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FBI White Supremacist ”Agent Provocateur” Hal Turner Publicly Urged Lynching of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

 August 26, 2009

Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia McKinney

A former FBI funded white supremacist ”agent provocateur” Hal Turner has been arrested for publishing death threats against Connecticut legislators and Illinois judges, and previously while employed by the FBI Turner had publicly advocated lynching Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney but never faced legal action for doing so.

Turner worked for the FBI between 2002 and 2007 as a ”provocateur” to spy on radical white supremacist organizations, and is attempting to claim that his recent actions are legal despite no longer being employed by the FBI.

Turner advocated on his website in 2006:

”Cynthia McKinney is a violent, black, racist, b*tch whose official re-election campaign web site calls white people ‘crackers’. As such, on this Wednesday evening’s show I will ask the question ‘Given the prevalence of black crime in America, would it serve the public good to LYNCH Congresswoman McKinney within the next few weeks, while she’s on the campaign trail, so as to send an unmistakable message to other blacks: white people are tired of your bullsh*t, behave or die.”

The story of Turner’s recent arrest has been covered by Wired and The Southern Poverty Law Center— both without mentioning his previous threats against McKinney.

This story is reprinted here as a part of a larger article A Summary of Cynthia McKinney.

Following are excerpts from an email sent by former Congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney to the SF Bay View on August 23, 2009, describing the circumstances of a death threat made against her by Hal Turner:


”I am in the Bay Area and rocking with the San Francisco Bay View newspaper. But something quite insidious is happening and I think you should know immediately how it involves my friends and me.

”Hot on the heels of my learning that the Georgia Green Party might have been described by the U.S. Government as a ‘terrorist organization,’ it has just now come to my attention that a ‘journalist’ who suggested that I be lynched was actually being paid by our own government to say that. Now, when I reported it to the FBI, how in the world was I to know that he was at that time on the FBI’s payroll? Interesting that charges stem from his comments against Connecticut lawmakers and Illinois judges, but not from the threat made against me, a sitting Member of Congress at the time! I wonder why. To whom can I or any other innocent citizen turn when the government, itself, is the instigator?

”John Judge, my Congressional staffer, is the one who reported the threat. Here is what John just wrote, along with the article that reports that Turner was on the FBI payroll at the time the threat was made against me, according to Turner’s attorney. See the green highlights below:

”John Judge wrote:

‘This is the guy who announced a program topic suggesting that Cynthia McKinney be lynched on her way to the polls to vote in 2006 and published her campaign office address on the website. He asked how she would look swinging at the end of a rope and what message it would send to other ”uppity” Blacks. I called NJ Homeland Security and FBI at the time since he related it as a death threat. The FBI agent I spoke to said, ”We know all about Mr. Turner.” Looks like they did. Now they say he was trained as an agent provocateur by the FBI to get others to participate in illegal acts ..

[From an Associated Press story: ‘Attorney: FBI trained NJ blogger to incite others’, ”by Katie Nelson, Aug. 18, 2009]


”Prosecutors have acknowledged that Turner was an informant who spied on radical right-wing organizations, but the defense has said Turner was not working for the FBI when he allegedly made threats against Connecticut legislators and wrote that three federal judges in Illinois deserved to die.

”’But if you compare anything that he did say when he was operating, there was no difference. No difference whatsoever,’ Orozco said.”

[From Wikipedia:] ”Harold Charles ‘Hal’ Turner is an American white nationalist and white supremacist from North Bergen, New Jersey. He was arrested in June 2009 over alleged threats to politicians, and is currently jailed without bail. Prior to Turner’s arrest his program, The Hal Turner Show, was a webcast from his home once a week, and it depended on listener donations.

”Turner promotes antisemitism (including the rounding up and killing of Jews), he opposes the existence of the state of Israel and he denies the Holocaust.

”According to the Associated Press, Hal Turner has exposed through his attorney that he worked for the FBI from 2002 to 2007 as an ‘agent provocateur’ and ‘his job was basically to publish information which would cause other parties to act in a manner which would lead to their arrest.’


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