A couple weeks ago this news broke (link):
Alex Jones has received a secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) entitled "The Modern Militia Movement' and dated February 20, 2009... The MIAC report specifically describes supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as "militia" influenced terrorists and instructs the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties...
Now it appears that at least part of the document was based on material from the Anti Defamation League. See this for the details. As that link points out, language used in one of the sentences appears to have been slightly reworked from an ADL document, and in March 2008 the ADL conducted "Extremism Training for Missouri Law Enforcement". Another section of the MO documents may have been taken from ADL materials.
With that in mind, there's a clear difference between using the ADL/SPLC as a source, and their active involvement. I was unable to find anything in the scans mentioning the ADL, and there's apparently one mention of an attempted bombing of the SPLC. However, there doesn't appear to be any footnote or other indication that they were written by the ADL/SPLC, with their assistance, based on their documents, or the like. Note also that the writing style used in most of the Missouri documents is a bit different from that employed by the SPLC/ADL in their reports.
If anyone has a credible source indicating to what degree the SPLC/ADL were involved if any leave a link in comments.
There are scans of the document at the first link above, and what appears to be a transcript of the scans is here. Missouri has since withdrawn their report since the three politicians sent a letter complaining about it (link, link). At the last link, Baldwin says:
If we can continue to probe the details of the MIAC report, I am absolutely convinced we will find that this report actually originates with Morris Dees and his ultra-liberal Southern Poverty Law Center. And if my hunch (a very educated hunch, I might add) is correct, it means that the DHS and various State police agencies around the country are allowing a left-wing special interest group to use them to harass, intimidate, and profile people with conservative political opinions.
ALIPAC is issuing a national advisory to all local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies and officers, along with all DHS Fusion Centers, a warning against any reliance upon faulty and politicized research issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti Defamation League (ADL)... The Southern Poverty Law Center was cited as a research source for the 'Missouri Documents'. Furthermore, the attempt of these documents to cast suspicion of violent and life threatening behavior on millions of Americans who are concerned about these issues is consistent with the regularly released political materials of both the SPLC and ADL... Since the SPLC was listed as a source in the MIAC Missouri Documents, ALIPAC sent a letter of inquiry to the Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on March 20, 2009 asking for more specific sourcing information.
Apparently the response didn't indicate whether the SPLC and/or the ADL were involved, and to what degree.
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