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Welcome, fellow antifascists! This week, we’ve got coverage of a federal fugitive task force killing a Portland based activist, Boogaloo Boys trying to hire themselves out as mercenaries to feds posing as Hamas, plus doxxes of Identity Dixie, Proud Boys, militia members, and the donors to a fundraiser for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.
Without further ado, let’s begin!
Federal Fugitive Task Force Kills Activist Michael Reinoehl
The New York Times reports that a federal fugitive task force has killed Michael Reinoehl, who fatally shot Patriot Prayer activist Aaron Danielson last week, after Danielson attempted to mace him. https://t.co/f5tWHNpOfH
— AntiFash Gordon (@AntiFashGordon) September 4, 2020
Michael Reinoehl, a Portland-based leftist activist and father of two, was killed this week by a federal fugitive task force. Reinoehl shot and killed Patriot Prayer activist Aaron Danielson in an altercation, when a pro-Trump caravan altered its course to drive through downtown Portland, with right-wing activists shooting paintballs, mace, and attacking members of the public and anti-racist protesters.
In an interview shortly before his death, Reinoehl told Vice News that Danielson “threatened him and another protester with a knife.” Though the arrest warrant sworn for Reinoehl makes no mention of a knife, this is consistent with Portland Tribune reporter Zane Sparling’s account that Danielson and his associate, Chandler Pappas, were armed with paintball guns and knives earlier that day.
Chandler Pappas and another man who declined to be interviewed are here with Patriot Prayer gear + paint ball guns + knives at the Trump rally in Portland
“I’m here to stop people from assaulting these people,” says Chandler pic.twitter.com/o2gDeMra0d
— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) August 29, 2020
WWeek went even farther, reporting that Danielson was armed with a metal baton, mace, a loaded Glock 17 handgun, and three magazines of ammunition at the time of his death. Justin Dunlap, a livestreamer, told CNN that “I heard like three seconds of yelling and saw a guy spray bear mace. The victim sprayed mace and launched it right into the other guy.”
Reinoehl told Vice News that after he killed Danielson and was identified by users of 4chan’s far-right /pol/ board, “shots were fired into his house just hours after the incident. ‘They’re out hunting me,’ he said. ‘There’s nightly posts of the hunt and where they’re going to be hunting. They made a post saying the deer are going to feel lucky this year because it’s open season on Michael right now.’”
After the attempt on his life, Reinoehl kept a handgun on him, and went to stay with a friend, 120 miles outside Portland, where he was ultimately killed by police.
So Michael Reinoehl didn't shoot at the cops according to the police. He was armed but didn't shoot. 🤷🏻♀️ "People First"! pic.twitter.com/GKA8zHmOU2
— 🍑 Antifa Trash Panda 🍑 (@kittystryker) September 5, 2020
A press release from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office claims that “the wanted subject [Reinoehl] came out of the apartment and got into a vehicle to leave. During the attempt to apprehend him, shots were fired at the suspect in the vehicle and he fled from the vehicle on foot. Additional shots were fired at the suspect and he was later pronounced dead at the location.” The press release made no mention of Reinoehl firing at officers.
As Tess Owen pointed in VICE, witnesses offered conflicting accounts of exactly how Reinoehl’s death occurred, with some claiming Reinoehl was armed with a handgun, and others claiming he had an assault rifle, which he fired at police. However, the Sheriff’s Office claims that Reinoehl had only a handgun on his person, but refused to say whether or not he fired at officers.
Though police have made no mention of Reinoehl firing his gun, Reuters noted that “witnesses told reporters a hail of bullets put out car windows and hit nearby homes.”
“The tracking down of Reinoehl — a dangerous fugitive, admitted Antifa member, and suspected murderer — is a significant accomplishment in the ongoing effort to restore law and order to Portland and other cities. I applaud the outstanding cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement, particularly the fugitive task force team that located Reinoehl and prevented him from escaping justice,” said Attorney General William Barr in an official statement from the Department of Justice.
Hours after @VICENews announced interview with army veteran Michael Reinoehl, where he made his case that he acted in self-defense against violent far-Right protesters invading #Portland – Reinoehl was killed by a U.S. Marshals task force outside #Olympia. https://t.co/7TlWfk1G8A
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) September 4, 2020
The Portland Police Bureau has allowed the far-Right to attack Portland residents for years, and in some cases, even conspired with them, after an investigation found that PPB Officer Jeff Niiya was exchanging friendly texts with Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, sending him the location of antifascist activists at events and apprising him on the open warrants of his followers. While Portland police brutalize protesters, medics, journalists, and National Lawyers Guild observers in the streets, they allow the far-Right to attack Portland residents with impunity.
But when Portland residents like Reinoehl defend themselves from organized and proven deadly far-Right violence, they are charged with murder and executed in a hail of bullets from deputized federal agents. Caught between the State’s inaction on far-Right terror, brutalization of anti-racist protesters, and the ever-present threat of the far-Right assaulting leftists in the streets, the State leaves our communities with few alternatives other than autonomous self-defense.
RIP, Michael Reinoehl.
Boogaloo Boys Charged With Trying to Hire Themselves Out as Mercenaries to Fed Posing as Hamas
Back in June, CNN appears to have spoken to Benjamin Ryan Teeter, one of two "boogaloo" adherents charged today with attempting to provide support to Hamas.
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) September 4, 2020
Two Boogaloo adherents, Michael Solomon and Benjamin Teeter, were charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terror organization after a federal agent posing as a Hamas member conspired with them to manufacture untraceable guns, and discussed hiring them as mercenaries for Hamas.
Both men attempted to insert themselves into the Minneapolis protests mere days after it began. Newsweek offered a fawning profile of Solomon, calling him one of the “armed Minneapolis citizens” who “guarded a tobacco store from looters.”
Internal Boogaloo documents leaked by journalist Abner Hauge for Left Coast Right Watch reveal the movement’s plans to insert itself into the wave of anti-police protests in the United States in order to further the group’s own agenda.
#THREAD: Boogaloo boys are watching the protests in Minneapolis right now from their secret chatrooms.
And they want to co-opt Black Lives Matter to start a second civil war.
Here's what they're saying on private chats just leaked to LCRW. pic.twitter.com/T3t8O1GOAF
— 𝙁𝙐𝙇𝙇 𝙆𝙄𝙏 LEFT COAST RIGHT WATCH 𝙄𝙄 (@LCRWnews) May 27, 2020
“Use a neutral or sympathetic message on your sign or poster if you’re bringing one. Confuse leftists and introduce cognitive dissonance in their minds at first sight. They’re more likely to be receptive of you or question their own prejudices if you carry a “Black Lives Matter” poster rather than a Gadsden Flag. Again, use their own language to promote a pro-2A narrative,” one document instructs Boogaloo boys.
Solomon was quickly identified by antifascist researchers, who documented his far-Right Boogaloo connections, but Newsweek never offered a correction.
Teeter, from North Carolina, was part of a Boogaloo group called Blue Igloo that menaced a Black family during a Re-Open protest in May, wielding guns and an oversized pipe wrench, with one member performing a Sieg Heil. Despite the fact that North Carolina outlaws carrying a weapon during a protest, Teeter was not arrested or cautioned by police for the incident.
Two weeks later, Teeter was on the ground in Minneapolis, as documented in photos by MN United Against Fascism. Though Teeter remained in the city for months, antifascist groups monitored his movements on the ground, to keep him away from protesters.
For more information on the Boogaloo movement, see Nick Martin’s Boogaloo reading list.
Stephen Louis Urciolo, Identity Dixie member of Knoxville, TN
Antifascist activists Identify Dixie recently uncovered the identity of Identity Dixie member aka Stephen Louis Urciolo. Stephen goes by many pseudonyms including Stephen Louis, Stephano Luigi and Cledus Snow. Stephen is pictured rocking hawaiian t-shirts with fellow Identity Dixie Members such as Jim O’Brien and Identity Dixie leader Patrick Bishop.
Stephen is active on social media and weighs in on lots of different race-related issues and figures such as Dylann Roof, Tucker Carlson, Rhodesia, and his preferred method of indoctrination. His type of racism is much more covert so as to avoid bans and to maintain plausible deniability but in private chats, he doesn’t really hold back. As Identify Dixie points out, Stephen prefers racist dog whistles because it allows people to become radicalized without even knowing it.
Stephen is a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Scott Edward Chapman, Identity Dixie member of Franklin, TN
Continuing their epic roll this week, Identify Dixie outed another Identity Dixie member Scott Edward Chapman of Franklin, Tennessee. Like other Identity Dixie members, Scott uses a handful of pseudonyms including FatherDabney and GrandDabney in various digital spaces. Scott was outed last year and deleted his twitter account but seemed to have created another one that he’s been active on.
Scott, in addition to posting about his children, has plenty of posts that are overtly racist and anti-Semitic. He references Hitler, “HH” or Heil Hitler, posts his bigoted views about Jews and Black people and is a fanboy for David Duke (former KKK Grand Wizard). Scott is a vocal supporter of the 2017 Unite the Right rally and has expressed his joy about the fear that the Tiki Torch March put in Charlottesville residents. Scott does not hold back. If his twitter feed wasn’t bad enough, his twitter banner is a literal ad for Identity Dixie. Franklin, Tennessee residents, be on the lookout.
Michael “Mickey” A. Windecker II, Sexual Predator, Denver, Colorado
CW: Sexual assault, childhood sexual assault
Be aware of Michael "Mickey" A. Windecker II who frequents Denver area anti-police protests.
He was convicted of 3rd degree sexual assault when he was 20 and the victim 14. pic.twitter.com/X4I1slzulr
— Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists (@COSAntiFascists) September 3, 2020
Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists recently sent out a warning to leftist activists of sexual predator and self-described former YPG fighter Michael “Mickey” A. Windecker II. Mickey has been a staple at several anti-police actions in the Denver area over the last few months. He’s known to present himself as militant and authoritarian in protest settings and doesn’t hesitate to bark orders at other activists. Given his presence and attitude and concerns from the community, COSA decided to look into him and because of what they found, opted to warn the community.
In 2005, the Sun-Sentinel reported that Mickey saw a person running from the police and he decided to jump in to help the police catch the individual. In 2011, Mickey was convicted of 3rd degree sexual assault when he was 20 and the victim was 14. In 2017, Jacob Siegal, reporter for the Daily Beast, reported on Mickey’s sexual assault. He did jail time for sexually assaulting a minor and failing to register as a sex offender. To add to the issue, on Mickey’s IMDB, he reports that he had access to and worked with young people through the D.A.R.E. program.
Mickey also alleges that he was a member of the French Foreign Legion. According to COSA, if you look up Mickey’s name, you’ll find a number of people claiming Mickey is a notorious liar and has made up his military involvement. When Mickey frequents protests, he can be seen in fatigues and a Go-Pro on his head and is typically yelling like a drill sergeant at other protesters.
As soon as Mickey found out about the COSA thread warning the community of his presence, he responded with an 8 minute Youtube video where he threatens antifascists multiple times using misogynistic language, and blames the 14 year old he slept with for lying to him about her age. He talks about having killed many people overseas while fighting for the YPG and laments about “the worst thing [he] ever did”, shooting and killing a dog. You can watch the video here.
Denver Activists are encouraged to be on the lookout for Mickey at protests. He will likely be recording. We don’t need or want folks like him in our spaces.
Saundra Rene Alma, Alt-Right from Albany, Oregon
Antifascist researchers Eugene Antifa have identified Alt-Right Siren Saundra Rene Alma from Albany, Oregon. Originally from California, Saundra coaxes pro-Trump supporters into attacking anti-racist protesters. On Saturday, September 5th, Saundra organized a group of out-of-town Trump supporters to go to Eugene, Oregon, to presumably fight anti-police protesters.
On Thursday, September 3rd, Saundra organized a pro-Trump barbecue at her home near West Albany High School, an area known for far-Right activity. Not much else is known about her at this time but folks with information about her or the people she organizes with are encouraged to reach out to Eugene Antifa by email: eugeneantifa[at]protonmail[dot]com.
Corey Rayburn Lequieu, QAnon supporter, White Nationalist, III% Militia from Carson City, NV
Meet Corey Raymond Lequieu, QAnon supporter, white nationalist, III% Militia living in Carson City, NV.
— Biggest Little City Antifascists (@renoironfront) September 4, 2020
Biggest Little City Antifascists out of Nevada uncovered the identity of Carson City, Nevada resident Corey Rayburn Lequieu. Corey has a handful of affiliations of the white supremacist variety including being a QAnon supporter, a proud white nationalist and III% Militia member.
Corey is an anti-masker who has been spotted at BLM protests in the area. He typically shows up to heckle BLM and anti-police activists. On June 7th, 2020 he showed up alongside a handful of Northern Nevada Light Foot militia members dressed in fatigues to “keep the peace” at a BLM vigil in downtown Reno. Corey’s social media features QAnon content as well as images of Confederate flags.
Residents of Nevada are encouraged to be on the lookout for Corey. For more information on him, please head over to this blog.
Xane James Fisher, Proud Boy from Tacoma, Washington
Xane James Fisher is reportedly a member of the @splcenter designated hate group the "Proud Boys." He is also a teacher with @tacomaschools at First Creek Middle School in WA pic.twitter.com/xMi0nClTJb
— We Will Be Ruthless As We Deck The Halls (@RuthlessWe) September 3, 2020
Antifascist researcher Ruthless We recently identified Tacoma, Washington Proud Boy Xane James Fisher. Fisher is employed by First Creek Middle School but due to the excellent work of concerned community members, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Carrie Lynn Pierce, Far-Right Mouthpiece of Asheville, NC
Asheville Anti Racism have re-released the identity for far-Right pseudo-news source Skyline News’ investigative journalist, Carrie Lynn Pierce. Part of her job at Skyline is curating harassment campaigns against local antifascist activists which is believed to be retaliation to when she and her husband were doxxed in 2018. Her husband, Cesar Arvelo Santos, was the former Commander of the now-defunct Traditionalist Worker Party.
