Sunday, June 5, 2011
Your tax dollars at work — for the Southern Poverty Law Center
This is for real, folks:
U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Eastern District of Arkansas
Post Office Box 1229 501-340-2600
425 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 500 Fax 501-324-5134
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
April 29, 2011
TO: LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FM: CHRISTOPHER R. THYER, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
MANDY WARFORD, LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR
RE: UPCOMING CONFERENCE:
The U.S. Attorney’s Office/Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee is excited to bring you a look at different groups and the threats they pose to law enforcement in Arkansas. You will gain information about their beliefs and learn strategies on how to prepare to handle confrontations and contacts with individuals prescribing to these types of views, and find out what groups are active nationwide and in Arkansas. An overview of many different groups will be presented, including sovereign citizen, ku klux klan, neo-Nazi, racist skinhead, black separatist, and more. A history of the radical antigovernment movement and overview of current militia activity will also be discussed.
The course will be taught by Anthony Griggs of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Mr. Griggs has been with the SPLC since 2003, and provides specialized training to federal, state, and local officers on radical right hate organizations and radical antigovernment groups in their areas of operation. The SPLC monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and exposes their activities to law enforcement, the media and the public.
The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 201 S. Shackleford Road in Little Rock. You may register for the conference by completing the attached form and sending it to Mandy Warford, LECC Coordinator, P.O. Box 1229, Little Rock, AR 72203. Please register early to ensure seating. There is no registration fee for the conference but pre-registration is required. Eight hours of CLEST credit will be available. We look forward to seeing all of you at the conference! If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Warford at (501) 340-2648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.