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A photograph from an August 23, 1992, article in The Tennessean about an effort to build “a Southern headquarters in Middle Tennessee for the Aryan Nations.” Patton is identified in the photo as “Damien Patton, left on couch, who pleaded guilty to the drive-by shooting of the West End Synagogue.” Photo illustration:

CEO of Surveillance Firm Banjo Once Helped KKK Leader Shoot Up a Synagogue

Documents reveal Damien Patton, CEO of SoftBank-backed Banjo, admitted to being a neo-Nazi skinhead in his youth

In magazine profiles and on conference stages, Damien Patton, the 47-year-old co-founder and CEO of the surveillance startup Banjo, often recounts a…




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Matt Stroud is an investigative reporter and the author of Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High Tech Policing. Email: stroudjournalism AT gmail

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