Samantha Bee examined the link between the police and white militia groups on the latest episode of Full Frontal.
“We’ve known for, I don’t know, all the years that the police treat black people far different than white people. Federal agencies, after a decade of prodding, are finally publicly confirming that white supremacist violence is as great a threat as international terrorism,” Bee said. “But what is most terrifying is that white supremacists and anti-government militia groups have active links to law enforcement across the U.S. At this point, white militias basically consider themselves the police.”
Bee cited the police’s treatment of Kyle Rittenhouse — the gun-toting, pro-police 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin — both before and after the shooting as an example.
“Even the police departments should know, right-wing extremists — not Antifa — are the real threat,” Bee added. “It makes sense that they just can’t quit their white militia friends. Militias often present themselves as pro-police and identify with ‘Back the Blue’ groups… And these aren’t isolated incidents: In cities all over the country, police are giving armed white jackasses a free pass to intimidate and attack protesters.”