A Boogaloo Boy Confessed to Negotiating Weapons Sales With Federal Agents… Thought He’d Been Meeting With Terrorist Group
As defined by Wikipedia, “The boogaloo movement, whose adherents are often referred to as boogaloo boys or boogaloo bois, is a loosely organized far-right, anti-government, and extremist political movement in the United States. The movement has also been described as a militia.”
One of these booger-boys, Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, is staring at 20 years in the federal pen for a felony he just ‘fessed up to doing. U.S. Atty. Erica H. MacDonald along with John Demers, the Ntl. Sec. Div. Asst. Atty. Gen., officially announced that Teeter has pleaded guilty on all counts. The boi is about to go down hard.
Teeter was charged in a conspiracy to sell supplies and weapons to the well-known designated terrorist group, Hamas. He was convicted in November of this year. Standing before U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the boi pleaded guilty. A sentencing date has not as yet been established but does it matter? He’s already sitting where he needs to be and he ain’t going ‘nowhere.’
Teeter appeared in his orange prison garb via video, where he told the judge how immediately following the death of George Floyd, he left for Minneapolis from his native state of N.C. While in the Twin-Cities, together with 30-year-old Michael Robert Solomon, another Boogaloo Bois member, the two met several times with two U.S. undercover federal agents who they falsely believed to be representing Hamas. They got caught in a sting operation.
The four of them met to negotiate the sale of gun noise-suppressors and a special device for converting everyday semi-automatic weapons into illegal machine guns, called a drop-in auto sear. Solomon has been charged with the same multiple felonies as his companion in crime. Maybe the two can call dibs on being bunkmates.
Teeter said he was led to believe the suppressors would be used by Hamas’s militant wing. “I mean, why would someone buy suppressors if they weren’t going to deliver them to a militant wing?”
He also said they had hopes of Hamas lending a hand at helping them to establish a training camp where the ‘boogalooers’ could better prepare for the next American civil war they have plans on starting. He confessed how he and Solomon had originally planned to blow up a courthouse somewhere in the northern Minnesota area but later decided a courthouse in Minneapolis would draw more attention.
Needless to say, neither of the two are going to get the chance. Here are some highlights from the DOJ’s released statement.
“The defendant was a self-described member of the Boogaloo Bois whose extremist ideologies had moved into the realm of violent action,” said Atty. MacDonald. “I am grateful for the quick and effective action by law enforcement to keep our community safe.”
“This case highlights the real threat posed by domestic violent extremists who self-radicalize and threaten to violently attack others opposed to their views, with little or no warning,” said Michael Paul, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Minneapolis field office. “Preventing terrorist attacks is the FBI’s number one priority and the primary mission of our Joint Terrorism Task Forces. The FBI and its task force partners will persist in using every investigative tool available to identify, assess, and disrupt those willing to compromise the safety of our neighbors and communities.”
So this is two down and who knows how many more to go. The loose-structure of the Boogaloo Bois makes it extremely difficult to track these terrorist rascals down. There is no website to hack into and there is no official members list. They’re just there.
Obviously, Teeter and Solomon had aspirations of profiting greatly, no matter the moral or ethical cost of establishing their illegal business. But other members have different motives for claiming their allegiance to the group and could care less about financial gain.
Some of these guys are just boys out for a little fun. A chance to knock the snowflakes out of an unsuspecting liberal, or on occasion when the chance presents itself, a conservative or two. What the hell. They’re anarchists. They hate everything and everybody.