Canadian Anti-Hate Network
A lawyer that will be challenging the Proud Boys terrorist designation in court is not only an admitted member of the hate group, but also appears to be a close follower of the QAnon movement, based on his social media posts.
“They’re getting ahead of Frazzledrip by letting out deepfake Floyd video,” lawyer Colin A. Browne posted in a note on Twitter. “They know it’s obviously fake. Black Lies Matter, White Lies, Not so much.”
Hardcore QAnon adherents believe Frazzledrip is the filename of a video showing former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and an aide ripping off a child’s face, wearing it, and drinking their blood. Promoted by notable QAnon adherents like Marjorie Taylor Greene, it is linked to both the QAnon and Pizzagate conspiracy theories, and is deep in the QAnon mythology -- not something a casual or occasional observer is likely to believe.
Global News’ Stewart Bell revealed on Wednesday that not only will Browne argue against the designation of the group as a terrorist entity in court, but he also went through the Proud Boys’ first rite of initiation.
In a video reportedly posted on the day of the group’s designation, Browne is seen wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. He holds a coin in his hand, reportedly a Proud Boys “challenge coin” that contains the oath required for entry.
“I am a western chauvinist who refuses to apologize for creating the modern world,” he read while seated at a wooden table. After finishing the rite, a voice from behind the camera calls “cut.”
He confirmed his membership to Global News.
Browne, who is listed by the Law Society of Ontario as a member in good standing, has posted extensive references to QAnon on his Twitter account.
The QAnon conspiracy theory centres around the idea that President Donald Trump was leading a shadow campaign against a global cabal of pedophilic cannibals with an insatiable appetite for devouring children’s pineal glands alongside subverting liberal democracy.
In addition to his apparent support for a variety of conspiracy theories and causes, he repeatedly makes use of the QAnon rallying cry WWG1WGA (“where we go one we go all”).
“George Carlin is rolling over in his grave, [because] the seven things you can’t say on TV today are: Patriots, prosperity, peace, populism, pride, patience, and Q.”
Other posts refrence links and videos calling the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police a hoax. The last post made by the lawyer to Twitter on June 22 wrote out in all caps “This Floyd crap is a skkkam [sic],” and linked out to a since-deleted YouTube video.
The Law Society of Ontario lists Browne as running a private practice, while the North Humberland County Law Association’s records indicate he practices both family and criminal law.
Browne is also listed among lawyers paid by Legal Aid Ontario to defend low-income clients.
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