DHS CRUSHED THIS ANALYST FOR WARNING ABOUT FAR-RIGHT TERROR https://www.wired.com/2012/08/dhs/

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A former analyst for the Department of Homeland Security, Daryl Johnson called attention to the threat of far-right extremist groups — and sparked a political firestorm in the process.
PHOTO: JOHN HEALEY/JHPH.COM, COURTESY OF DARYL JOHNSON

DARYL JOHNSON HAD a sinking feeling when he started seeing TV reports on Sunday about a shooting in a Wisconsin temple. “I told my wife, ‘This is likely a hate crime perpetrated by a white supremacist who may have had military experience,'” Johnson recalls.

It was anything but a lucky guess on Johnson’s part. He spent 15 years studying domestic terrorist groups – particularly white supremacists and neo-Nazis – as a government counterterrorism analyst, the last six of them at the Department of Homeland Security. There, he even homebrewed his own database on far-right extremist groups on an Oracle platform, allowing his analysts to compile and sift reporting in the media and other law-enforcement agencies on radical and potentially violent groups. (…)

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