Police ‘Shrugged Off’ the Proud Boys until too late: NYT

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Daily Beast: In 2016 when a protester burned an American flag outside the Republican Convention in Cleveland, the man who would become the leader of the far-right Proud Boys received a pass from the cops. Joseph Biggs attacked the protester, but in the end cops would falsify their reports and charge the flag burner.

The city later paid $225,000 for falsifying the report, but it empowered Biggs to carry on, according to The New York Times. The same thing happened in Portland, Oregon in 2018, when another rising Proud Boy star got away with a similar assault, with police siding with Ethan Nordean rather than the man he was videotaped assaulting.

Now both Biggs and Nordean are under investigation for inciting the Jan. 6 insurgency on Capitol Hill, and the Times report suggests that had they been stopped earlier, the violence might have been averted.

“Local police officers have appeared at times to side with the Proud Boys, especially when they have squared off against leftists openly critical of law enforcement,” the Times reported.

“Some local officials have complained that without guidance from federal agencies, their police departments were ill equipped to understand the dangers of a national movement like the group.”

Read it at The New York Times

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Always remember what Condoleezza Rice said after the 9/11 attacks, “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that those people could take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.” All the while, she and other insiders in the Bush administration knew full well that 9/11 was a false-flag attack by Israel on the USA. The CIA and the FBI stood down and let it happen.

    Something tells me that the police and the FBI did the same thing on 1/6. Now they’re saying they “shrugged off” the Proud Boys until it was too late. Sorry, Jim, that sounds fishy to me.

  2. The New York Times??? How many times have they been caught lying? Please… don’t associate with such a deceptive rag.

    • It is childish to think that the NYTimes does not report anything true. If we had not verified it you wouldn’t have seen it today. All over the world, police and over government agencies maintain relationships with groups they don’t want the public to know about, because the relationships are useful to them.

    • Jim, leaving aside if article is true or not, the question is who benefits with this NYT post ?? those stuffs was not unknown before, so their publication now surely is chasing any ends…

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