Carrie uses sock accounts under the names “Heather Wesley” and “Raven Hex.” She has published her doxxes to a website called “White Information Network,” a website run by Michael Carothers AKA Michael Weaver. White Information Network lists James Alex Fields, Jr. as a “Political Prisoner.” Fields is responsible for plowing his car through a group of anti-racist protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring many others at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, NC.
Carrie’s ties to white nationalism are deep. As Asheville Anti Racism states, “Carrie Lynn Pierce has a documented, long-standing involvement with the white supremacist movement. She actively works with them to target, harass, and threaten with violence any and all antifascists she perceived as her enemy.”
For a thorough report on Carrie, head over to Asheville Anti Racist blog.
Sayed “Robbie” Javid, Virginia neo-Nazi and NSC Dixie affiliate of Alexandria, Virginia
Happy Monday everyone 🙂 Let's ring in September by reacquainting ourselves with Virginia neo-Nazi and NSC Dixie affiliate Sayed "Robbie" Javid, now known by "Reform the States". Robbie is an explicitly genocidal neo-Nazi, so lets get to know him a bit better!
CW on this thread pic.twitter.com/3gzxrIo9HD
— Garfield but Anti-Fascist (@AntifaGarfield) August 31, 2020
Antifa Garfield identified genocidal neo-Nazi using the alias “Reform the States” as Alexandria, VA resident Sayed “Robbie” Javid. Robbie was originally ID’d earlier this year by Ruthless We as a member of Patriot Front. “Reform the States” first caught Antifa Garfield’s eye by hosting genocidal and neo-Nazi propaganda. As the “Reform the States” channel operator, Robbie often encouraged subscribers to commit acts of terrorism and violence in the name of white supremacy.
In his role as channel operator, he often posted photos of stickers or vandalism with violent racist and antisemitic messaging that he put up across the Virginia and DC area. Robbie posts explicit encouragement of violence in the telegram channel also worships and spreads the manifestos of white supremacist mass shooters (a crime in several countries).
In 2016, Robbie was arrested after barricading himself in his parent’s Fairfax County home and shooting at police with a pellet gun. Combined with his explicit praise of violence and genocide, this 2016 arrest is extremely concerning and should be a clear indication that Robbie is deeply radicalized and prone to use violence to support his worldview.
Antifa Garfield is asking Virginia and DC residents to be on the lookout for Robbie. If you have any information about Robbie or his associates, please email them at afg161[at]protonmail[dot]com.
American Wolf’s Kyle Rittenhouse Fundraiser
— Panic! in the Discord (@discord__panic) September 3, 2020
In the wake of murders at the Kenosha, WI protests, American Wolf, a neo-Nazi group set up fundraiser hosted by Fundly to raise money for Kyle Rittenhouse. American Wolf are a neo-Nazi militia in Olympia Washington, who have been likened to the SPLC-designated hate group, the Proud Boys. American Wolf was formed by military veteran Peter Diaz, in response to the George Floyd uprising and BLM protests. Read more about American Wolf here.
Rittenhouse is responsible for killing two anti-police activists and injuring one other. Before the fundraiser was taken down, Panic! in the Discord was able to capture donor information and expose their identities. Below are just a few of the donors and their information but it’s worth heading over to the thread to read through them all.
- Ty Chanley of Eunice, NM. Ty donated $100 to Kyle Rittenhouse and works for Apache Corportation. Apache Corp has an ethics hotline where you can “…report suspected illegal or unethical behavior, including violations of Apache’s Code of Business Conduct, call: 866-756-2599.” You can also make an online report here.
- Sam Wilion of Manchester, NH, gave $40 to support the Kyle Rittenhouse fundraiser. Sam works for Electric Power Systems International.
- Stephen Creech gave $100 for Kyle’s defense. While his Facebook was still up, he hosted racist dog whistle content and indicated he’s an AllData employee. What’s Alldata’s company policy about racist behavior? Let them know by reaching out to their Facebook: https://facebook.com/yourALLDATAtea, or by reaching out by phone: (800) 697-2533.
- Jay Gray of Corvallis, OR gave $35 to support Kyle’s defense fund. Jay believes in new world order & mandatory vaccines from Bill Gates. He says he’s a real estate broker for Re/Max. You can contact Re/Max at 541-766-2000.
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