Neo-Nazi and Unofficial BLM Event Organizer: Alicia Peterson

PREFACE / IMPORTANT

This work is meant to be an examination of neo-Nazism and fascism entering and co-opting an organic and unofficial Black Lives Matter activism space that popped up during a globally chaotic time shortly after the murder of George Floyd. This is not meant to be a condemnation of Black Lives Matter or BLM Boise. The folks discussed in this article did their damage and departed. No one discussed in this article is currently connected to BLM or BLM Boise in any meaningful way.

Alicia Peterson – A History of Hate

Alicia Peterson and Pam Hemphill, Patriot Prayer event, Downtown Boise, March 7th, 2020

In the early days of the George Floyd Uprising, communities were scrambling to figure out what it all meant and what their position –in relation to the national unrest– was going to be. Opportunists abound.

Alicia Peterson was one such opportunist. Before George Floyd was murdered, and the country began to move, Peterson was a staunch anti-antifascist (fascist, in short). She was moving with Proud Boys, including Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman and Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, through street fights organized in California.

She also organized with the Golden State Skins and the Traditionalist Worker Party – neo-Nazi organizations, according to a report from Northern California Anti-Racist Action.

Peterson worked as a front-person to give a “free speech” veneer and air of legitimacy to neo-Nazis and fascist street fighters. See Antifa Sacramento’s article on It’s Going Down for a good description of the role that Peterson played in covering for and normalizing a group, the Golden State Skins, that stabbed 6 antifascists at one event and then joined Peterson for later events that followed it up:

It is in this context that we must examine the actions of both Alicia Clayton [Peterson] and the GSS members participating in the organizing of the 3/25 [/2017] rally. As a ‘deplorable’, Clayton walks the blurry line between the alt-right and mainstream conservatism. Thus, while she may publicly support and celebrate violent fascists like Chapman, her rally is centered around parroting watered-down, non-objectionable patriotic dogma about military veterans and police to appeal to mainstream conservatives. The same goes for GSS members who participate in these rallies posing as average nationalists with less overt Neo-Nazi politics. This cover of supposed innocence is used to manipulate the public narrative, painting Anti-Fascist opposition to Neo-Nazis and their genocidal and anti-egalitarian social goals as being authoritarian and ‘anti-free speech.’

Northern California Anti-Racist Action tracked Peterson interacting with Joseph Simons, a neo-Nazi from the Golden State Skins, about her event. Another interaction they noticed was Nathan Lowry sharing Peterson’s event to a Proud Boys California Facebook group where Peterson positively interacted with the posts.

Alicia Peterson interacted positively with Nathan Lowry on the Proud Boys-California Facebook page regarding her events in 2016 and 2017.

While in Idaho, Peterson continued her connections with the far right. March 7th, 2020, she was attending events with Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson and People’s Rights videographer, Pam Hemphill.

Alicia Peterson sharing photos from a Patriot Prayer / 3%er event at the Idaho Capitol building

Several weeks before the start of the George Floyd Uprising, early May, 2020, Peterson was still sharing Proud Boys content. Eddie Block is (perhaps was) a Proud Boy member and prolific accidental informant (his footage has been used to implicate a LOT of folks, including Pam Hemphill later in this article) whose content has done an incredible amount of damage to the organization, likely more-so than any other individual ever has, fascist or antifascist.

Alicia Peterson sharing video content from prolific snitch, Eddie Block in early May, 2020.

The People’s Rights Pivot

Something happened at the start of the George Floyd Uprising. Since the start of lockdowns, Peterson had always been a Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer anti-antifascist who was against masks and mandates. When the uprising began, though, she started to obscure and distance from the more overt and oppositional-to-BLM-and-Antifa fascism of the Proud Boys, dropping her public associations with them and neo-Nazism entirely. Again, she was pursuing an air of legitimacy. She embraced the more crypto-fascist elements of the 3%ers and Ammon Bundy’s People’s Rights, who she had heavily ingrained herself with. These groups maintained her anti-lockdown positions and gave her cover for her neo-Nazi and more-openly fascist associations.

