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Militia tied to plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer was removed from Facebook in boogaloo purge


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According to details from a shocking new affidavit, the FBI uncovered a group planning “violent action against multiple state governments,” including a detailed plot to capture or kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Individuals involved in the plot organized across Facebook groups, in-person events and at least two encrypted chat apps that the FBI did not […]n”,”protected”:false,”author”:113760560,”featured_media”:2058601,”comment_status”:”open”,”ping_status”:”closed”,”sticky”:false,”template”:””,”format”:”standard”,”meta”:”outcome”:””,”status”:””,”crunchbase_tag”:0,”amp_status”:””,”carmot_uuid”:”64a8e259-46a2-3f75-9384-9d29956af352″,”categories”:[17396],”tags”:[576686439,81819,576594709,576748551],”crunchbase_tag”:[],”tc_stories_tax”:[],”tc_ec_category”:[],”tc_event”:[],”jetpack_featured_media_url”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/boogaloo-GettyImages-1228562802.jpg”,”shortlink”:”https://tcrn.ch/3lrkzDB”,”rapidData”:”pt”:””,”pct”:””,”premiumContent”:false,”premiumCutoffPercent”:1,”featured”:false,”subtitle”:””,”seoTitle”:””,”seoDescription”:””,”tc_cb_mapping”:[“slug”:”facebook”,”cb_name”:”Facebook”,”cb_slug”:”facebook-organization”,”cb_link”:”https://crunchbase.com/organization/facebook”],”associatedEvent”:null,”event”:null,”authors”:[113760560],”hideFeaturedImage”:false,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/2058488″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post”],”replies”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=2058488″],”version-history”:[“count”:29,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/2058488/revisions”],”predecessor-version”:[“id”:2058610,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/2058488/revisions/2058610″],”authors”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/113760560″],”https://techcrunch.com/edit”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2058488&action=edit”],”author”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/113760560″],”wp:featuredmedia”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/2058601″],”wp:attachment”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=2058488″],”wp:term”:[“taxonomy”:”category”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=2058488″,”taxonomy”:”post_tag”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=2058488″,”taxonomy”:”_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=2058488″,”taxonomy”:”tc_stories_tax”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=2058488″,”taxonomy”:”tc_ec_category”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_ec_category?post=2058488″,”taxonomy”:”tc_event”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=2058488″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true],”_embedded”:{“authors”:[“id”:113760560,”name”:”Taylor Hatmaker”,”url”:””,”description”:””,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/author/taylor-hatmaker/”,”slug”:”taylor-hatmaker”,”avatar_urls”:”24″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/747309cb9c48c7ea7566f1e57a1b9298?s=24&d=identicon&r=g”,”48″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/747309cb9c48c7ea7566f1e57a1b9298?s=48&d=identicon&r=g”,”96″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/747309cb9c48c7ea7566f1e57a1b9298?s=96&d=identicon&r=g”,”links”:”twitter”:”https://twitter.com/tayhatmaker”,”linkedin”:”https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylorhatmaker”,”crunchbase”:”https://www.crunchbase.com/person/taylor-hatmaker”,”position”:”Writer”,”cbDescription”:”

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