In the most recent version of the “Three Percenters” Wikipedia page (found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Percenters) there are many falsehoods and inaccurate reporting that could be attributed to our organization and we feel we must set the record straight. We will address the many inaccuracies found throughout:
First, with the Charlottesville, Virginia Unite the Right Rally, the Wikipedia page claims that we were there providing security. This is false. We were not present during the “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville, VA in August of 2017. In fact, when we learned that the organizers of this rally had ties to white supremacy we issued a stand down order and told all of our members to not attend. Our organization will never stand with racist or white supremacy groups and organizations. Period. You can read our statement issued after the rally here: https://thethreepercenters.org/2017/08/ttpo-statement-regarding-the-violent-protests-in-charlottesville/12/
Second, the 2017 Oklahoma City bombing plot by Jerry Drake was attributed to us when Drake said he identified with the three percenters. Jerry Drake was never a member of our organization and our statement can be found here: https://thethreepercenters.org/2017/08/ttpo-statement-regarding-the-thwarted-oklahoma-city-bank-explosion-plot/14/
Third, the events that unfolded in Kentucky in May of 2020 that eventually led to the effigy of Governor Andy Beshear being hung from a tree had nothing to do with our organization. We were not present for any events of that day.
Fourth, the kidnapping plot of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer by a group known as the Wolverine Watchmen has somehow been attached to us through an individual known as Michael Jung who made the wild claim of being number two in command of our Wisconsin “branch”. We don’t have branches, we have state chapters, and Michael Jung has never been a member of our organization, and certainly never the State Assistant Leader of Wisconsin. Unfortunately, Bruce Vielmetti with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel never contacted us to verify this information. Vielmetti’s factually incorrect article that needs to be corrected or updated can be found here: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2020/10/09/three-percenter-hosted-wisconsin-training-michigan-men-plot-governor-whitmer/5938227002/ Also, our statement regarding the Michigan Governor’s kidnapping plot being unjustly attributed to our organization can be found here: https://thethreepercenters.org/2020/11/michigan-gov-kidnapping-plot-unjustly-attributed-to-ttpo/01/
Fifth, the last line on the Wikipedia page claims that “one man tied to the Three Percenter movement was arrested and charged with involvement of the attack” on the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. In reading the article linked to this statement, this man is identified as Robert Gieswein. Mr. Gieswein has never been a member of our organization, and again no one reached out to verify this information before publishing it. Our statement on Gieswein can be found here: https://thethreepercenters.org/2021/01/ttpo-statement-on-robert-gieswein/28/ Further, we have condemned the storming of the Capitol Building and the violence against police on January 6th many times on our blog. We are not violent and we are not antagonists. We did not participate in the violence and Capitol Building breach.
Finally, the page states that the website for “Three Percenters” is our website. We are only one of many Three Percenter groups. This should be updated.
For more information about who we are, and who we are not, click here: https://thethreepercenters.org/about-us/
Wikipedia dictates that leaders, members, and anyone even remotely associated with our organization cannot make changes to our Wikipedia page. We openly invite anyone on the outside to update and correct the page by referencing this statement.
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