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FBI to alert law enforcement agencies to potential millennium violence
"The FBI is preparing to issue a warning to 10,000 law enforcement agencies alerting them to the potential for violence as the millennium approaches, CNN has learned. The agency plans to distribute a 30-to-40-page document which warns law enforcement personnel to take threats and tips about potential acts of violence seriously. "
-- hamster (email@example.com), October 20, 1999
-- Michael Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 20, 1999.
"The Y2K problem may occur in some computer programs, especially older systems, when the date changes to 2000."
-- the Virginian (email@example.com), October 20, 1999.
good one virginian. if i see that one more time i shall puke.
one question: why do they think that militia folks and the others (such as christians i am sure) will suddenly become violent at the turn of the century? or is is that they will become violent when the rights of the citizens get trampled? or are they just setting them up for planted "rumors"?
-- tt (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 20, 1999.
What you'd better take seriously is tips and threats of violence committed by the FBI.
-- Lon Horiuchi (not@this address.com), October 20, 1999.
10/20/99- Updated 02:11 AM ET
FBI: Militias a threat at millennium
By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON - With some extremists attaching apocalyptic significance to the new millennium, the FBI is quietly warning local police about possible threats posed by anti-government militias and hate organizations. (snip)
-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), October 20, 1999.
Why has the military taken over Arizona?
(Some FBI info down the thread)
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), October 20, 1999.
Naturally eco-freaks and satanic cults are never mentioned as possibles threats.
-- Ocotillo (peeling@out.===), October 20, 1999.
Lon, do you enjoy "tapping" the innocent?
-- TM (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 20, 1999.
Well color me a "DGI". I don't get it.
What's the wonder over a government reaction to possible violence surrounding the perceived turn of the millennium? (which doesn't really happen until 1-1-2001, but don't tell 97% of the public that)
There have been loony events surrounding the two previous millennium rollovers. Look it up. Why should this one be any different? Independent of the Y2k computer problem scenario, I mean.
People get crazy when the bygosh CENTURY changes....and have for centuries, so to speak.
History speaks, and so do current events. Police forces have geared up at full moon time for years, every 28 days, because statistics show that crime rises at such times.
History shows that people get crazy, REALLY crazy, at the turns of the millennia.
I really do think that this current attention paid by law enforcement to fringe groups regarding 1-1-2000 goes farther than just the Y2k computer glitch issue. There are some groups who have talked about the "millennium" as a time for social revolution, upheaval. (No, I don't mean Gary North here.) Maybe we should be glad that they're aware of such possibilities.
And I've been on the short end of unwarranted police strong-arm tactics at times in my life. I damn sure ain't no 'polly' when it comes to police. But consider a world where there were no police. Kinda ugly, ain't it.
Not a perfect world, but we have to live in it.
-- Chicken Little (email@example.com), October 21, 1999.