLC'S modus operandi is strikingly similar to the Milberg Weiss law firm's "class action" scam. Read on.

NYP---June 3, 2008 -- Mel Weiss, co-founder and chief trial counsel for the securities law firm Milberg LLP, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for illegally paying clients to file shareholder suits that prosecutors said earned $251 million in lawyer fees. Weiss pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, admitting he helped secretly pay a stable of plaintiffs to file suits 1979-2005. By using them to sue first, the firm was more likely to lead cases and reap larger fees.

"Weiss was widely recognized as the king of the plaintiffs' securities bar," said Jacob Frenkel, a former federal prosecutor. Yesterday's sentence, along with a similar prison term for Weiss' ex-partner, Bill Lerach, caps a victory for the Justice Department in its effort to combat shareholder litigation and the two men who pioneered the modern securities fraud class action.

Weiss, Lerach and their counterparts engineered cases and paid litigants to sue that forced companies to pay $45 billion.........,and damaged millions of stockholders.

Milberg became so feared by corporations that Congress passed a law making it harder to file such suits. Weiss's former law firm dropped him from its name when he pleaded guilty. Lerach made a plea deal in a scheme prosecutors alleged involved kickback payments to plaintiffs in class action lawsuits he and his former law firm brought. Court papers say that the two employed the scheme for more than two decades in 150 cases that brought their firm more than $200 million in fees (that we know of).

Milberg Weiss, the NY law firm where was indicted on conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering charges in May 2006. In Lerach's agreement to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge, Justice Department lawyers agreed not to prosecute him over "election, campaign, or other political contributions" related to shady donations to the John Edwards campaign.

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L/E needs to determine whether collusion and conspiracy to collude occured. For example, SPLC officers may have committed government fraud and may have integrated schemes such as:

(a) misusing reserve accounts, (b) concealing losses, (c) inflating asset values and (d) improperly accounting for transactions, as well as (e) diverting monies into reserve accounts, (f) improperly shifting govt funding to other projects to hide illegal payments, (g) engaging in money laundering schemes, (h) evading IRS, FEC, and US banking laws, and (i) engaging in illegal conversions)

FBI TIP PAGE http://tips.fbi.gov/ (you may remain anonymous)

The IRS should relentlessly determine if all income was reported and whether all relevant taxes were paid (stolen money is taxable).
IRS TOLL-FREE 1-800-829-0433 (you may remain anonymous when reporting possible tax fraud).

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REFERENCE----ANIMAL RIGHTS SHAKEDOWN America's farmers, ranchers, hunters, fishermen, research scientists, fashion designers, and restaurateurs have seen for decades how the animal rights movement is like a mobbed-up shakedown racket.

A Federal judge ruled "animal rights defendants" collaborated to bribe a "barn helper" w/ $190,000 in exchange for his impeached testimony. A "nonprofit charity"---called the Wildlife Advocacy Project---- was used to funnel the money from a law firm to the bribed plaintiff.

27 posted on 11/10/2010 12:59:09 PM PST by Liz (Marxist O/Care provides two brands of toothpaste---mint and plain.)
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To: Disambiguator
perps wearing Obama t-shirts

All hoping for Presidential pardons.

28 posted on 11/10/2010 8:28:18 PM PST by reg45
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