Tag Archives: Proud Boys

Proud Boy Lobs Threats After Expulsion By Local GOP

The Hill reports: A member of the Proud Boys warned the Sacramento GOP that he was “coming” for them as the party voted to expel him. The Sacramento County Republican Party expelled Jeffrey Perrine from the party’s central committee on Wednesday during a Zoom meeting. Video of the meeting, which Perrine recorded and shared on YouTube, shows Perrine making the …

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Proud Boys Leader: We’re Here To Stay, Get Used To It

Right Wing Watch reports: “You will never be able to ‘splinter’ the bonds that have been created by men that have shared their joy, their sweat, their blood and their tears,” Tarrio wrote on his Telegram channel. “Journalists can write about it…our enemies can wish for it…but I won’t make it a reality. We have been through many storms throughout …

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DOJ Files Conspiracy Charges Against Five Proud Boys

CNN reports: The Justice Department unsealed conspiracy charges against five people associated with the Proud Boys on Thursday in the latest and largest move against the far-right group’s coordinated role in the insurrection last month. The five are charged with conspiracy and some are accused of leading crowds as they pushed through multiple police lines to make their way into …

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Arrested Proud Boy Now Says Was Duped By Trump, Who Has “Resumed His Life Of Luxury And Privilege”

Politico reports: One of the Proud Boys arrested for participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol told a court Wednesday that he was duped by President Donald Trump’s “deception” and “acted out of the delusional belief” that he was responding patriotically to the commander in chief. Dominic Pezzola, who was indicted last month and charged with conspiracy, urged …

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Two Proud Boys Plead Not Guilty Despite Video Evidence

The Hill reports: Two Proud Boys members, who have been named as suspects affiliated with the Capitol riot that took place on Jan. 6, pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, despite the wide circulation of a video on social media that placed both men at the scene. Dominic Pezzola, 43, and William Pepe, 31, who are both members …

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Feds Collar SC Man For Threats To Prosecutor Who He Blamed For Outing Proud Boys Leader As An Informant

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Federal authorities have charged a South Carolina man with threatening a former assistant U.S. attorney who years ago prosecuted the leader of the Proud Boys white nationalist group. James Giannakos Jr. of Gilbert left a series of voicemails last month threatening that the former prosecutor, her family and her co-workers would be in “danger” …

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FBI Arrests “Sergeant Of Arms” For Proud Boys

Law & Crime reports: Federal authorities have announced another arrest connected to January’s siege on the U.S. Capitol Complex. Authorities are using the case against Ethan Nordean, a.k.a. Rufio Panman, who is said to be a member of the far-right organization the Proud Boys, to allege that members of his group planned to storm the Capitol Building ahead of time. …

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Proud Boys Splinter After Leader Exposed As Informant

Right Wing Watch reports: The Proud Boys—a far-right, neo-fascist hate group that played a key role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection—appears to be splintering into separate entities. A handful of Proud Boys chapters have declared autonomy from the group’s leadership following recent reports that Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was a “prolific” informant for the FBI and local law …

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Canada Formally Labels Proud Boys As Terrorist Group

Bloomberg News reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government became the first in the world to label the Proud Boys a terrorist group in the aftermath of the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol. Canadian public safety authorities also banned three other far-right groups it described as “white supremacist” on Wednesday: Atomwaffen Division, the Base and the Russian Imperial Movement. “Violent …

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Proud Boys In New Battle Over Their Trademark

The Daily Beast reports: On Monday, former Proud Boys lawyer Jason Lee Van Dyke, who holds the “Proud Boys” trademark, released a letter revoking Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio’s right to use the name. Van Dyke’s reasons for revoking the trademark rights included what he sees as the Proud Boys’ association with Nazi groups, as well as Proud Boys burning …

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Two Proud Boys Charged With Conspiracy In DC Riots

The New York Times reports: Federal prosecutors investigating the violent riot at the Capitol this month announced their first conspiracy charges against the Proud Boys on Friday night, accusing two members of the far-right nationalist group of working together to obstruct and interfere with law enforcement officers protecting Congress during the final certification of the presidential election. In a brief …

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Proud Boys Leader Was Once An Informant For Feds

Reuters reports: 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 …

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Canadian Lawmakers Vote Unanimously To Classify Proud Boys As White Supremacist Terror Organization

Newsweek reports: Lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons voted unanimously on Monday to classify the extremist far-right group Proud Boys as a white supremacist terrorist organization. Canadian Parliament member Jagmeet Singh introduced the proposal to classify the Proud Boys as a terrorist group on Monday. Singh said that all parties had agreed to provide unanimous consent to the motion, which …

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Feds Zeroing In On Proud Boys Leadership [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The leadership of the Proud Boys has come under increased scrutiny as agents and prosecutors across the country try to determine how closely members of the far-right nationalist group communicated during the riot at the Capitol this month and to what extent they might have planned the assault in advance, according to federal law enforcement …

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Michigan GOP Pol Called On To Resign After Brandishing Rifle In Live Stream In Defense Of “Decent” Proud Boys

Michigan’s Traverse Eagle-Record reports: A Grand Traverse County commissioner drew immediate backlash after he displayed a rifle in response to a public commenter during a livestreamed public meeting. Ron Clous was in his home during the Wednesday meeting and said he was responding to a Traverse City woman, Keli MacIntosh, during her public comment regarding a Second Amendment resolution passed …

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Proud Boys Members Turn On “Total Failure” Trump

The New York Times reports: As Mr. Trump departed the White House on Wednesday, the Proud Boys, once among his staunchest supporters, have also started leaving his side. In dozens of conversations on social media sites like Gab and Telegram, members of the group have begun calling Mr. Trump a “shill” and “extraordinarily weak,” according to messages reviewed by The …

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Proud Boys Organizer Joe Biggs Arrested In DC Riots

The Washington Post reports: Proud Boys organizer Joseph Randall Biggs was arrested in Florida on Wednesday after the FBI alleged that members of the far-right nationalist group appeared equipped with walkie-talkie-style communication devices and earpieces that could enable “real-time communication” during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Biggs, 37, of Florida, “did aid, abet, counsel, command, induce, …

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Ankle Monitor Outs White Supremacist DC Rioter

The New York Post reports: A self-proclaimed white supremacist from Maryland who was on parole for burglary has been arrested in connection with the riots at the US Capitol after his ankle monitor placed him at the scene of the unrest, officials said. Bryan Betancur “has made statements to law enforcement officers that he is a member of several white …

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FBI Charges Multiple Militia Members For DC Rioting

The Washington Post reports: A heavy-metal guitarist, the alleged leader of a Colorado paramilitary training group and two ex-military militia members from Ohio have been charged with allegedly taking part in the riot at the Capitol last week, as the FBI ratchets up its investigation into the role extremist groups played in storming the building. Jon Schaffer, an Indiana musician, …

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WSJ: Proud Boys Rioted Upon Trump’s “Call To Action”

The Wall Street Journal reports: On Jan. 3, three days before the attack on the Capitol, Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the far-right organization known as the Proud Boys, shared a cryptic post on the messaging app Telegram: “What if we invade it?” The message was sent to his more than 7,000 followers on the app, with the first reply …

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