15 thoughts on “Proud boys, sad men

  1. Just joking says:

    “Just Joking” Is No Joke: How the alt-right really communicates online – Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right http://www.radicalrightanalysis.com/2018/08/29/just-joking-is-no-joke-how-the-alt-right-really-communicates-online/
    “Fascists Know How to Turn Mockery Into Power : Satirists who mean to cut down fascists can end up boosting their ideas.” https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/08/20/fascists-know-how-to-turn-mockery-into-power/

    “The morning after President Trump gave a shoutout to the Proud Boys at the first presidential debate, a member of the controversial right-wing group was arrested in Portland, Oregon, on 12 charges, including multiple felonies for assault and unlawful use of a weapon, and misdemeanors for pointing a firearm at another person, menacing and the unlawful use of tear gas.” (Forbes) https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/09/30/proud-boy-arrested-on-six-felony-charges-in-portland/#4dc91b9d6e2f

  2. 5th column says:

    “How police handled a DC stabbing is yet another sign of how law enforcement favors extremist group Proud Boys” (Nov 12, 2020 USA Today) https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/12/police-echoed-proud-boys-claim-black-lives-matter-members-stabbed-them/6228779002/
    “Ivanka Trump claims the media’s “silent” on violence against conservatives as Proud Boys clash in DC” (Salon 11/16/20) https://news.yahoo.com/ivanka-trump-claims-medias-silent-043529571.html
    “Pro-Trump march: Who are ‘Proud Boys’ and ‘Three Percenters’?” (11/15/20 Hindustan Times, New Delhi)

  3. 'standing by' says:

    “For Some, Joining the Proud Boys Was a Stop on the Way to Neo-Nazi Terror : Several members and a recruit to the neo-Nazi terror group the Base described the Proud Boys as part of the journey into far-right extremism.” https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjpb5q/for-some-joining-the-proud-boys-was-a-stop-on-the-way-to-neo-nazi-terror
    “Accused Canadian Neo-Nazi Soldier Offered U.S. Terror Group Paramilitary Training : Secret recordings show Patrik Mathews snuck into the U.S. and hid for months, during which time he wanted members of the Base to take advantage of all he had to offer.” https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgzdaj/accused-canadian-neo-nazi-soldier-offered-us-terror-group-paramilitary-training
    “Patrik Mathews, 27, arrested along with two other members of the Maryland cell of the Base, was allegedly plotting to shoot up a gun-rights rally in Virginia and derail trains—attacks meant to help incite a “Second Civil War”—before the FBI intervened.”
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  4. Footnote says:

    “Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters.
    In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.
    Tarrio, in an interview with Reuters Tuesday, denied working undercover or cooperating in cases against others. “I don’t know any of this,” he said, when asked about the transcript. “I don’t recall any of this.”
    Law-enforcement officials and the court transcript contradict Tarrio’s denial. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-proudboys-leader/exclusive-proud-boys-leader-was-prolific-informer-for-law-enforcement-idUSKBN29W1PE

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