first published on September 25, 2019 by Will
Various military installations have issued threat warnings to unit commanders leading up to the premier of the Joker movie.
Recently, the Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page published a supposedly leaked memo from the Army Criminal Investigation Command to commanders at Fort Sill, Okla. highlighting a “valid” threat regarding a planned mass shooting at an undisclosed theater for the Oct. 4 premier of “Joker.” CID later confirmed the authenticity of the memo to Stars and Stripes.
CID based the memo on intel they received from the Texas Joint Crime Information Center. A Texas-based law enforcement agency, working with the FBI, had discovered “disturbing and very specific chatter on the dark web” about a planned mass shooting for the Joker premier.
In a separate instance, an unconfirmed leaked memo at Hurlburt Field, an Air Force installation in Florida, laid out a somewhat satirical, yet realistic, threat matrix for “How Not To Die During Joker.”
The memo took humorous shots at the “incel” crowd while providing actual useful information on how to identify and avoid possible dangerous or violent situations.
The memo, which was stamped FOUO (For Official Use Only), stated things like, “This Joker movie is going to be like a siren call to the chan-dwelling, MRA, incel crowd,” and gave survival pointers like “DO NOT BRING YOUR GIRLFRIEND: …clowncels will see you have a successful relationship and will want to murder you on the spot.”
While the satirical nature of the Hurlburt memo makes it come off as a joke, serious topics are often easier addressed and received when masked with humor.