World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 17 Mar, 2021 17:00 am

Capitol Police suspend officer after anti-Semitic book discovered at Capitol Hill security checkpoint

Capitol Police suspend officer after anti-Semitic book discovered at Capitol Hill security checkpoint
Zach Fisch, a Jewish staffer for New York Democratic Representative Mondaire Jones, discovered a printed paper copy of the infamous “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” on the desk of a Capitol police officer.

” Two other developments underscore the close relationship between far-right and fascistic groups, including the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, and the police and military.On Sunday, Fresno, California, Police Chief Paco Balderrama announced an internal affairs investigation and placed Fresno cop and admitted Proud Boys member Rick Fitzgerald on leave after footage emerged of Fitzgerald at a protest the previous Sunday.Fitzgerald has confirmed that he was a recent member of the Proud Boys, but said he left the group in order to start the “Sons of 76.” Speaking of the Proud Boys, Fitzgerald said he did not “disparage them and what they do,” and encouraged others to join them or the “III Percenters,” another fascist group.

He said he was no longer a member of the Proud Boys because he wanted to do something, “a little more proactive in the community.On Sunday, Zach Fisch, the chief of staff for New York Democratic Representative Mondaire Jones, discovered a copy of the notorious anti-Semitic propaganda screed, “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” on the desk of a Capitol Police officer.

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