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America’s newest extremist threat: ‘Boogaloo bois’

first_imgAfter he was captured, Carillo wrote “boog” on the hood of a car in his own blood, along with “I became unreasonable,” a popular resistance meme in the extreme right.Carillo’s killings marked the rise of the stridently anti-police and anti-authority movement which promotes a “boogaloo” — a new civil war.They came just after the May 30 arrest in Las Vegas of three self-styled “Boogaloo bois” who had assembled weapons and Molotov cocktails with the aim of sparking violence during a Black Lives Matter protest.Other recent cases include a follower in Texas charged on April 11 with making a terroristic threat after he posted a video saying he was going to ambush and murder a police officer.  Aim to cause panic, violence That was the goal in the Las Vegas case. Police followed the three men for weeks with an undercover informant, who reported they first planned to set bombs and fires at government buildings in April during protests against the coronavirus shutdown.The aim was “to set the devices off and cause panic to the police and public…. [They] wanted some kind of confrontation between the police and protestors,” the indictment said.They did not go ahead with that plan, but plotted a similar approach to the Black Lives Matter protests at the end of May.One of the three “was very upset that the protests were not turning violent,” the indictment said. Not organized Boogaloo has been used as a term for insurrection and civil war  for several years by gamers and in underground chatrooms.It comes from the 1984 breakdance movie “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,” which mostly white, male, pro-gun, anti-authority followers have twisted into “Civil War 2: Electric Boogaloo.”They are not organized, and the ideology shares followers with  some neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups, as well as with libertarians and anarchists.But they are distinguished by their dislike of police and government authority and their embrace of assault weapons and military tactical vests, sometimes worn over flowery Hawaiian shirts, an inside joke for the group.”Boogaloo is slang for civil/revolutionary war. But the subgroups that use this slang fall into different categories, and they wouldn’t like each other much if they ever tried to actually form a cohesive movement,” said JJ MacNab of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.”They share jargon, outfits, a love of firearms, and a desire to use violence to gain power, but they don’t actually share a common goal once power is achieved,” she wrote recently. A far-right movement whose followers have appeared heavily armed at recent US protests has suddenly become one of the biggest worries of law enforcement, after one killed two California police officers.Few had heard of the Boogaloo movement before this year. But on Monday the Justice Department charged one of its followers, California Air Force Sergeant Steven Carrillo, with the drive-by killing of an Oakland police officer during the May 29 Black Lives Matter protests.Eight days later, Carillo killed another policeman in an ambush after his van was discovered, laden with weapons and bomb-making materials, near Santa Cruz. Heavily armed They have made themselves known in the past six months, showing up heavily armed at protests against gun control laws, against the coronavirus lockdown, and most recently at the protests against police brutality against African Americans.They mostly connect through social media. In an April study, the Tech Transparency Project found 125 Facebook groups dedicated to boogaloo ideology and tens of thousands of followers, discussing weapons, explosives and tactical strategies against government authority.Many of the groups were created only after the COVID-19 virus began to sweep into the United States and local governments began implementing shutdowns.”Some members appeared to take inspiration from President Donald Trump’s recent tweets calling on people to ‘liberate’ states where governors have imposed stay-at-home orders,” it said.The London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue said the boogaloo movement sought to hijack the coronavirus pandemic to stir broader conflict.”Discussions of the ‘boogaloo’ are increasingly pivoting towards the ways the COVID19 pandemic provides an opportunity for violence,” it said in a report. A Denver, Colorado boogaloo supporter was arrested on May 1 with pipe bombs ahead of a rally against coronavirus restrictions that he had planned to attend.And also in early May, police arrested members of a heavily armed gang of white men with boogaloo ties in West Odessa, Texas after they confronted a police SWAT team seeking to close a bar that had opened in defiance of pandemic lockdown rules. Topics :last_img read more

