Extremists

Amazon Blocks “Stand Back, Stand By” Merchandise

CBS News reports: Amazon and other online retailers are pulling merchandise from their sites emblazoned with the words “stand back” and “stand by” and displaying the insignia of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group. Shirts bearing the words cropped up for sale after President Donald Trump uttered the phrase on Tuesday night, referring to the white supremacist group, during …

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Pelosi Says Trump’s Embrace Of Extremists, Refusal To Commit To Peaceful Transfer, “Keeps Me Up At Night”

“As speaker, over time, people have said to me, ‘What keeps you up at night?’ The night of the debate, you saw what keeps me up at night. “To see a president of the United States in a debate with a potential president of the United States, refuse to condemn white supremacists, refuse to commit to a peaceful transfer of …

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Federal Cops Were Directed To Praise Kenosha Killer

NBC News reports: Federal law enforcement officials were directed to make public comments sympathetic to Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with fatally shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to internal Department of Homeland Security talking points obtained by NBC News. In preparing Homeland Security officials for questions about Rittenhouse from the media, the document suggests that they note that …

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Proud Boys Coat Seen In Trump Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The Colorado Times Recorder reports: Last night may have been the first time Trump addressed the Proud Boys directly, telling the white nationalist group during the debate to “Stand back and stand by.” But after a rally in Colorado Springs in February, the Trump campaign released a two-minute ad that briefly shows a partial, but unmistakable, image of a Proud …

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Trump Claims He Doesn’t Know Who Proud Boys Are

“I don’t know who the Proud Boys are. You’ll have to give me a definition because I really don’t know who they are. I can only say they have to stand down and let law enforcement do their work.  “As people see how bad this radical liberal Democrat movement is and how weak, the law enforcement is going to come …

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Joe Biden To Proud Boys: “Cease And Desist” [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday said the American people would not stand by if President Donald Trump loses the election and refuses to step down, one day after the Trump again refused to say whether he would accepts the results of the Nov. 3 election. “The president will step down. The American people will not …

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Trump Refuses To Condemn White Supremacists, Proud Boys Celebrate After He Says They Should “Stand By”

The New York Times reports: Members of the Proud Boys, a far-right group that has endorsed violence, celebrated on Tuesday night after President Trump mentioned them during the first presidential debate. Asked whether he condemned white supremacists and military groups, Mr. Trump demurred and then said, “Proud Boys — stand back and stand by.” Within minutes, members of the group …

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Feds Warn Domestic Extremists Pose Election Threat

Reuters reports: U.S. security officials are warning that violent domestic extremists pose a threat to the presidential election next month, amid what one official called a “witch’s brew” of rising political tensions, civil unrest and foreign disinformation campaigns. FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memos say threats by domestic extremists to election-related targets will likely increase in the …

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“Crying Nazi” Found Guilty Of Extortion, Faces 22 Years

The Informer reports: Christopher Cantwell, the neo-Nazi podcaster charged by federal prosecutors with threatening to rape a rival neo-Nazi’s wife has been found guilty of extortion and threats. Jurors acquitted Cantwell of cyberstalking. Jurors reached their verdict after a four-day trial in a Concord, New Hampshire federal courtroom. Deliberations began on Friday afternoon and continued Monday morning, lasting less than …

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Proud Boys Rally Fizzles, Only 200 Attendees [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A rally by the far-right Proud Boys in Portland, Oregon, in support of President Donald Trump and police drew about 200 protesters Saturday afternoon, far fewer than the expected thousands that led the city to brace for potential violence. Among the rallygoers who gathered at a city park were dozens wearing militarized body armor, including helmets and …

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Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman Under FBI Investigation

Wil Sommer reports at The Daily Beast: The FBI is investigating blundering conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for a series of possible crimes, according to a document filed by federal prosecutors. Ironically, the document revealing the investigation was filed just days after Wohl and Burkman staged a fake FBI raid on Burkman’s home in a bid for media …

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Fred Perry Stops Selling Shirt Adopted By Proud Boys

From a statement issued last night by clothier Fred Perry: Fred Perry does not support and is in no way affiliated with the Proud Boys. It is incredibly frustrating that this group has appropriated our Black/Yellow/Yellow twin tipped shirt and subverted our Laurel Wreath to their own ends. The Fred Perry shirt is a piece of British subcultural uniform, adopted …

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OR Declares Emergency Ahead Of Proud Boys Rally

Reuters reports: Thousands of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys group were expected in Portland, Oregon on Saturday as police prepared for clashes in a city that has become the epicenter of sometimes deadly political violence in the run up to the Nov. 3 election. Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared a weekend state of emergency for Oregon’s biggest city, …

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Killer’s Mom Gets Standing Ovation From GOP Group

The New York Daily News reports: The mother of alleged Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse got a “standing ovation” at a GOP women’s group meeting in Wisconsin on Thursday night, an attendee of the event tweeted. “Standing ovation from Waukesha County GOP women for my special guests (John Pierce) and Wendy Rittenhouse, Kyle’s mom,” conservative blogger Michelle Malkin said in a …

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Kenosha Killer To Fight Extradition Back To Wisconsin

CBS News reports: Kyle Rittenhouse, the northern Illinois teenager accused of gunning down two protesters after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, will fight extradition back to Wisconsin, his lawyers said Friday. Lake County Judge Paul Novak gave prosecutors and attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, two more weeks to prepare legal filings and ordered them to appear before him again …

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Bannon Launches Tour Called “The Plot To Steal 2020”

Media Matters reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has kicked off a national speaking tour about the upcoming election titled “The Plot to Steal 2020.” It’s a thinly veiled attempt to spread conspiracy theories and discredit any efforts to ensure that citizens can vote safely. Bannon, who recently pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges, has stated that …

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Proud Boys Denied Permit For Massive Portland Rally

The Williamette Week reports: Portland Parks and Recreation has denied a permit for a planned Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer rally in Delta Park on Saturday. In a statement, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who oversees city parks, said the rally of right-wing groups would violate social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. It remains unclear whether the permit denial will …

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Leaked Chats Show Cultists Plotting Portland Violence

The Guardian reports: Leaked chat logs show Portland-area pro-Trump activists planning and training for violence, sourcing arms and ammunition and even suggesting political assassinations ahead of a series of contentious rallies in the Oregon city, including one scheduled for this weekend. The chats on the GroupMe app, shared with the Guardian by the antifascist group Eugene Antifa, show conversations between …

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Pam Bondi Praises “Little Boy” Kenosha Killer [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has defended 17-year-old Illinois double murder suspect Kyle Rittenhouse as a “little boy” who was merely “trying to protect his community” during the shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin last month. Bondi appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show to discuss new video footage released by Rittenhouse’s attorney which paints the suspect in …

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US Ambassador To Netherlands Under Fire For Hosting Far-Right Party Event, Dutch Claim Election Interference

Politico Europe reports: The U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands has been accused of interfering in national politics after hosting an event for the far-right Forum for Democracy party. The event, held at the American Embassy in Wassenaar on September 10, featured between 30 and 40 “party officials and wealthy entrepreneurs,” according to Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra …

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