Members of the Proud Boys have been ordered to pay the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church $1.03 million for vandalizing and burning a “Black Lives Matter” sign in 2020 during protests in Washington , DC .
On Saturday, Washington, D.C., judge Neal Kravitz ordered leaders of the Proud Boys to pay more than $1 million in damages to the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. The judgment resulted from a lawsuit filed against named and unnamed members of the extremist street gang by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on behalf of the church.
The judge issued a default judgment, since none of the defendants in the action appeared in court. Several are currently incarcerated, having been found guilty for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
The Proud Boys is a white supremacist group that aligns itself with former President Donald Trump. The organization was formed in 2016 during Trump’s first presidential election.
The senior pastor of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. William Lamar IV, praised the decision in a statement.
“Our church is rooted in the theological vision that humankind is one family. Institutions like ours must continue to lead the way toward a new narrative and white supremacist institutions must be an erased element,” he said.
Nothing like some right-wing extremist cannibalism to start your day off right.
Gays Against Groomers the far right extremists anti-gay group that masquerades as gays to promote the GOP agenda is going down faster than Elon Musk’s TELSA stock.
A former secretary of the far-right organization Gays Against Groomers (GAG) has resigned in protest over the group’s support for Ron DeSantis especially after his recent extremely homophobic campaign ad., (It seems they did trick some gays and lesbians into joining.)
David Leatherwood tweeted that his departure from the group’s board was “directly related to the Founder’s outspoken support for DeSantis, in light of his recent ad that is extremely anti-gay.”
FBI and Police in Kentucky are looking into reports of racist flyers being spread through towns by the Ku Klux Klan and the Proud Boys recruiting members.
The FBI said these flyers have been seen all across the state, from northern Kentucky, to the Lexington area, to Bullitt County.
In 2021, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported nine hate and anti-government groups here in the Bluegrass. They’ve been tracking since 2000 and since then, here in Kentucky, they saw a spike in those numbers in 2016 with as many as 23 of those groups.
“Neighborhood watch,” the Klan flyer advertises in part. “You can sleep sound tonight. The Klan is awake.” The flyers also urged residents to report crimes and drug dealers to an email address.
The name of the Trinity White Knights Ku Klux Klan – a Kentucky-based offshoot of the white supremacist organization .
Federal agents said they’re keeping a close eye on what’s happening, especially in light of an incident in Corbin earlier this month, when anti-LGBTQ protesters faced off with demonstrators at a Pride event. Two protesters showed up, shouting homophobic slurs and showing a KKK membership card.
Others across the state have contacted local authorities after seeing Proud Boys flyers in their communities.
It’s getting very scary out there. Please take care.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Eyewitnesses claim that the NYPD did not do enough. As usual.
Approximately 200 parents and children enjoyed the read-a-thon, led by the Drag Kings, Queens and Royalty of Drag Story Hour NYC at The Center, a resource hub for New York City’s LGBT community hosted by state Attorney General Letitia James on on Sunday.
Then the Proud Boys showed up.
Outnumbered by 4 to 1 Proud Boys, Orthodox Jewish Rabbi’s, and one lowly self hating homo from Gay’s for Trump named “Paul” however, got more than they bargained for while trying to intimidate the people attending the event. Chants of “Fuck the Proud Boys rang” out from counter-protestors at the venue, letting the violent chaos agents know that they WERE NOT welcome.
Despite police attempting to keep the two groups separated, a few broke through the ranks. One man wearing a gold Guy Fawkes mask attacked those defending the story hour, deeming his adversaries “ANTIFA” as he threw punches and grabbed at press cameras..
According to longtime LGBT Civil Rights Activist Ken Kidd who was in attendance and spoke with us:
I saw it happen. And was one of the ones who insisted that the cops make the cuff. They were ignoring it. It took at least 10 minutes of our chanting at them to do their jobs and, ultimately reminding them that we had the assault AND THEIR REFUSAL TO DO ANYTHING on video (When the video becomes available we will add it to this post/)
Oh, and those haters were just screaming obscenities and hate language, and their posters had incredibly offensive photos on them—really racy, PG-13 to R rated stuff that they were shoving down the throats of the kids and parents just trying to pass safely through us to hear a story told by someone in fun makeup and a bright outfit. We kept drowning them out by chanting BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH over and over until I came up with the idea of putting all the BLAH BLAH BLAHS to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. It was so much fun, so simple, joyful, and SHADY.
While one Proud Boy by the name of Robert Porco, 53, who was arrested for punching a protestor. Later out of nowhere and with no witnesses a Proud Boy trotted around with blood on his nose claiming a counter-protestor punched him. “I came here to help, not get the shit beat out of me”. The thug’s accusation of violence has over 2 million views on social media at this writing. Many believe it is a set up call to arms to further embolden Proud Boys and supporters to become more violent. Which is dangerous for our community and very disturbing in light of Donald Trump’s impending arrest Tuesday.
