Incitement To Kill Police, Federal Agents Circulated On Social Media By Neo-Nazis And White Supremacists – Along With Discussion Of Being Monitored By 'Feds'

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June 4, 2021

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Calls For Killing, Raping, And Attacking Police

  3. Celebrating Shootings Of Police

  4. Celebrating Other Forms Of Violence Against Police

  5. Criticism Of Police

  6. Discussions of Monitoring By Police

  7. Warnings About "Fed" Accounts

  8. Other Anti-Police Content

Introduction

In messages, graphics, memes, and other content, white supremacists and neo-Nazis on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram as well as on 4Chan, Gab, and forums are explicitly calling for killing, raping, and attacking police, sharing graphics referring to dead officers as "police reform," urging their audiences to "do your part," and calling for a "slaughterhouse." They celebrate police deaths, posting triumphant graphics including depictions of pigs with gunshot wounds and text such as "they get what they deserve." Police are labeled "teeth of the beast," "bastards," "pedos," "faggots," and "pigs." Many groups and channels on these platforms call for attacks on police and accuse them of protecting only blacks, the LGBTQ community, and Jews, and of preventing white nationalists from organizing and gathering.

These users and channels accuse federal agents of posing as white supremacists and neo-Nazis to infiltrate their communications on the platforms. They have circulated guidelines for identifying them and for maintaining information security, and have also shared, including across platforms, profiles and details of suspect accounts. Some channels have conducted campaigns to remove suspect individuals from their subscriber lists.

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The following report details content collected beginning in January 2020 from white supremacist and neo-Nazi accounts monitored by MEMRI researchers, including calls for violence against police, celebrating police deaths and violence against them, criticism of them including derogatory terms, discussions of monitoring by law enforcement, and warnings about "fed" accounts monitoring communications.

Calls For Killing, Raping, And Attacking Police

Neo-Nazis and white supremacists shared content calling for violence against police officers, with many users encouraging the killing and raping of feds. Users shared images and graphics featuring police officers being shot in the head, having their necks slit, and lying on the ground dead. Specific captions called for killing and raping police officers and wishing that all police be killed.  

An image showing the "Moon Man" character, commonly used by white supremacists, slashing the throat of a police officer was posted by a Telegram channel.

On October 30, the channel shared a graphic of a dead police officer who was shot in the head, with the text: "FUCK THE POLICE AND ANYONE WHO ISNT WILLING TO TAKE A SIDE."

A Telegram channel belonging to a U.S.-based white supremacist organization forwarded dozens of posts with neo-Nazi graphics, including graphics showing violence against the police and text such as "Fuck The Police."

A graphic featuring figures with blood spatters, including a police officer, a religious Jew, and a black man and the text "YOU GET WHAT YOU FUCKING DESERVE" was posted by a white supremacist Telegram channel.

A neo-Nazi user shared a graphic in a neo-Nazi Telegram channel promoting violence against law enforcement officers. The graphic shows a burning city, a burning police car, and a man in a skull mask aiming a pistol at a kneeling policeman. The text on the graphic reads: "police reform."

Another channel posted a graphic showing a man in a skull mask holding a large kitchen knife to a police officer's throat, with the text "'JUST DOING MY JOB.'" The channel wrote that police are not their allies, and only want white supremacists and neo-Nazis `dead or imprisoned.

A graphic showing a police officer committing suicide was posted with the title "Community Service."

 

A neo-Nazi Telegram channel posted a graphic that shows a police officer with the text "The Boys In Blue Serve The Jew – We're Gonna Need A Lot Of Rope..."

Celebrating Shootings Of Police

Users across social media platforms shared celebratory posts in response to news of police officers getting shot and killed. Many white supremacists and neo-Nazis shared GIFs and stickers featuring figures celebrating with balloons and confetti. Additionally, following the death of Boulder police officer Eric Talley, multiple users encouraged typing "s" to "spit" on the dead officer.

A Telegram channel shared a video clip on of what it identified as four police officers being shot in St. Louis, adding a message stating that acceleration is inevitable.

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