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The United States federal government should substantially
curtail its domestic surveillance except for surveillance of
white supremacist hate groups.
White extremist radicalism is on the rise and it is getting
harder to track
By Judy L. Thomas 2015 Only a matter of time? Kansas City Star
Larry Steven McQuilliams “wouldn’t hurt a fly” and was a loyal volunteer, his friends and others say. He performed
at Renaissance festivals, dog-sat for neighbors. ¶ But in November, McQuilliams, 49, fired more than 100 rounds at
several buildings in Austin, Texas, where he had moved from Wichita. The targets included a police headquarters,
federal courthouse and Mexican consulate. After police shot and killed him, they found his map pinpointing nearly
three dozen targets, two of them churches. ¶ Authorities said McQuilliams — who had the words “Let Me Die” written
on his chest — held racist and anti-Semitic beliefs. Police Chief Art Acevedo called McQuilliams a “homegrown

McQuilliams is the face of
domestic extremism today: nondescript, placid, a helpful neighbor.¶ “The wall between
extremism and mainstream has really come down significantly ,” said Brian Levin, director of
the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino. ¶ Domestic
terrorists used to be easier to identify.¶ Twenty years ago, after the shocking wake-up call of
American extremist.”¶ “Hate was in his heart,” he said.¶ In many ways,

the Oklahoma City bombing, authorities began cracking down on a subculture of extremist groups, many arming
themselves in preparation for a showdown with what they saw as an oppressive federal government. The numbers

at a time when much of law enforcement’s focus
has shifted from domestic to foreign terrorism, a network of extremism is again
spreading throughout the land.¶ “We’re just a penny dropping away from one
or more McVeighs,” said J.J. MacNab, an author who for two decades has been tracking anti-government
extremists, referring to the Oklahoma City bomber. ¶ And this time, extremists are harder to
track.¶ Anti-government groups are more loosely organized , making them more
difficult to infiltrate. White nationalist groups have few strong leaders and are
splintering. And while groups sometimes seem to fight one another as much as their
perceived enemies, that only adds to the noise that law enforcement tries to monitor. ¶
of such groups sharply declined.¶ But today,

“There’s no head to this thing,” said Leonard Zeskind, president of the Kansas City-based Institute for Research and
Education on Human Rights, who has monitored extremist groups for decades. “ Without


they’re out there under no one’s control.”

Continued surveillance is key to combat these groups – the
plan stops it
FBI 12 (“Domestic Threat: White Supremacy Extremism,” 5/22/12, Accessed May
20, 2015,
The Bureau has been investigating the criminal activities of white supremacy
extremists like Ku Klux Klan members since as early as 1918. Today’s extremists are
more challenging than ever. They’re affiliated with a variety of white supremacy groups, and they can be
motivated by any number of religious or political ideologies. We’re also seeing more lone offenders

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. and before that from the spineless neglect and indifference of the Nixon and Ford years. We see blacks in political struggle with Hispanics. A race war of destructive proportions that will shock the world is probable because of these facts. flows in part from the denied but obvious racism and contempt for the poor that were so venomous during the Reagan years. but against the Italian mayor of New York. and heinous. as reflected in terrorist bombings.government "can be defeated. and against America as a whole. We see the Muslims at war not only against Jews." The conflict that I foresee will be as crazily complex as it will be violent. But that is history. the increase in murders that are both random and born of rage. We hear black students talk about "the basis of truth" in a speech full of anti-Semitic invective by Nation of Islam minister Khalid Muhammad at Kean College in New Jersey. Catholics. cruel. Rudolph Giuliani." This dreadful upsurge in hurting and hatred in America. And from Los Angeles to Detroit to New York. we see a growing underclass at war against "the establishment. Jews. We now see the skinheads and Ku Klux Klansmen emboldened in their campaigns against blacks.