Steven Carrillo met Robert Justus for the first time when he picked him up at the San Leandro, California, train station on May 29. But the two were already familiar with each other, according to court documents unsealed earlier this week. They’d connected in a Facebook group that was geared toward members of the far-right extremist boogaloo movement. The two men had reportedly hatched a plan to drive to Oakland, California, and attack federal law enforcement officers, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. By the end of that night, Dave Patrick Underwood, a federal security guard, would be dead and his colleague severely injured. The alleged murder was coordinated to take place at the same time as mass protests against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a white police officer. For Carrillo, 32, and Justus, 30, the protests would serve as a cover for their plot, according to court documents. CNET Daily News Stay in the know. Get the latest tech stories from CNET News every weekday. “Go to the riots and support our own cause,” Carrillo wrote in the Facebook group, referencing the boogaloo movement’s anti-government beliefs and desire to spark… Read full this story
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