• White nationalist groups like the Proud Boys are street gangs, and law enforcement needs to start treating them that way

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    The FBI has officially designated the Proud Boys, a far-right group, as an " extremist group with ties to white nationalism. "
    But for the last two decades, police and the FBI have categorized criminal activities of white power groups as isolated incidents or hate-related.
    This leads to the under-policing of these groups.
    Criminal codes usually define a street gang as an ongoing group, club or association composed of five or more individuals that participate in either a felony, simple assault or destruction of property.
    Categorizing all white nationalist groups as gangs would increase the...
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