A San Diego man’s phone leads to extremist group and Georgia sheriff’s deputy: FBI
Person using a cell phone (AFP)

SAN DIEGO —When the FBI began scrolling through the cellphone of a San Diego man arrested on weapons charges last summer, they stumbled onto a violent extremist group and a Georgia sheriff’s deputy at its center, according to federal authorities. Calling itself “Shadow Moses,” the group communicated via text message about a theoretical civil war, militia training, weapons manufacturing and explosives, according to an FBI affidavit. Then-Wilkinson County sheriff’s Deputy Cody Griggers stood out as a group member who rationalized violence with rhetoric steeped in white supremacist and far-right ...