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What Percent Remains?: III% Schisms during and after Trump


Unicorn Riot just hosted a leak from the III% Security Force’s Discord server, which is available to researchers here. Alongside the leak, they put out a very detailed analysis and context article that is well worth the read, too. The leaked messages cover January through April of 2021, totaling 8,358 messages.

This MilitiaWatch article, therefore, is intended to be a short companion piece to a Unicorn Riot leak and article. The group’s Discord served as a brief but important tool for the group after waves of bans and deplatforms spanning Facebook, Zello, YouTube, and more. This MilitiaWatch article serves to provide some background context but will briefly engage with the leaks further below.


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Why, CPT?: Arizona Oath Keepers as a microcosm for the movement



After the storming of the US Capitol Building on 6 January 2021, media has been trying to figure out who the Oath Keepers are. 60 Minutes, 3 months after the riot, interviewed 4 members of a group calling themselves the “Arizona Oath Keepers”. In mid-June 2021, 60 Minutes re-aired the segment, providing the group more airtime. These Oath Keepers were four members of a Prescott, Arizona area organization known as the Yavapai County Preparedness Team.

Who are the Yavapai County Preparedness Team (YCPT)? The YCPT is an Arizona Oath Keepers chapter, previously directly part of the Stewart Rhodes-led national organization but now autonomous and independent. They still, however, call themselves Oath Keepers and use Oath Keepers iconography and ideology to describe themselves. This article explores their structure, their relationships to the right, and where it looks like they are heading.

This is a very long article, so MilitiaWatch has prepared a first “TL;DR” (too long; didn’t read) that hits at some of the core points from this investigation without the goose chases and too-in-the-weeds writing the MW audience might be accustomed to at this point. You can read that here:


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Weekly: 26 July 21


Almost the end of July, the sixth month since the Capitol storming. This week, some updates on:

  • Recent J6 arrestees include aman in gladiator cosplay
  • Wolverine Watchmen-associated sheriff hires private eye to investigate voter fraud in his county, which went in favor of Trump
  • Boogaloo adherent takes plea deal on underage enticement charges

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Weekly: 19 July 21


Another Monday, another MilitiaWatch weekly. This week, we feature some of the following news events:

  • Member of racist prison gang pleads guilty to J6 charges
  • SC cop moved to admin duty over III% sticker on vehicle
  • CA militiamen charged for plotting to blow up Democrats
  • Nick Fuentes and others show up at CPAC, cringe ensues

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Weekly (x2): 12 Jul 21


Happy July, y’all. Here’s a two-week update after MilitiaWatch took last Monday off. There’s a lot to cover here, but here are some included:

  • Two new MilitiaWatch pieces (YCPT and III% Security Force)
  • Moorish group has armed standoff in Massachusetts
  • Stewart Rhodes talks to Feds, attends CPAC
  • III% tattoo spotted on Food Network participant
  • VA militia still raffling guns, gain writing position at local outlet

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TL;DR — Why, CPT?


This post is a summary meant to cover the in-depth work featured in the article here.


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Weekly: 28 Jun 21


Another short weekly update, covering some of the following:

  • NFAC shooter arrested
  • Bundy runs for governor
  • Church hosts Q event in Virginia
  • First J6 sentencing does not include jail time

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Weekly: 21 Jun 21


This week, a brief update covering some of the following:

  • Several police officers face consequences related to J6 riot
  • Ex-police chief uses charity to fund violence
  • Oath Keepers organization in turmoil, founder used funds from it on non-OK related goods

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Weekly: 14 Jun 21


This week, an update featuring some of the following:

  • More details emerge in Grizzly Scouts Boogaloo cases
  • Neo-Nazi provocateurs plead guilty to gun charges
  • J6 arrests near 500
  • Bundy followers threaten another standoff

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Weekly: 7 Jun 21


Happy June! Here’s another week’s update on what militias and the associated far-right has been up to, including:

  • A second person pleads guilty to J6 charges, Feds seek more
  • Some J6 attendees blame QAnon for their actions
  • Texas Boogaloo adherent pleads guilty