Report: FBI tells Americans to report their family & friends while alleging ‘homegrown violent extremism’

FILE - This Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, shows the FBI seal at a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. In an alert Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the FBI and other federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system that could lock up their information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

FILE – This Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, shows the FBI seal at a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

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UPDATED 10:26 AM PT – Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is taking heat for a controversial tweet asking individuals to report their friends and family members for “suspicious behaviors” and claims of “violent extremism.”

In a statement Sunday, the FBI called on Americans to participate in its program to prevent what it called “homegrown violent extremism.” The agency told citizens to spy on their relatives and friends as well as report “suspicious behaviors.”

This came after the FBI and Joe Biden falsely claimed white nationalism poses the biggest threat to homeland security. The statement does not mention the real threat of Islamic terror and critics have said it poses a constitutional problem.

Critics have also pointed out that the practice of putting friends and family up for persecution by the government was commonplace in East Germany and the Soviet Union. However, political policing comes in contradiction with American freedoms

The FBI may be helping the Democrat Party carry out its political influence even if it comes at the expense of constitutional freedoms and public trust.

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