Elected US officials, police chiefs, military personnel named on leaked Oath Keepers membership list
Elected US officials, police chiefs, military personnel named on leaked Oath Keepers membership list A new report has revealed the names of hundreds of US law enforcement officers, elected officials and military members appear on the leaked membership rolls of a far-right extremist group that is accused of playing a key role in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol. Key points: The list includes more than 80 people who were running for, or served in, public office More than two dozen people associated with the Oath Keepers were charged in connection with the Capitol attack Appearing in the Oath Keepers' database doesn't prove that a person was an active member The Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism pored over more than 38,000 names on leaked Oath Keepers membership lists and identified more than 370 peopleit believed were still working in law enforcement agencies — including as police chiefs and sheriffs — as well as more than 100 people who are currently members of the military. It also identified more than 80 people who were running for, or had served in public office, as of early August. The membership information was compiled into a database published by the transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets. Release of the data raises fresh concerns about the presence of extremists in law enforcement and the military, who are tasked with enforcing laws and protecting the US. It's especially problematic for public servants to be associated with extremists at a time when lies about the 2020 election are fuelling threats of violence against lawmakers and institutions. "Even for those who claimed to have left the organisation when it began to employ more aggressive tactics in 2014, it is important to remember that the Oath Keepers have espoused extremism since their founding, and this fact was not enough to deter these individuals from signing up," the report said. Appearing in the Oath Keepers' database does not prove that a person was ever an active member of the group nor that they share its ideology. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-08/elected-officials-police-chiefs-on-leaked-oath-keepers-list/101416982
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