Kentucky “Hate Crime” Report Mentions Constitution Party

Kurt Nimmo, Prison Planet.com, Monday, June 22, 2009

A report posted on the Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet website mentions the Kentucky chapter of the Constitution Party. The 2006 report, entitled “Hate Crime and Hate Incidents in the Commonwealth,” characterizes the paleoconservative political party as a patriot group and associates it with the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organizations.

The report cites “hate crime” statistics produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, organizations that have made a cottage industry out of conflating the patriot movement and racist groups.

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The Kentucky report lists the Constitution Party in a table along with Take Back Kentucky, Ranch Rescue, and the Kentucky State Militia. “Patriot groups define themselves as opposed to the ‘New World Order’ or advocate or adhere to extreme anti-government or conspiratorial doctrines,” a caveat below the table states. “Listing here does not imply that the groups themselves advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, or are racist. This list was compiled from field reports, Patriot publications, the Internet, law enforcement officials and news reports. Source: Southern Poverty Law Center.”

If patriot groups are not racist, why are they included in a report that concentrates on “hate crimes” and the Ku Klux Klan?

As previously noted on Infowars and Prison Planet, the SPLC and the ADL are in the business of demonizing the patriot and larger paleoconservative and libertarian movement as dangerous terrorists on the radical and “extremist” fringe of the American political landscape. Including the Constitution Party–now considered a mainstream political party–in a report dwelling on the Imperial Klans of America and the neo-Nazi American National Socialist Workers’ Party is part of a concerted effort to delegitimize and stigmatize the patriot movement.

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The Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet needs to remove this obvious and defamatory propaganda from its website immediately (or at minimum remove mention of patriot groups from this SPLC-ADL produced report). The Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet’s office secretary may be reached at (502) 564-7554.

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A page from Kentucky’s 2006 publication “Hate Crime and Hate Incidents in the Commonwealth.” The entire report can be read or downloaded as a PDF document here. The 2006 report is the most recent “hate crimes” report posted on the Kenticky web page.

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