The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an organization that, among other things, monitors hate groups in the USA. For years, the SPLC has provided training and material support to law enforcement agencies that investigate crimes related to bigotry. In fact, I pass one of their posters that shows hate group tattoos every day when I walk into the muster room for roll call.
However, I have recently concluded that the SPLC is as much a political special interest group as it is an educational resource for anyone studying or investigating bias-based crimes. Don’t believe me? Read their latest hack job on the “resurgance” of militia groups in the United States. [Read more…]