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.”Read more →
by ABNER HÄUGE
It started with the Douglas County Public Library’s relatively benign proposed statement against bigotry.
“The Douglas County Public Library denounces all acts of racism, violence and disregard for human rights. We support #BlackLivesMatter,” the statement reads in part.
“Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help. I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior,” Sheriff Daniel J. Coverley said in a letter to the library’s board of trustees.Read more →