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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Two men linked to 'boogaloo' movement charged in U.S. courthouse guard killing
AllInThaGame 09:05 AM 06-18-2020
That's right, two men of the RWNJ Movement known as the "Boogaloos," decided to gun down law enforcement. Bunch of clowns...

Two men linked to 'boogaloo' movement charged in U.S. courthouse guard killing

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two men inspired by the militant anti-government “boogaloo” movement have been charged in the drive-by killing of a federal courthouse guard in Oakland, California, last month during a night of nearby protests against police brutality, court records showed on Tuesday.

One of the men, U.S. Air Force Sergeant Steven Carrillo, 32, had already been charged with killing a sheriff’s deputy in a violent confrontation with law enforcement in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains that ended in his arrest on June 6.

On Monday, federal prosecutors charged him with murder in the fatal ambush of Federal Protective Service officer David Patrick Underwood, who was gunned down at his guard post outside Oakland’s U.S. courthouse on May 29.

Carrillo also was charged with the attempted murder of a second guard injured in the Oakland attack, which unfolded blocks away from demonstrations and civil unrest over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis days earlier.

Carrillo’s suspected accomplice, Robert Alvin Justus Jr., 30, was charged with aiding and abetting the Oakland attack. He was arrested, according to an FBI affidavit filed in the case, after confessing to driving the van from which Carrillo opened fire on the two uniformed guards.

Justus was not implicated in the events a week later that led to Carrillo’s arrest - a deadly ambush on California sheriff’s deputies, an ensuing gunbattle with police and a failed carjacking getaway attempt.

Carrillo was charged last week in state court with one count of murder, eight counts of attempted murder, and various other offenses, including the making and detonating of pipe bombs.

Court papers filed in the case linked both men with the far-right boogaloo ideology whose followers see the U.S. government as an enemy bent on confiscating the guns they need in the event of civil war, a violent uprising or collapse of society.

The FBI affidavit said Carrillo appeared to have used his own blood to scrawl the word “BOOG” - shorthand for boogaloo - and the phrase “I became unreasonable” on the hood of a car he sought to hijack before he was apprehended near the central California town of Ben Lomond.

A search of his vehicle, the same van tied to the Oakland shooting, turned up a ballistic vest with a boogaloo insignia patch, according to the FBI. Authorities also seized an assault rifle equipped with a silencer, a gun they said was used in both killings.

The FBI said the two defendants met on Facebook and that Carrillo wrote in an online chat the night before the Oakland shooting that the street protests over Floyd’s death presented “a great opportunity” to stage an attack.

The affidavit quoted Justus as replying: “let’s boogie,” which, according to the FBI, signified an “agreement and affirmation to engage in attacks on law enforcement personnel in accordance with boogaloo ideology.”

Three other suspected followers of the boogaloo movement were arrested earlier this month by federal authorities and charged with planning to incite violence and destruction during protests in Las Vegas.
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F150 09:11 AM 06-18-2020
is a movement like 3 people and a funny name?
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AllInThaGame 09:17 AM 06-18-2020
Originally Posted by F150:
is a movement like 3 people and a funny name?
You know, you could just look it up. But no, instead it's the completely disingenuous, "like 3 people?"

No, it's a heckuva lot more than that.... from wiki:

Groups in the boogaloo movement do not have a strong unifying ideology.[10][24] The groups are generally described as far-right or alt-right, although some groups have also been described as libertarian or anarchist.[28] Members of boogaloo groups typically believe in accelerationism, and support any action that will speed impending civil war and eventually the collapse of society.[4][9][10] According to The Economist, to this end boogaloo group members have supported the "spreading of disinformation and conspiracy theories, attacks on infrastructure (such as that on New York’s 311 line) and lone-wolf terrorism."[4] J.J. MacNab, a George Washington University fellow researching anti-government extremist groups, notes that opinions on racism and attitudes towards law enforcement are among the views that differ the most between groups in the movement.[27] Some groups are also white supremacist or neo-Nazi and specifically believe that the unrest will be a race war, but there are others that condemn racism.[14] Attempts by some elements of the Boogaloo movement to support anti-racist groups, such as Black Lives Matter, have been met with wariness and skepticism.[13][6]

