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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 [View all]

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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