National online network with Many self-described “oath enforcers” are threatening to release tactic of harassment, elected officials and government workers across the country, the Guardian said.
While the network’s founders insist the group is not violent or volunteer. But internal chats indicated that some members were planning to confront law enforcement and perceived political enemies.
The chats also stated that the white supremacist group and others involved in the volunteer movement aimed to capitalize on the group̵7;s success in recruiting indifferent Donald Trump supporters and The “QAnon” conspiracy movement, which is faced with various conspiracy theories. Materials and legal theory that are valid within the group.
The group’s founder, videoed and organized under the name Vince Edwards, lives off the grid in a remote corner of Costilla County in the high desert of Colorado. Arrest records since 2016 indicated that he was also using the name Christian Picolo, and other public records linked him to the name Vincent Edward Deluca.
Experts say Edwards’ resume reflects the potential dangers posed by the ideological spread. “Sovereign citizens” along with a lot of online propaganda that history included armed resistance against sheriffs in Costilla County in 2016.
Edwards initially published a printable video and flyer promoting the establishment of a “oath enforcement team” of at least 30 people in every county in the country in late January 2021, just weeks after attending a rally at the unit. National State Fair 6 January.
His initial video clearly attracted QAnon supporters, pointing out that Trump administration insider “Q” posted on the gnomic forum, a conspiracy-driven social activist, did not communicate with “Q”. Movement since December and instead “trust the plan “As the clans are charged to do so, they should begin to act.
Following the Capitol’s attacks, his efforts appear to reflect a growing group of grassroots rights activists.The Guardian met more than 3,100 members in 50-state telegram chats and national chats. Certain state-based groups in Texas, Washington and Alabama are active and have hundreds of members.
The group’s stated aims include posting Edwards-designed flyers, setting up a “Constitution Enforcement Group” to get everyone to distribute 1,000 Edwards fliers, and the creation of a local hotline to help “enforce our contracts. Do it with our public servants ”by interacting live streaming with them or making false legal claims against them.
In the introductory video entitled “OE Training,” Edwards encourages new recruits to the network to mimic the so-called “OE training”. “First Amendment Reviewers” (FAAs)
Professor Brian Levin, director of the Center for Hate and Extremism (CSHE) at California State University in San Bernardino, said in a phone conversation that the FAAs were the social media movement of liberal activists that ” To a sensitive place To see if law enforcement, security personnel or property owners will interfere with their activities, this is annoying. But usually not illegal “
At the same time, some local groups show that well-known extremists are seeing an opportunity for the bloc’s rapid growth.
For example, the Oregon Oath Enforcers group was joined on February 5 by Chester Doles of Dahlonega, Georgia Doles, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazi coalition, who was jailed in 1993 for assaulting black people. And later marched at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017.
Recently, Doles gained media attention as he and other members of the organization he is now leading, American Patriots USA, were among an armed group protesting outside the Georgia state agency on Jan. 6. Which was the action that brought Brad Raffensperger Secretary of State of Georgia Was demonized by far-right for his role in Georgia’s election count to flee the building.
In recent months, it has been reported that Doles has been trying to forge alliances with Three Percenters and other Georgia-based volunteer organizations.
Former member of the far-right Patriot Prayer Tusitala “Tiny” Toese attends the Oregon Oath Enforcers conversation on Feb. 9. The proud boy Toese is an outstanding and often violent participant in brawls. And Portland street protests throughout the Trump era. He was jailed in Clark County, Washington, last October after violating probation terms after having previously been convicted of unprotected assault on a man in Portland.
In a video message to the Oath Enforcers, Toese says: “You guys organize? Me and my people will be there to stand with you. ”
Elsewhere on the Telegraph channel, the Oath Enforcement Administration, Edward and others shared documents from multiple organizations across the country promoting the false legal and constitutional doctrines involved in the so-called sovereignty movement.
A document was presented as a self-styled human rights court decision, with orders to arrest a number of officials and philanthropists, including Anthony Fauci and Bill and Melinda Gates, on charges of genocide.
The sovereign citizen movement does not have a universally consistent set of beliefs. But most adherents believe in the United States’ erroneous alternative history, and the current law, in particular, reflects a conspiracy mandated by the mystical law. Many consider all legal powers and government agencies to be illegal.
In Oath Enforcers’ conversations, sovereignty doctrines are presented, along with the false beliefs about vaccination and mask, the assertion that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, and conspiracy theories about bridging. Tied between anti-fascist activists and powerful figures like billionaire George Soros.
Vince Edwards and Chester Doles did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In assessing intelligence and public statements, federal agencies have advised that sovereign citizens are a constant and specific threat to law enforcement officials.
Levin, an extremist researcher, said of the clear synergies between sovereign people and the most powerful white, “there is an alignment of the far-right extremist coalition”, where “law enforcement is viewed as” an alignment “. It is the arms of government that oppress in the same way. How the sovereign people viewed them decades ago “
Levin added, “It’s not just a rebranding ideology. But there are also many creative people, such as former Klan leader Chester Doles. ”
In a March 28 post on the Oregon Oath Enforcers page, one user posted a new, white nationalist commentator Vincent James’s description of clashes between anti-protesters and protesters on the far right street. In Salem the other day
One section of the post reads, “The police have never been and will never be your friend. They are also the regime of America. Not an affiliate “