Antifa has largely gotten a wink and a nod from the mainstream media for rioting, destroying property and attacking and injuring supporters of President Donald Trump, but a cyberattack has revealed the way they are seen by police — the Washington, D.C. police anyway.
A ransomware hack of the police department in the nation’s capital exposed internal law enforcement training about the violent, leftist, “anti-fascist” group, reports The Post-Millennial.
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, D.C., saw a huge leak of 250 GB of private files after refusing to meet the demands of Russian-speaking hacker syndicate Babuk.
The gang published detailed profiles of 22 officers on May 18 as part of the blackmail. The files included sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, birthdates, psychological assessments, driver’s licenses, fingerprints, lie-detector test results, as well as residential, financial and marriage information.
In the training information, MPD officials describe Antifa as “a conglomeration of left-wing autonomous, militant anti-fascist groups in the United States,” pointing out that the “principal feature” of Antifa groups is the usage of “direct action.”
“This group by far is the most violent we have dealt with over the years,” one document stated. “As you all are aware during the Inauguration of President Trump this was the group that destroyed property, assaulted any Trump supporter they ran into includ[ing] the elderly. They have no moral compass on who they go after.”
At the 2017 riot on the inauguration day of President Donald Trump, largely winked at or entirely ignored by the national media, Antifa thugs set a limousine ablaze and torched multiple other vehicles. Black-clad activists mixed in with demonstrators clashed with law enforcement several blocks from the White House. Bottles and stones were flung at cops dressed in riot gear, and six local officers were reported to have been injured by rioters.
The key conclusion of the internal MPD training material on Antifa states that if you do not believe in what Antifa does, you are nothing more than “a target of violence” to the violent extremist organization.