As violence continues to occur in and around Black Lives Matter demonstrations, one cyber security intelligence firm argues that America is witnessing an unmistakable trend of further radicalization within the leftist grassroots movement.
#Fuck12 has steadily emerged as a significant sect of the larger Black Lives Matter movement that has grown louder and increasingly-explicit about its true desires for policing or lack thereof in the hashtag era. But despite its relative under-the-radar status at the moment, proponents have already enjoyed protection from social media giants; inspiration for new violence and organized destruction; martyrs; and diversified revenue streams to organically support local organizers. Nearly every westerner with a social media account has come into contact with #Fuck12 messaging – only too often it has been confused with its intellectual parent.
Though definitions tend to vary between common reference sources online, #Fuck12 draws its origins from Atlanta and Oakland social media users typically decrying the fact that narcotics officers (Code 12) are bearing down on their presumed illegal activities. A senior analyst with GIPEC Worldwide explained to Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity (for operational security reasons) that #Fuck12 started as an online warning signal to others but has quickly morphed into a broader meaning ranging from “fuck” to “kill the police.” The cyber intelligence firm’s data indicate that the shift in meaning coincided with #BlackLivesMatter’s increasing impact on the zeitgeist.
The #Fuck12 movement dispenses with ideological trappings and moves to straight-up thuggery.
Whereas many of Black Lives Matter’s intellectual caretakers have labored to keep their message within the relatively-genteel framing of white privilege; enduring systemic racism in local police departments; and entrenched economic injustices to support all of the above — #Fuck12 appears far more comfortable tossing a Molotov cocktail in lieu of Marxist-inspired critical theory screeds on Medium or Mic. #Fuck12 does not have a problem with just white police — but anyone wearing a badge.
Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of #Fuck12 is the overall solution to the alleged issue of police brutality disproportionally impacting people of color, as a BLM activist would say. While Black Lives presses for improved community outreach, body cameras and racial quotas in hiring — #Fuck12 generally promotes a “burn it down” philosophy with often literal connotations. GIPEC explained to Breitbart Texas that during the most recent civil unrest in Milwaukee now memorialized by #MilwaukeeUprising, social messaging related to abolishing the criminal justice system and policing as it is known were prominent sub-trends communicated among BLM and #Fuck12 rioters on the ground.
The absolute, anti-establishmentarian view of the nation’s most basic police powers offers new context to viral social media content already filling America’s feeds and walls regardless of the account holder’s personal viewpoints. Worse, GIPEC explains that #Fuck12’s message can be directly attributed to recently-suffered fatalities around the country.
#Fuck12’s most famous, yet largely mis-attributed addition to the national debate arrived in the form of an illustration depicting a black clad street soldier slitting the throat of a white police officer, reminiscent of an Islamic State propaganda video. Within moments of its original posting, GIPEC said that it was shared “thousands” of times across a variety of social media platforms.
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