​Italian pension fund seeks up to 17 managers to run €4bn

first_imgItalian complementary pension fund Fon.Te has launched a tender process for up to 17 investment managers to take on five and 10-year mandates covering its total assets of some €4bn.The pension fund, which covers employees in the trade, tourism and service sectors, said in an announcement published yesterday that it was looking for managers for its four investment sub-funds, as well as a risk overlay manager.Fon.Te is searching for a maximum of two managers for the guaranteed sub-fund (comparto garantito); up to nine managers for the balanced sub-fund (comparto bilanciato); up to three managers for the growth sub-fund (comparto crescita); and a maximum of three managers for the dynamic sub-fund (comparto dinamico).The guaranteed sub-fund mandates – for a total of around €1.4bn of assets – are for 10 years, while the contracts are to run for five years, according to the announcement. Within the balanced sub-fund, Fon.Te is seeking:two specialist global government bond mandates of an estimated €223m each;one European corporate bond mandate of around €223m;one US corporate bond mandate also worth around €223m;a €290m global equities mandate; andthree global balanced mandates of around €350m each.Within the growth sub-fund, the pension fund intends to award two global balanced mandates of around €80m apiece, while the dynamic sub-fund is to involve two global balanced mandates worth an estimated €70m each.In addition, Fon.Te said it intended to evaluate awarding special risk overlay mandates to a single manager. There were to be three of these mandates, it said: one for the balanced sub-fund worth an estimated €70m; one for the growth sub-fund of around €6m and a third for the dynamic sub-fund worth about €5m.The deadline for questions about completing the questionnaire is noon on 3 July, and the deadline for technical documentation is noon on 9 July. More information is available on the scheme’s website (in Italian).last_img read more

Chelsea join race to sign Real Madrid star

first_imgHowever, the 23-year-old has suitors from across Europe, including clubs from the Bundesliga and Serie A.The argument to stay in Seville is a strong one for Reguilon, who owes a lot of his development as a player to Julen Lopetegui.The Spaniard broke through into the Real Madrid first team under Lopetegui, who is now his boss at Sevilla too. Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His Sister7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On ScheduleThis Is Hachi, And He’s The Happiest Dog On Instagram7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made The left-back spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Sevilla, who would like to extend his stay at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan for another year. Chelsea have joined the race to sign Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Chelsea boss Lampard pays tribute to PedroIf he were to move to Stamford Bridge this summer, Reguilon would join Marcos Alonso as another Real Madrid academy graduate at the club.Furthermore, Chelsea wouldn’t shut the door on a possible return to Los Blancos for Reguilon in the future.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Greensburg pursuit leads to three drug-related arrests

first_imgGreensburg, In. — A Greensburg pursuit led to three arrests late Monday afternoon.Police say they attempted to stop a car driven by Jeremy Shepard, 42, of Morristown, for a traffic violation around 5:30 on I-74 and he began to flee. Shepard turned sharply at the 132-mile marker and drove the wrong way on the I-74 entrance ramp. When Shepard got to the top of the ramp officers were able to conduct a high-risk traffic stop.Shepard was arrested for resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, reckless driving, operating without a license, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia. Amy Watterson, 42, of Hanover, was arrested for possession methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Donald Jordan, 27, of Washington, Ohio, was arrested for an out-of-state warrant.One other person was released at the scene.Any information about illegal activity can be left by calling the tip line at 812-662-7463 or 812-66-CRIME.last_img read more

Sorensen leads Ireland to victory

first_img Haq and Safyaan Sharif had brought a touch of respectability to Scotland’s second innings before the latter fell for a final score of 60 to mark the end of Friday’s play. Iain Wardlaw came in to bat but only managed one run – his second of the match – before being caught out by Kevin O’Brien, who was winning his 200th cap, off the bowling of debutant Craig Young. Alasdair Evans managed 14 and Haq got to 37 before O’Brien got his second catch of the day in the slips off the bowling of Sorensen as Scotland were all out for 168. Sorensen had destroyed the Scots’ top order on Friday, seeing off four of the opening five batsmen for a combined total of 10 runs. The South African-born medium-fast bowler ended on statistics of five for 37. Ireland scored 350 in their innings to complete a successful series against the Scots following two World Cricket League victories that secured them the title and automatic World Cup qualification while Scotland must play off. The victory against third-placed Scotland extends Ireland’s lead at the top of the Intercontinetal Cup table to 32 points over Afghanistan. Sorensen claimed the wicket of Majid Haq to put Scotland out of their misery after 10 overs of play on the fourth and final day as leaders Ireland won by an innings and 44 runs in Dublin. Scotland had ended day three on 143 for eight and they managed 25 more runs before bowing to the inevitable at Clontarf. Press Associationcenter_img Ireland bowler Max Sorensen continued where he left off on Friday to secure an innings victory against Scotland in the Intercontinental Cup.last_img read more

6 people struck by lightning in Wellington

first_imgSix people working on a roof in Wellington were struck by lightening, according to  Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.Four people have been taken to the hospital.#BreakingNews Six people working on a roof in Wellington struck by lightning, the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says.— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) July 30, 2019 This story is developing.last_img

USG names candidates, campaigning begins

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government candidates began campaigning today by positing posters and signs around campus.The annual election season introduces students to the candidates who they will vote for next week.This year’s ballot includes two presidential tickets. Presidential candidate Matthew Arkfeld, current USG Senate speaker pro tempore, is running with Alexander Cascante, a Greek senator. Presidential candidate Christian Kurth, the USG director of university affairs, is running with Ryan Park, currently a Greek senator.There are also 27 contenders running for 12 senator positions, which are split into commuter, Greek and residential constituencies.The election kicked off just after midnight, at which time candidates traditionally place their posters along Trousdale Parkway and are allowed to launch advertisements on social media.Throughout the week, candidates will defend their stances and answer questions from students and organizations, first tonight at 6 p.m. in room 450 of the Tutor Campus Center at a diversity forum hosted by USC Program Board and at a presidential debate on Wednesday. At both events, candidates will be asked to address certain issues regarding the USC community in addition to presenting an argument for their candidacies and platforms.After a week of campaigning, students will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidates any time during Feb. 12-14. The unofficial results of the election will be announced during a Senate meeting on Feb. 19.Current USG Vice President Vinnie Prasad said USG hopes for a high voter turnout this year, saying student votes are the best way to measure which issues students want addressed during the coming school year.“High voter turnout is the biggest goal for this year’s election,” Prasad said. “The USG is really empowered by the fact that a lot of students vote, and the more students that vote, the more voices we’re getting as to what we should be doing for the whole next year.”USG Director of Communications Kelly Hann said 5,546 students voted in the election last year. In 2011, 5,741 students voted, up from 4,684 students in 2010.USG advocates for student issues and puts on events for the student body. The government comprises the legislative, executive, programming and judicial branches. After the election, the president and vice president will appoint the five other executive cabinet members of the government to be sworn in by April.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball will reportedly host Georgetown on Dec. 17

first_imgOld Big East rivals Syracuse and Georgetown will play the second leg of their home-and-home series in the Carrier Dome on Dec. 17, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.This season, the Hoyas dealt SU a 79-72 loss at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. to give the Orange its second consecutive loss after starting 6-0. Michael Gbinije scored 23 points to lead SU while Bradley Hayes’ 21 paved the way for a Georgetown victory.After a two-year hiatus following Syracuse’s move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the two teams will face off for the second straight year. This season, the Hoyas didn’t play in the postseason while the Orange made a miraculous run to the Final Four as a No. 10 seed.In the all-time series between Syracuse and Georgetown, SU holds a 49-42 advantage. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 4, 2016 at 12:40 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Tipperary plays host to Irish racing action

first_imgStock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabay There’s an eight-race card at Limerick Junction this evening.The Dermot Weld-trained Massayan won his final two starts in 2016 and he looks sure to be sent off favourite for the feature event – the €20,000 Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter Rated Race at 6.40.Pat Smullen’s mount faces just four rivals and his main danger could be Onlyhuman from the Eddie Lynam stable who was successful on his most recent start at Gowran Park. There is €16,000 worth of prize-money up for grabs in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden (5.40) where the newcomer Brevard is an intriguing runner for Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen.The first is off at 5.05last_img read more

Kenya Athletes Angry at Rio Shanty Accommodation

first_imgTeam Kenya has been dogged by allegations of mismanagement at Rio.Sports Minister Hassan Wario says the government has responded by disbanding the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) and ordering an investigation into the problems the team faced in Rio, reports the BBC’s Wanyama Chebusiri from the capital, Nairobi.Mr Korir said athletes had experienced “hell” and he would demand action when he returned home.The team won 13 medals, the highest by an African country, and this “is how they treat us”, he added.The men’s marathon team is among the athletes stuck in the shanty town, except for gold medallist Eliud Kipchoge, who bought his own ticket to leave, Mr Korir said.Athletes were ordered to stay indoors as gunshots were heard all night, he added in a tweet.Kenya won six gold medals, six silver and a bronze at the Games, which ended on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kenyan athletes are stranded in a Rio shanty town where gunshots can be heard, following the closure of the Olympic village, the team captain says.Officials delayed their return home as they looked for a “cheap flight”, said Wesley Korir, a marathon runner who is also an independent MP.He posted images on Twitter of dilapidated buildings in the area where he said they were forced to stay.last_img read more