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Tess Owen


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Tess:

Michigan GOP Rep. Wears QAnon Pin at Pro-Trump Protest

“A lot of the people that are here today follow the same channels and they understand,” Michigan GOP Rep. Daire Rendon told VICE News. → Read More

Anti-Vaxxers Just Destroyed a COVID Testing Unit in New York

During a march against vaccine requirements, some New York City firefighters fist-bumped protesters and at least one law enforcement officer cheered. → Read More

A White Supremacist Is Organizing Fight Clubs Across the US

Robert Rundo, currently believed to be in Europe after being kicked out of Serbia, has also started a media network with a well-known Russian neo-Nazi. → Read More

Jailed Jan. 6 Rioters Are Getting Fan Mail From Trump Supporters

As Washington braces for Saturday’s ‘Justice for J6’ rally, a look inside all the ways MAGA types are supporting the alleged insurrectionists. → Read More

Unvaccinated TikTokers Are Calling Themselves ‘Purebloods’

“From now on, I refuse to be referred to as ‘unvaccinated,’ ” a conservative TikToker declared. “I want everyone to now call me Pureblood.” → Read More

Proud Boy Shot While Chasing Anti-Fascists as City Fears More Violence

Police noted the Proud Boys are planning to return to Olympia, Washington, on Sept. 18 as a response to the shooting. → Read More

The FBI Just Released New Video of the Capitol Hill Pipe Bomber

The pipe bomber remains at large nearly nine months later. → Read More

Boogaloo Bois Are Using Amazon Ring Doorbells to Protect Them From the FBI

An FBI memo says group members installed the devices after learning how a suspect killed two FBI agents by spotting them through a doorbell camera during a raid. → Read More

Rebel Sheriffs Are Freaking Out Over COVID Vaccine Mandates That Don’t Exist

“Here we believe in America and freedom, and we’re gonna continue all of that,” Sheriff Mark Lamb of Pinal County, Arizona, said in a recent video. → Read More

Proud Boys’ ‘Summer of Love’ Rally Ended in Blood, Beatings, and Gunfire

For years, Portland has been a hotbed for political violence. Sunday's clashes mark some of the worst yet. → Read More

Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio Sentenced to Jail

A judge sentenced Enrique Tarrio to 155 days for destroying a Black Lives Matter sign belonging to a historically Black church and possessing a pair of high-capacity rifle-magazines. → Read More

Meet the Right’s Worst Nightmare: Teen Antifa

The recent doxing of a Proud Boy school board candidate by the Midwest Youth Liberation Front highlights the work being done by teenage antifascists. → Read More

Oath Keeper Snitched on Himself to FBI Agent During Tattoo Session, Docs Say

Roberto Minuta unwittingly poured his heart out to an off-duty FBI agent who’d stopped by for an appointment, according to court documents. → Read More

How the GOP Is Turning Capitol Rioters Into ‘Political Prisoners’

The idea that the January 6 rioters are being jailed for their political beliefs, and not the crimes they committed, is creeping into the mainstream GOP. → Read More

Masked Proud Boys Show Up at a School Board Meeting to Protest Critical Race Theory

It’s the latest incident in a series of Proud Boy appearances at the local political level across the U.S. → Read More

Breast Cancer Patient Attacked by Violent Anti-Mask Protest Outside Clinic

“Do you know anything about chemotherapy? Do you know what happens to the immune system?” → Read More

American Dental Association Bares Teeth, Extracts Funding for Paul Gosar

The ADA was the controversial Republican congressman's biggest donor. → Read More

Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio Says He’s a Free Speech Martyr Before Heading to Jail

Tarrio also says he has no plans of leaving the far-right street-fighting group. → Read More

Meet 4chan’s ‘Kommandos,’ the Armed Meme Lords Driving Gun Culture

While the stereotype for the American gun owner is old, white, and hung up on culture wars, Kommandos are young, apolitical, and fluent in memes. → Read More

Member of New Black Panther Splinter Group Suspected of Shooting Cop in Head

Bodycam footage released by police appears to shows patrol officer Jason Raynor being shot. As of Thursday night, he remained in critical condition. → Read More