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Federal Government Breaks Gun-Crazy Boogaloo Boi That Is Illegally In The United States
Before the trial of the officer accused of the murder of George Floyd begins in Minneapolis, the FBI arrested a member of Boogaloo Bois who attempted to get to the city during the unrest this summer and who had contact with An extremist fellow accused of attacking a police station there. Jaap Willem Lijbers, 26, is an undocumented Dutch citizen living in Virginia who investigators have linked to the white nationalist movement that wants to overthrow the US government by inciting them to a second civil war. He was arrested in a raid on his home in rural Virginia on weapons and immigration charges.According to a March 2 criminal complaint filed in Virginia federal court, Lijbers was a member of a Facebook group private which included Steven Carrillo, a famous Boogaloo Boi and Air Force Sgt. was charged in a spate of politically motivated cop killings last June. He says Lijbers had also been in direct contact with Benjamin Ryan Teeter, a Boogaloo Boi from North Carolina who in December pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for attempting to provide material support to Hamas, and with Ivan Harrison. Hunter, a Texas Boogaloo Boi accused of rioting. after firing 13 shots from an AK-47 type assault rifle at a Minneapolis police station during the 2020 civil unrest that followed Floyd’s death while in police custody. refers to the title of the 1984 film “Breakin ‘2: Electric Boogaloo”, to refer to a sequel to the American Civil War that ended in 1865. The terminology has evolved over time and has come to include words similar such as “big luau. Playing on this, many Boogaloo Woods have adopted the Hawaiian shirt as an unofficial uniform. Lijbers was first identified in July 2020, following the FBI launching a broader investigation into Boogaloo Bois “based on reports that members were discussing and maintaining crimes of violence. an armed presence on the streets of Minneapolis during the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd, “the complaint states. Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of Floyd’s murder, is to be tried on March 8. Help search warrants to assign social media files, the complaint says the FBI identified a Facebook account as “Marvin Dorner” that had been in contact with Hunter and Teeter. In a series of direct messages, Lijbers – using the pseudonym Marvin Dorner – discussed his trip to Minneapolis during the protests, he said. “I’m personally pissed off about this,” Lijbers wrote. connecto ns now. ” “I’m in southwest Virginia,” Lijbers replied, adding the town he lived in as Tazewell, a town of 4,200 people about 150 miles from Roanoke. “Where are you at? cops are understaffed. And vehicles. ”Leaked chat logs reveal Boogaloo’s fantasies of killing random civilians Complaint says Teeter planned to pick up Lijbers the next day as he was driving through Virginia on his way to Minneapolis , but Lijbers apparently got stuck at work. Even though he couldn’t join, Lijbers and Teeter kept in touch over the next few days, he explains. “Hoodie OVER plate rack”, reportedly Lijbers told Teeter, who was now in Minneapolis. “Don’t stand out. Appear civilian. Bring marshmallows.” [sic] for bonfire and seasoning for roast pork, ”which appear to be references to“ grand luau, ”a slang term for the Second Civil War, the boogaloo movement is bent on fomenting. “Get government buildings. All of them. “But despite all his apparent excitement, Lijbers still couldn’t make it to Minneapolis.” I’m still trying to find a ride, “he emailed Teeter on June 1. I got it. always thought of it anyway. “Lijbers then” pivoted “to attend a local protest in Virginia a week later, the affidavit states. He had been the only one armed with a gun, he said. he texted Hunter, saying that he had “discussed his rifle with one of the police officers present and that he was basically providing security for the event. He sent Hunter a picture of himself holding a sign saying, “IGLOO WOOD’S BIG LAUGH IN TYRANNY’S FACE”, and continued with a message saying, “I showed this sign to every cop.” In another post, Lijbers sent Hunter a screenshot of a tweet showing him holding a rifle at the rally.Although Lijbers had enough tactical gear to look around the room a bit, his operational security was decidedly amateurish. . In a follow-up message to Hunter, Lijbers reportedly stated that he was going to send him an email in his real name in case something happened to him. “You are the only one in this country with this information, other than the mother of my daughter, “wrote Lijbers In August, Lijbers attended another local rally and gave an interview to a local news channel while holding an assault rifle. Although it is billed as a good one. old boy in a way, a hint of Lijbers’ Dutch accent is evident. He created a new one as’ Jaxson Lynch ‘, a nickname he also used on Discord, a popular chat app in circles of the extreme right. After the arrest of Hunter in November 2020, authorities searched his phone’s contact list, which revealed a phone number as “jax.” As the federal government continued to review Hunter’s phone, they found a group chat that had been conducted on the Signal app, which also associated “jax” with “Marvin Dorner.” A search of the public records did not identify anyone named Marvin Dorner living in Tazewell. and no one by the name of Jaxson Lynch in the area either. But in January 2021, Facebook files subpoenaed by the FBI led to a breakdown of the case. Analyzing a 2018 panel discussion that the affidavit said had no connection to Boogaloo Wood, officers identified one of the participants as a local law enforcement officer. They contacted the unidentified officer, who said that “Marvin Dorner’s” real first name was Jaap. The officer said Jaap was from the Netherlands and fathered a child with a woman named “BK” in the affidavit. From there, agents were able to locate a PO box that BK had previously rented and shared with someone named Jaap Willem Lijbers. A closer look at the Facebook recordings showed communication between Marvin Dorner and various people with the Lijbers surname. In a post, Dorner mentioned being born in 1994, the year Jaap Willem Lijbers was born. Homeland Security Investigations then checked U.S. immigration records. They discovered a Jaap Willem Lijbers who entered the country on a three-month visitor visa in May 2014. Almost seven years later, Lijbers himself was in the same boat as the undocumented migrants against whom he and his compatriots Boogaloo Boi have taken up arms. “As of February 8, 2021, Lijbers has never requested an adjustment to his original status and no immigration records or requests are identified, which would give Lijbers an extended authorization to stay in the United States or prevent his deportation, ”states the affidavit. On March 2, federal agents executed a search warrant at Lijbers’ home in Virginia. They seized a Radical Firearms RF-15 military-type rifle along with five magazines, one of which was loaded. Lijbers was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm while illegally in the United States. A federal magistrate has ordered Lijbers’ detention without bail. Her public defender Nancy Combs Dickenson-Vicars did not immediately respond to a request for comment, with Lijbers due to return to court on March 9. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.