Michael Lawrence Staley is a 42-year-old Proud Boy living in Galt, California. He was also part of the neo-fascist group’s presence at recent “Stop the Steal” rallies in Sacramento. While public focus has been on the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on DC, right-wing violence from groups like the Proud Boys has also escalated locally, as seen in the weekly far-right rallies that occurred here in Sacramento leading up to Inauguration Day. This behavior is, by no means, an aberration. Michael Staley and other Proud Boys are part of a violent, bigoted movement, and are a credible threat wherever they entrench themselves.
Attacks on Cesar Chavez Park
Proud Boy Attacks in DC
The terror we saw in November at the hands of this movement is linked to the violence seen in a DC rally on December 12th. Many local Proud Boys traveled to DC to attend, and those who stayed home cheered it on from the sidelines. December 12th saw smaller numbers than the November 14th DC rally, but those that did attend were set on spreading violence and terror. That night, Proud Boys vandalized several historically black churches in DC by ripping down Black Lives Matter banners from the buildings and burning them in the street. This activity took place while hundreds of far-right protesters were taking to the streets each night throughout the weekend. Local Proud Boy, Jeffrey Perrine, was in DC for the events that weekend and defended the banner burnings publicly on social media.
Reverend Doctor Ianther M. Mills of the Asbury United Methodist church in DC highlights the inherently racist character of the banner burnings. “For me, it was reminiscent of cross burnings. Seeing this act on video made me both indignant and determined to fight the evil that has reared its ugly head. We had been so confident that no one would ever vandalize the church, but it has happened.”
January 6, 2021
Name: Michael Lawrence Staley
Affiliation: Proud Boys
DOB: 8/31/1978 (born in Sacramento)
Current Address: 917 Snow Lily Ct, Galt 95632
Vehicle: silver Dodge Ram pickup truck
License Plate #: 09409R1
Recent photos of Michael Staley’s residence there in Galt –
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