Latest in: Investigative

  • Tennessee Homeland Security Analyst: Violent Neo-Nazis “Not The Issue”

    April 27, 2018
    Knoxville, TN – Emails obtained by Unicorn Riot through public records requests show conversations between law enforcement monitoring events concerning the now-defunct neo-Nazi Traditionalist Worker Party, or TWP. An email thread we received from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows a loose timeline of various…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 4 – Homeland Security Special Agent On-the-Job Training Manual

    April 27, 2018
    Unicorn Riot obtained a series of Homeland Security Investigations policy manuals. Part 4 of the Icebreaker series of stories covers the 2008 version of the special agent training program, shedding light on the overall architecture of the Department of Homeland Security and how it instills…...
  • DC Mayor, Police Refuse to Release Financial Records of Trump Inauguration Investigation

    January 17, 2018
    Washington, DC – Last month, on December 19, 2017, Unicorn Riot reporters filed a FOIA request for time cards submitted by Detective Greggory Pemberton during his work investigating people arrested at a protest against Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. Both the DC…...
  • Florida Prepares Statewide Police Resources To Defend Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer

    October 10, 2017
    UPDATE (Wednesday, October 18, 2017): An anonymous source has contacted Unicorn Riot and provided us with two images that show planned police deployments to protect the Richard Spencer event at University of Florida campus on the 19th. Our source told us that these maps do…...
  • Charlotte: Emails Show Confusion Over Cancelled Nazi Torch Rally

    October 3, 2017
    Charlotte, NC – Through a records request sent to the office of Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Unicorn Riot obtained emails regarding the recently cancelled neo-Nazi ‘torch rally’ that had been scheduled for December 28. Of the 20 emails we received, 14 were sent by Charlotte…...
  • DATA RELEASE: Neo-Nazis Plan Revenge in New Discord Server After #UniteTheRight

    September 5, 2017
    Lincoln, NE – Far-right white supremacists are continuing to use the Discord online chat platform to organize stalking and hacking campaigns against their anti-racist opponents. In the immediate aftermath of the violence against protesters, ending in the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA on…...
  • Charlottesville Violence Planned Over Discord Servers: Unicorn Riot Reports

    September 5, 2017
    Charlottesville, VA – On Friday August 11, the day before the white supremacist Unite the Right rally, Unicorn Riot reporters en route to Charlottesville began to receive leaks from planning meetings preparing for the event. Over the group gaming chat platform Discord, representatives from various…...
  • Sheriffs’ Association Secretly Waged “Information War” on #NoDAPL Movement

    July 24, 2017
    Morton County, ND – A new investigation by DeSmog and Muckrock reveals the behind-the-scenes role played by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) in crafting narratives for law enforcement tasked with protecting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from resistance by indigenous peoples and their allies. Emails…...
  • DAPL Security Leak Shows Coordinated Surveillance and Repression of Water Protectors

    May 29, 2017
    Bismarck, ND – Leaked documents created by military intelligence contractor TigerSwan, recently obtained and published by The Intercept, provide a previously unseen look inside the operations taken by Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) security contractors against the #NoDAPL movement. TigerSwan was contracted to coordinate DAPL security…...
  • Roots of Iran-Contra Crisis Found in Recording of Airport Attack Plan

    March 28, 2017
    In November of 1985, an American pilot working in El Salvador, Wally Grasheim, and a veteran CIA officer, Felix Rodriguez, were both deeply involved in covert operations to aid the U.S. effort against the Nicaraguan Sandinista government and other leftist groups in Central America. In…...