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US judge orders release of ‘first Black Identity Extremist’

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AL Jazeera quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about how the FBI broadly applies its Black Identity Extremist (BIE) designation.

Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent who specialised in counterterrorism, told Al Jazeera that the FBI already considered groups comprising eco-terrorists, white supremacists, anarchists, anti-abortion rights activists and black nationalists as possible “domestic terror” threats.

But while a designation like white supremacist applies to certain groups, “BIE is applied more broadly.”

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