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IREHR in Southern Poverty Law Center: “Texas Commission Bans Training by Constitutional Sheriffs Group” – July 19, 2023

By July 19, 2023July 28th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s work and research into the Constitutional Sheriff and Peace Officers Association was used by The Southern Poverty Law Center;

Author Rachel Goldwasser writes, “On July 6, 2021, the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR), an extremist watchdog group, reached out to TCOLE via email voicing concerns about future CSPOA trainings in Texas.”

Goldwasser continues, “In the email, IREHR pointed to CSPOA’s ideological belief that sheriffs ‘can usurp the judicial branch’s role in interpreting the Constitution and unilaterally override federal, state and local laws.’ They also shared some of the disturbing comments Mack has made over the years and pointed to a few of CSPOA’s ties to white supremacists and antisemitism.”

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Laura Gibbons

Author Laura Gibbons

Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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