Tag Archives: Proud Boys

WSJ: Dead Cincinnati FBI Shooter Tied To Proud Boys

Axios reports: The armed man who attempted to break into the FBI building in Cincinnati has been identified as Ricky Shiffer, the Ohio Department of Safety said Friday. Shiffer, who was shot and killed after a standoff with police, was allegedly at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, the Associated Press reports. He was not charged with any …

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Rioter Proud Boy Gets Two Years For Assaulting Cops

Law & Crime reports: A California man who unleashed a can of chemical spray on police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to two years behind bars. Ricky Willden, 41, was seen on video among a crowd facing off against police at the East Columbus doors to the Capitol building. He was recording the chaos …

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Hearing To Highlight Trump’s Incitement Of Extremists

The Associated Press reports: The Jan. 6 committee is set to highlight the way violent far-right extremists answered Donald Trump’s “siren call” to come to Washington for a big rally, as some now face rare sedition charges over the deadly U.S. Capitol attack and effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol siege …

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Florida Paper Sorry For Op-Ed Defending Proud Boys

From the editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: The Herald-Tribune erred Sunday in publishing a guest column on our opinion page and website with the headline “Attacking Proud Boys does disservice to caring parents.” A guest column from June 24 had criticized the author of Sunday’s column, and an editor felt it fair to give her a chance to respond. We …

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Florida Newspaper Publishes Defense Of Proud Boys

Mediaite reports: Newspaper opinion pages are often criticized for having a political bias, but one Florida paper showed the pitfalls of a poorly-executed attempt to tell both sides of the story. An op-ed published on Sunday by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune defended local school board candidates’ alleged association with the Proud Boys by claiming the group’s members were simply “caring parents” …

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Proud Boys Attack California Drag Show [VIDEO]

Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports: A drag show at a Woodland bar celebrating the end of Pride month was disrupted Thursday night after a group showed up yelling homophobic slurs and threatening safety. The owner of Mojo’s Lounge and Bar had canceled the event earlier in the evening due to safety concerns. Threats toward the venue and performers scheduled to …

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Proud Boys Menace Indiana “Rainbow Storytime” Event

The South Bend Tribune reports: Minutes before a scheduled “Rainbow Storytime” program, about a half a dozen men walked into a reading room at the Tutt Branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library and demanded the event be shut down. The men mostly wore black shirts and hats with yellow trim. At one point during the confrontation, one member …

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New Zealand Classifies Proud Boys As Terrorist Entity

Radio New Zealand reports: New Zealand has designated US groups the Proud Boys and The Base as terrorist entities. Set down in the government’s official journal of record – the gazette – last Monday, 20 June, it was published publicly a week later but with no wider dissemination. The move – authorised by Police Commissioner Andrew Coster and signed off …

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Armed Proud Boy Menaces NV Drag Queen Story Hour

Reno’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man with a gun turned a children’s reading book event into chaos at the Sparks Library Sunday afternoon. During a Drag Queen Storytime event, a group of Proud Boys protested against LGBTQ+ rights outside of the library. Our News 4 and Fox 11 crew covering the reading event said when the protest came to …

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New Rittenhouse Video Game: Shoot The “Fake News”

The New York Post reports: Kyle Rittenhouse announced the release of a new video game Thursday in which you can shoot “fake news turkeys” — and proceeds will go to his ongoing effort to sue media outlets for defamation. Rittenhouse, who was acquitted last year after fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during a 2020 protest in Kenosha, …

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Judge Delays Proud Boys’ Sedition Trial Until December

Law & Crime reports: After hearing complaints by prosecutors and defense attorneys that the Jan. 6 Committee complicated their work, a federal judge “reluctantly” agreed to postpone the Proud Boys’ seditious conspiracy trial until December 2022. The Department of Justice has long complained that the Jan. 6 Committee refused to immediately turn over all transcripts of their interviews. Those include …

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Trump Judge: Proud Boys Leader Will Remain Jailed

Law & Crime reports: Thirteen times isn’t the charm for a Proud Boys member whose attorneys have filed a baker’s dozen motions for his pre-trial release. Ethan Nordean, one of the men charged in the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy indictment, can’t cite the speedy trial clock to win his freedom before his August trial, a federal judge ruled on Monday. …

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Proud Boys Assault Crenshaw At TX GOP Convention

Mediaite reports: Rep. Dan Crenshaw and his staff were violently confronted at the Republican Party of Texas convention a short time ago, when far-right social media activist Alex Stein and others whom witnesses described as Proud Boys began shouting “eyepatch McCain” at him – an attempted insult coined by Tucker Carlson. A witness to the incident tells Mediaite that in …

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Analysis: Proud Boys Led Breach Of Capitol [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Over and over, at key moments when the Capitol was breached, the group used the same set of tactics: identifying access points to the building, riling up other protesters and sometimes directly joining in the violence. When met with resistance, leaders of the group reassessed, and teams of Proud Boys targeted new entry points to …

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DOJ Battles Riot Committee For Witness Transcripts

Politico reports: The Justice Department on Thursday revealed a deepening rift with the Jan. 6 House select committee, accusing the panel of a “failure” to share its 1,000 witness transcripts. Department officials say those documents would aid the prosecution of people who breached the Capitol, including leaders of the Proud Boys. “The Select Committee’s failure to grant the Department access …

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Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook Lawyer To Defend Proud Boy

Law & Crime reports: The attorney best known for representing right-wing radio jockey Alex Jones against families of Sandy Hook victims has a new client—one facing the most serious allegations leveled to date in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Norman Pattis, the lawyer known for representing Jones and employees of Jones’s company InfoWars, filed a notice Tuesday of …

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Another Proud Boy Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Cooperate

The Kansas City Star reports: A second member of a Kansas City Proud Boys group who prosecutors say conspired to breach the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has pleaded guilty in the case. Ryan Keith Ashlock, 23, of Gardner, entered a guilty plea in federal court on Tuesday to one count of entering and remaining in a restricted building or …

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Hate Crime Investigation Launched After Proud Boys Storm And Scream Abuse At Drag Queen Story Hour

San Francisco’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a group of men who disrupted a drag queen storytelling event at the San Lorenzo Library Saturday with homophobic slurs. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred Saturday afternoon at around 1:30 p.m. at the San Lorenzo Library located on Paseo Grande. Authorities said a …

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Rubio Okay With Proud Boys Running Miami’s GOP

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: A former Republican lawmaker is calling for a former Republican senator and Miami-Dade Commissioner to take action to remove members of the far-right group Proud Boys from the Miami-Dade GOP Executive Committee. Seven current or former Proud Boys are members of the Miami-Dade GOP Executive Committee. Republican Senator Marco Rubio was at a joint appearance …

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Capitol Cop Testifies To Assault By Proud Boys [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The prime-time hearing featured dramatic video of the Proud Boys, a right-wing extremist group, leading the assault on the Capitol, and the emotional testimony of a Capitol Police officer who suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of the mob. “What I saw was a war scene,” the officer, Caroline Edwards, one of the …

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