Twitter is abuzz right now over a report that the FBI warned police departments across the country of a threat made by an “anarchist” group known as the “National Liberation Militia” to “ambush” cops this Halloween. The news was first reported in the New York Post, but picked up by other MSM outlets:
FBI warns of plot by the National Liberation Militia to ambush cops on Halloween https://t.co/h6ZOGnefoc
— Candice Lanier (@CandiceLanier) October 27, 2015
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) October 27, 2015
FBI warns of possible "Halloween Revolt" by anarchists: https://t.co/3bkLG2tCgM
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 27, 2015
But who is the “National Liberation Militia”? Tweeters are searching for more information, but coming up empty:
— Arête (@Arete999) October 27, 2015
Wackadoos appear to run the FBI these days. Why would they waste NYPD resources or time with bizarre "National Liberation Militia" alert?
— Ron Brynaert (@ronbryn) October 27, 2015
Fox News did report that the group was “founded by former Black Panther members,” but didn’t offer any other specifics:
Hey FBI … how about a little more information, heh?