Whitmer conspiracy allegations tied to boogaloo movement

Source: NBC News - View Original Article
Published: Oct 12, 2020
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94% Liberal


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 94% Liberal:

  • 4 negative sentiments for Police funding
  • 1 positive sentiment for Gun Control


Policies:

Gun Control
Police funding

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99% "In 2018 and early 2019, Caserta largely liked and posted about comedy shows, podcasts like The Joe Rogan Experience, motivational quotations and selfies.""
95% "Their social media profiles showed connections to a wide variety of known anti-government groups.""
90% "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, he said in a video posted Wednesday.""
89% "Several of the six men charged in federal court Thursday with a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have histories of anti-government organizing, ..."
-68% "A senior federal law enforcement official said federal agents found that the group of seven tied to the Wolverine Watchmen believes in the boogaloo ..."
-69% "A second law enforcement action Thursday involved state charges against seven more members of the Wolverine Watchmen.""
-70% "Amy Cooter, a sociology professor and militia expert at Vanderbilt University, said Wolverine Watchmen is a relatively new group that was spurred to action ..."
-73% "Musico said, pointing to a Trump 2020 hat on his head.""
-74% "Caserta's Twitter timeline appears to show his rapid descent into radicalization.""
-93% "Authorities said a California man accused of killing a police officer and a federal agent in June scrawled the word Boog in blood on ..."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

7% : Authorities said a California man accused of killing a police officer and a federal agent in June scrawled the word "Boog" in blood on the hood of a car during a standoff with police.
32% : A senior federal law enforcement official said federal agents found that the group of seven tied to the Wolverine Watchmen believes in the "boogaloo" movement, which is largely dedicated to eradicating the government and killing law enforcement officers.
6% : Around the country, self-described members of the boogaloo movement have committed acts of violence and killed police officers in recent months, often in attempts to ignite what they believe will be a second civil war.
8% : Caserta's only likes after the onset of the pandemic mention conspiracy theories about Bill Gates and a meme about hogtying police officers.
35% : Extremism researchers first noticed the boogaloo movement in 2019, when fringe groups from gun rights and "militia" movements to white supremacists began referring to an impending civil war using the word "boogaloo," a joking reference to "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo," a 1984 sequel movie about break dancing.
99% : In 2018 and early 2019, Caserta largely liked and posted about comedy shows, podcasts like "The Joe Rogan Experience," motivational quotations and selfies.
95% : Their social media profiles showed connections to a wide variety of known anti-government groups.
90% : The Michigan kidnapping suspects' online lives revealed boogaloo ties and swift online radicalization.
90% : "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance," he said in a video posted Wednesday.
89% : Several of the six men charged in federal court Thursday with a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have histories of anti-government organizing, as well as interest in countering what they saw as an "uprising" against President Donald Trump, according to their online profiles and comments.
31% : The men have not yet appeared in court or entered pleas.
31% : A second law enforcement action Thursday involved state charges against seven more members of the Wolverine Watchmen.
30% : Amy Cooter, a sociology professor and militia expert at Vanderbilt University, said Wolverine Watchmen is "a relatively new group that was spurred to action specifically by the pandemic and by Whitmer's response to it."
27% : Musico said, pointing to a Trump 2020 hat on his head.
26% : Caserta's Twitter timeline appears to show his rapid descent into radicalization.

*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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