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‘Think tank Political Research Associates recently mapped the connections between leaders in sheriff departments nationwide and far-right and anti-immigrant movements. PRA looked at sheriffs with connections to the “patriot” movement’s Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and Constitution Club as well as the anti-immigrant Federation for American Immigration Reform, two groups that the organization says encourage sheriffs “to become increasingly vocal supporters of right wing policies.”’

“According to the PRA, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is the “flagship organization for law enforcement” of the “patriot” movement, a loose collection of extremist anti-government groups and efforts that tend to be pro-conspiracy theory and anti-gun control.” 

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