Why the FBI Ignores White Supremacist Violence
November 13, 2019
The FBI is supposed to keep us safe, protect our rights, and defend the rule of law. Yet for more than a century, the FBI has aggressively targeted dissidents, gone after minorities, and overstepped its authority in ways that have defined American policing. Mike German, a former FBI agent, discusses his new book and how a post-9/11 FBI has exacerbated divisions in American society even as it has ignored the rise of white supremacist violence.
If you enjoyed this conversation, you can check out:
- A long-form article from The Intercept on Mike German’s new book.
- Mike’s op-ed explaining why new laws aren’t required to take domestic terrorism more seriously
- The ACLU’s report on the FBI’s unchecked abuse of authority.