记者调查发现,美国的一些警察,在线上有着另一副可怕面孔。

互联网时代,几乎人人都玩社交媒体。披好几个马甲混迹不同社群,也是常有的事。

白天是老师,晚上是摇滚乐队粉丝;线下是医生,线上是二次元动漫迷……每个人都有各自的爱好,只要不违法乱纪,想怎么“变身”都可以。

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但是,外媒最近的报道里,却揭露了一件细思极恐的事情。

他们掀开了美国的执法人员——警察——在社交媒体上的另一副面孔。

种族主义,性别歧视,仇恨,白人至上,宗教极端……

令人瞠目结舌。

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杂志The Root今天刊登了这样一篇文章:“报告显示,有数百名警察是Facebook上种族主义团体的成员”

Investigative journalists have discovered hundreds of law enforcement officers around the country who are active in members-only Facebook groups that are based on racism and hate.

调查记者发现,美国各地有数百名执法人员活跃在Facebook的某些小组中。这些私密小组基于种族主义与仇恨而建立,并且只接受小组成员访问。

Reveal, a news website site run by the nonprofit Center for Investigative Journalism recently completed a monthslong investigation into police officers’ involvement with extremism on Facebook.

非营利的调查新闻中心旗下的网站“揭露”(Reveal) 最近完成了一项历时数月的调查,旨在弄清美国警察与Facebook上的极端主义人员是否有所勾连。

▲Report: Hundreds of Police Officers Belong to Racist Facebook Groups (via The Root)

▲调查新闻网站“揭露”(Reveal) 关于此事的报告页面 (via revealnews.org)

要知道,Facebook曾经是允许用户下载其他用户的数据的。

故此,调查记者们筛选了一些私密的小组,想方设法加入了这些小组,并悄悄下载了小组中的成员数据。

记者们主要选择了以下两类的小组:

1. Extremist groups like “White Lives Matter,” “Ban the NAACP” and “Death to Islam Undercover”

“白人的生命很重要”“禁止全国有色人种协进会”“伊斯兰卧底去死”等极端组织

2. Private groups that only allowed police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and/or corrections officers to join.

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只允许警察、司法长官代表和(或)狱警参加的私密组织

▲Report: Hundreds of Police Officers Belong to Racist Facebook Groups

也就是说,记者选择的第一类是极端组织,第二类是警察团体

接下来的事情,就是寻找两类小组的重合用户——

The journalists then wrote software that cross-referenced the two separate lists to see if any of the cops on their list also belonged to the cyber-hate groups. They expected that they would get a few hits.

记者们编写软件,交叉引用这两份名单,看名单上的警察是否也属于那些网络仇恨组织。他们原本以为,这样的做法也许会有点收获,但也就仅此而已。

They got more than 14,000.

结果,他们发现了14000多个匹配的用户。(数据大得触目惊心)

▲Report: Hundreds of Police Officers Belong to Racist Facebook Groups

——也就是说,14000多名警察加入了那些私密的极端小组。

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之后,在经过进一步如修正错误信息、卧底排除等筛查后,调查记者最终确定了400名和线上极端小组有“石锤”的警察。(“They ultimately found nearly 400 active users who fit that description.”)

比如以下几个——

1. Geoffery Crosby, a guard at one of America’s toughest prisons, the Angola Prison in Louisiana. Crosby allegedly belonged to 56 extremist groups.

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1、杰弗里·克罗斯比,美国最严厉的监狱之一——路易斯安那州安哥拉监狱——的看守。据称,克罗斯比是56个极端组织的成员。

2. Will Weisenberger, a sheriffs deputy in Madison County, Miss., who belonged to “White Lives Matter” and was involved in a lawsuit that accused him of systematic racism in his policing. He is also accused of punching an already-handcuffed black man in the face and told investigators that he “may have used the n-word.”

2、威尔·韦森伯格,密西西比州麦迪逊县的副警长。他是“白人的生命很重要”小组的成员。他还卷入了一场诉讼,被人指控在执法过程中存在系统性的种族歧视。他还被指控打了一名戴着手铐的黑人男子的脸,并告诉调查人员,他“可能暴出了歧视黑人的粗口”。

3. Lt. Richard Moravec, who belonged to an Islamophobic group. As a Chicago police officer, Moravec has been the subject of 70 allegations including criminal misconduct and excessive force.

3、理查德·莫拉维克中尉,芝加哥警官,也是某恐伊斯兰组织的成员。莫瑞维克受到了70项指控,包括犯罪性不当行为和过度使用武力。

……

▲Report: Hundreds of Police Officers Belong to Racist Facebook Groups

名单还有很多,越看越可怕。

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在整理出这份名单后,调查记者们联系了美国许多警察部门,将这些在Facebook上加入了极端团体的警察曝了光。

据悉,一些被曝光的警察已被解雇,一些正在接受调查,还有一些警察部门辩称这是“私人问题”,对此避而不谈,有的则干脆拒绝置评。(“Some were fired, other departments opened investigations, some refused to discuss personnel matters and others declined to comment at all.”) 

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看到这样的调查结果,美国网友们也是愤怒不已……

@bassguitarhero:

Cue hundreds of police departments across the country simultaneously releasing statements saying, “This is not who we are…”

全国数百个警察部门同时发布声明称:“这说的不是我们……”

@cdwag14:

Combined with thousands of citizens responding with “Yes hell it is.”

然后成千上万市民回复:“是的,见鬼去吧!”

@Babylon System:

I am sure they will ALL just get shamed with “desk duty” or paid leave.

这些警察们会有什么后果呢?只是用“做笔录”和带薪休假来“羞辱”他们一番吧!(指这些警察不会得到相应的惩罚)

@cdwag14:

I know these lowlife mother f**kers were emboldened by the election of Trump. Not that they weren’t unrepentant scumbags before but now they were thinking “Someone that thinks just like we do is now in charge.”

我知道,特朗普的当选给这群卑鄙的混蛋壮了胆。不是说以前他们就不是毫无悔意的败类,而是现在他们可以这样想:(反正)有个和我们想法一样的家伙在掌权呢。”