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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:49 PM

Hundreds of Current and Former Law Enforcement Officers Reportedly Found in Extremist Facebook Group

Hundreds of current and former police officers and other law enforcement personnel are members of “Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups” on Facebook, according to an investigation by the U.S. Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal News posted on Friday.
Reveal’s data is from prior to mid-2018, when Facebook removed a function that allowed downloading of membership lists from groups. Reveal wrote it created two separate lists of “members of extremist groups and members of police groups,” then compared them to find 14,000 cross-matches. Reveal further checked to see which of those accounts belonged to individuals with a verifiable history of employment in law enforcement (as opposed to people with personal ties to or an interest in the profession), finding “almost 400 users were indeed either currently employed as police officers, sheriffs or prison guards or had once worked in law enforcement.”


Reveal wrote that some 150 of the officers in question were involved with “violent anti-government groups”


https://gizmodo.com/hundreds-of-current-and-former-law-enforcement-officers-1835545223

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dustyscamp Jun 2019 OP
dustyscamp Jun 2019 #1
octoberlib Jun 2019 #2
MasterofBiscuits Jun 2019 #4
safeinOhio Jun 2019 #3
RKP5637 Jun 2019 #9
frogmarch Jun 2019 #5
A HERETIC I AM Jun 2019 #8
Paladin Jun 2019 #6
beachbum bob Jun 2019 #7
RKP5637 Jun 2019 #10

Response to dustyscamp (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:50 PM

1. These people don't deserve to wear the badge

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Response to dustyscamp (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:51 PM

2. This isn't surprising since white supremacist groups have been infiltrating

police departments for decades.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:18 PM

4. The role of police departments is predicated

 

on white supremacy.

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Response to dustyscamp (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:17 PM

3. About 95% of cops are crooked and they make

the other 5% look bad. I was married to one.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:24 PM

9. My sister was dating one of them sometime ago. His buddies were over and she

overhead them plotting a robbery of the local bank.

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Response to dustyscamp (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:20 PM

5. What a shocker.

Yeah, right.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:37 PM

8. No shit, huh?

Color me fucking surprised!

To paraphrase author Radley Balko from his book “The rise of the Warrior Cop”, ....

The fact that these are the kind of people attracted to this line of work is evidence they are precisely the types that should be excluded from it.

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Response to dustyscamp (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:23 PM

6. Hey, they got to do something when they're not getting tattooed. (nt)

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Response to dustyscamp (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:32 PM

7. we need to have a purge of all rightwing extremist from law enforcement AND military as they

 

represent the greatest threat of terrorism to America

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:25 PM

10. And the ones tRump loves. He will want them as his foot soldiers as his wannabee dictatorship

rises ... he hopes.

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