And there’s video!
We kept warning them what would happen if they kept poking the Anglo-Saxon bear. On the heels of RAM’s arrest is their peers, the Proud Boys led by Gavin McInness, were provoked by Antifa and appropriate beatings were administered. Naturally, the FBI now wants the Proud Boys for “rioting”.
VANDALS HIT NYC GOP HEADQUARTERS: ‘ATTACK IS MERELY A BEGINNING’
By Kerry Picket, 12 October 2018
The Metropolitan Republican Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was vandalized Thursday night with broken windows, spray-painted anarchy signs, and a threatening message that the “attack is merely a beginning.”
The building is the headquarters of the Manhattan Republican Party and the New York City regional office for the New York Republican Party.
The note reads:
Tonight, we put the Republican Party on notice, in defiance to the policy of mass misery they have championed.
The U.S. government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murdering black people, and continues its war machine that has slaughtered Muslim people with impunity for decades. The so-called “Land of the Free” leads the world in incarceration rates per capita, all the while profiteering in the new plantation within the prison walls.
While these atrocities persist unabated the Metropolitan Republican Club chose to invite a hipster fascist clown to dance for them, content to revel in their treachery against humanity. The Republican Party joined by their spineless partners in crime, the Democrats institute a policy of domestic and foreign terror felt the world over.
Our attack is merely a beginning. We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize. Those of good conscience and clear mind know this state of oppression cannot remain. The US fascist political system is one of the most savage institutions in history and we will combat it relentlessly until all are free of American barbarism.
The note takes a swipe at the Democrats. Interesting. Look at the second paragraph. It’s liberal talking points but notice they’re identity politics talking points. The Democrat Party has begun to splinter between its out-of-touch leader liches, the vibrancy they’re worked so hard to foster and the white Dems waking up to the fact that the devil has played them for total fools. The latter would be the Republican Party’s “spineless partners in crime”.
The term “hipster fascist clown” appeared to reference Vice Media co-founder and CRTV host Gavin McInnes, who was expected to speak Friday at the club. McInnes says he stands up for “Western values,” and is the founder of a fraternal group called the Proud Boys, where men who believe the “West is best” meet up and drink beer.
The article is well-written and I encourage the reader to follow the link for more. Here’s a link to the Proud Boys themselves:
They’re very determinedly not white supremacists and don’t like the alt-Right. However, what you might not see on their website is that they do operate as a street gang, with “beating in” initiation rites and mandatory (or strongly suggested, I can’t nail it down) tattooing. McInness himself is sleeved and refers to himself as “the Prophet”. Not a club I’ll be joining.
The black shirt with yellow trim is their uniform. They don’t make a habit of face concealment, a welcome change from Antifa:
Police Seek 9 Proud Boys Supporters on Riot Charges After Brawls With Antifa
By Ashley Southall, 15 October 2018
Police commanders moved on Monday to quell a controversy over the department’s handling of brawls outside a Republican club in Manhattan, saying they were seeking nine people affiliated with the Proud Boys, a far-right group, and three additional anti-fascist protesters on riot and attempted assault charges.
So, on Friday 12 October the assigned police handled the politically charged event with no loss of control or serious injuries reported. NBC News reports that three Antifa goons had been arrested in a separate incident from the video below. On Monday 15 October, police leadership moved to protect their asses “from controversy” by issuing arrest warrants for Proud Boys. Oh, those spineless brass dhimmis.
Perhaps the mayor weighing in had something to do with it: “Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday dispatched a State Police hate crimes unit to assist the New York Police Department and asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation for help.”
The trouble started, the police officials said, after fans of Mr. McInnes filed out of the Metropolitan Republican Club on East 83d Street and headed down Park Avenue. A splinter group of masked protesters looped around Lexington Avenue to intercept them, the police said.
Dem Proud Boys were looking to start shit!
The opposing groups came face-to-face on East 82nd Street, yelling as they met. Surveillance video from an apartment building captured a protester hurling a plastic bottle toward the Proud Boys, who were outside the camera’s frame. A man in a red hat then appears onscreen and can be seen throwing the first punch.
That’s dishonest verbiage. A protester threw an object at someone, that someone isn’t throwing the “first punch”.
That fight was the first of several violent clashes that spread over several blocks on the Upper East Side. By the next day, Republican Party officials were being criticized for holding the event, while some elected officials said the violence raised questions about the Police Department’s ability to handle demonstrations.
Violent clashes between police and Antifa, they mean. Is the mayor going to charge NYPD with rioting?
The Proud Boys have been associated with violence across the United States, including in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, and have been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights nonprofit. Mr. McInnes was barred by Twitter for violating its policy on “violent extremist groups.”
My grandmother was associated with violence when she got mugged.
The police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, speaking after a police graduation at Madison Square Garden on Monday, called the violence on Friday night “disturbing and outrageous” and vowed to make more arrests. Still, he defended officers who were criticized by public officials and on social media for failing to arrest members of the Proud Boys group who were filmed hitting protesters.
The one political force more powerful than angry SJWs is police protecting their own. That’s fine, there should be many forces more powerful than weaponized butthurt, but too bad the innocent received no such consideration.
The Proud Boys:
A STATEMENT ABOUT THE ATTACK OUTSIDE MANHATTAN’S REPUBLICAN CLUB
by The Elders, 30 October 2018
First, enjoy the show:
They call that a riot? No blood, no foul. I’ve seen worse fights over parking spaces. The Proud Boys speak:
Antifa approached about five Proud Boys and threw a bottle of urine at them. They then jumped the Proud Boys, knocked two over, and began kicking them while they were down. This is all very apparent at the beginning of the above video. After taking a few blows, the Proud Boys defended themselves – hard. It was a typical bar brawl and the police saw no need to press charges. The alleged victims made that especially clear when they told the police to go fuck themselves. We cannot understand how this is considered assault when even the “victim” insists it is not. This is not a case that should be clogging up the courts. It is a cut and dry case of self-defense.
There’s more at the link. There were apparently 50 police assigned to this event so these PB arrests are not going to become convictions… certainly not for “rioting” when they were invited, cooperative with law enforcement and the other side was attacking them even before their arrival.