SPLC: Intelligence Project

In a 1979 Civil Rights March, Curtis Robinson shot a KKK member. He was convicted of assault with intent to murder and the rest of the legal action became the Center's first KKK case.

The case required in depth research and information on the Klan. Eventually over 2 decades the project turned into Klanwatch, which is a KKK monitory project. They now track not only the Klan but other hate groups as well. These hate groups include militias, Neo Nazis, Skinheads, and Christian Identities.

Today many authorities rely on the Klanwatch publications and the Klanwatch database for the latest information on hate groups and hate group activities. Such information helps law enforcement officials and law makers deal with and prevent hate crimes more effectively.

In fact a part of the Klanwatch project is to conduct training sessions with law enforcers on how to deal with hate crimes and hate groups. And these sessions and efforts have made it all worth while and proved successful. Before a 1992 Skinhead rally, the Birmingham AL officers attended a seminar held by the Center. The rally passed without any incidents of violence.

Even the Federal Bureau of Investigation and law enforcers rely on the Center and information provided by the Intelligence Project. The project has over 65,891 documents and reports on specific incidents of hate and over 12,094 photos related to hate. These numbers were taken in 1996. This information is used by such authorities as the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Dept. of Justice.



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