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Correcting The Government Informant Narrative.

Correcting The Government Informant Narrative.

By Khalil Amani 

Did you miss me? I took a little hiatus from all this YouTube banter. You know? Chillaxin. The truth is that the United States Marshal Service & the FBI recalled me and made me sit down at Club Fed for a little while and gave me some training on dealing with fuck-niggas on Social media. I ain't supposed to tell you this, but who cares? Maybe I'll let them "erase" me again, so if I should pull a "Conscious Speculation" and get ghost, I've assumed a new identity and gotten off Social Media. (SIKE!)

I ain't gonna lie though! Being in the Federal Witness Protection Program, after the shock & awe of being "erased" off the grid--was a wonderful experience! It was like a sabbatical from life and I used it to my advantage! I read so many books, while getting my college degree that I ended up writing my own book! And then, once I became employed full-time, the government still slid me damn near three racks ($3000) a month! (Tax free!) Yes! Ya boy was ballin' out of control!  

Having once been a government informant aka confidential informant (C.I.) aka confidential source (C.S.)—what the streets have labeled a “rat” and a “snitch”—I can speak cogently on the subject without all of the street hoopla and emotionalism and gross misconceptions surrounding being a government informant.

As we have it, most people hear the words “government informant” and automatically think that an informant is involved in criminality or that his "informing" is based on trying to get himself out of a legal situation. This is the furthest thing from the truth. When there’s an admitted government informant in your midst, if you really care to know, you should shut-up and take notes! Stop listening to YouTubers that muddy the conversation and beez wrong as two left shoes! Not only was Khalil Amani a government informant, but also part of the government’s ultra-secretive identity makeover machine—the Witness Security Program aka Witness Protection Program aka “Witsec.” You can search the Internet high & low and you will find no one, save Khalil Amani who can accurately speak about the inner-workings of government informing and the Witness Security Program from an insider’s point of view. I am the only layman authority on the subject! Bar none! All others are merely and purely speculating and feigning like they can speak on this subject. YouTubers like Israel Doctrine, who inaccurately use words like “agent” and “Witness Security Protection Program” to describe the role of an informer or the name of the government’s program are exhibiting their lack of knowledge on this subject and showing that they are novices at regurgitating governmental information. Nobody calls it "Witness Security Protection Progam" except a dumb-fuck like Israel Doctrine.

Most of their information is third-hand at best and borders on fictionalized movies like, “Erasers,” “Witless Protection Program,” “My Blue Heaven” and “Madea’s Witness Protection Program”— movies about informants being in the Witness Protection Program that mostly make us laugh at the seriousness of being “erased” from the grid. When Hollywood gets around to telling my story, it will be real and authentic! Wait for it!

Again, when you have a real, bona fide, admitted ex-government informant in your midst, why would you listen to some fuck-nigga on YouTube like Israel Doctrine, living in some God-forsaken backwoods place—misrepresenting and misconstruing such a secretive, sensitive and serious subject like government informing and witness protection? Why would you listen to Paul preach when Jesus is just around the corner? Get my drift?

The idea that all government informants are steeped in criminality is one of the many misconceptions about being a government informant and Khalil Amani is proof-positive that, indeed, this is a fallacy—an outright lie touted by conspiracy theorists and anti-law enforcement types of the conscious community ilk. Many government informants are simply the victims of being associated with groups or people who perpetuate criminality and decide to inform on that organization or person/people, because it is the right thing to do. Again, Khalil Amani is the proof in your midst. As much as YouTubers like Hassan “Poppy” Campbell and Israel Doctrine would love to attach my name to criminality for being a government informant—they cannot. Being part of the motley crew of miscreants of misinformation, Hassan Campbell and Israel Doctrine’s willingness to paint Khalil Amani as a criminal doing criminality—perhaps selling drugs or hurting people is pure concoction, because they have bought into the mythology that government informants are criminals. Again, this is the furthest thing from the truth—and nothing more than the romanticization and Hollywood application of the government informant.

Though seven national (7) television shows and court records and a Pulitzer Prize winning author have written about Khalil’s life in the Yahweh cult—all concurring that he was a citizen—a civilian who joined a religious organization that turned out to be a murderous cult—the likes of Hassan Campbell & Israel Doctrine would rather conjure up and spin a woven tale about Khalil’s life more suitable to their immature and infantile palates—their narrow worldview on criminality and government informing. No religious cult has ever received this amount of national exposure, yet, these no-reading, no-cable television having, no-researching YouTubers think they can recreate another narrative about Khalil Amani that will stick in these YouTube streets—and perhaps it will, but in mainstream America—they are simply fools, lying to those that will listen to their lies. Again! Seven national TV shows on the Yahweh cult and a numbnut like Israel Doctrine still doesn’t understand witness protection—after seven insightful TV shows—CBS’s, “West 57th Street” (1988), NBC’s, “Expose’” (1991), The FBI Files: Temple of Fear (2001), The Biography Channel’s, “I Survived A Cult” (2010), The Biography Channel’s, “Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult” (2013), Investigation Discovery Channel/People Magazine’s, “Yahweh Cult” (2018) and Oxygen Channel’s, “Uncovered: The Cult of Yahweh Ben Yahweh” (2019). Of these seven TV shows, Khalil appeared in five of them and turned down appearing in one of them. The reality is that people like Israel Doctrine are intellectually dishonest as well as intellectually lazy.

