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CSUSB professor comments on lawsuit filed against extremist groups linked to Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol
Dec. 14, 2021
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, commented on D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filing a civil lawsuit targeting the extremist groups the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers over their involvement in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“Unlike others whose violence was either more spontaneous or associations more informal, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers were allegedly far more organized and premeditated with respect to their illegal conduct,” said Levin, a professor of criminal justice.
Read the complete article at “DC attorney general sues Proud Boys, Oath Keepers over the Capitol riot.”
Ranking Wyoming GOP member’s involvement with extremist group Oath Keepers is ‘disturbing,’ CSUSB professor says
Dec. 14, 2021
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article about a whistleblower naming several prominent Wyoming residents as members of the extremist group the Oath Keepers. He commented on Wyoming Republican Party Chairman William “Frank” Eathorne being included on the list. Eathorne’s alleged membership is significant, according to Levin.
“It is disturbing that someone of such a high political position would be affiliated with the Oath Keepers, who have about 20 members facing charges out of the Capitol insurrection and who promote the idea of Second Amendment ‘insurrectionism’ — which means they can revolt when they subjectively believe that the government has become tyrannical,” Levin said.
Read the complete article at “Whistleblower list names Wyo GOP chair, others as Oath Keepers.”
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