ln case you're wondering why the Proud Boys hate group is planning to come to Salem five times, one reason is that City officials have been welcoming them with open arms.
Below is an email interchange citizen activist Jim Scheppke had with Salem's City Manager, Steve Powers, who oversees all City of Salem employees, including those in the Police Department.
You'll see that Powers makes some clearly false statements about previous Proud Boys marches on city streets without a permit.
First, here's Scheppke's message to Powers. I highlighted Scheppke's "fact check" remarks in red.