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wcarless511 karma

For me, it was the lack of action from some police departments to our findings. For example, we identified an NYPD officer who was posting some really troubling stuff in a bunch of vile "Men's rights" groups. We had overwhelming evidence that the guy we identified was an NYPD cop, but the department investigated and said that they didn't think it was him. They wouldn't tell us why, or how they came to that conclusion. There's also the Portland Police Bureau officer who we found posting troubling content. His department basically said that because he posted this stuff before joining the department, they wouldn't do anything about it. That was shocking for me.

wcarless113 karma

I've been hit with a ton of casual threats on Twitter and a few on Facebook, but nothing too serious as yet -- mainly along the lines of "be careful who you threaten and expose bro." Pretty standard considering the stuff we cover

wcarless77 karma

This is really, really hard to answer because it's really, really hard to measure. I can't give you a factual answer to your specific question.

But I can say that white supremacist groups have, increasingly, made it their playbook to infiltrate law enforcement and other powerful organizations. This is a well-documented trend that came to force in the 1980s. Well known white supremacists are on-record as promoting this infiltration as the best way to get their ideas into the mainstream. So, I can't prove it, I don't have data to say it's increasing or decreasing, but it's certainly the plan of action for these people.

wcarless47 karma

Yeah, I consider myself a journalist. And I think you might want to do some research into what "doxxing" actually means. Journalists have been investigating, and revealing powerful people doing irresponsible things for hundreds of years. That's not doxxing.

wcarless21 karma

I'm always surprised when people say things like this to journalists. See my response above, but I see our very job as being to point out the flaws in societal structures and to shed light on problems that exist. I literally don't understand why anybody would think this is a bad thing? How can it not be a good thing to expose problems and flaws in something so fundamental as law enforcement? And how does society not benefit from knowing more about those flaws? This viewpoint baffles me