Myth: The FBI used a COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) against the AIM leadership and their lawyers. Fact: FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover formally terminated all COINTELPRO operations on April 28, 1971, long before AIM gained a national presence. Although the FBI has always relied on informants in investigating federal crimes, the FBI never employed a COINTELPRO against AIM. To the contrary, AIM leaders used their own version of a COINTELPRO to threaten and intimidate their members into towing the line, including pitting one member against another.
Fact….. AIM leaders ordered several of their own members to be interrogated at gunpoint. Members who collected donations to AIM were threatened if they did not turn over all money directly to AIM leaders, and AIM members who testified in court were intimidated into committing perjury.
For example, in the trial of convicted killer Leonard Peltier, the court determined that, “The two witnesses testified outside the presence of the jury that after their testimony at trial, they had been threatened by Peltier himself that if they did not return to court and testify that their earlier testimony had been induced by F.B.I. threats, their lives would be in danger.”
Does that sound like a political prisoner to you, or just a murdering thug….you do not need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out, except if you are from Hollyweird, where its ok to be completely stupid & shallow as long as you look good!