Proud Boys’ Alleged Preparation For Capitol Riot Detailed In New Court Filing

March 2, 2021 ☼ domestic-terrorismjan6

Source: NPR - Link

A document filed in federal court on Monday sheds new light on the Proud Boys’ tactical preparation for and movements during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

It alleges that a Washington state-based member of the far-right group was internally nominated to have “war powers” and assume “ultimate leadership” of the group’s activities that day. Thirty-year-old Ethan Nordean allegedly helped coordinate members’ storming of the Capitol in an effort to interrupt the Electoral College certification of President Biden’s victory.

I can only hope that these far-right armed groups can be disbanded without provoking a backlash that strengthens them, but I think that is a false hope.