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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:36 PM

Self-described Member Of Boogaloo Bois Arrested, Charged With Illegal Possession Of A Machine Gun




https://www.justice.gov/usao-mn/pr/self-described-member-boogaloo-bois-arrested-charged-illegal-possession-machine-gun

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced a federal criminal complaint charging MICHAEL PAUL DAHLAGER, 27, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, with illegal possession of a machine gun. DAHLAGER, who was taken into custody early this morning, made his initial appearance today before Magistrate Judge Becky Thorson in U.S. District Court. DAHLAGER was ordered to remain in custody pending a formal detention hearing, which is scheduled for April 9, 2021.

According to the allegations in the criminal complaint, in November of 2020, the FBI initiated an investigation into DAHLAGER, a self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois,” a loosely connected group of individuals who espouse violent anti-government sentiments. The term “Boogaloo” itself references an impending second civil war in the United States and is associated with violent uprisings against the government. In November 2020, the FBI learned through a confidential human source (“CHS”) that DAHLAGER was discussing his willingness to kill members of law enforcement. The FBI also learned that DAHLAGER was in possession of a 3D-printed “drop in auto sear” and a homemade firearm suppressor. An “auto sear” is a part designed and intended for use in converting a semi-automatic weapon to shoot automatically by a single pull of the trigger and is a machine gun under federal law.

According to the allegations in the criminal complaint, on November 21, 2020, while meeting with the CHS and others at his residence, DAHLAGER showed the CHS several tactical items including body armor, an AR-15 style assault rifle with a folding stock, and an item DAHLAGER claimed was a suppressor. The CHS observed loaded magazines for an assault rifle in DAHLAGER’s residence. DAHLAGER also showed the CHS two auto sears, which DAHLAGER said a friend had created using a 3D printer. DAHLAGER told the CHS that his residence has port-holes to make a stand if law enforcement confronts him.

According to the allegations in the criminal complaint, on December 12, 2020, DAHLAGER traveled from St. Cloud to conduct surveillance at the Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota, while attending a “Stop the Steal” rally. DAHLAGER scouted law enforcement numbers, over-watch positions for the Boogaloo Bois, quick reaction forces, and which streets were blocked by law enforcement. DAHLAGER made a video recording of his observations at the Minnesota State Capitol rally, which he later reviewed with the CHS.

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Reply Self-described Member Of Boogaloo Bois Arrested, Charged With Illegal Possession Of A Machine Gun (Original post)
Nevilledog Apr 7 OP
SheltieLover Apr 7 #1
brer cat Apr 7 #2
gratuitous Apr 7 #3
malaise Apr 7 #4
bluedigger Apr 7 #7
dlk Apr 7 #5
AllyCat Apr 7 #6
AZProgressive Apr 7 #8
AllyCat Apr 7 #9

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:41 PM

1. Hoping judge has a spine & keeps him in a cage!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:56 PM

2. He seems too dangerous to be allowed out.

Port holes to attack law enforcement is not a good look.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:56 PM

3. "His residence has port-holes to make a stand if law enforcement confronts him"

Looks like Mikey made a tactical mistake, and wasn't ready for law enforcement when they came for him. Sad! He'll probably ask if he can go home to mommy now.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:58 PM

4. Seriously how many inside traitors are willing to

steal and sell or give away military weapons to these treasonous scumbags?

There are way too many traitors within.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:42 PM

7. There is nothing in the complaint implicating any "inside traitors".

This was a civilian semi-auto converted to fire automatically. No connection to active duty or civilian DoD employees whatsoever.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:10 PM

5. Interesting, that

No one is complaining the laws banning machine guns infringe on the 2nd Amendment.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:19 PM

6. What is the matter with these people?

What war are they fighting? I can’t even tell what they are trying to do.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:39 PM

8. The Boogaloo Bois want a 2nd civil war

It is in the name.

What are the origins of the boogaloo movement?

The term “boogaloo” comes from the 1984 breakdancing movie “Electric Boogaloo.” The boogaloo movement uses the term to indicate support for a civil war to overthrow democracy.

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What unites boogaloo followers?

All boogaloo adherents share antigovernment beliefs and hold especially deep animus for members of law enforcement. Antigovernment and far-right groups have historically deemed local police and members of federal law enforcement agencies among their primary enemies. They see police as the most obvious manifestation of the supposedly tyrannical state. They are also entirely opposed to firearm regulations, which members of law enforcement are tasked with implementing.

Boogaloo adherents support civil war and revolution against the current democratic system – something they often discuss sparking by forcing violent confrontations with members of law enforcement.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021/01/27/who-are-boogaloos-who-were-visible-capitol-and-later-rallies

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Response to AZProgressive (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:39 PM

9. Ugh. Thank you for the explanation.

Terrorist group.

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