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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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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

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Weekly: 31 May 21

Happy Memorial Day to those who have or whose family and friends have lost life and limb in US wars. Here’s another weekly update from MW, which includes the following:

  • J6 arrestee says cops didn’t tell him not to storm the capitol
  • National Guard leaves DC
  • Bundy announces run for governor
  • Grandmaster Jay and Kyle Rittenhouse have legal updates

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Weekly (x2): 24 May 21


MilitiaWatch took a break from weekly updates last week so this week’s update covers the last two-ish weeks. Here are some high-level highlights:

  • “National Popcorn Day” Boogaloo planning unearthed for Inauguration
  • First active-duty officer arrested in connection to J6
  • Kenosha police release token trophies
  • Polo-wearing AR-15 brandisher runs for office
  • DHS establishes CP3

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Weekly: 10 May 21


Here’s another weekly update from MilitiaWatch, covering some of the following:

  • Minnesota Boogaloo Boy joins comrade, pleads guilty to terror charges
  • Wisconsin man charged with terrorism for Wolverine plot involvement
  • Georgia Stone Mountain participant charged for role in J6
  • 6th state this year passes “2A Sanctuary” legislation