An anarchist group may be planning to use Halloween as cover for a plan to ambush police in cities across the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly said in a bulletin to local police departments, Fox News reports.
The New York Post reported Monday that the National Liberation Militia has encouraged supporters to create a disturbance to attract law enforcement and then attack them, the paper reported, citing the FBI.
The group calls the ambush a “Halloween Revolt.” The paper reported that the NYPD is monitoring the threat.
The report of the threat comes at a time of unease between many police departments and the neighborhoods they patrol. The weekend before the threat was reported, Patrick Lynch, the head of the NYPD’s union, called for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films after the director took part in an anti-police rally in the city’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.
(Editor’s note: You really, really do not want this country to enter a period where there is no police force. Imagine the Wild West but with more guns (semiautomatics, not six shooters), lots of drugs and lots of bad guys with no moral compass. There are some bad cops, but the vast majority are dedicated servants who put their lives on the line every single day to protect us. All lives matter, black, white, Asian, Latino and police.)