Dean Balsamini and Isabel Vincent, New York Post, August 14, 2016
White cops and correction officers are being targeted for death by a black prison gang in what’s being called “Black August,” according to a chilling security bulletin obtained by The Post.
The bulletin was issued by the FBI’s National Gang intelligence Center, and the warnings were passed on to city Correction officials on Aug. 5.
The FBI memo warns that members of the gang discussed ambushing officers who were parked in alleys or on side streets.
A prison gang known as the Black Guerrilla Family, a group tied to the Black Panthers, began Black August in the California penal system in the 1970s to honor fallen members, particularly Black Panther George Jackson, who was shot to death by prison guards at San Quentin when he tried to escape in 1971.
The gang, which still has members across the country, has called on inmates to kill correction officers and members of the Aryan Brotherhood.
The safety alert, citing an inmate source, “claims the BGF has a 2-for-1 kill policy. That the BGF is “going to kill correctional officers and Aryan Brotherhood gang members to send a firm message. And the attacks will occur across the country, not just in California.”