Peterson’s initial reaction to the George Floyd Uprising:

Alicia Peterson’s first Facebook post regarding the George Floyd Uprising was warning folks “DO NOT JOIN ANY PROTESTS/RIOTS IN REGARDS TO FLOYD MURDER”

The Pam Hemphill Plot Thickens

The thing is, she didn’t stop organizing. Instead, Alicia Peterson and Pam Hemphill streamed these unofficial BLM events to their right-wing extremist, fascist, and neo-Nazi audiences. They would show up with bikers, racists, and anyone else willing to try and start a fight under the banner “Patriots” that they provided. On June 1st, 2020, Pam Hemphill instigated an event that led to an accidental discharge by a right-wing extremist who answered her call for “real men.”

Here, Pam Hemphill can be heard explaining instigating at the Liberty Bell:

In this clip from that night, Pam Hemphill can be heard calling out targets for her viewers and the people watching:

After nearly a week of instigating, creating conflict, streaming reactions, and calling out targets to right-wing extremists online, Alicia Peterson and Pam Hemphill did something truly shocking and disgusting. Of all the places where it was probably attempted, we’re ashamed to report that the so-called Redoubt, Boise-specifically, is where the George Floyd Uprising and Black Lives Matter movement appears to have been infiltrated first. Peterson, representing People’s Rights, coming from a history of fascism and neo-Nazi organizing, found a working partner in the unofficial chapter of BLM in Boise’s new leadership.

The day before her first event working with the unofficial chapter of BLM in Boise, Peterson shared this memory of when she worked with neo-Nazis and assaulted protesters.

Alicia Peterson flashing back on Facebook to an event she organized with neo-Nazis in Berkeley. She re-posted this the day before the event she organized with the unofficial chapter of BLM in Boise.

The “BLM & Trump Supporters join on the Capital(sp) to pray for unity!” Event

Screenshot from Pam Hemphill’s now deleted YouTube video from June 5th, 2020. Titled, “BLM & Trump Supporters join on the Capital (sp) to pray for unity!”

“BLM & Trump Supporters join on the Capital (sp) to pray for unity!” organizer event photo posted to Facebook by Alicia Peterson. Pam Hemphill is third from the left (to the right of green shirt) and Alicia Peterson is on the far right.

The next day, though, Alicia Peterson and Pam Hemphill hosted a “BLM & Trump” event presented through their far-right media channels. This one was streamed by both Peterson (neo-Nazi organizer / People’s Rights Member) and Hemphill (insurrectionist / People’s Rights founding-member).

The same day that Peterson and People’s Rights staged that event with the unofficial chapter of BLM, she shared an anti-Antifa and anti-BLM conspiracy on Facebook.

Unofficial BLM organizer taking a knee with a “patriot” that came armed to make sure that no one damaged property at one of the evening George Floyd protests and marches. Posted by Alicia Peterson, neo-Nazi organizer, on Facebook.

They held several events together in early June while Peterson and Pam Hemphill continued to stream and push far-right extremist views, conspiracies, and content.

We believe that it was this working relationship between Peterson and the unofficial chapter of BLM in Boise that gave Ammon Bundy the confidence needed to declare that he was willing to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. It seems that it wasn’t any particular cause that he believed in or advocated: it was just a popular, anti-authority, movement that folks within his group had successfully co-opted in Boise.

Ammon Bundy Officially Announces Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

On July, 19th, 2020, Ammon Bundy announced that he would attend one of these People’s Rights / (unofficial) Black Lives Matter events in Boise.

“The police forces, they’re the ones that are actually going to seek and destroy us and there are many people in the Black Lives Matter organization, along with patriots and, you know, Libertarians and Republicans and Democrats that understand that.” – Ammon Bundy, July 19th, 2020

Ammon Bundy Officially Disavows Black Lives Matter

“As you most likely know Black Lives Matter is a wicked, Marxist, communist organization that deceives its members and destroys Black people’s lives.” – Ammon Bundy, August 6th, 2020

The event was scheduled for July 21st, 2020. Bundy cancelled his appearance (it’s said he was disinvited), but the event went on. Right-wing extremists came to fight BLM supporters. Alicia Peterson and Pam Hemphill, right-wing People’s Rights members, stood with the right-wing extremists, including the Idaho Liberty Dogs, while they provoked and looked for fights with BLM supporters. Many of the same faces can be seen in footage from when neo-Nazis targeted other unofficial BLM events in August.

In this clip, Alicia Peterson can be heard talking to Pam Hemphill about Cin Alfonso, from Idaho Liberty Dogs, instigating with smoke bombs. Pam is absolutely giddy at the idea of things escalating against BLM activists here:

Bundy changed his tune and joined his flock on the extreme-right shortly after, entirely abandoning the infiltration and disavowing the Black Lives Matter movement entirely; he went so far as to pretend this whole thing never happened. Instead, Bundy and Peterson pivoted to anti-lockdown organizing while Pam Hemphill and the Idaho Liberty Dogs continued to harass and instigate unofficial BLM events and support anti-lockdown events.

Peterson continued her work legitimizing violence from the far right: she was spotted at “Stop the Steal” organizing in Sacramento after all of this. Hemphill spent her time similarly, joining the insurrection in DC and being recorded multiple times saying that she was sent by, and representing, Ammon Bundy and People’s Rights.

Pam Hemphill claiming People’s Rights and Ammon Bundy during the insurrection in Washington, DC, January 6th, 2021



Where are They Now?

Peterson, while not getting attention like she used to, continues to try and organize events in Idaho, near Boise. In December 2021, she tried to organize a protest against a vaccine clinic at Nampa High School grounds. This event failed to garner any positive attention.

Hemphill’s been sick. From what we understand, the cancer is back. She’s continued to follow protesters around Boise, often moving with the Idaho Liberty Dogs.

Bundy is running for Governor of the State of Idaho. His group, People’s Rights, continues to protest vaccines and support far-right politics.

Final Thoughts

Boise’s unofficial BLM chapter’s leadership entirely turned over a short time later. It’s believed that the initial intent of these folks was to take control of the movement and force it to run its course, ending the organic people’s momentum of support for George Floyd without addressing police brutality against Black communities or the problems of policing in America.

THIS WAS NOT OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED BLACK LIVES MATTER ORGANIZING. This was an attempt to kill the movement in Boise through partnership with fascists, apparently under the idea that antifascists were the biggest threat in the moment, even bigger than the police and fascism. The movement didn’t end, though; it transformed and endures. It is not our intent to tarnish the movement or the struggle.

We are advocates of the cause and seek to continue the work started. This is a cautionary tale of something terrible that happened but it is not the end of the pursuit for justice or the fight against racism and fascism. The work continues.

As our friends in the mutual aid community say: ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

Idaho’s Far Right IT Guy

Parrish Miller is a sneaky character (as far as loudmouth right-wing extremists go). While he makes plenty of noise on social media, through his tweeting as the Lieutenant Governor, perhaps as the Idahoans for Liberty account on Twitter, or his personal Facebook/Twitter profiles: Miller’s behind the scenes work has largely escaped scrutiny. We found his digital-fingerprints on over 100 websites; we believe this to be just the tip of the iceberg, though. Before we discuss where we found Miller hidden, let’s talk about where he’s known to be found.

Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin’s Office

From Lawmakers question McGeachin contract with IFF analyst, Betsy Russel, Idaho Press:

According to state records, McGeachin’s office has an $800 per month contract with Miller, but also has made additional payments to him. In fiscal year 2019, her office paid him $4,150. In fiscal year 2020, it paid him $12,596.25. In the current year to date, which started July 1, her office has paid him $5,011. That comes to a total of $21,757.25.

This connection was on full display when Miller tweeted as McGeachin recently (November 4th, 2021):

Miller contractually works for Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor, a fact that is significant and should be remembered throughout. This person works from inside Idaho’s state government.

Idaho Freedom Foundation Policy Analyst / Freedom Index Analyst

Miller can also be found as an analyst at the far right-wing, Koch-funded, Idaho Freedom Foundation:

The Mixing of Roles

Already, there are red flags. A policy analyst from an extreme right-wing think-tank should not be communicating as the Lieutenant Governor; the Idaho Freedom Foundation is not an elected official and neither is Miller. Addionally, Information technology services are not communications services. Law Insider defines information technology services as:

Information technology services means services designed to provide functions, maintenance, and support of information technology devices, or services including but not limited to computer systems application development and maintenance; systems integration and interoperability; operating systems maintenance and design; computer systems programming; computer systems software support; planning and security relating to information technology devices; data management consultation; information technology education and consulting; information technology planning and standards; and establishment of local area network and workstation management standards.

What this means is: just because your IT guy describes himself as a “policy wonk,” you cannot allow him to communicate as an elected official.

Idaho Freedom Foundation (one of Miller’s other employers) spokesperson, Dustin Hurst, also hints that Miller’s placement went beyond IT services and somehow “saved taxpayers money,” which seems to indicate policy input.

Once again, from Betsy Russel’s article:

Dustin Hurst, IFF spokesman, said, “Parrish actually probably saved taxpayers money, which is admirable, and the outrage is unfounded, it’s nonsensical. … Parrish is a private contractor for the Idaho Freedom Foundation and he’s a private contractor for the lieutenant governor.”

Parrish Miller, Elsewhere

While this is concerning, it’s not new: these are things known and covered. What drew our attention, and what made Miller worth a deeper dive, was our almost accidental discovery of Miller’s behind-the-scenes work. We’ve discovered his digital fingerprint on around 120 websites, including several for far-right Idaho politicians and political hopefuls such as Janice McGeachin, Heather Scott, Sarah Clendenon, Karey Hanks, and more. Parrish Miller is also behind the creation of at least one fake news website: Greg Pruett’s Idaho Dispatch.

Finding Parrish, The Method

There are several pieces of data that act as digital fingerprints across the internet.
Name of Business: On many of Parrish Miller’s sites, he simply adds a link to his own business website at the bottom of the page. Finding this identifier on a site, the other fingerprint details present can be deduced as belonging to Miller. We identified 37 sites with Miller’s name or business name.
Google AdSense ID: This is a unique identifier for websites serving ads through Google. Google uses it to determine ads and ad payments through sites that serve them. One might expect the unique AdSense ID to belong to the site owner, which is why we didn’t even consider searching by this detail. According to Google:

Across the websites that we’ve linked to Miller, only 2 AdSense IDs are ever used. They present a total of 12 times across the sites.
Google Universal Analytics Tracking ID: Similar to the AdSense ID, the UA tracking ID can used to identify unique actors in the site’s background source code. The first number is a user’s account number, the second is a property number. Using Google’s reference material for explanation:

This data was present in 76 of the 116 sites that we examined. Miller used one account number across 34 sites, half of which he didn’t sign his name on. Another account number was used 14 times, only “signed” by name once. A third account number was used 20 times that we found, often anonymously.
IP Address:This identifier can’t be said to be truly unique. It appears that Miller has a hosted server in El Segundo, CA. We found around 111 sites running out of that one location. Nearly the entirety of these sites can be linked to Miller through one of the other identifiers previously mentioned. Upon finding this cache, we used the websites listed at this IP address as a jumping off point to examine for the other fingerprints.

All of these fingerprints could be found in abundance in the sites on the El Segundo server. Once a background piece of data (AdSense ID or UA Tracking ID) was tied to Parrish Miller through his name or company credited on a site that used that data, we could then look elsewhere online for those pieces of data outside of the server, or on sites without Miller’s name or business name. This created a “the more you find, the more you can find” situation that kept leading to new discoveries.

