Tag: proud boys

How Tucker Carlson and a Story About a Possibly Fictional Trans Person Fueled Two Weeks of Violent, Right-Wing Protests

The scene at Los Angeles’s Wi Spa on Saturday was disorienting: Anti-trans feminists carrying signs with slogans like “protect female spaces” mingled with QAnon-adherents chanting “Save our children”; men in tactical gear and pro-Trump t-shirts stood ready for battle; while elsewhere in the crowd, suspected members and friends of the Proud Boys harassed journalists. What […]

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Proud Boys Leader Pleads Guilty to Burning Black Lives Matter Banner Stolen From D.C. Church

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Before the Capitol riot even took place, groups like the Proud Boys were already making it known they were prepared to act a fool on Jan. 6. The leader of the group pleaded guilty to burning a Black Lives Matter banner during a violent demonstration in Washington D.C., last December. […]

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Militia Men Stockpiled Weapons and Pounded Steroids to ‘Go to War’ Against Democrats, Prosecutors Say

Pipe bombs discovered at Ian Rogers’ residence in January; Ian Rogers (C Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Two militia men from Northern California built pipe bombs, stockpiled dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammo, pounded steroids, and plotted to attack Democrat headquarters in Sacramento, prosecutors say. […]

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s Proud Boys Hero Status Is Now Being Used Against Him in Court

Ever since Kyle Rittenhouse went to Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020 and killed two Black Lives Matter protesters with a semi automatic rifle, he’s been transformed into a folk-hero by many in the GOP, right-wing media, and in the far-right.  Among his new friends are the Proud Boys, a far-right street-fighting gang who have adopted […]

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Inside the Capitol Riot: An Exclusive Video Investigation

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” [cheering] They came from all 50 states out of some sense of patriotic duty … “It’s so much more than just rallying for President […]

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Proud Boys Leader Is Too Broke to be Proud, So Now He’s Selling Black Lives Matter T-Shirts and…What? No, I’m Not Making This Up

Chairman of the Proud Boys Enrique Tarrio (L), wearing a shirt supporting Derek Chauvin, looks on while counter-protesting near the Torch of Friendship, where people gathered to remember George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death at the hands of a police officer, in Miami on May 25, 2021.Photo: Chandan Khanna (Getty Images) In […]

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Fox News and the GOP Are Now Blaming the Capitol Riot on the FBI

Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Getty Images) I’m a simple man; I tend to believe what I see with my own eyes. It’s a crazy concept, I know, but it’s gotten me through the last 29 years just fine. Apparently, the lunatic fringe currently known as the Republican party doesn’t share that same tendency, as they have […]

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The Proud Boys Are So Broke That Their Leader Is Printing Black Lives Matter T-Shirts For Money

NewsOne Featured Video The Proud Boys are so broke… No, seriously folks, this is no joke — the Proud Boys are so broke that their leader is relying on the “Black Lives Matter” mantra to help generate cash for his sinking alt-right ship. According to a deeply reported piece in the Wall Street Journal, the […]

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