A violent, armed and ready-for-race-war black militia called Rise of the Moors got into a standoff with Massachusetts police the other day, but it would be hard to tell from scanning the headlines.
The New York Times has them as “11”:
The standoff between Mass. Police and people who appear to be members of The Rise of The Moors started at 1:30am this morning and ended in 11 arrests https://t.co/Tmy7BoM8Ni— isabella grullón paz (@igrullonpaz) July 3, 2021
The Washington Post has them as “Men”
The 'Rise of the Moors' guys pull over on I-95 to refuel their own vehicles. People notice. 'You can imagine 11 armed individuals standing with long guns slung on an interstate highway at 2 in the morning certainly raises concerns.' https://t.co/GSeM1svwL4— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 4, 2021
The Boston Globe has them as “R.I. Group”
A group that calls itself the “Rise of the Moors” broadcasted live Saturday on social media channels during a standoff with police on Interstate 95 in Wakefield. https://t.co/HVUklWGoyo— Boston Globe Rhode Island (@Globe_RI) July 3, 2021
Finally, this person is under the impression that the "Moors" were white, because presumably, if they were black, the news media would have said so:
Tell me you didn't get shot by cops because you're white, without telling me you didn't get shot by cops because you're white...https://t.co/qHrkBQeA4R— ❄️My Auntimus Pine™, MA.❄️ (@captainwifey) July 4, 2021
Militia activity is hard to prosecute since it's generally legal to 1) own firearms and dress up in fatigues 2) be a member of radical group and 3) hang out together shooting and being radical, but Rhode Island does prohibit paramilitary training where the intended result is "civil disorder."
And I guess if you're blocking the highway with the flag of Morocco, that's pretty disorderly.
Massachusetts, meanwhile, prohibits "subversive organizations."
Has anyone asked Jen Psaki about the Rise of the Moors?