Michael Corey is Reveal's senior data editor. He leads a team of data journalists who seek to distill large datasets into compelling and easily understandable stories using the tools of journalism, statistics and programming. His specialties include mapping, the U.S.-Mexico border, scientific data and working with remote sensing. Corey's work has been honored with an Online Journalism Award, an Emmy Award, a Polk Award, an IRE Medal and other national awards. He previously worked for the Des Moines Register and graduated from Drake University. He is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
Not a single department has said it disciplined an officer for Islamophobic posts or membership in an anti-Islam group.
We downloaded data from Facebook and asked a question: How many people were members of at least one extremist group and at least one police group?
Our analysis includes some of the most extensive evidence yet that militias are drawing support – and membership – from within U.S. law enforcement.
Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia
Officers in law enforcement agencies across the country have joined private hate groups on Facebook, participating in the spread of extremism.
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