No one has been more candid and transparent about one’s past than Khalil Amani has been, yet a YouTuber like Israel Doctrine will sit his fat, sweaty, bare-chested, Uncle Ruckus looking, no air-conditioning-having, no shoulders-having ass in front of us and try to deconstruct the life of Khalil Amani—sounding stupid as fuck discussing witness protection and being an informant and telling people that I wasn’t a “civilian” because you can’t be in witness protection and be a civilian—some of the most stupidest shit ever said on the subject! What does he mean when he says that Khalil Amani was not a civilian? What he means—what he’s trying to insinuate—what he theorizes is that to be part of the government’s Witness Protection Program that I was no ordinary citizen, but a criminal of sorts informing on other criminals.

To the novice—to the outsider—to the ignorant he sounds like he knows what he’s talking about, but let me correct the gross error of his ways. He knows nothing about how this government informing thingy works! Having contacted the FBI via YouTube once upon a time, he thinks of himself as a quasi government informant. Too chicken-shit to jump on a Greyhound bus and venture on down to Little Rock and walk into the FBI’s field office and become an official government informant and get an official dossier, code-name and FBI-issued cellphone—like the way he’s lived his life—too slothful and lazy and unmotivated to finish little things like schooling or holding down a day job, he wants the reward and title of government informant without doing the work of a government informant. He would love nothing more than to become "Khalil Amani 2.0" and have mainstream media flying him across the country to tell his story, but instead, he’s stuck in one of America’s purgatorial hellholes—Parkin, Arkansas, feigning like he has his thumb on the pulse of all this government informant stuff—again, lying to people by saying that “civilians” are not government informants—and people in “Witsec” are criminals—and by extension, since I was in “Witsec,” I must be a criminal and not a civilian.

Dumb fuck!

According to a quick Wikipedia search—“As of 2013, 8,500 witnesses and 9900 family members have been protected by the U.S. Marshals Service since 1971….about 95% of witnesses in the program are ‘criminals’.” Three things to take note of here—#1. 9900 people in the Witness Protection Program are family members—law-abiding citizens who are connected to witnesses—what you people on YouTube refer to as “civilians.” #2.—95% of witnesses in the program are criminals—which means that five percent (5%) of witnesses and 9900 family members are NOT criminals—that 5% of witnesses in the Federal Witness Security Program are NOT criminals! And #3.—Since there are 9900 family members and five percent (5%) of witnesses that are not criminals in the Witness Protection Program means that there are MORE civilians—more law-abiding citizens in the program than there are criminals in the program! Now guess where Khalil Amani fits in? He’s part of the 5% of people in the Witness Protection Program who ARE NOT criminals. Put that in your peace-pipe and smoke it, you stank bastard! Like the so-called “Snitch Code”—if you can’t produce any paperwork that shows that Khalil was a criminal and not a civilian, shut the fuck up! I’m on my “T.I.” ish.

Going even a step further, according to Pulitzer Prize winning Miami Herald reporter and author, Sydney P. Freedberg, in her book, “Brother Love: Murder, Money and a Messiah” she writes—“…he [the prosecutor] would recommend thirty collaborators [Yahweh members] … to the federal witness protection program, believed to be more than in any case in U.S. history” (272). All thirty of the Yahweh members (including Khalil) that testified against the Yahweh cult—none were criminals! All were civilians, again, including Khalil Amani! Facts! Thirty ex-Yahweh members—all civilians—put into the Witness Protection Program and a musty Negro like Israel Doctrine says that civilians can’t be in the Witness Protection Program. Such a liar and disseminator of misinformation, he is!

Like Israel Doctrine recently said, "Niggas don't read"--he, being one of those "niggas" that doesn't read (and can't read!) relies on YouTube videos to get his information, when two very important books addressing the FBI, witness protection and Khalil Amani's specific situation are readily available for serious students of this study, one, written by yours truly and another book written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author who won her Pulitzer for covering the Yahweh cult. I said, "Pulitzer Prize winner!" The Pulitzer Prize is the Super Bowl of literature! The Oscar of having a pen-game! The biggest writing cosign one can achieve! 

