02 September 2016

U.S. Democrats Tries To Avoid Committing To BLM

Nancy Pelosi
Hacker named Guccifer 2.0 is doing the world a favor by revealing the different pandering techniques employed by the Democrats in how they will deal with Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists.

Documents from Guccifer 2.0, who claims to have hacked Nancy Pelosi's personal computer, shows how officials were briefed on how to respond to the BLM movement – including "tactics" on how to answer questions by activists.

An internal memo reportedly hacked from the personal computer of Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the US House of Representatives, states that Democratic Party candidates and members should never use the phrases "all lives matter" nor mention "black on black crime" as they are "viewed as red herring attacks" and "will garner additional media scrutiny and only anger BLM activists."

The BLM movement was formed in 2012 following the death of Trayvon Martin and has been at the forefront of alleged US police brutality ever since – documenting and protesting the slew of killings including, most recently, those of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

The BLM-centric document was leaked online by Guccifer 2.0, the self-proclaimed hacker claiming to be responsible for infiltrating the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

"Presidential candidates have struggled to respond to tactics of the Black Lives Matter movement," the memo continues. "While there has been little engagement with House candidates, candidates and campaign staff should be prepared. This document should not be emailed or handed to anyone outside of the building. Please only give campaign staff these best practices in meetings or over the phone."

Under a section marked "tactics", Perry instructs Democratic Party officials to "meet with local activists". He wrote: "If approached by BLM activists, campaign staff should offer to meet with local activists. Invited BLM attendees should be limited. Please aim for personal or small group meetings." He advised to "listen to their concerns" but "don't offer support for concrete policy positions."

According to his public Twitter profile, Troy Perry is a former DCCC staffer who now works on the election campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.