An individual in Utah happened to notice something quite unusual, 31 Patriot Front White nationalists boarding a U-Haul. The “little army” included Jared Michael Boyce, 27, and others all geared up to fight with “riot gear and smoke grenades,” some with guns. But one of the ultra-right group’s members, which was headed to destroy an annual LGBTQ+ pride event, was in big trouble. Boyce’s mother was furious.
Karen Amsden defended her son, saying his problems began when his father abandoned the family and came out as gay. Her goal in coming out publicly was to embarrass her son enough so that his link to the Patriot Front would be pulled apart, according to The Towleroad.
The dozens of Patriot Front members, including her son, were arrested on misdemeanor charges. However, they were out on bail as of Monday morning after they appeared in court.
She told The Daily Beast what she offered her son:
‘”Well, then you can’t live here. You can choose between Patriot Front and your family.” And he’s like, “Well, I can’t quit.” I’m like, “Well, then you’ve just chosen. So pack your stuff and get out of my house.”‘
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department released a statement that read, The LGBQ Nation reported:
‘Officers believed it likely the intent of these individuals was to incite physical confrontation and cause disorder. All 31 were arrested for conspiracy to riot.’
Boyce’s Twitter bio said he was an “Alpha Chad” and “Patriot through and fucking through.” He even named his account “@PedosnJooshang (pedos and Jews hang).”
His mother continued, saying that her son lied to her claiming he was going camping:
‘I would love to do whatever I can to out him [as a Patriot Front member] so that he can’t be a part of it (including going to the media). And that they don’t want him to be a part of their group because his mom has loose lips and a big mouth and he’s never going to get away with anything.’
‘And I saw this news story come up that said 31 members of a white supremacist group were arrested at a rally, and I just knew – I knew he was part of it. He’s so misguided and bought into all their rhetoric. It just makes me sick. This is not who I raised. This is not the example that was set for him.’
Boyce told her:
‘Don’t believe the media, mom. We were just there because they’re grooming kids.’
He believed one of the conspiracy theories put out by Republicans to condemn those in the LGBTQ+ community. They included “Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).”
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