The Department of Justice funded a training manual used in the State and Local Anti-terrorism Training (SLATT) program for law enforcement. Apparently certain political bumper stickers can put you on the “could be a terrorist” list, including opposition to the United Nations and support for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The documents were leaked to the Public Intelligence website and are titled Terrorism Training For Law Enforcement. They are also labeled as “law enforcement sensitive.”
One of the slides – entitled “Fourth Amendment Issues” – notes that “a suspicious map located on the passenger seat” could warrant further investigation as a potential indicator of terrorism.
Another slide entitled “General Right Wing Extremist” – depicts suspicious bumper stickers that should warrant further investigation by cops conducting traffic stops.
The bumper stickers read, “Know Your Rights Or Lose Them,” and “If You Love Your Country, the U.N. Is Not Your Friend!,” and “Get US Out Of the United Nations”.
Under the category of “Special-Interest/Single Issue Terrorism,” the slide characterizes people who hold political opinions that “represent a fairly popular point of view” as terrorists. Anti-abortion activists are also listed as terrorists under this category.
Slides in the presentation also demonstrate how simple everyday, patriotic Americans are now in the sights of law enforcement and considered potential terrorists by definition in this manual. Take a look at the slides from the manual below: