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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 01:37 PM

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

Source: The Guardian

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents

Sam Levin in San Francisco
Fri 9 Feb 2018 12.00 GMT

California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters and sought the prosecution of activists with “anti-racist” beliefs, court documents show.

The records, which also showed officers expressing sympathy with white supremacists and trying to protect a neo-Nazi organizer’s identity, were included in a court briefing from three anti-fascist activists who were charged with felonies after protesting at a Sacramento rally. The defendants were urging a judge to dismiss their case and accused California police and prosecutors of a “cover-up and collusion with the fascists”.

Defense lawyers said the case at the state capital offers the latest example of US law enforcement appearing to align with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups while targeting anti-fascist activists and Donald Trump protesters after violent clashes.

“It is shocking and really angering to see the level of collusion and the amount to which the police covered up for the Nazis,” said Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley teacher and anti-fascist organizer after participating in the June 2016 Sacramento rally, where she said she was stabbed and bludgeoned in the head. “The people who were victimized by the Nazis were then victimized by the police and the district attorneys.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/09/california-police-white-supremacists-counter-protest

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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 01:40 PM

1. It's official: we live in the matrix.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 01:49 PM

2. Largely racist police forces saving people from racist nazis ? How's that working out?

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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 02:23 PM

3. disgusting...

but not surprising...

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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 02:55 PM

4. Yvette Felarca is a hero

She should be in office, not in jail.

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