Tess Owen

Boogaloos

Facebook Just Labeled the Boogaloos a ‘Dangerous Organization’ and Banned 500 Groups and Pages

The large network of the anti-government movement, deemed a national security threat, has exploded on the platform since February.
Tess Owen
6.30.20
Hate Crime

A Biracial Black Woman Said 4 White Men Sprayed Lighter Fluid on Her and Lit Her on Fire

The group of college-aged men also shouted racial slurs at the 18-year-old.
Tess Owen
6.26.20
extremism

Discord Just Shut Down the Biggest ‘Boogaloo’ Server for Inciting Violence

Discord determined the server violates their community guidelines for “threatening and encouraging violence” after VICE News reported its existence.
Tess Owen
6.25.20
extremism

The U.S. Military Has a Boogaloo Problem

Some of the largest private Facebook groups catering to the boogaloo movement have scores of members who identify as active-duty military.
Tess Owen
6.24.20
Ahmaud Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing May Finally Get a Hate Crime Law Passed in Georgia

The state hasn't had a statute on the books in 16 years, and now, legislators are considering two bills.
Tess Owen
6.17.20
extremism

Young Aspiring Boogaloo Bois Are Dancing With Guns on TikTok

The "Boogaloo" brand is blowing up on TikTok where the #boogaloo hashtag is full of teens dressing the part and making memes.
Tess Owen
6.16.20
KKK

Tennessee Just Voted to Keep a Racist Statue of a KKK 'Grand Wizard'

The bust at the Tennessee state Capitol was installed long after the Civil War — in 1973.
Tess Owen
6.11.20
extremism

A White Man From Illinois Allegedly Brought Bombs to Start a Riot at the Minneapolis George Floyd Protest

The arrest gives some support to local officials' claims that outside agitators may be partially responsible for violence in Minneapolis.
Tess Owen
6.1.20
george floyd protests

A White Bar Owner Shot and Killed a Young Black Protester. The DA Just Declined to Charge Him.

"We watched a video where anybody else would have gotten charged with something," the black man's lawyer said.
Tess Owen
6.1.20
george floyd protests

3 Young White Guys With a Machete Beat Up a Nonwhite Protester in Minneapolis

The video is some of the most tangible evidence to support the mayor's assertion that unsavory characters were using George Floyd’s death to stoke unrest in the city.
Tess Owen
Roberto Daza
Amel Guettatfi
6.1.20
george floyd

Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War

Armed extremists are showing up to protests and urging a "boogaloo" — code for civil war — online.
Tess Owen
5.29.20
george floyd

Gunfire Erupted at Several George Floyd Protests and People Were Shot

Seven people were shot during the protest in Louisville, and at least one is in critical condition.
Tess Owen
5.29.20
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