The FBI’s Gestapo Tactics: Hallmarks of an Authoritarian Regime

John W. Whitehead
9 min readAug 22, 2022

“We want no Gestapo or Secret Police. FBI is tending in that direction.” — Harry Truman

With every passing day, the United States government borrows yet another leaf from Nazi Germany’s playbook: Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Censorship. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption…

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John W. Whitehead

Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, is one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights.