Marc Macleod, a neo-Nazi living in Citrus Heights has a significant role within Asatru Folk Assembly, an international white separatist organization. He lives with his partner, another Asatru Folk Assembly member, Deedy Rutherford, and is associated with at least three different northern California neo-Nazi groups. In the following post, we’ll lay out his affiliations, his role within Asatru Folk Assembly, and why the Assembly is such a concern.
MacLeod is the Folkbuilder Coordinator of Asatru Folk Assembly, a white-separatist, pagan religious group that has a presence in South Africa, Europe, and North America. As the Folkbuilder coordinator, MacLeod holds a leadership role and is responsible for building and maintaining a worldwide network of folkbuilders by recruitment and vetting. He is associated with the Asatru Folk Assembly kindred that is headquartered in Brownsville, California, a town that is around 90 minutes north of Sacramento. The Asatru Folk Assembly site in Brownsville was purchased in 2015 and, at the time, was the first gathering place for the international religious org. Since then, two new Asatru Folk Assembly gathering sites have been established; one in Minnesota and the other in North Carolina, both opening in 2020.
Asatru Folk Assembly was founded by Stephen McNallen in 1994. Although paganism is not inherently racist, sexist ,or homophobic, the Asatru Folk Assembly sets itself apart from other pagan groups by emphasizing traditional gender roles and racial exclusivity by treating LGBTQ people as aberrations, and welcoming only, in their words, ethnic European folk. McNallen himself has written pamphlets and released video diatribes on his views on race. While there is much to be said regarding the ever-evolving conception of whiteness, the Asatru Folk Assembly subscribes to a mythologized and ahistorical conception of whiteness, badly veiled as pride in Europeanness. The Asatru Folk Assembly is so infamous for its bigoted positions, it has been formally denounced by over a hundred Pagan organizations.
The Asatru Folk Assembly can be defined by who their members associate with. White separatist religious groups, such as the Asatru Folk Assembly, provides fertile ground for white supremacists to network and nurture social bonds through their emphasis on ancestral lineage and ethnic exclusivity. MacLeod himself illustrates this well: he is close with members of multiple northern California neo-Nazi groups. These include the Golden State Skinheads(GSS), Sacto Skins, and Blood & Honour. In May of 2016 Jonathan Jordan, a member of Blood & Honour, posted a group photo to his Facebook.In this photo, Jordan appears with several members of the Golden State Skinheads (a neo-Nazi group that has existed for 15+ years), and known neo-Nazis, such as Nicole Wallace. In the background, one individual is doing the Nazi salute. Marc Macleod can be seen in this photo as well. MacLeod also appears in several other photos at different times, implying a close, personal relationship with members of these formations.
A month after posting that group photo, Jordan, along with a handful of other neo-Nazis, tried and failed to hold a rally on the west steps of the Capitol on June 26th, 2016. While Jordan was able to make it up the south steps and throw up a Nazi salute, he was promptly beaten by anti-racists.
Another photo features MacLeod in his driveway, again with Jonathan Jordan, along with Sacto Skinheads members Adam Hart and Chris Montgomery. The frequency with which MacLeod appears in the company of known white supremacists implies a close, personal relationship with members of these groups.
The Asatru Folk Assembly follows this pattern of associating with neo-Nazis across the country: the grand opening of another Hof in Linden, North Carolina, was attended by Joshua Keith Williams, a member of the white nationalist organization Identity Evropa (recently rebranded as the American Identity Movement). Also in attendance was Robert Stamm, a former police officer fired from his job with the Virginia Capitol Police after being exposed as a neo-Nazi by our comrades at Antifa Seven Hills. Stamm was ordained at this ceremony as a Folkbuilder.
In a December 2017 post on the Asatru Folk Assembly’s Facebook page, Marc Macleod is featured along with the current Assembly’s leader, Matthew D. Flavel. To Macleod’s right is Joseph Ryan Simmons , another member of Golden State Skinheads (who we wrote an article on in December of 2018). At the time this photo, Simmons was the most politically active of all GSS members. Simmons took part in the violence during the demonstration on June 26, 2016, and actively supported William Planer, who had been the only neo-Nazi arrested that day. Simmons and his partner, Anna, supported Planer by securing him a lawyer and attending his court dates. Soon after that ordeal, Simmons was seen lending his skills as a general contractor to the Asatru Folk Assembly property in Brownsville.
The White Power movement is so intertwined with the Asatru Folk Assembly that they should be considered one and the same, with the Assembly providing infrastructure, and the movement itself maintaining it. Religious formations such as the Asatru Folk Assembly are dangerous due to the resources and discretion that are afforded to religious groups. In this case, resources such as land and other assets are allowed to be set aside for a group that is a white separatist group with ties to other active white supremacists. As a religious and social formation, the Asatru Folk Assembly also serves as a scaffold upon which social connections are built and maintained. These connections translate into stability and cohesion within this white separatist movement.
This organization should not be taken lightly, and anyone in their vicinity should be alerted to who they really are. The first site in Brownsville is now 5 years old, and with additional sites in Linden, NC and Murdock, MN, the Asatru Folk Assembly already has three loci in the country. This means a white separatist organization with close ties to white supremacists has the resources for at least three centers through the US. The more familiar we all become with the symbols they use, the members that make up the org, and the sites they gather at, the better off we’ll be. That information can be used to gain a better understanding of who they are, and, ultimately, how to apply pressure to one day extinguish them entirely.
MacLeod keeps the bigotry going strong in his personal life as well. MacLeod’s partner, Deedy Calista Rutherford, is frequently pictured with him on his Facebook page. While her comments typically read as overenthusiastic and supportive of MacLeod, her online presence suggests more involvement than simple enabling. On March 20, 2017, MacLeod posts a picture of himself in front of the birthplace of the modern Ku Klux Klan in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Rutherford comments “That’s badass…love you!!” Neo-Nazis from all over make an effort to visit Stone Mountain while in Georgia when they have a chance. Two of Macleods associates here in Sacramento, Jason Judd and Joseph Simmons did just that when they were out in that part of the country in fall of 2016.
In a June 9 post on MacLeod’s Facebook, Rutherford wears a Trump 2020 t-shirt, while MacLeod sports an Asatru Folk Assembly baseball cap and a “Liftwaffe” tank top by Hate Clothing Co. (“Liftwaffe” is a play on “Luffwaffe”, the Nazi air force in 1935).
MacLeod and Rutherford are frequently seen in Asatru Folk Assembly gatherings, which suggests Rutherford is also a willing and active member. Indeed, in a March 16, 2020 post, she and MacLeod are seen with Asatru Folk Assembly founder Stephen McNallen, and his wife, Sheila McNallen.
But Marc Macleod’s political interests don’t just lie solely within Asatru Folk Assembly and their affiliations. MacLeod was present during the May 1, 2020 “Coronavirus is a Hoax”/”Reopen California” rally at the Capitol; a rally that was attended by Three Percenters, Q Anon followers, and the general gaggle of bigoted Trump supporters. Neo-Nazis also attended, and passed out antisemitic literature. These neo-Nazis later commented, in one of their videos, that those in attendance were the most receptive they had ever come across.
Marc Macleod lives on Mike Arthur Ct. in Citrus Heights, a suburb of Sacramento. His neighbors, the people of CH, and all throughout the Sacramento area should be aware of who he is, what he’s about, and what his affiliations are. It’s not just who he is but it’s who he associates with here in the Sacramento area and then who he networks with around the country and worldwide that should make him that much more concerning.
Marc Anthony Macleod, born April 23rd, 1972
Address: 5508 Mike Arthur Ct., Citrus Heights,CA 95610 (Deedy Calista Rutherford 8/29/1973 at the same address)
Vehicle: Grey Kia Soul, license plat number: 7RVH047 with two large stickers on the back window – one of the Thors hammer , and one that’s the Asatru Folk Assembly symbol
Social Media –
Zoom: zoominfo.com/p/Marc-Macleod/-1159861357 ( In Macleod’s zoom profile he lists Asatru Folk Assembly as his place pf employment )
If you have any additional information on Marc Macleod or his associates please get in touch with us at antifasac(at)riseup(dot)net
Meet Gregory Scott Wheeler. He is a white nationalist and a member of the Proud Boys living and working in the Arden area of Sacramento. Wheeler has a habit of posting racist, anti-LGBTQ, and misogynistic content on his social media, frequently featuring the confederate flag and the Proud Boys laurels. In the following post you’ll see where he works, lives, what his affiliations are and why this Proud Boy is particularly concerning.
Greg Wheeler has been a member of the Sacramento Proud Boys for one year now. The chapter itself has existed for over three years, and the Proud Boys as a whole date back to the fall of 2016. We went into their origin, history, and ideology including the fact that they marched among the neo-Nazi groups at the deadly Unite The Right demonstration in Charlottesville in our article on Brandon Witte in August of 2019. The local chapter has traveled to demonstrations in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Portland in 2017 and 2018. More recently they have been seen at several “Reopen California” rallies that were happening at the capitol back in the spring. The rallies themselves were financially backed by large right leaning organizations, had little to do with the stated goal and were more opportunistic than anything. This was an opportunity for the far-right to mobilize and gain momentum and they were trying to capitalize on a pandemic to do so. Meanwhile, large numbers of right-wingers were heading to downtown Sacramento with no intention to take any precaution during a global pandemic and the Sacramento Proud Boys were right there with them.
As with most Proud Boys, we see a lot of misogyny and Islamophobia as we monitor Wheeler’s online activity, but it doesn’t take long to see that its his Instagram where his white nationalism comes through. A month after Dylann Roof–a confederate flag-waving white supremacist–murders 9 black parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Wheeler posts pictures pledging allegiance to the confederate flag. In a February 2016 post, he shows his support for the Soldiers of Odin, a neo-Nazi group that was, at the time, engaging in racist, anti immigrant “patrols” in Finland and Norway. More recently, in 2017, he posts an image that includes the SS lightning bolts.This is a symbol that many white nationalists gravitate towards, because it references the SS in Nazi Germany.
Wheeler spends a lot of time online, judging from the sheer volume of his posts on Instagram and Twitter. As in the case of his Instagram, his tweets are also very concerning. In one tweet dated June 10th, 2020, he calls for mass murder of protesters who were a part of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone ( CHAZ ). The CHAZ was a protest encampment in the capitol hill neighborhood of Seattle that lasted from June 8th to July 1st, and was established in the wake of the George Floyd uprisings that swept the nation. More recently in a tweet reply, Greg Wheeler suggests that cops should start shooting protesters in Portland with “real bullets “.
His Twitter profile is also interesting: this is the online persona he has crafted for himself. In it, he describes himself as a third-degree Proud Boy, which is a designation given to a Proud Boy who gets “Proud Boy” tattooed on himself. He also references the #fandommenace. Fandom Menace is a serious YouTube community rallying against inclusion in the Star Wars universe, particularly the newest trilogy of movies and spin-offs. They despise Kathleen Kennedy (the president of Lucasfilm ) and claim Star Wars has “folded to the SJWs” because of its inclusion of women and people of color in the cast. One of the clips in a video criticizing Fandom Menace was a vlogger from the Fandom Menace community saying they’re after ” men, white men at that”. Promoting such an indefensible online community falls in line with Gregory Wheeler’s white nationalism and misogyny that he displays in his online activity. Between his white nationalist Instagram posts and his Twitter activity makes it apparent that he needs to be monitored, and the community be warned of the danger he poses.
Both his Instagram and Twitter accounts show he supports and promotes Sacramento Black Rifle, a firearms store in Citrus Heights. Sacramento Black Rifle openly encourages the Boogaloo. The Boogaloo movement is a loosely-affiliated, accelerationist movement that advocates for another civil war, often in terms of race war. At this point, we are seeing that those who are part of various far-right factions don’t waste much time before pledging their support for the Boogaloo. We went into the origins of the Boogaloo movement in our article on the Three Percenter movement back in the spring, and which Wheeler considers himself a part of. The Boogaloo movement dates back to the spring of 2018, but the Three Percenters began latching onto it and bringing its aesthetic into their rallies by fall of 2019. It should be especially concerning that Robert Michael Adams, the owner of Sacramento Black Rifle not only advocates for the Boogaloo himself but is distributing Boogaloo stickers at his gun store there in Citrus Heights. Sacramento Black Rifle is located at 8095 Greenback Ln Ste b, Citrus Heights.
Wheeler is a member of the E Clampus Vitus, an ironic fraternal order that dedicates itself to the perpetuation of the myth of the Western frontier. Given his penchant for white supremacist imagery, it is unsurprising that he is also invested in an inherently white supremacist myth that has been used to justify settler colonialism and the genocide of indigenous peoples. Below is a picture of his vest that he brought to a ECV gathering in Camp Far west, CA in April, 2019. Particularly notable is the ECV imagery set alongside white supremacist imagery: for example, the skull and crossbones in the confederate flag hat, and the two instances of the “OK” hand sign, which is a covert White Power hand sign.
Interestingly enough Greg Wheeler works at Galls: Uniforms, Equipment and Gear for Police managed by Theresa Leininger. Galls is the local outfitter for the Sacramento Police Department. So, Greg and Theresa make sure the SPD that terrorize neighborhoods all throughout Sacramento have the gear and uniform they need to brutalize, harass, and even kill the residents of Sacramento. Galls is located at 2333 Arden way in Sacramento.
The Sacramento Proud Boys are not as cohesive as they once were and aren’t very active these days, politically speaking. However, as individuals, or in a group, they pose a threat not just at demonstrations but to others they may encounter in their day-to-day lives. With someone like Gregory Wheeler who is both a Proud Boy and a white nationalist, finding out where he carries out his daily activities is beneficial so we can all be better prepared. Putting out alerts near his workplace, his apartment, and the grocery stores he frequents is an important part in alerting the community to a racist who is part of a network of neo-fascists. Please e-mail us with any additional information you may have on Greg Wheeler.
Gregory Scott Wheeler – DOB 3/10/1972
Address: 837 Fulton Ave. Apt. 1031 95825
Vehicle: Red Toyota Camry with license plate 4DTF030
Employed by: Galls: Uniforms, Equipment and Gear for Police 2333 Arden Way 95825, Sacramento / (916) 567-7877
Meet Deaven Dunham: a 25 year old neo-Nazi who lives in downtown Sacramento, not far from the county jail. Dunham is solely responsible for a prolonged campaign white supremacist stickers, repeatedly targeting the downtown area of Sacramento since at least July of 2019. His stickers have been found mostly but not exclusively between 5th and 9th street and along I and J street. The stickers range between simple text with overtly anti-Semitic messaging to Hundred Handers stickers that he prints himself from a template. In a video posted to his BitChute channel back in February, titled “IRL activism,” he talks about what he sees as the efficiency of stickering and even being a member of Hundred Handers. To be clear, Hundred Handers are a white supremacist propaganda group based in the UK, and their stickers all have overt white supremacist messages with a continual thread of anti-Semitic content. While the Hundred Handers content is dominant in his sticker campaign, Dunham will regularly supplement his own designs, promoting other white supremacist groups he finds sympathetic. In April of 2020 on the corner of 7th and I St., for example, he posted stickers stating ” its okay to be white “and URLs for two different white supremacist websites.
While some of the Hundred Handers messaging may seem innocuous, make no mistake; this is a white supremacist group working to spread their ideology through a street team campaign. Here in Sacramento, Deaven Dunham has been a very active participant in that effort. Our group and support network have removed hundreds of his stickers from the downtown Sacramento area over the last 12 months, as the image below shows.
Deaven Dunham’s interest in promoting white supremacist ideology via stickers in public spaces started in July of 2019. As July 4th approached, Dunham posted a video on his YouTube channel proposing an anti-Semitic sticker campaign to be launched on the national holiday. We’re obviously not here to defend or support this particular date in US history, but it’s clear that Dunham is using YouTube to spread his ideology and make contact with other white supremacists online. While his channel itself has remained intact, his videos regularly get deleted after a period of time.
The recent anti-Semitic sticker campaign he proposed in his video asks other neo-Nazis to make stickers that say “jews hate free speech.” While it’s unclear if anyone else participated outside of Sacramento, the exact stickers he detailed appeared multiple times in downtown Sacramento on July 4th. Our network canvased the area and removed each sticker, replacing them with an antifascist sticker.
By September of last year, our network started to notice a number of those Hundred Handers stickers in that specific area of downtown Sacramento, and we noted an increase in his homemade anti-Semitic stickers. He was no longer using the slogan from July 4th. Instead he had prepared and posted other anti-Semitic slogans. This activity continued into October with another round of the Hundred Handers stickers. Those two months of activity were most concerning. A neo-Nazi like Dunham can easily move from an outreach campaign to violence. It is for this exact reason that white supremacist propaganda should never be tolerated. Once a campaign has been started, it is no longer possible – if it ever was – to change someone’s mind; a choice has been explicitly made, and the escalation of that choice is a direct threat to the safety of the community.
Though Deaven Dunham shares an apartment with his mother and he ventures out to threaten the community, the majority of his life is clearly spent online. He has both YouTube and BitChute accounts where he posts homemade videos, and he maintains an account on virtually every other social media platform on the internet. He regularly challenges his followers and associates to be more active online and provides ideas for actions.
We have traced his online activity back to 2016 when he participated in dispersing Donald Trump’s “build the wall” campaign. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported at that time that Dunham’s two Twitter handles were the fifth and sixth most frequent users of the #buildthewall hashtag.
Most of the social media handles Dunham chooses are some variation of his chosen pseudonym: Norvin Hobbs. During his brief stint as a member of the Iron March neo-Nazi forum in the spring of 2017 this was no different; his username there was NorvinHobbs14. Iron March was a neo-Nazi web forum that was established in the fall of 2011 and the site itself was shut down in the fall of 2017. In November of 2019 someone hacked into the former site and released the member’s email addresses, IP addresses, usernames, and private messages. Even though Dunham only posted two messages on Iron March in the spring of 2017, the fact that he chose to participate in Iron March forums at all just solidifies what a concern he is. Iron March was able to operate under the radar for a significant number of years, and eventually it became a breeding ground for some of the most violent neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups that exist today. This is Dunham’s chosen network, and we refuse to tolerate it in our city.
In a BitChute video from March of 2020, Dunham states he is collecting SSI (Supplemental Security Income) which could explain how he’s able to spend so much time online. Being extremely online gives him plenty of opportunity to network with other white supremacists from around the country and the world. In November of 2019, Dunham put out a BitChute video with long time neo-Nazi, Billy Roper. Roper’s credentials include a father and grandfather who were in the KKK, and the fact that he founded the Shield Wall Network, a white supremacist group based in Arkansas. A little over a month after the hour long video where the two of them talk about Balkanization,Roper was featured in a New York Mag article titled; “Inside the White Nationalist Terrorist Movement in America.” In the article, Roper talks about the friendship he’s forged through letter writing with Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who assassinated nine black folks at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. Both Roper and Dunham collaborated again on another BitChute video in January of 2020.
In that second video Roper and Dunham collaborated on, titled “Hobbscast New Year’s Special” that was posted on Roper’s BitChute channel Jon Minadeo (aka Handsome Truth) joins the discussion at about the halfway point. Minadeo, a neo-Nazi from the north bay came to Sacramento back on May first with two others to hand out anti-Semitic flyers at the ” reopen California ” far-right rally at the capitol. After they finished flyering that day the videographer stated that “this is the most receptive crowd I’ve ever seen in my life ” referring to attendees at that far-right rally. After their video was posted on Minadeo’s BitChute channel Deaven Dunham left a comment underneath where he wrote ” I wonder how many of us are in Sacramento ” expressing his excitement about the reception Minadeo’s flyers got at the capitol.
For over a year now, Dunham continues to post his white supremacist stickers in a specific area of downtown Sacramento. At this point, it’s clearly a matter of convenience. We have never found one of his stickers more than five blocks from where he lives, and they’re mostly found within a one block radius of his home. One sticker below, discovered on June 27th along with five others on the same day, was posted near the corner of 6th and H Streets; Dunham lives at 7th and H Streets.
The “white lives matter” slogan is now a common banner for the white supremacist movement. It started in early 2015, only a few months after the slogan “blue lives matter” began to circulate online. Both slogans continue to operate in direct response to the Black Lives Matter movement. They were created to mock, overshadow, and discredit the Black Lives Matter movement. This is a country founded on genocide and slavery, a white supremacist project enforced and upheld by the police which produces symptomatic neo-Nazis like Deaven Dunham. So it’s no surprise to see the overlap in their messaging. We are dedicated to finding white supremacists in our communities in order to dismantle white supremacy altogether. As antifascists this includes the police, local and regional leaders, and a judicial system which upholds white supremacy.
For now, we’re focused on Deaven Dunham, a young neo-Nazi living in downtown Sacramento who continues to escalate his rhetoric online and poses an immediate threat to our community.
Dunham lives in a building with many units. If you are a neighbor or a community member with further information about him, please e-mail us. We protect each other, and Dunham’s campaign has gone on for too long already. Dunham feels comfortable walking downtown Sacramento frequently placing his white supremacist stickers in public, and it needs to stop. He’s not welcome in Sacramento, or anywhere for that matter.
We greatly appreciate our network and the community’s aid in holding him accountable and making sure that Dunham never feels comfortable distributing white supremacy in public ever again. This sticker campaign ends today.
Since their origin over a decade ago, the three percenter movement has grown across the continent and escalated their tactics. As of late, they intermingle with white nationalists and openly share that ideology. Below we recap their history and highlight the concerning local connections to Sacramento and Northern California, including Jill and Daniel Seoane. Daniel has been seen frequently at far right events, and Jill is a home healthcare worker, who is placing her patients lives at risk because of her political leanings. The contact for Jill’s employer and more information about both of these individuals is available at the end of the article.
Co-founded in 2008 by Michael Vanderboegh, a veteran of the 90’s militia movement who died of cancer in 2016, the three percenter movement consists of autonomous chapters throughout North America, primarily in the US. The name itself comes from an oral myth that only three percent of the male population in the American colonies was willing to fight in the Patriot armies during the Revolutionary war against the British. As such, the three percenter movement imagines itself defending the US constitution, willing to arm itself and fight against what they see as an encroaching federal tyranny. Similarly, they claim to oppose federal involvement in local issues, and in their bylaws it states that county sheriffs are “the supreme law of the land.” Knowing the origin of sheriffs as slave catchers in the antebellum south, this provides a clear marker in understanding their racist world view. From the onset, they take great pride in America usurping an occupying force to then assert a white supremacist nation built on the genocide of indigenous people and chattel slavery. With this is mind, the connections between many members of the three percenter movement and the white nationalist movement become easier to see and identify whether they be the neo-Nazis many three percenters have actively organized with or the misogynistic, racist, and anti-LGBTQ views many members espouse publicly and online. It is clear who they really are. The three percenter movement is bound in logic and ideology with the white nationalist project and should be understood as a threat to the safety and existence of our communities.
Michael Vanderboegh’s influence on the far-right militia movement dates back to the mid 90’s when he wrote and published “Strategy and Tactics for a Militia Civil War,” a post-Waco call to arms. In the mid-2000s, he engaged in racist patrols along the Mexican border with his very small Alabama minuteman support team who were looking for individuals crossing the border. By 2008 around the same time that he co-founded the far-right three percenter militia he wrote and published on his blog a fictional novel titled Absolved. In this novel members of a militia, after denouncing gay marriage and gun control laws, set off on a plan to kill government officials. In the book’s introduction, Vanderboegh calls it a “cautionary tale for the out-of-control gun cops of the ATF.” In late 2011, four men from Georgia, influenced by Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing, were also inspired by Vanderboegh’s Absolved. They were arrested and prosecuted after being accused of using the novel as a script for their real life reign of terror that involved explosives and Ricin. After the arrests were made and it was clear what inspired these four men, Vanderboegh tried to distance himself from the case, but neither he nor his legacy can be divorced from that book. This is the origin of the three percenters: militia fever dreams of secure borders, national purity, and both real and imagined public campaigns of mass death and destruction.
While each chapter has slight differences, the movement consistently displays a vile hatred for the Muslim community. In 2015, three percenters showed up at a mosque in Irving, TX to disrupt the daily lives of the muslim community. As one of the organizers, David Wright of Dallas, stated when interviewed by the media, “We will interfere with every move (Muslims) make towards taking over our country.” He continued, “We are ready to fight back if they come at us violently.” In reality, the three percenters held an armed demonstration, an act of aggression against peaceful Muslim members of Iriving, who merely wished to worship their faith where they lived.
One year later in Doraville, GA , a chapter of three percenters lead by Chis Hill attempted to prevent a muslim congregation from building a local mosque. Chris Hill and his group pressured county officials and smeared the Doraville muslim community, attempting to tie a peaceful religious group with a conspiracy theory regarding a training ground for the Islamic State. This three percenter group made it extremely difficult for the muslims of Doraville to simply practice their faith in peace.
After Irving and Doraville, members of the three percenter movement began to escalate their tactics moving from violent confrontation to planing deadly acts. In 2016, three men belonging to the Kansas Security Force—a sub-group of the three percenter movement—planned to bomb an apartment complex in Garden City, KS, the day after the presidential election. The apartment complex housed a makeshift mosque and a community of Somali immigrants. These men called their specific cell “The Crusaders,” and it was later discovered they had other targets including churches that provide sanctuary to refugees.
Less than a year later, another group of three men from the three percenter movement made a plan to destroy a mosque, and on August 7th, 2017, the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic center in Bloomington, Minnesota, was bombed just before morning prayer.This cell called themselves the “White Rabbit Three Percent Illinois Patriot Freedom Fighters Militia.” Then a few months later on November 7th the same cell placed a bomb at the women’s health clinic in Champaign, IL that thankfully never went off. In March of 2018, the three were arrested and charged in federal court. One of the members said that their goal for the bombing was “to scare Muslims out of the United States.”
While anti-Muslim hatred seems to have diminished in the US, it is paramount that these events be understood in connection with the long-standing US project of demonizing the people of middle eastern descent since the events of 9/11. Much as the early three percenters found a spring board in global conflicts from the Bush era, the current iterations of these militia groups likewise coalesce behind the influence and policies of the current presidential administration.
WHITE NATIONALIST CONNECTIONS
In the wake of the 2016 election, three percenters frequently presented themselves as outright white nationalists. On October 19th, 2017, when white nationalist Richard Spencer was speaking in Gainesville, FL, he attracting emboldened racists from all over the southeast. Tyler Tenbrink, along with two other white supremacists, drove from Houston, TX to Gainesville to attend Spencer’s speech. Afterwards the speech had concluded,the three men saw a group of anti-racist protesters waiting at a bus stop. Tenbrink, an unabashed white supremacist and member of the Ghost Squad Texas Division three percenter chaper, shot at the group of ant-racist protesters. While Tenbrink is currently serving a 15 year sentence in the Florida state prison system, his name continues to be associated with white nationalist hate groups, appearing on a website that provides support for white nationalist prisoners including Patrick Crusius and Dylann Roof.
WEAPONIZED MEMES BROUGHT TO LIFE
On the internet, the term boogaloo has become a euphemism for a second civil war.
This civil war is widely recognized by far-right militias and neo-Nazi accelerationists who use the term to be a race war, and recently three percenters have latched on to it as well. Boogaloo first appeared on a far-right reddit forum in mid 2018. From there it expanded into the real world, as seen in the fall of 2019 when Hawaiian shirts became a de facto uniform for far-right extremists who identified with the boogaloo movement.
In organizing a far-right demonstration in Olympia, WA, for that was to occur on April 19th, 2020, Matt Marshall, the leader of the Washington three percenters, asked participants to wear Hawaiian shirts. In comments online, attendees were encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts in anticipation for the “the big luau,” otherwise known as “boogaloo,” a dog whistle for an outright race war. Currently Matt Marshall is a member of the Eatonville School Board and the leader of the Washington state three percenters. He likewise has a long history of organizing with fascists, and should be known as a hazard to public safety.
The three percenters movement and its members should not be taken lightly. These individuals are a threat to any community they live, work, or shop in, and we are all better off knowing where they are, so we can all be better prepared.
SACRAMENTO’S THREE PERCENTERS
AARON BATE & JAROD FLORES
Aaron Bate, a three percenter from El Dorado county has been an organizer within the far-right sphere in the Sacramento area over the last two years. We began monitoring him when he helped organize a far-right rally at the capitol in November of 2018. Dubbed the Turn California Red rally, it was allegedly about conservative electoral politics, but knowing the organizer and the attendees, the nominal title was not the concerning issue. Before the rally, Bates teamed up with Jared Flores, at that time a member of American Guard , a neo-Nazi group that marched in Charlottesville, VA. Further, the rally itself took place almost exactly a week after the horrific white supremacist attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. As the Turn California Red event brought neo-Nazis and members of far-right militias to downtown Sacramento, Bate remained unconcerned about his fellow organizers or the horrific timing of his rally.
Fortunately due to the coordinated efforts of Antifa Sacramento and comrades in San Jose, Jarod Flores never made the drive from San Jose to Sacramento. In an attempt to inform the local San Jose community and expose him, Jarod Flores posters were publicly placed in his neighborhood and all over downtown Sacramento. While Flores still seems connected to the organizers in the far-right sphere in northern California, he’s not as active as he once was. However, that November 2018 rally was only the beginning for Aaron Bate.
While we’ve detailed how these currents are crossing paths, consider the evidence below. This Facebook post by Aaron Bate in September of 2019 features an image advertising a website that sells three percenter gear and multiple items with the term “boogaloo” on them. As we’ve seen an overall escalation of violent tactics within the three percenter movement over the years, their embrace of the boogaloo movement should be just as concerning.
On October 26th, 2019, Aaron Bate and others in the far-right organized a Boots On The Ground Cali barbecue and potluck at Discovery Park in Sacramento. The gathering brought around 30 far-right individuals, including three percenters like Aaron Bate, Daniel Seoane and others. In the group photo below they can be seen holding up three fingers, a common hand sign among three percenters.
Also in attendance were Jeffrey Perrine and Lindsay Grathwohl, with whom Bate had previously organized the November 2018 rally. Both Perrine and Grathwol have their own past affiliations that people should know. Grathwohl, for example, has direct ties to Golden State Skinheads, a neo-Nazi group, and Perrine has grabbed a megaphone and exclaimed “smashing their heads into the concrete” is what migrants deserve.
DANIEL & JILL SEOANE
Making a long trip from Meadow Vista, Jill and her husband Dan Seoane were also in attendance. Since that day in the park, Dan has been very active as a three percenter. In leading up to that date, we made sure to put out an alert via twitter and facebook that there’d be three percenters at Discovery Park that day. The general public always deserves to know when three percenters and other concerning members of the far-right will be gathering at a public park, so we made sure to put the word out.
A month after the Discovery Park gathering, we devoted our attention to the developing situation at California State University Chico where the LGBTQ and POC community were confronting the actions of CSUC students. The Chico State College Republicans and a large portion of the student body harbor views that make marginalized communities feel unwelcome. The college itself sits in a very conservative area of northern California, fertile ground for such views to flourish. Word got out that an off campus party occurred with a large Trump 2020 flag, and white kids dressed in clothing mocking and depicting Mexican culture. In response, many students began to organize.
The College Republicans intended to bring jingoistic speakers Brandon Straka and Blaire White to campus. In two days time, many students started protesting the College Republicans table on campus. As more awareness grew about who Straka and White were and the Trump supporting grift they represented, a number decided to fight back. By the 12th of November, three percenters and Proud boys arrived on campus to back up the College Republicans, Straka and White. In attendance that day as part of a security detail was one Daniel Seoane.
In a video on twitter, students can be heard asking him what group he’s from. While he refused to answer, Seoane wore two patches with similar symbols on his kit: the Roman numeral three with stars encircling it. This is the symbol for the three percenters.
Needless to say, it’s important to know the symbols and various ways to identify different far-right factions. Each faction is capable of different threats, and our communities depend on each other to share this knowledge.
THE FAR-RIGHT VS. GAVIN NEWSOM
On January 20th, Aaron Bate and Daniel Seoane came together to organize a “We Stand With Virginia 2A Rally Nor Cal” event in Fair Oaks. It had then already become abundantly clear the Virginia rally which was billed as a second amendment rally was transforming into one of the largest far-right rallies in recent history, bringing together three percenters, far-right militia groups, and white supremacists.
Three days prior to the rally, members of The Base, a neo-Nazi accelerationist group, were arrested for planning to attend the rally and initiating massive public violence. Their hope was to ignite a race war by bringing down the US government to establish a white ethno-state. This is the boogaloo come full circle, and these ideas remain current in recent Open Up rallies against state lockdowns in the wake of the current pandemic as Perrine illuminates shortly.
While the people of Richmond were bracing themselves for the worst, our comrades in Richmond were diligently monitoring the groups coming to town and assessing the threats those groups embodied.
Meanwhile, we were attempting to alert the people of Fair Oaks, a suburb of Sacramento that three percenters and other members of the far-right would be gathering at a park in their town to stand with the far-right militias and white supremacists gathering in Richmond. The gathering left the park that day and then went to Gavin Newsom’s house in Fair Oaks. They eventually staged a protest at the governor’s house with their assortment of signs, flags and a banner.
At the protest at Newsom’s house, Seoane can be seen holding a blue lives matter flag, a known anti-black racist symbol in and of itself. Jeffrey Perrine joined the protest holding a sign from the ant-vaxxer movement he is a part of as well. These are the people connecting the far-right, anti-vaxxers and the Open Up rallies.
Not long after the Newsom event in Fair Oaks that he helped organize, Seoane continued to push Recall Newsom campaign. On the Restoring America website, Daniel Seoane of Meadow Vista is listed as the Placer county contact as a part of the recall Gavin Newsom campaign under the heading Committee Authorized Personnel. Recently Seoane has been more active on twitter and more emboldened. On February 2nd, he found a tweet sent out by an antifascist crew in Boston. The antiracists posted a video of themselves taking down stickers from the neo-nazi group, Patriot Front. This of course is to be commended. Neo-Nazis should not be aloud to spread their propaganda and neither should anyone associated with them, like the three percenters. Seoane decided to chastise the antifascist crew on twitter in response to their actions. As Seoane self-identifies as a patriot, a three percenter and alt-right, it is unsurprising that he would attack someone for removing neo-Nazi stickers.
Since April 20th, Sacramento has seen weekly far-right rallies at the capitol. The Reopen America campaigns have drawn large rallies at other state capitols as well. These astroturfed rallies clearly have little to do with the stated goal, and are financially backed by large right leaning organizations. In short, they’re presenting themselves as an opportunity more than anything else; the far-right is seizing on this crisis to build their numbers and momentum. At every rally from Sacramento to Raleigh, NC, Trump gear is worn and sold. Signs can be seen that say Trust Trump. This is a continuation of what we’ve seen over the past four years where the far-right is emboldened by Trump’s rhetoric and has latched onto GOP funded rallies to continue a radical agenda. The three percenters have been spotted at almost every one of these rallies across the country, and they have been in attendance here in Sacramento as well.
Dan Seoane helped promote, and attended the May first far-right rally that doubled as operation gridlock, an attempt to shut down the 8 blocks around the capitol building. Nearly one thousand far-right individuals came to Sacramento for that particular rally, and not one person was wearing a mask or practicing social distancing in the middle of a pandemic.
As most attendees claim the coronavirus is a hoax, they pride themselves in socially reckless behavior, and they present a liability to public health and safety. Taking such a virus lightly that spreads in unprecedented fashion and has claimed the lives of over 79,000 Americans does not just affect those particular rally attendees, it effects the Sacramento area and, as we have confirmed that attendees came from all over the western united states, multiple states as well.
As we see the entire far-right take this global pandemic lightly, calling for these rallies and displaying reckless day to day behavior, it is also clear they do not care for the public at large. This becomes a bigger problem when we realize that their decisions directly affect our vulnerable populations. While Daniel Seoane independently attends these rallies and wades through the angry shouts of thousands of people from all over the western US, when he gets home he shares a home with his wife Jill. The horrifying part is that Jill Seoane works for Family Matters Health Care, a home care agency. Which means she could go to work the next day and potentially spreads a viral pandemic to any one of her patients. Anyone who works with Jill and is a client of Family Matters Health Care should be aware of the three percenters movement she is associated with and the general far-right sphere she is part of.
When calling to alert Family Matters Health Care about Jill Seoane’s affiliations please dial *67 before you do to protect yourself.
Given their history and apparent escalation over the years since their inception, it is important to become familiar with the symbols and gear the three percenters use to better identify them. Now that we know what this movement is capable of, each three percenter should be seen as a threat to the communities we all live in. Making a note of a three percenter sticker on someone’s truck and where they live can help. Sharing that information with neighbors is a great way to build awareness of these potential threats. Encouraging others to educate themselves about the three percenters, their symbols and their history will mean our communities will be safer.
Like the white nationalists, the neo-nazis, and the violent militia men they congregate with, three percenters should not be allowed to shop, work or live in our communities in peace. Let’s share information, prepare ourselves, and look out for one and other.
Daniel Joseph Seoane – born Feb. 13, 1964
Jill Seoane – born 1964
Daniel and Jill live with their two kids at –
address: 3010 Vista Way, Meadow Vista, CA 95722
Social media for Daniel Seaone –
” Dan Seoane ” on FB
Daniel Seoane’s phone number – 408-375-0031
Aaron Jerry Bate – born June 19th, 1966
address: 3714 N Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs, CA
“Aaron Bate” on FB
If you have any additional information on Aaron Bate, Daniel Seoane or any other three percenters in the area please e-mail us at antifasac ( at ) riseup ( dot ) net
Joshua Wallace lives in the Sonora area of Tuolumne county, California. He works at Sierra Pacific Industries in Sonora, is married to Lindsay Donaldson ( now Lindsay Wallace)and is a full blown member of the Hammerskins, a known white supremacist group with a violent history of racist attacks. This post offers a brief history of Hammerskins, how Wallace is related to the group, who he socializes with, and his doxx information at the end.
Here’s what we know.
Established in 1988, The Hammerskins are a white supremacist group that began in Dallas, TX. They emerged from the racist skinhead sub-cultural music scene. They eventually grew to at least six Hammerskins chapters throughout the country, and over time more formed in Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. In the beginning, their primary focus was the production of white power music, and many white power bands have emerged from the group’s membership. The Hammerskins also run a music festival, Hammerfest, throughout the U.S and Europe each year to honor Hammerskin, Joe Rowan. Rowan was lead singer of Nordic Thunder and was killed in 1994 after a white power concert in Racine, Wisconsin. But the real purpose of each chapter and the different concerts that Hammerskins organize and attend is to glorify attacks against marginalized communities and promote the violent threat of white terror.
In 1999 during an impromptu spring break gathering of about 150 people in Temecula, CA, a group of Hammerskins sought out a 23 year old black man and proceeded to taunt him and then attack him with bottles and knives. There are numerous examples over the years since their inception that bring light to the fact that when members of the Hammerskins get together the likelihood of racist violence taking place is high. More recently in December of 2018 members of the Hammerskins and affiliates from all over the country were on their way to Whidbey island to memorialize a dead white supremacist by the name of Robert Jay Matthews. Matthews, who is the founder of a short lived but influential white supremacist group The Order, died in a shoot out with the FBI on Whidbey island in 1984. On their way to the island in Lynwood, WA they stopped at a bar and eventually 14 white supremacists were seen beating up a black man who was the DJ that night.
Probably the most famous example of a member of the Hammerskins engaging in racist violence was Wade Michael Page a member of the Northern Hammerskins. In 2012, Page waged an attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin killing 6 and injuring an additional 3 worshipers that day. It wasn’t until 2011 that he became an official member of the Hammerskins, but his relationship to the group dates back to 2000 when he met Hammerskins from all over at Hammerfest in Gorgia. By 2010, he was playing in some of the most famous white power bands of that time. He was 40 the day he attacked that Sikh temple in August of 2012.
Hammerskins can also be stopped before they attack when we know who they are, what their targets may be and where they may be gathering in a particular region. In April of 2018, our comrades up in Rose City Antifa put out an excellent piece after getting a hold of these “hunting guides” specific to the northwest that the Hammerskins had posted in a web forum. The list of targets included places in most of the northwestern states including synagogues, mosques, and refugee centers.
Enter Joshua Wallace.
Hammerskins pose a direct threat to people wherever they gather. And Joshua Wallace is no exception. In the spring of 2018, Joshua Wallace was promoting a large white power concert that was sponsored by Hammerskins and Crew 38. Crew 38 is another white supremacist group that serves as a feeder group to Hammerskins around the country. The concert itself was organized by the “West Coast Firm,” a group consisting of members of the Hammerskins and their supporters on the west coast. For years they have been working together to organize concerts which serve as recruitment efforts and networking events for white supremacists, as seen in the image below, posted by Joshua Wallace on Instagram.
The following screen shot is from Joshua Wallace’s Instagram profile when he was promoting the West Coast Firm concert. In the post below, he uses the acronym “POTN” which stands for “Prospect Of The Nation.” That is, at the time he made the post he was a prospect of the Hammerskin Nation, and not yet a full fledged member. He also uses the number combination “838.” In skinhead numerology, as H is the eighth letter of the alphabet and C is the third, 838 refers to HCH as in “hail the crossed hammers,” a slogan regularly used by Crew 38 and Hammerskins.
The most recent screenshot of Wallace’s Instagram profile below shows him using the acronym “WHS” which stands for Western Hammerskins. They are one of the six chapters of the Hammerskin Nation active in the U.S. This means then that in the last year Wallace has graduated from being a prospect to a full blown a member of the Western Hammerskins.
Meet his wife.
Not only has Joshua Wallace become a member of the Hammerskin Nation within the last year, he also got married to Lindsay Donaldson, a neo-Nazi in her own right. Lindsay has lived in the Sacramento area, specifically Orangevale, and more recently she resided in Milpines, south of Sonora, before settling with Wallace in the Sonora area.
About his friend Erik Petersen.
Since Joshua Wallace has been on Instagram for a while now and considering he is a motorcycle enthusiast, it is not surprising that he found Nordic Metal Works on Instagram. Erik Petersen, the owner of Nordic Metal Works which is based in Yuba City, CA, uses his business to spread a neo-Nazi ideology through his retail wares. Wallace has shown interest in pictures of Nordic Metal Works stickers with the image of the valknut, a popular Germanic pagan symbol used by white nationalists, as seen in the first image of this post. Erik Petersen also makes it a point to put the SS lighting bolts on a lot of his branding and store related items. Neo-Nazis take a lot of pride in displaying the lightning bolts on their bodies through tattoos or in what they wear, not to mention the motorcycles they ride. The lightning bolts symbolize the SS which stands for Schutzstaffel, one of the paramilitary groups of the Nazi Party under Adolf Hitler. They are not innocent. They know what they are displaying.
Joshua Wallace’s sister, Nicole Wallace, lives in Sonora and is an active member of the white power scene in northern California. Like Joshua, she’s connected with neo-Nazis here in the Sacramento area. In the image below, she poses with Jason Judd of the Golden State Skinheads to her right, and Adam Hart of the Sacto Skins, one of the oldest white supremacist groups in the Sacramento area. To Hart’s right is Joshua O’Leary, a neo-Nazi from Colorado who has been a resident of the Sacramento area for some period of time during the last three years. This picture is from Jason Judd’s Orangevale address, and it was taken within the last two years.
These are dangerous individuals and these relationships pose a threat to our community. We know this because of the events of June 26th, 2016, when 400 anti racist protesters prevented neo-Nazis of the Golden State Skinheads (GSS) and the now defunct Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) from having a rally at the state capitol in Sacramento. Multiple melees ensued after the protesters successfully denied the neo-Nazis a platform that day and eventually 9 anti racist protesters were hospitalized: six due to stab wounds and 3 due to blunt force trauma. In the photo below, Jason Judd is wearing the green and yellow Border Patrol hat. He is holding an anti-racist protester while Sean Wurzburg stabs her in the abdomen. Joshua O’Leary is clearly in the forefront, fists raised, heading into the fray. Since these events, Nicole Wallace has clearly connected with both Judd and O’Leary as confirmed in the previous photo.
Nicole and Joshua have been affiliated with Sacramento white supremacists since the fall of 2015, possibly earlier. In the image below, a bearded Joshua Wallace stands behind Nicole Wallace who are both to Jason Judd’s right. Judd refers to them as his crew mates and uses the hash tag #hailcas, which stands for Hail California Skinheads. Interestingly enough, the term skinhead was stolen from anti-racist skins back in the early 1980s who still proudly call themselves skins with the anti-racist preface of course.
Stay vigilant Sonora.
Now that Joshua Wallace is no longer a prospect of the Hammerskin nation, the longest running white supremacist group in the country but is in fact a full fledged member of the Western Hammerkins chapter, he is a safety concern for the residents of Sonora and beyond. For those readers in his proximity, please develop a plan and stay alert for his presence and actions. It is troubling at best that he is reaching out and becoming more connected within the white power movement in California and elsewhere. At the bottom of this post, we’ve posted his current address and his current employer.
If you or anyone you know lives near Jamestown or where he works in Sonora, spread the word that a neo-Nazi, a member of the Hammerskins is living in your community and that people should be vigilant. Due to what neo-Nazis represent, stand for and spread, they should not be welcome anywhere–neither at home nor at work. At the very least, we should all know where active neo-Nazis live, work, shop, and socialize, so we can all proceed and prepare accordingly for the safety of our communities.
Here is all the relevant information regarding Sierra Pacific Industries, the sawmill where Joshua Wallace is employed. If you or anyone you know work at any of the other businesses on or around Camage Ave. in Sonora, you may have coworkers who would appreciate this information as well.
SPI is located at 14980 Camage Ave, Sonora, California, 95370. Their business hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and their phone number is *67 (209) 532-7141. (Use *67 to keep your phone number private!)
Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) is a large company based out of Redding, CA with many locations, and the Sonora location is only one of them. If you feel so inclined to get in touch with SPI to let them know they should not be employing a neo-Nazi there are other options and ways to get creative outside of contacting the Sonora site. Here is the company’s website, and here is the link to where you can review specifically the Sonora location on Indeed, and also at Yellow Pages.
Pro Tip: When calling the Sonora location or if you decide to get creative and call any of the other ones please be sure to dial *67 before proceeding to dial the number. This way you’ve protected yourself and your number will not show up when you call.
Joshua Spencer Wallace aka Josh VanBuren born May 18,1990
Employed by – Sierra Pacific Industries 14980 Camage Ave Sonora 95370
Vehicle – green Jeep with a missing rear bumper – CA license plate 7TOF099
Residence – TBD
Social media – instagram.com/sawmill.wallace and facebook.com/josh.wallace.16503
Lindsay Suzanne Wallace ( or Lindsay Suzanne Donaldson) – born June 1, 1993
Vehicle – white 2007 Chevy Tahoe, CA license plate 8MMC009
Residence – TBD
Social media – instagram.com/lindsay.sins
Nicole Wallace – 20697 Lower Hillview Dr, Sonora, CA 95370
Social media – Nicole’s FB handle used to be – ilse.skinner and her user-name was Hannabelle Lecter
If you have any additional information on Joshua or Nicole Wallace, Lindsay Donaldson or anyone they are affiliated with, please get in touch with us – antifasac at riseup dot net
The Proud Boys are a neo-fascist group with chapters all over the U.S, Canada, the UK and Australia. The group was started by Gavin McInnes in 2016 in the lead-up to the presidential election, but gained a lot more attention by spring of 2017 when they were becoming more active. That same spring Kyle Chapman ( aka based stickman ), a far-right Trump supporter from the bay area, started a group called Fraternal Order of the Alt-Knights (FOAK) and after an endorsement by McInnes it became known as the “tactical defense arm” of the Proud Boys. Later that year at the deadly white nationalist march in Charlottesvile, VA, FOAK marched among all the neo-nazi and white nationalist groups present that day in the face of hundreds of brave anti-racists. The march on Charlottesville itself was organized by Jason Kessler, a Proud Boy and a white nationalist. The rest of 2017 and into 2018 the Proud Boys continued their anti-Muslim, misogynistic rhetoric while joining far right demonstrations around the country.
In November 2018 the FBI announced that the Proud Boys are now a designated domestic terrorist group, but they later retracted that statement. However, that was too much for McInnes and at that point he attempted to cut ties with the group after everything running through him since its inception two years prior. Today the leader of the Proud Boys is Enrique Tarrio, from Florida who is one of the Proud Boys that marched in Charlottesville on August 12th, 2017.
Brandon Witte, who has been a member of the Proud Boys for at least two years, first came to our attention when we heard that he was arrested in September of 2017 at the end of ” free speech week “ in Berkeley. At the end of that week he joined a far-right rally on the UC Berkeley campus that was organized by Patriot Prayer, a neo-fascist group from the pacific northwest. It was reported that day that Witte was arrested for “illegal possession of body armor” and was also charged with a probation violation. It was then that it became clear that he was one of the Sacramento area Proud Boys to pay closer attention to, considering what he was probably capable of. Granted all Proud Boys are concerning because of who they are and what they represent when they wear the black and gold polo shirt with the Proud Boys pin, but by then he was definitely of the core group we had decided to keep an eye on. Earlier that same month, Brandon Witte went out to Berkeley along with other Proud Boys to attend a talk by far-right Islamophobe,and transphobe Ben Shapiro, that was being held at UC Berkeley just prior to the beginning of ” free speech week “ , a week of events organized by different members of the far-right.
The following spring on March 7th 2018 hundreds of anti-racist protesters were out in front of the Kimpton Sawyer hotel in downtown Sacramento where the then U.S attorney general was giving a speech in front of the California Peace Officers Association, justifying the administrations anti-immigration policies. A small group of far-right people went downtown to try and harass the large group protesting the racist Jeff Sessions’ appearance in Sacramento. Among the small group of far-right people present that day was local neo-Nazi, Chris Locke, who was doing the Nazi salute and hurling racial slurs at some of the protesters, as well as white nationalist street harasser, Jeffrey Perrine. Brandon Witte was also there wearing a ” blue lives matter ” flag as a cape the entire time which of course is an anti-black racist symbol in and of itself.
Only a couple months later on May 9th Witte decided to join a demonstration at his local elementary school in Rocklin that was organized by the Westboro Baptist Church(WBC). The Westboro Baptist Church is not simply a church but a vicious anti-LGBTQ group from Kansas that travels around the country taking their incredibly dangerous message wherever they go. They came to Rocklin, California that day to protest a Teacher of the Year award being given to the kindergarten teacher who helped educate her class about a transgender student and how to support her. There was three members of the Westboro Baptist Church there that day along with a few supporters that included Brandon Witte. Then there was nearly 100 individuals there in support of the kindergarten teacher and against the awful anti-LGBTQ message Witte and the Westboro Baptist Church were bringing there.
It’s interesting that Witte chose to support the Westboro Baptist Church that day because in a snapchat conversation back in December of 2015 he was showing his appreciation for the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) kicking the Westboro Baptist Church out when they would protest a military funeral. Of course it’s also possible that even three years later in May of 2018 he could be choosing when he’d support the WBC and when he won’t, but clearly he’s also ready to support the KKK as well.
In these last two years the Sacramento area Proud Boys once lead by Gabriel Morris Silva of Glencoe have become more disjointed then they once were, but even among the splits and fractures they are all still concerning in their own right. They just aren’t as organized as they once were, but they still have their numbers and among those where there isn’t much friction they will coalesce at times.
Well, back on April 17th of this year, Witte went out to Berkeley yet again with a group of Proud Boys to attend a speech given by the former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer. Afterwards he and other far-right people were seen at Eureka, a restaurant in Berkeley. At that point a call-in campaign was issued by Berkeley Antifa demanding to know why Eureka would serve Proud Boys, fascists, and other far-right people. A great tactic to use when dangers to our community like Brandon Witte are seen heading into a bar, restaurant, or any public establishment.
Most recently on August 22nd of this year when Bernie Sanders was giving a speech at Cesar Chavez park, Witte was again spotted among at least 7 Proud Boys in a group of at least 15 far-right people there to harass the attendees at the Bernie Sanders rally.
Brandon A. Witte was born in 1996, lives with his family in Rocklin, CA, and his current residence is: 3610 Farron st., Rocklin , CA 95677
Brandon has two Facebook personalities, and one is ” Joey Tribiani ” which can be found here: facebook.com/joey.tribiani.583 , and the other is ” Brad White” which can be found here: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004627984761
If you have any information about Brandon Witte or any other Proud Boys in the area, please contact us at: antifasac ( at )riseup.net
By the end of the summer of 1999, Sacramento had experienced arson attacks at three synagogues in a single night in the month of June and then an arson attack at a women’s health center where abortions were provided in July. Not long after the women’s health center attack, the news came out that those responsible for the the four arson attacks were also responsible for the murder of a gay couple up in the Redding area. At each synagogue that was attacked, literature was left behind for the World Church of the Creator, a white supremacist group that is now known as Creativity. When the brothers Benjamin and James Williams were arrested for the attacks, literature for the World Church of the Creator was also found in their house. Shortly after the double murder in Redding, a member of World Church of the Creator, Benjamin Nathaniel Smith, went on a shooting spree in Indiana and Illinois targeting marginalized individuals, leaving 2 people dead and 10 injured before killing himself. From the Midwest to California the consumption of white supremacist material was fueling such heinous acts as the ones done by the Williams brothers and Smith.
Well, only a month later on August 10th Buford Furrow walked into a Los Angeles Jewish Community Center and fired off 70 rounds, injuring 5 and killing a mail carrier after escaping the Community Center. Furrow was a member of Aryan Nations, a white supremacist organization that is now defunct and he is serving two life sentences in federal prison.
The firebombings, committed by brothers Benjamin Matthew Williams and James Tyler Williams of Redding, CA, caused nearly $1 million in damages to B’nai Israel, significantly damaged Beth Shalom, and the Knesset Israel Torah Center. All three Synagogues remain standing to this day despite the arson, clearly a testament to their perseverance in the face of white supremacy.
By early 1999 the two brothers were completely radicalized and entrenched in white supremacist and anti-Semitic beliefs and ideologies. Although it was the older brother, Benjamin Williams through being stationed in Washington during his brief stint in the Navy, later living in Idaho and ultimately joining the Montana militia in 1998 that was the great influence on his younger brother. Benjamin had become immersed in white supremacist literature and websites he found along the way prior to heading out to Montana briefly and coming back home to collaborate with James. Clearly a lot of Christian Identity and white supremacist groups had shaped the positions he took; one of them being the National Alliance(NA).
The Sacramento Bee had cited unnamed federal sources as having found a letter from Benjamin Williams to National Alliance head William Pierce when searching his home. William Pierce who died in July of 2002 not only founded the NA but is also the author of the Turner Diaries ,a coveted novel by white supremacists like Atomwaffen Division of today, or Timothy McVeigh, the individual responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
It soon came out that the Williams brothers were also responsible for the arson of a women’s health clinic in the Sacramento area, Choice Medical Center, which took place the night before the double-murder, and the arson of the 3 synagogues as well. James Williams, the younger brother, was sentenced to 29 to life in California state court for the murders after already being sentenced to 21 years in federal court for the 4 arson. He is currently not far from here at Mule Creek state prison. Benjamin Williams killed himself in Shasta county jail in November of 2002 while facing charges related to the double-murder.
Many parallels can be drawn between the actions in 1999 and the activities of white supremacists today. In 2017, local neo-Nazi Chris Alden Locke began stalking and harassing a women’s health clinic in Sacramento, culminating in a break-in and vandalism at the location. A few months later, Golden State Skins member William Planer vandalized a Synagogue in Colorado and eventually was caught for it and extradited to Sacramento to face charges from an assault that occurred at the Nazi shut down in 2016. That same year, a Synagogue in Orangevale, CA, was similarly attacked where racist and anti-Semitic flyers were affixed to the outside of the synagogue.
This is why, two decades later, we must continue to fight white supremacy, and continue to monitor and expose individuals who pose a threat to our community. We stay active and vigilant because we know that the potential for another attack is always there.
When we think of what occurred in the summer of 1999, we also think of the recent deadly attacks against Synagogues in southern California and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Back in April of this year in Poway, CA a white supremacist walked into a synagogue, opened fire and injured three and murdered one before his gun jammed. In October of 2018 in Pittsburgh a white supremacist just the same walked into the Tree of Life synagogue and started shooting, killing 11 people and injuring 6. As the end of the summer draws near and we think about what happened 20 years ago we express our solidarity with the Jewish community of the Sacramento area and around the world, as well as all marginalized communities that are targeted by white supremacists. We remember those we have lost, and we will keep on fighting.
Tessa Elizabeth Hamilton is a white supremacist living in Elk Grove. She is connected to many neo-Nazis in Sacramento and across the nation, including members of the Golden State Skinheads (GSS). She is also the most active individual supporting William Planer, a GSS member who is currently imprisoned in Sacramento County Jail. Continue reading “On Blast: Tessa Hamilton, Neo-Nazi GSS affiliate of Elk Grove”
**UPDATE: Planer accepted a plea deal following the mistrial, and has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently serving 4 years at Sacramento County Jail, and as he is eligible for half time, he will likely be released in early July of 2019.**
As many of us are aware, the aftermath of the June 26, 2016 Nazi shutdown in Sacramento is far from over. In an attempt to regain some control over the situation, the state is in the midst of pursuing criminal charges against one neo-Nazi and three anti-racist protesters involved in the riot. The anti-racist defendants’ trial is fast approaching- check out our Facebook page for ways to support them. The one neo-Nazi in question, William Planer, has just been tried. After extended deliberation, and despite clear evidence of his participation in the brutal assaults that occurred that day, the jury was unable to reach a verdict. The judge has declared it a mistrial, and a second trial has been scheduled. Planer remains in Sacramento county jail. Continue reading “We Don’t Rely on the State: Our Statement on the William Planer Mistrial”