Our problem in dealing with and discussing government informing is that we get real silly—black people especially get all loosey-goosey—and conspiratorial—and paranoid and wanna hearken back to yesteryear’s CointelPro era where government informants were everywhere present to help our government bring down black organizations and black leaders. And then, the media only profiles cases of government informing by big-time gangsters—and thus, this is all we have to go on—those Sammy “The Bull” Gravano—Joseph Valachi—Frank Lucas—Nicky Barnes—and Alpo stories where the leaders of these gangs/organizations turn out to be snitches & rats—and help the federal government bring down other criminals.

YouTubers like King Earner spend their entire life big-upping criminals that go to prison and not turn snitch or rat. He thinks this is “honorable.” I think it’s dumb and stupid and let me tell you why! Let’s say that you and your mans are petty thieves—drug dealers—stickup kids—rapists—child molesters—murderers—all criminal occupations which speak to the fact that you and ya mans have no morals, character, integrity and respect for the law—and fear of God. You and ya mans are no more than shit-stains on society. But once you get caught doing criminality—all of a sudden—you expect ya mans not to rat or snitch on you? You expect a person with very little respect for civil authority and hard work to remain true to some bullshit “street code” of no snitching? All their lives they’ve heard “Thou shall not steal and kill” and they violated God’s Law like it wasn’t shit—and now that they are in a judicial pinch—now that they are facing prison time—you, in your warped thinking, fall back on a code created by the Mafia and think that “no snitching” will save you from other criminals who have lived a lifetime of violating any and every “code” of decency in a civilized society? Really?

Added to this are criminals like Sammy “The Bull” Gravano—who became an informant against Mafia boss, John Gotti and turned snitch and rat because John Gotti was shitting on his name and putting his name in all kinds of criminality, including murder—and calling the man unedifying names. Gotti was gonna let Sammy take the rap for him as well. So snitching Sammy said “fuck the snitch code” and did what he had to do to reduce his time in prison. Or like Nicky Barnes—when he found out that his mans was shoving all kinds of dick up his woman while he was locked down! Had that bitch doing the “Horizontal Mambo” in the backseat of Nicky’s car while he’s wasting away in a six by nine jail cell! You damned right Nicky was gonna snitch when he found out that his bitch and one of his main mans didn’t give a fuck about loyalty! I would too! Truly, "There is no honor amongst thieves." The hell is King Earner tallumbout? Criminal history has proven that the hardest, most revered and feared so-called "gangsters"--Sammy & Alpo will sing like canary birds to the feds if you cross them wrong. When faced with life in prison or the gas chamber or even a few years in da pokey (jail), smart niggas that value life & freedom don't give a fuck about no damned street code of no snitching! They will snitch and come home.

These are the types of examples in which many draw from in dealing with government informants. These are the kinds of miscreants and crooks that YouTuber Israel Doctrine wants to put Khalil Amani in bed with. But truth be told, "snitching" and "ratting" is sanctioned in the Bible. The Bible does not use these words (snitching & ratting), but an argument for turning in people for wrongdoing can be made in Deuteronomy 13. It says, "If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly...Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you." You see? This is God's Law concerning the law-breaker and how to deal with him. Don't hide him! Report him! Snitch on him and for certain offenses, kill that mofo!

I’ve corrected the govenment informant narrative. There are more CIVILIANS in the Witness Protection Program than there are criminals. Facts! Nothing more to see here folks! Now go over to Izzy's page and fact-check Uncle Rukus!

Author, poet, essayist, blogger, troll, satirist, cultural critic, freethinker, father, grandfather, husband & C.O.O.N (Consciously Optimistic, Overtly, Nihilistic), Khalil Amani is "Gay hip-hop's Straight Advocate." A Miami native who's written for and DJ Kay Slay’s, Straight Stuntin Magazine. He’s been featured in L.A. Times, Miami New Times, Miami Herald, The Denver Post, Thump/Vice/, Forward, Spin Magazine,, DJ Kay Slay's Streetsweeper Sirius XM Radio Show, The Opperman Report, Star Chamber, Sa NeterTV, CBS's, "West 57th Street" (1988), The Biography Channel's, "I Survived a Cult" (2010), The Biography Channel's, "Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult" (2013) and 2018's, ID (Investigation Discovery) Channel in conjunction with People Magazine "Cults," on Oxygen Channel's, "Uncovered: The Cult of Yahweh Ben Yahweh" and in a special edition of People Magazine on cults. In 2019 Amani also has interviews at InTouchWeekly, and Amani is the author of seven books, including the groundbreaking “Hip-Hop Homophobes...” ( ’07). Khalil was the first media person to write about the allegations surrounding Afrika Bambaataa allegedly getting stabbed for date-raping a young man in 2013 and is in the upcoming documentary on the Afrika Bambaataa allegations, Trapped in a Culture. Amani majored in English and Black Studies at San Diego Mesa College and the University of Nebraska. Follow on IG @khalil_amani, Facebook, Twitter @khalilamani. Email

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