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“In another predictor of potential flare-ups, data compiled by Political Research Associates, which monitors extreme right-wing groups across the country, found that sheriffs in Amador, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Lassen, Siskiyou and Tehama counties have been identified as aligned with the Patriot Movement. The movement is a loose coalition of nationalist groups, many of them far-right armed militias. In their email, Kishi and Stall stated that militia groups often rely on tacit support from local law enforcement departments and ‘many others claim to have direct communications with them.’”

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