ORIGINAL FRENCH ARTICLE: Le Ku Klux Klan en embuscade à Ferguson
by Bruno Odent
Translated Saturday 22 November 2014, by
The criminal racist organization, which has a sinister past, is handing out flyers in the Missouri town, promising to use “lethal force” against demonstrators.
A grand jury is soon to hand down its verdict on whether to charge a white policeman who shot down an unarmed black teenager during an identity check that turned nastily wrong last summer. A hacker website has revealed who the discrete players in the operation are.
The climate is turning increasingly oppressive in Ferguson, Mississippi in the period leading up to the handing-down of a verdict by a grand jury charged with deciding whether to charge the white policeman, Darren Wilson, in the murder of the young black, Mike Brown, shot six times during an identity check on August 9, whereas he was unarmed and had his hands in the air, according to many eyewitness statements.
A hackers association, Anonymous, says it has pirated the website of the Ku Klux Klan, the white “supremacy” organization, which is preparing to take action against the demonstrators who for three months have been protesting to demand that justice be done in the case of the black teenager.
Much diminished today, compared with the harmful power that it still had in the 1960s, the KKK nevertheless still has very discrete members and its presence is proven in some states such as Missouri, as Kimberly Norwood, law professor at Washington University in Saint Louis, revealed in l’Humanité on October 29.
Anonymous decided to launch its investigation following the distribution of KKK flyers in Ferguson over the past few days. In them, the racist criminal organization states that it promises to use “lethal force” against “the terrorists (sic) who pretend to be peaceful demonstrators.” The threat is to be taken all the more seriously as, at its height – when racial segregation was institutionalized – the KKK organized, following a ritual resembling European medieval satanic ceremonies, extensive hunts for “Negroes” followed invariably by lynching.
Anonymous states that, thanks to the pirating of a tweeter account, it has been able to identify three inhabitants in the Ferguson region who are said to be KKK members. They are a policeman, a U.S. army veteran, and an instructor.
The presence of this small racist group only adds to an already extremely tense climate in Ferguson and the whole greater Saint Louis area, following the decision by the Missouri governor to declare a “preventive state of emergency” (sic) to, he says, “prevent any violence” when the grand jury’s verdict is made public. Democratic governor Jay Nixon had already aroused much controversy this summer by calling out, in a particularly brutal way, the Missouri National Guard against the demonstrators.
In the eyes of the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” collective, formed to demand justice in the Brown case, this new state of emergency amounts to an advance message that the white policeman will not be charged. It is known that such a verdict can naturally only feed an explosion of anger: the demonstrators chant “no justice, no peace” at each rally.