‘I Am On Your Side’: How the Police Gave Armed Groups a Pass in 2020

Armed groups showed up to scores of racial justice protests since May. Our video shows how police officers at times let them operate freely.

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A Sudden Spray of Bullets: Reconstructing a U.S. Task Force’s Killing of an Antifa Activist

President Trump praised the killing of Michael Reinoehl, suspected of fatally shooting a far-right protester, as “retribution.” Our investigation found that officers may have shot without warning or seeing a gun.

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Fatal Shooting in Denver Amid Dueling Protests, Police Say

The police said it was not immediately clear whether the shooting was connected to opposing rallies by far-right and far-left activists.

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Delayed Homeland Security Report Warns of ‘Lethal’ White Supremacy

An annual assessment that a whistle-blower said was withheld for months did not hold back on the threat from violent extremists and tagged Russia as the primary source of disinformation.

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Portland Protests Get Underway as Proud Boys Gather for Rally

The Oregon governor declared an emergency in advance of the event hosted by a right-wing group with a history of violence at protests. Local Black activists planned an event nearby.

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Portland Prepares for Violent Showdowns, Proud Boys and Tear Gas

The nation’s divisive political scene has increasingly spilled from social media into public rallies. Portland is bracing for possible violent clashes between far-right and left-wing activists.

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Flames That Won’t Die Out So Easily

Conspiracy theories about antifa arson are a symptom of a deeper unraveling, and a sign of danger ahead.

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FBI Director Warns of Russian Interference, White Supremacist Violence

The testimony contradicted efforts by President Trump and other officials to downplay the threats.

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Whose America Is It?

“Apocalyptic terms” have taken over the 2020 election, with potentially dangerous implications.

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Trump’s Shredding of Civil Liberties Won’t Stop With Antifa

An American was killed by federal agents and the president called it “retribution.” We are so far gone.

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Veterans Fortify the Ranks of Militias Aligned With Trump’s Views

The vast majority of veterans do not join militias, but some fast-growing militias have many veterans among their ranks.

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As Antifa Rumors Spread in Oregon, Residents Defied Evacuation Orders

A tumultuous summer of protests has become a complication in the wildfires raging around Portland.

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False Rumors That Activists Set Wildfires Exasperate Officials

Law enforcement agencies said claims on social media that antifascist activists had set fires on the West Coast were unfounded.

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In His Last Hours, Portland Murder Suspect Said He Feared Arrest

Law enforcement agents killed Michael Forest Reinoehl while trying to arrest him for the shooting death of a supporter of a far-right group.

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Michael Forest Reinoehl, Suspect in Portland Shooting, Is Killed by Officers

Law enforcement agents killed Michael Forest Reinoehl while trying to arrest him, four officials said. He was being investigated in the fatal shooting of a supporter of a far-right group.

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Planeload of ‘Thugs’? Barr Skirts Trump’s Claim but Suggests Rioters Targeted D.C.

The attorney general, while refraining from endorsing the president’s incendiary conspiracy theory, broadly reinforced his assertions about violence that has occurred alongside protests.

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Fact Checking Trump’s Statements on Protests and Violence

The president has wrongly claimed credit for sending in the National Guard. He has also made misleading assertions in attacking his Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Trump Spread Multiple Conspiracy Theories on Monday. Here Are Their Roots.

The unfounded ideas have been circulating online for months.

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Trump’s Multiple Conspiracy Theories in Fox News Interview. Here Are Their Roots

The unfounded ideas have been circulating online for months.

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Trump Administration Promise to Focus on Extremism Remains Unfulfilled

A year after the Department of Homeland Security promised to focus more on violent extremism, the plan to carry out that shift remains hidden while the atmosphere worsens.

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Trump Fans Strife as Unrest Roils the U.S.

The president plans to visit to Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, unwelcome by officials in a state pivotal to the election, to condemn what he calls “left-wing mobs.”

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A Long History of Language That Incites and Demonizes

President Trump has employed provocative and sometimes incendiary words and images to focus attention on demonstrations and away from the human and economic costs of the pandemic.

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From Antifa to Mothers in Helmets, Diverse Elements Fuel Portland Protests

Protesters have been in the streets for more than 50 consecutive days. Federal agents deployed to Portland have hardened their resolve to stay there.

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How False Antifa Protest Rumors Spread

Claims about the involvement of anti-fascist activists in protests of racism show the many ways false information spreads inside communities online.

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Facebook Removes Trump Ads Displaying Symbol Used by Nazis

Nazis used a red triangle to classify political prisoners during World War II. The Trump campaign said the red triangle in its Facebook ads was associated with antifa, a claim experts rejected.

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When Antifa Hysteria Sweeps America

The panic is a measure of how deluded public discourse has become.

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Federal Arrests Show No Sign that Antifa Plotted Protests

Despite claims by President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr, there is scant evidence that loosely organized anti-fascists are a significant player in protests.

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Tom Cotton Duped The Times With His Op-Ed

A news organization is not a public square any more than Facebook or Twitter is.

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One America News [OANN], The Network That Spreads Conspiracies to the West Wing

President Trump amplified OANN’s false claim about Martin Gugino, 75, who was hospitalized after being shoved to the ground by the police.

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One America News, the Network That Spreads Conspiracies to the West Wing

President Trump amplified OANN’s false claim about Martin Gugino, 75, who was hospitalized after being shoved to the ground by the police.

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Trump Falsely Targets Buffalo Protester, 75, as ‘Antifa Provocateur’

The president attacked Martin Gugino even as the activist was in the hospital recovering from a head wound sustained when the police shoved him to the ground.

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Matt Gaetz Tweet Gets Twitter Warning Label for Glorifying Violence

The post, from Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, had likened protesters to terrorists and called for them to be hunted down.

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Misinformation About George Floyd Protests Surges on Social Media

In the universe of false online information, Mr. Floyd remains alive and George Soros is to blame for the protests.

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What Is Antifa? Trump Wants to Declare It a Terror Group

President Trump’s announcement on Twitter brought renewed attention to the anti-fascist protesters he has blamed for inciting violence at protests.

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