Filed under: Anti-fascist, This Week in Fascism, US
Welcome, fellow antifascists! This week, we’ve got Proud Boy Tiny Toese getting arrested and then released; a neo-Nazi who doubles as a home caregiver exposed; plus the American Identity Movement gets its “Dox Support” chats leaked, its leader’s home doxxed, and then gets kicked off Twitter.
Without further ado, let’s begin!
Proud Boy Tiny Toese Arrested in Portland
— John #ProtectMaunaKea (@Johnnthelefty) October 5, 2019
Proud Boy and former Patriot Prayer associate Tusitala “Tiny” Toese was arrested by US Marshals at the Portland airport upon his return from American Samoa on Friday night.
Though Toese was a known violent menace for years, police refused to arrest him, citing a “mutual combat” law that experts agree does not exist.
In March 2019, Toese was charged with assault along with fellow Proud Boy Donovan Flippo for an attack on a man who insulted their Donald Trump flag in June 2018. During a police interview, Toese admitted that he had punched the man in the face after he and Flippo had been out cruising the streets of Portland, looking for victims to attack.
However, while Flippo was arrested at the time, Toese was already in American Samoa and was not extradited. It is not known why he returned to Portland.
Toese faces one felony, Assault III, a Class C Felony in Oregon, for which he faces up to five years in prison if convicted. He faces up to one year in jail for the Assault IV charge, a Class A Misdemeanor. Toese has also been charged with Harassment, a Class B Misdemeanor, for which he could be sentenced to six months in jail.
Friday, October 4, 2019: Dan D’Ambly, aka Titus, neo-Nazi New Jersey European Heritage Association, of Dayton, New Jersey
Dan D'Ambly of the NJ European Heritage Association and Ron Sheehy. Both attended the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA. https://t.co/FuRTxdUCXu
— Outlive Them NYC (@outlivethemnyc) October 4, 2019
Outlive Them NYC exposed Dan D’Ambly, head of the neo-Nazi New Jersey European Heritage Association, after he shouted antisemitic slurs at the Jews Against ICE protest in Newark, New Jersey.
In the footage, he calls to his friend “Ron,” presumably Ron Sheehy, a longtime member of the neo-Nazi Stormfront forum, and organizer of Unite the Right 2. D’Ambly attended the first Unite the Right rally and is a longtime white nationalist organizer in the Dayton, New Jersey area. In the fall of 2018, he was doxxed as a neo-Nazi and was fired from his job as a newspaper printer. In July 2019, he and Sheehy attempted to disrupt ICE protests in Philadelphia
Vincent and Briana Bertinelli, Neo-Nazi Goyim Defense League, of Aurora, Colorado
Say hello to Vincent and Briana Bertinelli of the Goyim Defense League! These Neo-Nazi Anti-Vaxxers have been a key part of the proud boys, black shirts, and misc. anti-semites who have been harassing children at Mile High Comics in Denver every monthhttps://t.co/fT3UP7XMBE
— Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists (@COSAntifa) October 6, 2019
Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists exposed neo-Nazis Vincent and Briana Bertinelli, in Aurora, Colorado.
Vincent runs several propaganda channels on far-right video-sharing service BitChute, including one known as “Peaceful Pogrom,” under the pseudonym “Vinny Goyschild.” His custom Facebook URL is “facebook.com/ExposeNoses,” a reference to an antisemitic stereotype.
In 2019, Vincent attended several protests of queer events in Colorado, calling Pride attendees “f*****s” and “pedophiles” alongside former members of the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Workers Party.
Briana runs an anti-vaxxer YouTube channel called Glowing Vegan, where she frequently interjects antisemitic conspiracy theories alongside shilling for homeopathic remedies. In April 2019, Briana interview Dr. Lorraine Day, who told her viewers, “During WWII, Hitler just wanted the Jews out of his country because they were doing to his country what they’ve done to America: Bringing pedophilia, bringing homosexuality, bring in pornography, bring in everything to destroy the family.”
The couple supports themselves by working for All Friends, Inc., caring for disabled individuals in their homes. If you would like to contact All Friends, Inc., you can message them via their online contact form, or by calling 303-731-5310.
Jessica Reavis, member of white nationalist League of the South, of Danville, Virginia
Today Jessica Reavis was arrested. She is in both the League of the South and the Virginia Flaggers. pic.twitter.com/nEDXotYi6j
— Gourd Gatsby 🎃 (@GoadGatsby) October 6, 2019
Jessica Reavis, of Danville, Virginia, was arrested this week for carrying a concealed gun and another unspecified weapon in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Reavis is a member of the white nationalist League of the South and the neo-Confederate Virginia Flaggers. She was in Pittsboro to protest the removal of a local Confederate monument.
Rory Fonda Handley, Proud Boy, of West Virginia
Meet Rory Reddington, real name Rory Fonda Handley. He was Houston, TX Proud Boy Chapter President and hosts a racist podcast called Verbo Tempestas. He may be based in West Virginia currently. pic.twitter.com/CHa9aQrJd3
— ☠️Scare-ononymousComrade☠️ (@anonymouscommie) October 4, 2019
Anonymous Comrade exposed Rory Fonda Handley, aka Rory Reddington, a member of the Proud Boys, and former Houston chapter President. Handley also hosts a podcast called Verbo Tempestas.
Saturday, October 6, 2019: Clint Chappel and Brian Wade, of Expert Ink Tattoos, Jasper, Alabama
Keep Nazis out of local tattoo parlors! This weekend we're exposing some Nazi tattoo artists in Jasper, Alabama of Expert Ink Tattoos and Piercings. Meet Clint Chappel and Brian Wade.
— Haleyville Anti-Rapist/Anti-Fascist Action (@Haleyville_ARA) October 5, 2019
Haleyville Anti-Rapist/Anti-Fascist Action exposed local tattoo artists Clint Chappel and Brian Wade, of Expert Ink Tattoos in Jasper, Alabama, as fascist sympathizers.
In screenshots from social media posts, Chappel is shown spreading antisemitic propaganda, and is subscribed to a number of far-Right Facebook pages and groups, including the white nationalist Identity Dixie, and the neo-Nazi podcast Goy Talk.
Wade’s social media footprint reveals an interest in Wotanism, a form of racist paganism, and Adam Calhoun, a racist rapper with ties to far-right hate group the Proud Boys.
Expert Ink Tattoos is owned by Lenney and Tammy Moore. You can reach the shop by called *69 (205) 221-5769. (Be sure to use *69 to block your number before calling.)
Antifascists Mobilize to Protect Queer and Trans Youth
"Our friends from TWP." Last Sunday, #ProudBoys marched with neo-Nazi groups in #Denver against a queer + trans youth event to benefit scholarship fund, claiming,"Children [are] stripping for money, for pedophiles." Community groups mobilized against them. https://t.co/XjLcvY8Eo9 pic.twitter.com/Ho2k31Nz7J
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) October 5, 2019
In Denver, Colorado, as members of the Proud Boys, Patriot Front, and neo-Nazis formerly affiliated with the Traditionalist Worker Party joined forces to intimidate queer and trans youth at a Drag for All Ages event at Mile High Comics, antifascists stood up to defend their communities.
In a livestream from the event, Denver Proud Boys President Zak Fox introduced the neo-Nazis as “some of our friends from TWP,” despite national Proud Boys leadership claiming they do not associate with neo-Nazis.
Antifascists, along with members of the Parasol Patrol, an LGBTQIA youth support group, were able to drown out the chants bigoted chants of the hate groups present, and ensure that none of the attendees were harmed.
After the event, Denver Proud Boy Louis Huey posted a YouTube video claiming that all four of his tires had been slashed.
Community Removes Banner in Southern California
People took down this banner at an overpass in SoCal known as a tagging spot of the neo-Nazi group, the Rise Above Movement. The far-Right is signalling back to Trump. pic.twitter.com/9EOIiVZpVr
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) October 3, 2019
Last week, President Donald Trump tweeted that “If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.”
Shortly thereafter, a banner appeared at a tagging spot popular with neo-Nazi group the Rise Above Movement, reading “IMPEACHMENT = WAR,” signaling support for Trump from known paramilitary neo-Nazis
In 2017, members of the Rise Above Movement attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they attacked protesters. In 2018, they were charged with violating federal riot statutes for the violence committed at Unite the Right. Members also traveled to Ukraine in 2018, where met with Olena Semenyaka, secretary of the political wing of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion.
Members of the community quickly mobilized to remove the banner.
American Identity Movement: More chats leaked, headquarters doxxed, and kicked off Twitter
#BREAKING: It appears the American Identity Movement, the neo-nazi group formerly known as Identity Evropa, has had their Twitter account suspended.
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) October 5, 2019
The American Identity Movement, a white nationalist group formerly known as Identity Evropa, had their Twitter account suspended.
Earlier this year, the group was infiltrated and its chats were leaked, leading to over 100 members being doxxed and exposed as white nationalists.
On Monday, independent media outlet Unicorn Riot posted more leaks, this time of AmIM’s “Dox Support” group for the members who had been exposed. And on Tuesday, antifascists Panic! in the Discord released the location of AmIM headquarters, which doubles as the residence of the group’s leader, Patrick Casey, and his second-in-command, former GamerGater Matthew Warner.
Turning Point USA Fires Brand Ambassador Cozy with White Nationalists
New: Turning Point USA severed ties this morning with a brand ambassador who was photographed at a dinner where white nationalists were present. The ambassador told me she was there to confront some of the attendees, who had been "vicious" to her online.https://t.co/p4lOgo7C68
— Scare-d Holt👻 (@jaredlholt) September 30, 2019
Jared Holt reported for Rightwing Watch that Turning Point USA had fired brand ambassador Ashley St. Clair, after she was photographed at a dinner with antisemitic white nationalist Nick Fuentes and neo-Nazi Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet.