An FBI memo says group members installed the devices after learning how a suspect killed two FBI agents by spotting them through a doorbell camera during a raid.
The men considered a “Plan B” and “Plan C” if the kidnapping didn’t work out, including storming the statehouse and holding televised executions of lawmakers.
The man allegedly used a 3D printer to manufacture the parts and advertised them using code words to avoid detection.
Hotly-contested states like Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Oregon are also hotbeds of self-styled militia activity.
We spoke to Aloha shirt manufacturers who feel caught off-guard by the right wing militia group co-opting their clothing.
Discord determined the server violates their community guidelines for “threatening and encouraging violence” after VICE News reported its existence.
The suspected homicide in Oakland was originally framed as evidence of escalating lawlessness in conjunction with the widespread protests.
The far-right “boogaloo” meme, which refers to an impending civil war or violent anti-government rebellion, is now spilling out into the real world.
"While this is online chatter, the fact that it’s seeking to take advantage of and exacerbate a crisis is alarming."