FBI Probed California Civil-Rights Group for Threatening Rights of Neo-Nazis and KKK

The FBI opened a “domestic terrorism” investigation into a California civil-rights group over a potential conspiracy against the “rights” of neo-Nazis, The Guardian reports. Feds reportedly ran a surveillance operation on the far-left anti-fascist civil group By Any Means Necessary [BAMN] after it protested against neo-Nazis in 2016. One of BAMN’s members was stabbed at the white-supremacist rally, according to the documents seen by The Guardian. The FBI investigation probed a potential “conspiracy” against the “rights” of the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists, and said of the Klan: “The KKK consisted of members that some perceived to be supportive of a white-supremacist agenda.” Mike German, a former FBI agent and far-right expert who reviewed the documents for The Guardian, said: “This description of the KKK should be an embarrassment to FBI leadership.” The FBI launched its investigation after white supremacists armed with knives faced BAMN activists at a June 2016 neo-Nazi rally in Sacramento.