Right-wing loons turn immigration agent’s suicide into wild FEMA camp conspiracy hoax
A bogus news website linked to white supremacist — and former Fox News regular — Hal Turner is pushing a conspiracy theory about an immigration agent’s suicide and FEMA camps.
The hoax essentially recycles last year’s “Jade Helm 15” conspiracy theory, and warns that Americans deemed a “threat” will be rounded up ahead of November’s election and placed in detention camps built to house “illegal aliens,” reported Snopes.
“The America I grew up in, and cherished, has been murdered by its own federal government,” the letter supposedly warns. “Our Constitution has become meaningless and our laws politicized so badly, they are no longer enforced except for political purposes. Our elected officials are, to a person, utterly corrupt and completely devoid of any love or respect for the country which pays them. To them, everything is about getting and keeping power, and making illicit money from backroom deals.”
The bogus letter warned the plot to round up or kill Americans had been set in motion years ago.
“We in federal law enforcement have been drilling for several years to control riots and uprisings from a coming financial collapse and widespread bank failures,” the phony letter claims. “The drills involve life-sized images of American men, even women and children, whom we are told to shoot for ‘practice and to ‘get used to it.'”
“We have been told that the economy is terminally ill and will fail in 2016,” the hoax claims. “We are also told the banks are all insolvent and the FDIC doesn’t have nearly enough funds to bail out depositors. We are told these events are unavoidable and it is imperative that the government survive when people rise-up over this.”
New York police confirmed to Snopes that a 42-year-old man was found dead last week with a gunshot wound to the head, and criminal activity was not suspected in the case.
ICE confirmed that a deportation officer from the New York field office had fatally shot himself, but the federal agency did not release any additional details.
NYPD said no note was found.
Superstation95 is linked to neo-Nazi Hal Turner, a regular caller to Fox News host Sean Hannity’s radio show in the late 1990s. Turner was sentenced six years ago to 33 months in prison for making death threats against three federal judges.
Snopes pointed out that the website, which lists Turner’s criminal lawyer as a contact, falsifies stories based on real events to promote wild conspiracy theories about Muslims, economic catastrophe and apocalyptic events.
The latest hoax features a call to action from the phony ICE agent’s suicide note begging Americans to “rise up” and overthrow the U.S. government before it’s too late.
“American citizens will be rounded-up without warrants and imprisoned without trial for God knows how long,” the phony agent warns. “These camps have been equipped to carry out Hitler-scale killings! An actual “purge” of Americans citizens by the very government which they, themselves, created and pay for! I cannot be party to this.”
Last year’s Jade Helm 15 hoax attracted so much attention that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott started “pandering to idiots” who feared a military takeover, and military officials were forced to address the conspiracy theory — which, in the end, proved to be bogus.
Watch this video, posted online by Paranoid Times, about the FEMA camp conspiracy theory based on the bogus suicide note: