One of the 31 members of the Patriot Front arrested during the Idaho Pride March over the weekend was evicted from his mother’s home for refusing to condemn a white nationalist group, a report said.
Karen Amsden Told Daily Daily He gave an ultimatum to his 27-year-old son Jared Michael Boyce when he appeared on his doorstep in Springville, Utah on Sunday after being released on bail by an anonymous donor.
“You can choose between the Patriot Front and your family,” Amsden said, telling his son. “And he’s like, ‘Well, I can’t leave the Patriot Front.’ I’m like, “Okay, then you’ve just made a choice. So pack your things and get out of my house.”
Boyce told his mother he was shown at Saturday’s Pride event in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – which was allegedly equipped with riot equipment – because the Patriot Front believed the people involved were “grooming children.” Were
When she saw the news of the 31 arrests, Amsden said she knew immediately that her son was involved. She kept looking for pictures of men wearing balkavas – and finally saw Boise.
“I could tell it was,” he told the outlet. “And I tried to call his phone and it was going straight to voicemail and then later I accessed the prison website and confirmed that he was one of the boys arrested. It was done. It’s a sick feeling. “
Amsden said his son spent years trying to find “brotherhood” and fill in the blanks when his father appeared as a homosexual and left his family when he was younger. ۔
Boyce was living with his then-wife and two children in 2018 when he found the Patriot Front on the Internet, according to his mother.
“I first realized how far he had gone when he was denying the Holocaust – and one of my personal heroes is Anne Frank. And when he told me that, I thought he was joking.” Like, how can you? I just didn’t know what to say, “Amsden told the outlet.
He added, “He is very misguided and bought into all his statements. It only makes me sick.”
Amsden’s mother admitted that she was now trying to sabotage her son’s standing with the far-right group because all her other attempts had failed.
“I would love to do whatever I can to get it out. [as a Patriot Front member] So they can’t be a part of it, ”he said. “And they don’t want him to be part of their group because his mother’s lips are loose and his mouth is big and he’s never going to get away with anything.”
Boyce and 30 of his fellow Patriot Front members were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting to disrupt the Pride event when the U-Haul rental truck in which they were riding was towed.
Police received a call from a concerned citizen stating that a large group of men, who looked like a “small army”, had jumped behind a U-Haul – some of which Shields were also carried.
Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White said the arrests came from at least 11 states, including Washington, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Illinois, Wyoming, Virginia, Idaho and Arkansas. Included.
“They came to riot in the city,” said Chief White.