00:00:24 The gentlewoman from california, ms.
00:00:26 Waters, is recognized.
00:00:28 Waters: thank you very much.
00:00:28 I want to thank you for being here.
00:00:30 You have a tough job and sometimes we don't make it any easier for you but I'm pleased that you' I have two areas that I'm very interested in.
00:00:39 I have been tracking your diversity with respect to agents.
00:00:45 As you know this question has come up many times.
00:00:47 It appears you still only have about 4% african-americans and special agents.
00:00:51 I want to know why you haven't been able to do better in recruitment and hiring of ?
00:00:58 Addition to that I'm really concerned about some information I just learned -- i attend add briefing yesterday that was organized by the washington bureau of the american civil liberties union and they shared with me some very troubling information that I want to talk about bec reminds me of the most controversial f.b.i.
00:01:23 Program I think under j.
00:01:25 Edgar hoover, that caused a lot of concern in this community.
00:01:30 's current domestic investigation and operations guide permit f.b.i.
00:01:37 Agents to track racial and ethnic facilities and certain racial and ethnic behaviors.
00:01:43 Documents recently obtained from freedom of information act requested by the aclu demonstrates how the f.b.i.
00:01:49 Is identifying and mapping american communities by race, eth nation it, and national origin all over the country to a program you have called domain management.
00:02:00 The documents show that f.b.i.
00:02:01 Analysts across the country are asocial greating criminal behaviors -- associating criminal behaviors with certain racial and ethnicities.
00:02:10 Using u.s.
00:02:11 Census status to map where those communities are located to investigate them.
00:02:18 For instance, in 2009 the atlanta f.b.i.
00:02:22 Field office published an intelligence note from your domain management that purports to exam the threat in part by documenting the growth of the black population in georgia.
00:02:34 I want to know how does the size of the black population in georgia have any bearing on the number of black separatists in a given area?
00:02:45 Did the f.b.i.
00:02:46 Map black communities in georgia in its examination of the black separatist threat?
00:02:53 The other thing I'm concerned about is the atlanta f.b.i.
00:02:56 Field office intelligence, those documents show the new black panther party, as former congresswoman cynthia mckinney's ties during the election, and they appeared at events protesting.
00:03:11 We also have information that indicates that congresswoman cynthia mckinney has been under surveillance and has been tracked for quite some time now.
00:03:19 Does the f.b.i.
00:03:20 Feel that participation in the political process or protesting police constitutes a threat of any kind?
00:03:27 Do y think it's appropriate for the f.b.i.
00:03:29 To track americans' first amendment protected activity in this way?
00:03:34 Does the f.b.i.
00:03:35 List of major terrorism cases past and present, are more comprehensive list that terrorist attacks going back to 1930, detailed in a f.b.i.
00:03:46 Report entitled terrorism, 2002 to 2005, include any terrorist act committed by anyone who could fairly be scrind as a member of a black separatist group?
00:04:00 That's a lot that I have asked, but I'm really interested, do you have a program called domain management simlar -- >> we have -- yes, we have domain managers.
00:04:17 We have a program that requires our intelligence analysts who identify a threat in a particular area, and an aspect of that pry depend on the threat information we got from asourcing or inside the united states or outside the united states.
00:04:37 Let me start by saying we do not investigate individuals or groups solely on the basis of ethnicity or race.
00:04:45 There may be occasions where we know a particular entity, it can be a gang a.
00:04:52 Terrorist group, it can be organized crime, preys on certain groups in communities, and in those situation where is there may be strings or what have you, the data in terms of those communities may bear on that intelligence analysis.
00:05:06 >> Domain management is that directed towards?
00:05:12 >> Pardon.
00:05:13 >> Is domain management program is that directed towards certain communities?
00:05:18 >> No.
00:05:18 It's the threats.
00:05:21 Mortgage fraud in the community of los angeles, where is the mortgage fraud?
00:05:26 Domain management means look at your particular division or district and identify the threats and the existence of those threats and how you're going to address that threat.
00:05:35 That's domain management.
00:05:37 That's identifying the threats and how you go -- have to allocate the resources to address the threats.
00:05:45 >> What is mapping?
00:05:47 >> The gentlewoman's time has expired.
00:05:51 >> Unanimous consent for at least one more minute.
00:05:55 >> Let me say, without objection she'll be recognized for 30 seconds.
00:06:03 >> Is cynthia mckinney under surveillance?
00:06:06 >> I don't know where that comes from.
00:06:09 I do not think it has any validity whatsoever.
00:06:13 >> It's in your report.
00:06:17 >> Then I appreciate seeing it.
00:06:17 Aim not familiar with what you're looking at.
00:06:21 >> Thank you.
00:06:22 >> Thank you, ms.
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