Introducing Boise’s Proud Boy Problem

On Monday, July 19th, 2021, anti-vax “protesters” gathered outside of St. Luke’s Hospital in Meridian, ID (a suburb of Boise). Officially, the event was organized by Health Freedom Idaho, but, like usual, that is just a cover for right-wing extremists. Many of the folks in attendance were local trouble makers (Idaho Liberty Dogs, perhaps) or state trouble makers (Idaho Freedom Foundation supporters). Largely, the group was regional troublemakers, though: Ammon Bundy’s People’s Rights. We’ll get to all of them eventually but right now, let’s talk about one other group who was present that day.

We’re embarrassed to have been caught so ignorant of these Boys; somehow we missed them in our own back yard. Of all of the folks we spoke to: no one was aware that there was a chapter here. We’ve tracked Proud Boys through the city, we’ve seen them pose at our Capitol Building. Until now, they’ve always kept moving and none of them have ever showed up in the streets. So who are these guys?

ImageImageImage“Proud Boys Boise” spotted at St. Luke’s Hospital on Monday, July 19th, 2021

According to their hats and signs: these are Boise Proud Boys! We decided to see what we could figure out about them and it feels like we got into a bit of cat and mouse with the silverback among them. His social media presence is hard to find but the internet is forever. We found this Proud Boys Boise team member on the “Our Team” section of the Shannon Robnett Industries website. It’s been removed but here’s a cached version from the WaybackMachine: Archive of https://www.shannonrobnett.com/our-team.

 

This is Senior Project Manager Roy Moore:

In addition to the polo shirt affinity and silly-grin match, notice the Florida hurricane tattoo on the right arm. That’s the giveaway.

In addition to his picture on the Shannon Robnett website, the image file that they uploaded is named “Roy_Moore_960x.jpg”, a simple DuckDuckGo search for “Roy Moore Boise” brings up the Shannon Robnett “Our Team” page as the top result as of this writing.

Following the name to LinkedIn, Proud Boy Roy can be seen listed as “Project Manager at Phoenix Commercial Construction. Image

 

Following “Phoenix Commercial Construction”, Shannon Robnett is the owner.

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Despite scrubbing Proud Boy Roy from Shannon’s main website (and the Phoenix Commercial Construction website), the LinkedIn information gives us a solid connection between Roy and Shannon.

At this point, Roy’s gang affiliation has been determined and employer and professional connections assessed. As these particular Proud Boys have only been spotted in Meridian, we do not accept them as a threat. We are sharing this information as a warning to our community: keep your eyes out. We are sharing this information as a warning to Proud Boys Boise: keep your nose clean and stay the fuck out of our community.

We keep us safe. 🖤

This research has been produced as a collaboration between several groups of concerned citizens, both in and out of the Boise area. Solidarity, gratitude, and respect to Boise’s antifascist community as well as Treasure Valley Antiracist Coalition and Central Oregon Antifascist