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The SPLC Fails the Intelligence Test

rbarton Wrote: May 01, 2012 8:34 AM
When the New Black Panther Party put a bounty on George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case, I contacted the SPLC to see if they intended to take any "actions" against them (urge either the Florida Att Gen's office or the US Dept of Justice to arrest them; to file a civil suit against them on behalf of Zimmerman to get a judgement against their assets as they've done against the Klan on behalf of black litigants) and they said no. I agree with you Mr. Brown: they are as racist and as much a hate group as the people and groups they go against.

What do you call an organization whose so-called intelligence reports are sometimes an insult to intelligence, an organization that brands some groups “hate groups” and yet, using its own criteria, should itself be branded a hate group? You call that organization the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center). The scary thing is that many people still take them seriously.

According to the SPLC website, its quarterly magazine, the Intelligence Report, “provides comprehensive updates to law enforcement agencies, the media and the general public. It is the nation’s preeminent periodical monitoring the radical right in the U.S.”

The radical right? Well, let’s...