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I’ve posted about radicalized current & former members of law enforcement previously, but today’s article from @CBC underscores the seriousness of the problem. Full article here:… #CoupTruxKlan #EmergenciesAct #FluTruxKlan #cdnpoli #RCMP
Once again I highly recommend the entire 3 prt series by @willcarless & Michael Corey. This investigation into radicalized members of 🇺🇸 law enforcement was written in 2019. 2 yrs b4 #January6th.…
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Remember this clip? The uber friendly @rcmpgrcpolice officer telling Elliott McDavid at the #CouttsBlockade how he supports what they’re doing? Seditious disruption of cross border trade because they ideologically buy into the toxic disinfo of an op?
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1/6. I decided to write an oped about the #couttsblockade seizure. @edmontonjournal published it today.

Among the items found in the #Coutts seizure is a vest emblazoned with the INFIDEL patch. It says much about where these guys are coming from.…
2/6. I tweeted before on how the INFIDEL patch is an Islamophobic symbol that first became a fashion statement in the US military.

I confirmed this with Chris Rodda of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation in DC.

She said it's part of the military's "crusader subculture."
3/6. The patch is very popular among Islamophobic, far-right groups.

As I note in the piece, some from the Wolves of Odin wore it to the Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton when they were trying to intimidate Muslims.
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1/4. Social media searches of those arrested at #couttsblockade reveals a lot about motives and ideology.

One arrested is Jaclyn Martin. A FB page with that name features videos from Coutts, like one of cops moving in.

Chances of this being another Jaclyn Martin is thin.
2/4. Tellingly, she posted a vid of extreme right, race war preacher Jeremy Mackenzie, "Raging Dissident," who's been banned multiple times on YouTube, among other platforms.

In one clip, MacKenzie says BJ Dichter & convoy leaders are too close to Conservative Party, too soft.
3/4. Like Sovereign Citizens who see law as an imposition unless consented to, there's a lot of Jan 6 vibes.
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My first time listening to .@RaquelDancho - she's hitting the nail on the head with some points (no response from elected officials) and quite well spoken. Might not agree with her party's policies all the time but I'm impressed - future party leader?

#ottawa #cndpoli
I know in #Alberta, hundreds of constituents have written their UCP MLA's & no response. Multiple letters and either no response or finally one, but it's a copy and paste push off - nothing to address their personalized concerns. The frustration does make sense.

#ableg #abpoli
In terms of @RaquelDancho saying ppl losing jobs b/c of the vaccine; if employers want to put these measures into place that is their choice. As it's a choice if workers choose not to get vaccinated - or pee in a cup for drug/alcohol tests for the jobs that require it.
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