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


Weekly: 29 Mar 21

Chag sameach to those observing and happy Holi to those celebrating! Here’s a weekly round-up that’s a bit shorter than the last few weeks. This one covers the following:

  • SC Senators aim to make all Palmetto State residents militia members
  • Court docs indicate attempted “alliance” between Oath Keepers, III%, and Proud Boys
  • Virginia sheriff’s office and county militia hold joint gun raffle


Weekly: 1 Mar 2021

Happy March, here’s another weekly update. This week, the following is covered:

  • Further J6 updates, such as Greene’s connections to Capitol stormers
  • More legal updates, including The Base attempting to set up a white ethnostate in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
  • Other updates, like the revealing of a campaign photo of a sheriff posing with a Q fanatic


Weekly: 15 Feb 2021

Another weekly update covering the past week or so in the news. This week, the update features stories about the following:

  • Roger Stone’s OK security detail as a common feature at far-right gatherings
  • More FBI/US military/local police connections to militia movements
  • Boogaloo adherents arrested, Rittenhouse not re-arrested


Weekly: 8 Feb 2021

This week, another update with the following included:

  • More J6 updates, including a terror designation by Canada
  • Rittenhouse not at home, bond terms to be further revisited
  • New GA militant coalition announced
  • Sugar Pine mine case moves forward
  • Michigan pursuing further gun restrictions
  • GOP candidate posts threatening message, photo of noose


Weekly: 1 Feb 2021

This week, more developments covered in the update, including:

  • Updates on Capitol Police response to J6, regarding both preparation and individual response
  • III% caught with pipe bombs, texting friend planning to use them against “Twitter or the democrats”
  • Wolverine Watchmen member plans to cooperate with Feds
  • Kansas III% members lose appeal in bomb plot
  • GOP member links to militias continue to be unearthed
  • DHS bulletin indicative of new trajectory?


Weekly: 25 Jan 2021

This week, several key developments get covered in the weekly update:

  • J6 conspiracy charges for Oath Keepers
  • Boogaloo call-to-action sees low engagement
  • An Inauguration marked by militia stand-down orders
  • Further links between Michigan militia and local GOP emerge


Weekly Update: 26 Oct 2020

In the third MW weekly news round-up, a roundup of coverage of MilitiaWatch/ACLED’s election violence report, updates on last week’s stories, and some new stories from the week. These new happenings are then related to reading within the MW archives and around the web. Here’s the weekly(ish) update for 26 October 2020.

Norm Olsen, of the notorious Michigan Militia, denounced the Wolverine Watchmen militia’s plot

Olsen now lives in Alaska and started a new, non-Michigan project there years ago. However, he did tell journalists that he was sympathetic to anger against Wolverine Watchmen militia’s target, Michigan Governor Whitmer.

The American Patriot Council, an off-shoot from Michigan re-open protests taken national, looked to hold a 40-location national “Freedom March” series of rallies,

(instead, they held fewer than a dozen)

Ryan Santistevan wrote up a good brief on the organization, available here.

MilitiaWatch + ACLED release risk assessment report

Our report, drawn from data from the past five months, the literature on elections violence, and analysis based on knowledge of right-wing networked violence, we identified five high-risk states and five moderate-risk states. Read the report on ACLED’s site, here. Militia groups covered in the report include the III%, covered extensively here. (Please indulge for a moment, MW rarely gets this sort of coverage)

The report has been covered, for example in:
Local outlets, including:

Other stories:

NPR did a profile of Idaho III%er and GOP State Senate candidate, Eric Parker. Parker was kicked off of Facebook during the summer purges and was highly involved in Bundy Ranch organizing.

Michigan sheriffs/police have indicated they will refuse to enforce bans on guns at polling places this season, despite the alleged planned kidnapping of Michigan’s governor.


Weekly Update: 19 Oct 2020

In the second MW weekly news round-up, some updates on last week’s stories and some updates on some much older stories, too. These new happenings are then related to reading within the MW archives and around the web. Here’s the weekly(ish) update for 19 October 2020.


Weekly Update: 12 Oct 2020

MW is now going to be throwing together a short news round-up at the start of each week based upon the happenings of the past week. For as long as militia news remains at the forefront of US media, MW will gather some of the more interesting or concerning points here, linking to reading both within the MW archives and outside. Here’s the weekly(ish) update for 12 October 2020.