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Militias

  • THE COPS PRIVATE ENFORCERS

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    by JJ MAZZUCOTELLI & CHRIS TORRES

    EDITOR'S NOTE : Chris and JJ both use They/Them pronouns. They both write for the IWW News Zine The Reno Worker, where this story first ran. JJ is a freelance photojournalist and a research intern at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Chris is a freelance journalist and a professional wrestler. Chris Torres' Cashapp is $headbutted and JJ’s is $JJMazzucotelli.

    On August 10th Mass Liberation published a press release which claimed that Douglas County Sheriff was working with Local far-right militias to respond to a planned local Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally. In an article published the same day reporters working for the RW noted that “militia members were spotted throughout the grounds providing unofficial security aid to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Some of those who were present could be identified by patches. Militias that were present included the 3% Militia, the Northern Nevada Militia, as well some members of the Boogaloo Movement.”

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  • EDITOR'S NOTE : The cover photo was originally by Daniel V. You can support him at moneyyy.me/$danielvmedia. You can support him at @danielvmedia on Twitter.

    On Sunday I arrived in Corbett, Oregon at around 1:37 in the afternoon. I was determined to either disprove the rumors or find evidence of armed militia forming checkpoints, roadblocks, or patrolling the area. What I found instead, early in the afternoon still, was what looked like a “typical American family” pulled over to the side of the road with their emergency blinkers on.

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