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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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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 (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: 3 May 21


This weekly update features some of the following:

  • Formations of a few militia groups in CA and elsewhere
  • Boogaloo adherent and defense contractor charged in TX and NM
  • Wolverine Watchmen planned to blow up a commuter bridge
  • Georgia cop outed as Nazi leader, arrested with 11 illegal guns
  • Ammo shortages impacting militia training

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Weekly: 26 Apr 21


Another brief weekly update, spanning some of the following:

  • A militia training site refuses to shut down
  • Zello Tapes now available to the public
  • More Proud Boys arrested for their role in J6

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Weekly: 19 April 21


Another Monday, another weekly update. Here’s a glimpse at what’s covered in this brief piece:

  • An OK founder pleads guilty; the QRF looks more material
  • III% adherents assault interracial couples for second time in three weeks in SC
  • Wolverine Watchmen brothers removed from house arrest

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Zello, Operator II: Severed networks and those that remain


This article follows up a previous MilitiaWatch article on the use of Zello, a free walkie-talkie app, by the US-based armed far-right, including aggressive activists working in support of former president Donald Trump. That article with visualizations is available here:

Since that article, further investigation of right-wing militant groups’ use of Zello resulted in the direct recording of it being used at the 6 January storming of the US Capitol Building. This was then published in The Guardian. As references in that article, a list of over 800 channels was sent to Zello with a request for comment. Zello subsequently announced that they had banned 2000 militia-related channels, though they described groups’ use of the platform as “social media vanity messaging”. An On the media podcast covering this can be listened to at this link.

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Weekly (x2) : 12 Apr 21


After a hiatus last week, we catch up with two weeks’ worth of weekly updates, including the following:

  • Texas MyMilitia poster plotted to blow up an Amazon data center
  • California Boogaloo adherents arrested for destroying evidence
  • Another Proud Boys leader revealed as a Fed
  • APC founder announces run for Michigan governor
  • III% members assault SC couple at gunpoint
  • Mother of Kyle Rittenhouse calls for audit of funds raised by Lin Wood