‘Boogaloo’ member sentenced to 2 years for machine gun

MINNEAPOLIS: A Minnesota man who officials say is a self-proclaimed member of the anti-government Boogaloo movement and discussed his desire to kill police was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in prison.

Michael Dahlger, 27, of St. Cloud pleaded guilty last summer to illegally possessing a machine gun. He admitted during the hearing of his petition that he had two devices to convert a semi-automatic shotgun into an illegal full automatic firearm.

Dahlgar was a self-proclaimed follower of Boogaloo, a concept adopted by a loose network of gun enthusiasts and militia-style extremists. The FBI began investigating Dahler in November 2020, after an informant said he had the equipment, known as Auto Sears.

According to an FBI affidavit, Dahler told a confidential informant that he was preparing to defend a rally at the State Capitol on January 17. Dahlagar reportedly traveled from St. Cloud to St. Paul in December 2020 and was supervised during one in the Capitol building. Stop the stolen rally by Donald Trump supporters. They scrutinized police numbers and noted which roads would be blocked by law enforcement, among other things.

According to the affidavit, Dahlgar told the informer that he wanted to commit suicide by the cop and would not wear a bulletproof vest. According to court documents, the group decided not to attend the rally due to fears that they had been compromised by an informer.

The term boogaloo originated from the sequel to the ’80s film Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, and is slang for the Second Civil War or the fall of the US government. The movement has grown beyond its origins in the form of Internet memes on fringe websites and is associated with violent protests against the government.

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