Radical Alt-Left Militia Leader Now In FBI Custody On Illegal Weapons Charges
Anti-capitalist militia group Guerrilla Mainframe released a statement stating that one of their organizers, a man named Rakem Balogun, was taken into custody after a raid by FBI and ATF agents on December 11, 2017.
Balogun, according to the statement issued by Guerrilla Mainframe, held leadership roles in various far-left organizations and militia units, including Geronimo Tactical, Huey P. Newton Gun Club, and of course, Guerrilla Mainframe.
Part of the group’s statement reads:
The F.B.I. report detailing the perceived BIE threat specifically discusses the shooting of Dallas police officers in July 2016. The document was prepared by the F.B.I Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit, and has shown an effort to “criminalize” political organizers with progressive and revolutionary ethics. The Trump administration and prior Presidents have made their desire to derail black revolutionaries through declarations and actions crystal clear. Our struggle as change agents is to instruct and liberate the masses with revolutionary discourse, and we will continue to do so.
Far Left Watch did some digging on the various groups that Balogun is associated with. Geronimo Tactical did not have a website, but the group does have a Facebook page with around 800 members. It’s a closed group, but they do have a public statement:
“Operation CAT (Community Anti Terrorism) 4/2/2016 BAIR vs South Dallas was the birth of Geronimo Tactical and it’s operations. A group of dedicated Men and Women from HPNGC decided that they wanted to take militancy and readiness to the next level with actual weekly training and preparation. Geronimo Tactical want to raise the bar of left wing militants ability to protect themselves and community by fostering a culture of elite training. Geronimo Tactical will and still maintains its solidarity with HPNGC and all RBG/ Revolutionary Formations and looks forward to continue to provide support in the near future. This group is for social media organization and psychological preparation. This project is labeled HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL. We are the only people allow in this group.”
The Huey P. Newton Gun Club has a website with the following description:
A coalition of members from various different groups/organizations coming together in unity to practice our 2nd amendment right “To bear Arms”. Here are the current organizations involved:
Brothers Against Racist Cops
Black and Brown United
Peoples Liberation Army
People’s New Black Panther Party
They also have the following video available to the public: