“In the wake of protests following the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a member of the Boogaloo Bois opened fire on the Minneapolis Police Third Precinct with an AK-47-style gun and screamed “Justice for Floyd” as he ran away, according to a federal complaint made public Friday.”
Hunter privately messaged Steven Carrillo, another “Boogaloo
Boi” in California, urging him to “go for police buildings”, according to the federal criminal complaint.
“I did better, lol,” Carrillo replied.
Carrillo had driven to Oakland with an accomplice, and, as protesters were demonstrating blocks away, shot two officers guarding a federal courthouse in downtown Oakland, killing one, David Patrick Underwood.
It’s hard to respond to such utter cynicism, certainly, it’s a reminder of the need for partyism, and formal (and open, democratic and transparent) control mechanisms, policies and platforms. But it’s hard to work against a foe that consciously lies, and lies not caring about being caught lying. Further, for lying, no formal organisation is needed, and stochastic terror works.