Only months before the recent Capitol riot, the FBI recruited Joseph Biggs, a leader from white supremacist group the Proud Boys. Since the incident, he’s been arrested for conspiracy and other serious threats to government authority. So, why would the FBI collaborate with someone like that?
They wanted inside information on “antifa” – anti-racist, anti-fascist protestors – including some Black Lives Matter activists. One anti-hate group organization says this isn’t unique: the FBI “frequently maintained inappropriately close relations with far-right groups."
But, honestly, should we be surprised? In 2018, the FBI outright said they didn’t believe the Proud Boys were an extremist group at all. In fact, their spokesperson made it clear that “the FBI does not and will not police ideology.”
The FBI would rather work with white supremacists to take us down than the other way around. Their #1 priority is to bring us down, no matter who they have to partner with to make that happen.
This is just another example of how American authorities and the "justice" system isn't designed to work for our safety or benefit. We cannot hope to trust or even reform a system that doesn’t have our humanity in mind. The FBI can keep on working with white supremacists – while we work on dismantling their entire system.