Accused Killer Of California Cops Was Associated With Right-Wing 'Boogaloo Movement'

Source: Forbes - View Original Article
Published: Jul 02, 2020
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58% Liberal


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58% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Death Penalty = 58% Liberal


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98% "51 Protesters Facing Federal Charges --"
84% "However, last week NPR published a review of court documents of 51 individuals facing federal charges related to protests, and none is alleged to have links to the Antifa movement."
74% "This firearm is a machine gun with a silencer attached to its barrel, said the official. Attorney General William Barr and other top government officials, including President Trump, have frequently blamed Antifa activists for the violence stemming from recent demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd's death."
66% "However, prosecutors have not said if they will pursue death."
42% "Carrillo has been charged with 19 felonies related to the attack, and the charges carry enhancements of lying in wait, which means that Carrillo will be eligible for the death penalty."
-56% "Given recent events and the inability of law enforcement to grasp and intercept this new mode of distributed terror, we think an increase in these kinds of violent attacks against police are almost inevitable."
-59% "During Tuesday's press conference, FBI agent Jack Bennett said Carrillo and Justus purposefully chose the protest as the locality of the killing to blend in better and to take advantage of community grief over the police killing of George Floyd."
-62% "There is no evidence that these men had any intention to join the demonstration in Oakland ..."
-63% "Among all the cases brought by the Justice Department thus far, the only extremist group mentioned in court documents is the right-wing Boogaloo movement."
-71% "According to an ATF official, the weapon used in the fatal shootings was a homemade so-called ghost gun without a serial number."
-72% "Man charged in deputy ambush scrawled extremist 'Boogaloo' phrases in blood (NBC)"
-76% "The FBI announced Tuesday that Steven Carrillo, the U.S. Air Force sergeant who allegedly murdered law enforcement officers in California during protests earlier this month, was associated with the right-wing Boogaloo movement, and that Carrillo chose the timing of his attacks to take advantage of a time when this nation was mourning the killing of George Floyd."
-77% "Yet No Sign Of Antifa Involvement (Forbes) Suspect in Santa Cruz ambush linked to federal officer killing in Oakland; charged with 19 felonies (Mercury News)"
-85% " Elements of The Boogaloo have evolved from a gathering of militia enthusiasts and Second Amendment advocates into a full-fledged violent extremist group, which inspires lone wolf actors and cell-like actors alike, said Joel Finkelstein, director of the Network Contagion Research Institute."


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98% : 51 Protesters Facing Federal Charges --
84% : However, last week NPR published a review of court documents of 51 individuals facing federal charges related to protests, and none is alleged to have links to the Antifa movement.
74% : "This firearm is a machine gun with a silencer attached to its barrel," said the official. Attorney General William Barr and other top government officials, including President Trump, have frequently blamed Antifa activists for the violence stemming from recent demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd's death.
66% : However, prosecutors have not said if they will pursue death.
44% : Given recent events and the inability of law enforcement to grasp and intercept this new mode of distributed terror, we think an increase in these kinds of violent attacks against police are almost inevitable."
42% : Carrillo has been charged with 19 felonies related to the attack, and the charges carry enhancements of "lying in wait," which means that Carrillo will be eligible for the death penalty.
41% : During Tuesday's press conference, FBI agent Jack Bennett said Carrillo and Justus purposefully chose the protest as the locality of the killing to blend in better and to take advantage of community grief over the police killing of George Floyd.
38% : "There is no evidence that these men had any intention to join the demonstration in Oakland ...
37% : They came to Oakland to kill cops," Bennett said.
37% : Among all the cases brought by the Justice Department thus far, the only extremist group mentioned in court documents is the right-wing "Boogaloo movement.
29% : According to an ATF official, the weapon used in the fatal shootings was a homemade so-called ghost gun without a serial number.
28% : Man charged in deputy ambush scrawled extremist 'Boogaloo' phrases in blood (NBC)
24% : The FBI announced Tuesday that Steven Carrillo, the U.S. Air Force sergeant who allegedly murdered law enforcement officers in California during protests earlier this month, was associated with the right-wing Boogaloo movement, and that Carrillo chose the timing of his attacks to "take advantage of a time when this nation was mourning the killing of George Floyd."
23% : Yet No Sign Of Antifa Involvement (Forbes) Suspect in Santa Cruz ambush linked to federal officer killing in Oakland; charged with 19 felonies (Mercury News)
15% : " "Elements of The Boogaloo have evolved from a gathering of militia enthusiasts and Second Amendment advocates into a full-fledged violent extremist group, which inspires lone wolf actors and cell-like actors alike," said Joel Finkelstein, director of the Network Contagion Research Institute.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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