- The Boogaloo Bois hit the headlines again after a group member who shot at a Minneapolis police station was prosecuted.
- The extremist group is still young, but it is gaining momentum.
- Who are these people? And why are they shooting at the police?
The Boogaloo Bois try to be the most extreme “guys” on the block.
The Proud Boys could have something to say about that. Though there doesn’t seem to be much on the surface to distinguish the two right-hand groups.
A closer look reveals that the Boogaloo Bois are an intricate, violent extremist group that is still trying to figure itself out.
A violent night in Minneapolis
Ivan Harrison Hunter, a member of the Boogaloo Bois, was charged with a count of interstate travel to cause a riot. The Texas native traveled to Minneapolis a few days after the tragic murder of George Floyd, according to the charges.
There Harrison opened fire on South Minneapolis Police Headquarters with an AK-47 while the people were inside. It is alleged that he also ransacked and helped set the building on fire.
Hunter went on Facebook to make the following claims:
I helped the community burn down this police station … I didn’t protest peacefully, dude … Do you want to change something? Risk crime for good.
And he’s not alone. One of his confidants and Boogaloo colleagues is Steven Carillo before the death penalty after the death of two California officials.
Who are these Boogaloo Bois?
According to several reports, the Boogaloo Bois have one primary goal: to start another civil war in America.
The term “boogaloo” has become a slang term in recent years to refer to this future war. It reached new heights in 2019 as various gun rights activists feared the government would come for their firearms. Soon people all over the internet started saying this They were “boogaloo ready”. as some were preparing to “bring up the boogaloo”.
Just like the Proud BoysThey are a right-wing extremist group that are usually heavily armed. One thing that sets the Boogaloos apart is their anti-police sentiment. Some members, like Hunter, even introduced themselves to allies of the BLM movement. Actual members of the BLM movement would not agree at all as the violence and looting undermine their message.
They are also considered to be anti-authoritarian and subversive with a strong tendency towards libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism (ancap).
They mock other militia groups like the three percent
You might start to think that the Boogaloo Bois sound like a militia group similar to the three percent.
Not so fast.
The BBs resisted the three percent, but not because they are tied to white supremacy, but because they support a president. The three percent have started to join Donald Trump, which some boogaloo bois say is a gross misstep.
[Militia/Three Percenters] are always ready to take a knee and blow the state as long as they have an R in front of their name.
They have gone from protectors of tyranny to protectors of tyrants. It breaks my heart when I see how they act like this.
That doesn’t mean that boogalooers are on an island by themselves. They will be displayed Similarities to proponents of the QAnon conspiracy theory. Just like their counterparts on the message board, boogalooers think evil pedophiles control the world. What sets them apart, of course, is that they want to actively kill them.
In summary, the Boogaloo Bois are a complicated new militia group that still seems to be figuring out itself. Sometimes it appears to be a heavily armed, right-wing version of Antifa. Both groups played a role similar to disruptive anarchists during the BLM movement. Sometimes it seems like a rather clumsy version of the Proud Boys.
One thing is for sure, we hope that at some point all of these boys will grow up and find a peaceful way to express themselves.
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