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Cameron Rankin biography: 13 things about Boogaloo Bois member from Texas

Cameron Emerson Casey Rankin (©Bryan Ramirez)

Cameron Emerson Casey Rankin (©Bryan Ramirez)

Cameron Emerson Casey Rankin is a white man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 things about him:

  1. He is a resident of San Antonio, Texas.
  2. He previously lived in New Braunfels, Texas.
  3. He proclaimed himself as a member of the anti-government extremist group Boogaloo Bois.
  4. In 2008, he was committed to the Southwest Mental Health Center in San Antonio for in-patient treatment.
  5. On March 23, 2018, he tried to buy two long guns from a retail outlet in San Antonio. He was denied the firearms transactions under the prohibited category for previously being committed to a mental institution.
  6. On May 30, 2020, he carried long guns and pistols and went to the Alamo in San Antonio to attend a protest in reaction to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Speaking to a crowd of protesters, an encounter documented by local filmmaker Bryan Ramirez, he said, “We’re against the state. We don’t like the state. Y’all don’t like the state, we don’t like the state. We just don’t want you touching the monuments. If y’all go burn down the police station, we won’t stop you. We won’t stop you burning down the police station.”
  7. On May 31, 2020, he took to Facebook to post photos of himself and others carrying a firearm at the protest. In the caption, he wrote about his disdain for police saying, “hope they burn the precinct down” and “I’m BOOGALOO we hate police.”
  8. On August 4, 2020, he took to Facebook to post a photo of himself holding a black, semi-automatic rifle in a vertical position against his shoulder with his finger on the trigger.
  9. On August 10, 2020, he flew out of San Antonio International Airport on 9800 Airport Blvd. in San Antonio. While at the ticket counter, he checked a semiautomatic handgun in his luggage but he missed a connecting flight in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  10. On August 11, 2020, he arrived at the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. Inside the airport terminal, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents served him written notice that he is prohibited from possessing firearms, provided him with copies of his mental health records and seized the handgun and ammunition from inside his luggage. Before leaving the terminal, he threw the notice letter and mental health records in the trash receptacle.
  11. On October 28, 2020, FBI agents arrested him and recovered a black semi-automatic rifle during the execution of a search warrant at his North Side apartment.
  12. On October 29, 2020, a federal criminal complaint was filed in San Antonio charging him with one count of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm as a result of previously being committed to a mental institution.
  13. He was 21 years old when he was indicted on a firearms charge on November 18, 2020.

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