A study was performed on a criminal database by a former CIA counterintelligence officer which shows evidence that the database overstates white right-wing violence while ignoring BLM and ANTIFA violence.
Former CIA Counterintelligence officer Brad Johnson studied the ‘Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States’ (TEVUS) database, and found evidence of a cover-up:
“Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) is a US government-funded database that tabulates violent attacks in the United States. Used by the US government and media alike, it is one of the fundamental sources of information about who is conducting violent attacks in the United States. TEVUS reporting appears to set out to cover up Islamic, Arab, Black Nationalist, and Left-Wing terrorism and extremist violence and attempts to document white and right-wing violence where little to no violence actually exists.”
Johnson’s findings conclude that the TEVUS system is highly political:
“Americans for Intelligence Reform partially funded an exhaustive 2-year study by AIR senior fellow Christopher Hull PhD. to look at the details and accuracy of what TEVUS reports that is used by DHS, the rest of our federal government, and media. It appears that TEVUS is a deeply political product with little information based on accurate analysis.”
The study also found blatant lies in the reporting of crimes, such as referring to the 9/11 hijackers as white:
“TEVUS uses their reporting and simply excludes many violent acts if they were perpetrated by non-whites — or worse, outright lies about the races of the individuals conducting violent acts. In a blatant display of data manipulation, the exclusively Arab 9/11 hijackers who murdered nearly 3,000 innocent people were categorized by TEVUS as ‘White/Caucasian non-Hispanic’ and as a result, TEVUS is able to attribute all of those killed in 9/11 to whites… TEVUS systematically covers up the violence associated with black nationalist groups such as Black Lives Matter (BLM), even though BLM activists and supporters have allegedly killed at least 11 police officers and wounded nine since 2014 — none of that information is included.”
Conservatives have always been aware that the violent crime numbers in the United States were incorrect, but this evidence actually confirms their suspicions. An important subject like violent crime should not be politicized. There should be an investigation into TEVUS.