From an allegedly violent North Carolina Proud Boy appearing in a disturbing photo op with a D.C. cop to the son of a Philly officer, the connections keep getting worse. In late September 2019, Charles Donohoe took to the encrypted messaging app Telegram with a call to arms. “We need to stop fighting antifa in the streets where the cops are and start fighting them in bars and alleys,” Donohoe, a member of the far-right streetfighting group the Proud Boys, wrote. “We need to stomp them. We need to ruin their lives physically like they have ruined ours financially with doxxing. We need to rack up their hospital bills. We need to use special operations tactics and lightning strike them.” At the time of the post, Donohoe’s Telegram profile picture was a photo of him in the Proud Boys uniform, shaking hands with a D.C. Metropolitan Police officer. Donohoe, the 33-year-old leader of a Proud Boys chapter in North Carolina, was arrested Wednesday morning on a conspiracy charge for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, as The New York Times reported. He is accused of conspiring to interfere with law enforcement at the Capitol, where members of the Proud Boys broke in after overrunning police. As new charges are unveiled in the Capitol attack, prosecutors appear to be focusing on the Proud Boys as some of the riot’s main instigators, along with the far-right group the Oath Keepers. But like other Proud Boys, including the chapter led by a man charged in the same conspiracy, Donohoe previously flaunted his apparently warm relationship with police—even as he promoted extralegal violence on the side.

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