Some participants in the movement claim that the group and its ideology are nothing more than online jokes, however, law enforcement and researchers maintain that people connected to the groups have been implicated in plans to commit real-world violence.[31][32] The Tech Transparency Project has observed that, while public posts on boogaloo Facebook pages tend to be satirical, members of private boogaloo groups "exchang[e] detailed information and tactics on how to organize and execute a revolt against American authorities." Some of the private groups ban the sharing of memes to keep conversation focused on serious topics.[22] The NCRI has also commented on the mix of serious and joking content, writing, "This ambiguity is a key feature of the problem: Like a virus hiding from the immune system, the use of comical-meme language permits the network to organize violence secretly behind a mirage of inside jokes and plausible deniability."[2][10]
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rabblerouser 09:21 AM 06-18-2020
Originally Posted by F150:
is a movement like 3 people and a funny name?
The LWNJs had to create something that is the illogical inverse of BLM and Antifa...
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AllInThaGame 09:29 AM 06-18-2020
Originally Posted by rabblerouser:
The LWNJs had to create something that is the illogical inverse of BLM and Antifa...
Take it up with the FBI, bub.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/...rebombing-plot

The three military veterans marched through the woods near Lake Mead, about 25 miles southeast of the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip. Their intended destination: a park ranger station at the National Recreation Area.

The men – an Army reservist, a former Navy seaman and a one-time Air Force airman – wanted to scout out the station and, the FBI said, assess it as a target for a possible firebombing.

Despite detailed planning, the plot never came about. The men moved on, with aims to disrupt the economy and cause chaos at protests over the death of George Floyd, according to an FBI criminal complaint.

The switch in targets shows a movement willing to latch on to other opportunities to achieve their goal, a new civil war.

And all three suspects, arrested on May 30, have military backgrounds. Stephen “Kiwi” Parshall, 35, is a former Navy sailor from Las Vegas; 23-year-old Andrew Lynam is a U.S. Army Reservist from Henderson, Nevada, and William Loomis, 40, is a former airman in the U.S. Air Force from Las Vegas.

The alleged actions are detailed in a 15-page criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. The men are being held in the Clark County, Nevada, Jail. They are scheduled for arraignment June 15.

‘Boogaloo’ arrests
Others associated with the boogaloo movement have also been arrested in recent months. All had the same focus on antigovernment attacks and fomenting a civil war, even if the targets and methods varied.

Bradley Bunn, a military veteran from Loveland, Colorado, is charged with possession of an explosive device.

Chevy McGee, a self-described “boogaloo boi” from Fort Collins, Colorado, told KCNC-TV in Denver that Bunn was “one of our boys.”

A self-proclaimed boogaloo boi from Bowie County, Texas, was arrested in April. Police said Aaron Swenson, 37, was charged with making a terroristic threat against a peace officer, after Swenson “posted a Facebook Live video stating he was going to ambush and murder a Peace Officer.”

A Cleveland, Ohio, man, 20-year-old Christian Ferguson, planned to incite an uprising that would lead to the imposition of martial law and thus the next civil war, the FBI said in a criminal complaint.

Agents said Ferguson wanted to ambush police officers answering a fake domestic violence call only to find themselves surrounded by armed militiamen.

“And the officers would have to put their pistols on the ground or get shot by the count of ten,” Ferguson said. He also “hoped we don’t have to put them down, but I will do it if I have to.”

Ferguson went so far as to perform a “dry run” of his plan in the Cuyahoga National Park on May 8. The people working with Ferguson that day were FBI informants. Agents arrested Ferguson later that day and charged him with plotting to kidnap or kill police officers in order to steal their equipment.

Boogaloo followers also attended a gun rights protest in January in Richmond, Virginia. That rally drew more than 20,000 people, including militia members, the Proud Boys and several Constitutional Sheriffs to protest proposed gun legislation.

Symbolic targets
The choice of a Bureau of Land Management station brought the trio arrested recently – associated with the loose boogaloo movement – in line with a part of the antigovernment movement. Its followers see the agency as a symbol of federal overreach.

Although the boogaloo movement – an online subculture with some racist roots that focuses on inciting violent conflicts with government authorities – has made multiple appearances at protests across the country, it is largely composed of diffuse groups with little to no explicit organizational affiliation.

Nevertheless, the movement’s origins in far-right racist and extremist circles have manifested in a common target of attack for several groups of “Boog Bois:” federal lands.

William Potter Gale pushed “Posse Comitatus” in the 1970s, centered on a radical belief in the illegitimacy of the federal government fused with the racist Christian Identity ideology.

Since then, individuals associated with the “Patriot” movement have waged a violent war on public lands, particularly targeting infrastructure in parks and forests and federal agents with the Bureau of Land Management and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Protests and bombs have been the preferred tactics in the war on public lands. An unoccupied Bureau of Land Management office in Reno, Nevada, suffered roof damage after someone threw a bomb onto the roof of the building in 1993.

Since then, sporadic bombings and armed standoffs between antigovernment activists and federal officials have taken place.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family, supported by Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, had confrontations with federal agents in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Those disputes culminated in the death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, an antigovernment activist who was killed after reaching for a gun in the closing days of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016.

Expanding focus
During the planning for the attack on the ranger station, Lyman said the group wanted to violently overthrow the United States government.