Please. Every LGBT and Ally should be on heightened alert to keep safe and be prepared to stand up and fight back for what is right.
Evil never backs down. And neither should we.
I got one photo of the incident of a Proud Boy punching a queer person with his full weight. They had just been walking behind, PBs turned around.
They tell me the punch didn’t hurt — what hurt was that they fell on a metal barricade.
Via Right Wing Watch:: “A local chapter of the far-right Proud Boys plans to disrupt a Dec. 3 drag story event in Columbus, Ohio, just two weeks after the killings at a LGBTQ night club in Colorado Springs. The Columbus Proud Boys announced their plans to disrupt the kids story time event held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus on Telegram last Tuesday. Advance Democracy, Inc., a non-partisan, non-profit research organization, first flagged the post. The emphasis of a “wild” protest is likely a reference to Jan. 6. Trump had called on his supporters to attend a rally on Jan. 6, 2021, promising that it would “be wild!”
The Dec. 3 event is sponsored by Red Oak Community Schools, a school dedicated to fostering “students’ sense of their place and power in the natural world and in their communities.”
If you are in the area and can gather for a counter protest please do. We need to start standing up for ourselves again because as you can see no one else will. Fighting back is part of our heritage and until we all stand up and fight again nothing will change or happen.
Remember the Proud Boys/People’s Convoy which annoyed drivers earlier this year, accomplished nothing, drove out west, returned, accomplished nothing yet again, then declared victory over nothing and said it was time to leave.
Well some didn’t.
Via The Daily Beast: The leader of the right-wing and COVID anti-vax 1776 Restoration Movement—formerly called The People’s Convoy—was arrested near the National Mall on Wednesday after his group came to town protesting non-existent mandates. Far-right Proud Boy member and leader David “Santa” Riddell was taken into custody for a warrant out of Maryland, D.C., Metropolitan Police officers told The Daily Beast on scene.
A group of several hundred people holding American flags, Trump memorabilia and signs calling for “medical freedom” arrived at Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday around 2 p.m., the Los Angeles Times reported. A small group of counter protesters gathered nearby. About a half-an-hour later a fight broke out between the protesters and counter protesters.
Video from the scene shows groups of people brawling at the scene.
Frank Stoltze, a reporter for KPCC radio, tweeted he was at the protests and was “shoved, kicked and my eyeglasses were ripped off of my face by a group of guys at a protest – outside City Hall.”
It’s not clear exactly how the fight broke out or who was involved, but the Los Angeles Police Department says a man was stabbed and was in serious condition.
There have been over 617,096 deaths in America since the pandemic has begun.
This is where we are as a nation. Violence is part of the political spectrum daily in our streets. Right wing thugs with clear support from the missing police. We cannot accept this. It will get worse. https://t.co/4zWRagzI0S
Unprovoked brutal assault just now in DTLA on journalists including @TinaDesireeBerg by Proud Boy Adam Kiefer, Capitol rioter Tony Moon, and antivaxxer Roman Gilbert from Covina. As usual the LAPD lets it happen. pic.twitter.com/9O5Ig52Enh
Shocking, horrifying, and in-depth the New York Times’s Visual Investigations team spent months reviewing thousands of videos, many filmed by the rioters themselves and since deleted from social media. In doing so they have created s a 40-minute panoramic take on the Jan. insurrection and what is perhaps the most complete visual depiction of the Capitol riot to date.
After a pre-planned rally on Saturday in Freedom Plaza in support of President Donald Trump and his unfounded allegations of voter fraud in the presidential election. Hundreds of the domestic terrorist militia group the Proud Boys and other Trump supporter’s rampaged through the streets of Washington, DC destroying property and hunting for “ANTIFA” resulting in al least 23 arrests by DC Metro Police.
Violence escalated after an dark with faceoffs with counter-protesters that took place near Black Lives Matter Plaza, Franklin Square, and other spots around downtown. Proud Boys marched through the streets shouting “Whose streets. Our streets!”, “Fuck Anifia”, and “We brought an army time?” while tearing “Black lives Matters” banners off DC Churches and harrowing all those they
Metro Police in riot gear successfully kept the two sides apart for the most part even as the groups splintered and roamed. Riot lines were held acros Capital Hill frustrating the roaming group who begged police to let them through and “finish” what they came there for.
“Both sides of the aisle hate you now. Congratulations,” a Proud Boy shouted at the officers.
D.C. police said that as of 9 p.m., 23 people were arrested Saturday, including 10 who were charged with misdemeanor assaults, six with assaulting police officers and four with rioting. Two officers were hospitalized with moderate injuries.
The FBI has designated the far-right “Proud Boys” as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”
The Proud Boys, a white nationalist group, were in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a planned rally. In response to publicity about the event, counter-protesters staged their own event in the area. When the Proud Boys arrived a confrontation ensued in the streets.
Long story short. The PB’s got thier asees kicked and chased out of town.