The Battle of Ferguson II: Anonymous faces off with Klan in #OpKKK

November 15, 2014   |   Justin King

Justin King
November 15, 2015

(TheAntiMedia) As the world waits to see if the thin blue line will protect itself once again in Ferguson, the hacktivist collective Anonymous has targeted the infamous Ku Klux Klan. The white supremacist organization recently attempted a rebranding to show the world it wasn’t about hate, but its true colors have shown through.  Those colors are white and blue.

Missouri Klansmen circulated a flyer stating they would use lethal force against “terrorists masquerading as peaceful protesters.” The Klan states it won’t tolerate threats against cops and their families.

Anonymous stepped in and has started doxing (internet slang for gathering every piece of publicly available information about a person) area Klansmen as part of #OpKKK, which can be found under the hashtag #HoodsOff.

Tactically and structurally, the two groups are more similar than either would like to admit. Both groups use the anonymity of a mask to strike fear into the hearts of their enemies, both maintain at least a partially decentralized leadership, both are ideologically motivated, both have the ability to wield a massive amount of political power from behind the scenes by using members that hide their affiliation, and both have established a reputation for following through with their threats. That’s where the similarities end.

The Klan’s reputation comes from violent acts perpetrated in the name of maintaining white supremacy, and the reputation of Anonymous has evolved from cyber attacks against the establishment. Given that one is a pro-establishment organization prone to mob mentality, and the other is an anti-establishment hive whose effectiveness rests on a highly-evolved mob mentality, it was inevitable that the two organizations would eventually face off.

The threat from the Klan against the protesters must be taken seriously. If they have the suspected ties to the area’s law enforcement, they aren’t defending the cops, they are defending themselves. They will probably have the silent consent of local law enforcement when carrying out criminal activities. Unlike the protesters, the Klan has been classified as a terrorist organization. So the threat against the protesters is real.

Those behind the Anonymous operation are worried that Klansmen will infiltrate protests and intentionally provoke their colleagues on the police force to give them an excuse to attack the protesters. It’s not an unrealistic fear. The Klan’s relationship with law enforcement goes back over 100 years, and that pairing has effectively neutralized civil rights protesters in the past.

Anonymous has a large contingent of operatives already on the ground in Ferguson. They have a command center set up just blocks from the courthouse where there are no less than two dozen Anons at any given time, and have carloads of activists showing up throughout the day. Antimedia spoke with some of the Anonymous activists on the ground in Ferguson to get their reaction to the news that they are Klan targets. The responses were typical of Anonymous. All names are pseudonyms to protect the activists from Klan or police initiated violence.

AB2 said: “F—k the Klan!”

JD said: “They’re a bunch of backwoods inbred pricks. They are just looking for a reason to act like racist dipsh-ts. This whole thing doesn’t even concern their cause. Running around in a bunch of [deleted] stained sheets. The Klan won’t do sh-t, Justin. I would be more worried about the Aryans as they are more radical. And the Aryans won’t show up in Ferguson because they are sorely outnumbered by… well… everyone.”

There might be a small level of overconfidence on the part of Anonymous. Throughout most of the country, the KKK-cop relationship has diminished steadily since the early 1980s, but the Klan’s relationship with law enforcement in Missouri is strong. The white supremacist group openly raised money for the cop that pulled the trigger, Officer Darren Wilson. Local departments whose officers were sporting “I am Darren Wilson” paraphernalia are probably going to provide the Klan with a large degree of operational latitude.

Interestingly, Imperial Wizard Frank Ancona disagreed with the fundraising activities because it’s against the organization’s rules to speak to the press (He said in an interview with the press). In the interview with The Wire, Ancona dropped a bombshell that went largely unnoticed because it was overshadowed by the mass of police violence and threats during the Battle of Ferguson. He said his members were

“patrolling neighborhoods where people are concerned and reporting to law enforcement in regards to what they are seeing.”

Let that sink in. The Klan is reporting to law enforcement. The Klansmen were ordered not to wear Klan insignia. It forces the question: how many of the people thought to be plain clothes officers seen during the Battle of Ferguson were Klan members? This tie casts doubt on the authority of all law enforcement in the area, and further alienates citizens who are not racially motivated.

The Klan has yet to publicly respond to the Anonymous operation, but an organization that is highly secretive is unlikely to sit by while their membership roster is disclosed. Anon accounts have posted the names and photographs of dozens of Klan members. They have used social media accounts to determine where the Klan members and their families shop. This will certainly cause trouble for Klansmen who oftentimes struggle to keep their controversial beliefs a secret.

The call to violence put out by the Klan is likely to inflame tensions that are already high ahead of the Grand Jury’s decision. A failure to indict the shooter is certain to set off protests that will likely turn violent as police and their Klan allies attempt to suppress their First Amendment rights.


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Author: Justin King

Justin King joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in July of 2014. His topics of interest include activism, human rights, international relations, and military affairs. Born in Japan, he currently resides in the United States.

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69 Comments

  1. yall need to just stop period…this is way out of hand BECAUSE of others interfering…

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  2. we wont stop just because the kkk threatened us, we're not weak. We are Legion.

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  3. its gonna be big!! I feel the start of something making everyone mad and no ones taking it anymore!!

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  4. I couldn't care less about the klan and protestors… what I wonder is where does the clan stand on police/patriot conflict.

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  5. LOL…Go Klansmen!

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  6. This was a very well written article. Good job.

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  7. Đeeĵay Gomixx What the fuck did you say?!?…fuckin speak ENGLISH!!

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  8. What is 'Legion'?

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  9. legion is a terrible example to use especially if you want people to join your cause :-(

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  10. Keith Thibodeau I have a cause you all can join. Kill the race-baiting, whitey killing niggers in your midst.

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  11. See. I did a you tube video on this. Of course the cops in Ferguson and kkk are the same thing. People need to stop being afraid of the Klan and killing them off. The only way is war at this point. What else you have to lose because they are killing you already. Right now all you are doing as protestors is going down as a cowardly stain on American history afraid to protect yourself an children from the murderous onslaught of the kkk otherwise known as cops.

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  12. Well you should ask your Klan wizard to tell you where you should stand instead of us.

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  13. Yeah deb. This is bigger than Mike brown. This is now about the millions of Americans that have been arrested illegally, beaten, robbed and raped by the cops over a ten year period. Yes millions in ten years. Americans brown black and white should have been fighting the Nazis yesterday who have taken over our lives and homes.

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  14. Michael Wheeler you are a fucking douche bag that is why you do not get to see your daughter. Suck my cock racist!!!!!!

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  15. fuck you bitch boy. I'm not Klan but I dont have a gripe with them either.

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  16. The klan is pro establishment. That means pro cop. In the scenario you are taking about the klan will most likely be on the government side. Anonymous would be on the Patriot side. The would be exceptions in both groups but overall they would fall along those lines. Interesting question.

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  17. that's pretty much what I thought… but wasn't quite certain. thanks

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  18. Adam Brian just so you don't miss my response, I said, "Fuck you bitch boy, I'm not clan but I don't have a gripe with them either."

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  19. thank you justin for exposing the truth

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  20. Hmmm KKK vs Anonymous …… mix that with the riot police gear and national guard being on standby over there what to you get… let me leave you with this quote " THERE WAS A FIREFIGHT"

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  21. Michael Wheeler This is exactly why Jesus hasn't come back, nor the aliens. Or even the aliens from across the border, this guy ^

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  22. Chris Brace …lol…we have an investigative one here….lol….check this out….

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  23. Chris Brace who do you think you are…You Nigger DEFENDER…..3 will die for your fucking retarded ass. I CALL SHOTS !…..YOUR SCRIMPY ASS CALLS NOTHING!…PUNK! Pick yer states!…or I will….You have till 1830hrs PDT! ….3 go down tonite…who do they think they are?…..lol,,,lol…

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  24. You have no idea…..lol….