FBI special agent Blake Vogt said Lynam and Parshall went to the May 9 protest called “ReOpen Nevada” wearing military tactical gear. The two planned to take part in a similar protest on May 16.

In between, Vogt wrote, both men talked of following the guidelines in the Irish Republican Army’s “Green Book.” The book spells out the need for secrecy, tactics and missions used by the IRA during its fight against the British military.

“They indicated they wanted the government to show its hand,” Vogt wrote of the men.

The group talked of using fireworks, smoke bombs and noisemakers placed at various spots before a protest, which would then be activated to cause a panic and confrontation between police and protesters, according to the FBI complaint.

Logistical considerations and fears of police surveillance caused the group to drop that idea and a related plan. Loomis allegedly joined the group May 19 and took part in the May 23 hike to scout the ranger station.

“Loomis indicated he was actively looking to disrupt the United States government,” Vogt wrote. “Loomis indicated he was previously part of several militia groups but left because of inactivity.”

The men intended to break the windows and firebomb the ranger station, using two to carry out the attack and others to work in support roles, such as blocking roadways, Vogt wrote.

After deciding that the ranger station at Lake Mead had too many cameras, Lyman, Loomis and Parshall reportedly looked to other objectives with the goal of destroying structures that would disrupt the economy.

The station was their first target, their trial run. They focused on protests surrounding restrictions on businesses and gatherings because of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the complaint.

All three men and an FBI informant also discussed using the protests and riots over the death of George Floyd to help further their quest for a civil war and governmental disruption. Four former Minneapolis police officers have been charged in Floyd’s death.

Parshall, Lyman and Loomis hoped to take advantage of the unrest to wreak havoc. They looked at power substations that could be attacked during protests, Vogt wrote. They went to a May 29 protest in Las Vegas where, Vogt notes, Lyman taunted police officers by “getting in their face and yelling at them.”

“Parshall was very upset that the protests were not turning violent,” Vogt wrote. “Parshall was adamant that he wanted the violence and to be able to react to it.”

Before a May 30 Black Lives Matter protest in Las Vegas, Parshall, Lynam and Loomis made Molotov cocktails with the intent of using them to cause chaos at the gathering, Vogt noted.

That plan never got off the ground. The FBI arrested the men before the rally and seized the explosives.
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lawrenceRaider 09:31 AM 06-18-2020
So lock the lunatic right fringe and the lunatic left fringe in Thunderdome.

I'm good with you pointing out these horrible people, now do the same for your lunatic fringe.
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BDj23 10:52 AM 06-18-2020
If the boogaloo movement was full of leftists, the media would say it doesn't exist. Take their claims on antifa for example. The media just found out about it so they need a boogeyman. It's mainly just gun enthusiasts larping about SHTF situations.
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Cosmos 11:24 AM 06-18-2020
Originally Posted by lawrenceRaider:
So lock the lunatic right fringe and the lunatic left fringe in Thunderdome.

I'm good with you pointing out these horrible people, now do the same for your lunatic fringe.
Why don’t YOU try and accurately inform the masses about the Antifa organization.

Seems that the President and HIS DOJ constantly reference these devils, but fail to back up these claims with any facts, while Trumps FBI is ON RECORD with facts related to the many violent acts committed by Alt-Right organizations.

BRB.
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BDj23 11:26 AM 06-18-2020
Originally Posted by Cosmos:
Why don’t YOU try and accurately inform the masses about the Antifa organization.

Seems that the President and HIS DOJ constantly reference these devils, but fail to back up these claims with any facts, while Trumps FBI is ON RECORD with facts related to the many violent acts committed by Alt-Right organizations.

BRB.
:-)
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Inspector 11:28 AM 06-18-2020
We played boogaloo in stage band back in the 60's.

Oh fuck. ear whig.
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AdolfOliverBush 11:29 AM 06-18-2020
I haven't looked into what the FBI has to say about Antifa, but far-right groups pining for a race war/second civil war have been around for decades.
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Ninerfan11 11:30 AM 06-18-2020
SPCL LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :-) :-) :-)
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AdolfOliverBush 11:39 AM 06-18-2020
Originally Posted by Ninerfan11:
SPCL LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :-) :-) :-)
Got a better source?
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AllInThaGame 12:12 PM 06-18-2020
Originally Posted by BDj23:
If the boogaloo movement was full of leftists, the media would say it doesn't exist. Take their claims on antifa for example. The media just found out about it so they need a boogeyman. It's mainly just gun enthusiasts larping about SHTF situations.
And, you know, killing cops.
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AllInThaGame 12:13 PM 06-18-2020
Originally Posted by Ninerfan11:
SPCL LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :-) :-) :-)
Hey goof, a simple search will find more than a few news sources referring to these killings of law enforcement.
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