ADL Alerts FBI to Aryan Nations Memo
Posted: August 12, 2004
A white supremacist group has posted on its Web site a purported law enforcement memo saying several Seattle area residents, most of whom are apparently connected through their participation in Democratic Party politics, are involved in a plot to assassinate the hate group's leaders.
Although clearly fake, the memo posted by the Aryan Nations prompted ADL to ask the FBI and Seattle police to investigate the matter -- and caused concern among the people on the list, most of whose home addresses are listed.
"This was clearly intended to make (the people named) targets," said Robert Jacobs, Pacific Northwest regional director for the ADL. "It shows that we still have to do more to be diligent, because this kind of false information can harm innocent people."