Haters: Documenting Extremist and Hate Groups
Five unsettling FBI surveillance tips from the ‘40s
We’ve written before about the FBI’s 1947 guide to investigatory techniques and their heavy reliance on period-authentic casual racism. Today, we’ll be looking at the section on surveillance under false pretenses, which manages the perfect blend between adorably dated and downright creepy.
CIA’s classified KKK joke
In the mid-’80s, stories started circulating around Washington about an investigation into an alleged Ku Klux Klan meeting at Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters in Langley. While the Agency insisted that the whole thing was a “tasteless joke” that had gotten out of hand, the public was left with no choice but to take their word for it - the report containing the investigation’s findings was classified.
How much is America spending on racist statues?
MuckRock is asking you to submit examples of the most racist memorials and monuments in the country. We’ll follow up by submitting records requests that will help us find out exactly how much time and energy local, state, and federal agencies devote to upkeep.
GiveSendGo Emails (Des Plaines Police Department)
Northwestside Coalition sent this request to the Des Plaines Police Department of Des Plaines, IL
GiveSendGo Emails (Mount Prospect Police Department)
Northwestside Coalition sent this request to the Mount Prospect Police Department of Mount Prospect, IL
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GiveSendGo Emails (Niles Police Department Illinois)
Northwestside Coalition sent this request to the Niles Police Department Illinois of Niles, IL
GiveSendGo Emails (Park Ridge Police Department)
Northwestside Coalition sent this request to the Park Ridge Police Department of Park Ridge, IL
GiveSendGo Emails (Skokie Police Department)
Northwestside Coalition sent this request to the Skokie Police Department of Skokie, IL