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  25. Justin King I agree!…

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  26. Chris Brace …lol…got somthin you yours……

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  27. Michael Wheeler
    Legion is a thousand thousand troops. It is not used any longer to count armies, but still has the connotation of being a massive number.

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  28. Ashford Suspectedgangmember Wyrd Seeing that he got rid of his comment, I got rid of mine, but in the Bible, legion also was a man that was demon possessed, interesting story. It is also inscribed on a bus stop covering near Webster University

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  29. Joseph OnaMission Colvin
    I'm familiar with the story. the legion of demons was cast into 20 pigs that committed suicide. Even there the word was to denote the number of demons, not a name of a single entity.

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  30. Joseph OnaMission Colvin

    sure, Abraham could have actually existed :)

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  31. Michael Wheeler I can not understand what you are mumbling with my dick in your mouth.

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  32. Keith Thibodeau I agree.
    Please do not respond with violence. There are whites who aren't of the same mentality like the KKKlowns.

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  33. you're a bigger fool than brown, ,you all know brown was wrong. and paid for it with his life, a wanna be thug raise by wanna be thugs, All that you folks are going to do is get others dead,, destroy your town and bury the dumb asses, then ask for gov. help to rebuild,, he is dead at his on making,, move the hell on and do something better with your lives,, maybe it will be you that your parents are crying for next just saying

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  34. Randall Masters Who was this directed towards friend, because if it was direct this way, kill yourself in the face (Shelton)

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  35. Justin King Are you still going to be calling them patriots when the mindless destruction, looting and violence starts?

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  36. Robin Tedlock If that happens it won't be by the educated "members" of Anonymous. That would be idiots wanting to take out aggression mindlessly

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  37. lol,.. the kkk and the police are one in the same,.. one is transparent and the other obscure… tools of slavery,.. where now are being used to reroute gun activist to suit their cause of control. Where frustrated loose canon freemans will be given the green card to fire away,. under the protect my country clause… false flag personafied

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  38. Adam Brian
    God told them it was the right thing to do… How can you argue with what God tells someone? lol

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  39. So we meet again @Caucasus Mountains

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  40. Keith Thibodeau maybe because you do not know the definition of Legion.

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  41. Barbara Dumeng Bujosa since when are anonymous violent?

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  42. We have a pusssy everyone! I might die for a cause greater then me, so I'll just be a pussy and fight with the racists.

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  43. First off no where in my post did i claim to be on either side. seems to me that your the pussy bitch here claiming to fight for a cause just to claim it. Do a little research before you run your fingers and type responses to shit case anyone with half a brain would see that this comment was making fun at both sides

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  45. Free Officer Darren Wilson. He is innocent, and should not be indicted.

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  46. If the protesters are smart, they would have a quick and organized way to deal with "plants" so they are less likely to be hurt

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  47. If by "patriot", you mean teabaggers, then they stand with the police and the Klan. There will never be a conflict between those "patriots" and the police.

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  48. glad i'm just a lone wolf….knowing the difference between right and wrong and fighting for the right against the wrong,and by any means necessary….so much simpler.

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  49. What I don't understand is how the KKK can be a proud people when they come from such a hateful and sordid past of lynchings because of the color of someone's skin, getting away with murder, and more than 1/2 if not all of them believe the Holocaust never happened. How is this OK? How does this bring pride to a large group of people? Its basically stating that hating other people for how they were born is OK. How does this bring pride?

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  50. Black privilege is out of control. These foolish whites that follow them need to wake up.

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  51. There is T least one Ferguson cop who is a KKK member. I am surprised no outed KKK cars or homes were burned, since their addresses are published and known. No peace within, no peace can be created from the outside.

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  52. Randall Masters hey guy shut the fuck up. Shouldnt your old ass be dead already? Tell Grace to come and embrace a real man—not a piece of shit like you.

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  53. He'll be dead before the ending of 2015. Get over it

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