Disinfo: Black people in America are the target of an emerging police state


Black people in America are the target of an emerging police state that monitors people based on the colour of their skin and arrests black people whenever the opportunity arises. There are over 2.3 million people in US prisons, and most of them are coloured people. On the other hand, millions of White American Trump supporters believe that they are victims of a left-wing coup d’état, and this has led to revolts after Trump’s defeat in the 2020 presidential elections. This enormous split in American society could lead to a new wave of non-structural and structural violence across the USA.


The messages in this article fit into two recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives, one seeking to discredit liberal democracy and Western institutions by alleging that Western societies are becoming authoritarian police states, and the other claiming that massive and violent domestic conflict and civil war in socially divided America is imminent.

It is not true that America has or is about to become a police state that monitors people and arrests them based on the colour of their skin. In the US Constitution, the civil and legal rights of black and minority citizens are guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments, which the Civil Rights Act of 1964 enforces.

The US government is pursuing the fight against structural racism and discrimination on many fronts, especially in terms of reform, supporting policies and innovations in the social and economic spheres, as well as the judiciary and police system.

Reforms within law enforcement have been underway for years in all states, such as building a diversified and inclusive internal structure of all minorities, training of operators against bias and training to manage de-escalation in crisis situations, strong limitations on police actions on demonstrators who are exercising rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, increased legislative powers to investigate police misconduct.

In February 2021, Democrats in Congress proposed a bill called the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that aims to combat police misconduct, excessive force and bias.

Moreover, there is no evidence that civil war is imminent in America, as the article suggests.

Read similar cases claiming that democracy in the United States no longer exists and that radically divided American society awaits total civil war


  • Reported in: Issue 240
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/04/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Civil war, Democracy
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