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#Alameda Sheriff Retweets and Follows Nazi Accounts

On the night of August 14 (two days after Heather Heyer was murdered in Charlottesville) at around 10:40pm, the official Twitter account of the Alameda County (California) Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) retweeted a video of a press conference organized by Richard Spencer, the icon of the white supremacist “alt-right” movement. The retweet dubbed the press conference with a “Unite the Right” hashtag — the same slogan that white supremacist groups used to mobilize people to Charlottesville, VA, which resulted in the tragic murder of an anti-racist demonstrator by a white supremacist.

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Screenshot of the Tweet by Alameda County (California) Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) @ACSOSheriffs. The Retweet of Richard Spencer’s tweet was deleted after a shitstorm.

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