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FEATURING SAM JACKSON – Amidst Black Lives Matter protests aimed at police brutality this past year were numerous rightwing armed groups that showed up in the streets. One of those, the Oath Keepers, is among the most prominent. The group of mostly white men, claiming to defend the American republic, the U.S. Constitution, and liberty itself, have shown up dressed in military-style fatigues, often armed. Many fear they will appear at the polls ahead of and during the November 3rd election. Our next guest has written the first book-length investigation into the Oath Keepers.

For information on voter intimidation laws, visit the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University, or click HERE for fact sheets by state detailing what kinds of conduct could constitute voter intimidation, and what to do if you experience voter intimidation.

Sam Jackson, assistant professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany. His new book is called Oath Keepers: Patriotism and the Edge of Violence in a Right-Wing Antigovernment Group.

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