Prison gang targeted white guards in ‘Black August’ plan: FBI
White cops and correction officers are being targeted for death by a black prison gang in what’s being called “Black August,” according to a chilling security bulletin obtained by The Post.
The bulletin was issued by the FBI’s National Gang intelligence Center, and the warnings were passed on to city Correction officials on Aug. 5.
“The warning involves an increased risk for violence during ‘Black August,’” say a sternly worded internal memo issued to commanding officers at city jails.
Two days after the warning, a city correction officer at Rikers was beaten up and slashed by an inmate, who also pummeled a second guard. That attack was not related to the Black August threat, a Correction Department spokeswoman told The Post.
But DOC officers are now on high alert, she said.
“Commanding officers are instructing all staff to be cognizant of their surroundings and extremely vigilant at all times,” the spokeswoman said. “As always we are regularly assessing threats and taking appropriate security measures.”
The FBI memo warns that members of the gang discussed ambushing officers who were parked in alleys or on side streets. – READ MORE