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mcoreycir238 karma

For me it was the pervasiveness of unapologetic Islamophobia. It's something that all the types of groups we looked at seemed to agree on, and it's the thing people were least ashamed of. And really shockingly, departments didn't seem to be that concerned that their officers might be prejudiced against an entire religion.

mcoreycir75 karma

I outlined some of the technical part of this in another answer, but I don't think it's possible to use our results as a statistical finding or fraction. Basically the question we started with is could we find police officers in extremist groups. The answer is definitely yes. But we certainly didn't get all the extremist groups or all the police groups, and we would never be able to confirm our findings to our own standards for all of the potential hits we could find. Also: not all police officers are on Facebook, and not all of them make it known on their Facebook page that they are police officers.

A single police officer who is empowered by society to arrest or kill someone can have a very outsized effect on a person or a community, so it's especially important that they are held to a high standard.

And now that we have reported our findings to these departments, the thing to watch is their reactions. Are they responsive? Do they take action? That to me says a lot about how committed they are to protecting the rights of the citizens they are supposed to protect and serve.

mcoreycir60 karma

1) Thanks for the website plug!

2) We are nonprofit.

3) I don't think you understand what doxing is.

mcoreycir56 karma

Putting a public official's name in the paper after a year of extensive research and after giving them multiple opportunities to comment is pretty much the opposite of doxxing.

mcoreycir48 karma

Gonna retire and get a place in Cabo. Agiprop pays so, so well. I mean, seriously? Is that really what you think we do all day? Propaganda sounds way easier and less time-consuming.