Notable Websites Linked to Parrish

Idaho Dispatch – This appears to be a “fake news” right-wing extremist website run by Greg Pruett.
2A Daily News – An even more extreme collection of news, this one is just jarring or offensive articles propping up right-wing extremism and right-wing gun culture. Once again, Greg Pruett.
Free Idaho – This was the website for the mask burning event at the Capitol in March.
Keep Idaho Free – “The last stand for free people to fight back against liberal lunacy.” A website used to attack political enemies anonymously.
Gem State Heist – Another website for attacking those to the left of them anonymously. This site was used in Greg Pruett’s list of targets he released earlier that included Idaho97%, Reclaim Idaho, BLM Boise, and Extinction Rebellion.
Idahoans for Liberty – This is the website that used to be anti-Trump that represents the organization that Ada County Commissioner (and neo-Nazi associate) Ryan Davidson used to helm. It’s devolved into anonymous vile attacks on Twitter as @idahoans.
Idaho on Fire – A website that (anonymously) believes that “environmentally sponsored policies must be challenged and changed.”
Ada County Tea Party – It’s expired now but Miller was behind that one as well.

Political Candidate Sites

Janice McGeachin – This one’s no surprise. We found 4 sites on the El Segundo server that pointed to her campaign site that he built.
Heather Scott (99 rating on Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Index) – Miller has 2 campaign websites (and 1 redirect) for this IFF favorite.
Dorothy Moon (98 rating on Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Index) – Another right-wing extremist star of IFF that Miller does side-business with.
Gregory Ferch (97 rating on Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Index) – Unsurprisingly, another very high scorer on IFF’s report card.
Christy Zito (96 rating on Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Index) – Yet again, doing business with Miller is good business in extremist circles.

Also: Zach Brooks, Doug Traubel, Glenneda Zuiderveld, Todd Hatfield, Jud Miller, Julie Yamamoto, Karey Hanks, Kristin Pruett, Viki Purdy, Rocky Ferrenburg, Rod Beck, Ryan Davidson, and Sarah Clendenon.

The full list of sites examined can be found here:

In Conclusion

Parrish Miller represents the digital footprint of almost the entire right-wing extremist movement. He’s connected to the anti-CRT movement, the anti-vax/anti-mask movement, Global Warming denialism, pro-2A, and anonymous trolling and targeting of political enemies — even within the republican party (one of his sites anonymously says it’s time for RINO hunting). These aren’t merely philosophical connections, either: Miller is making a living selling this misinformation and incendiary content.

It’s hard to tell which came first, the chicken or the egg. The same can be said about Miller and IFF. Does he do work for their rising stars because of their connection to IFF or do they become connected to the IFF through hiring Miller? Either case is inappropriate: a small group of extremists is coordinating in taking over Idaho in service of extremism. At this point, there is no denying that Parrish Miller plays a major role in this.

Neo-Nazi Associate and Ada County Commissioner Ryan Davidson

Ryan Davidson is not now, nor has he ever been, anything special. He represents just one example of the concept of (and the modified noun) “fascist creep.” Davidson’s ascension represents the way that right-wing extremists are targeting positions in local and state governments. More interesting than Davidson himself, though, is the system (and his actions within that system) that has chosen this run-of-the-mill, ignorant, bigoted, doofus to elevate into a decision making position, allowing him to do great damage to the community at large.

In this space, we’ll examine the things that Ryan Davidson does that points towards right-wing extremism, bigotry, or fascism. These are the things that people within his circles have embraced, and elevated him within the community for being part of. We believe that if more people, in general, know just how awful Davidson is: the better the community will be able to defend itself from Davidson and Davidson-types.

This will be an ongoing project space to collect and present Davidson’s, often overlooked, and almost always denied, history in Idaho.

It should be noted that we are not a political group and this is not a political attack. We are community defenders and feel that Ryan Davidson should not be welcome anywhere in our community, politics just happens to be where he has attached himself.

2015

Idahoans for Liberty’s “Why Donald Trump is bad for America (and no, it’s not his hair)”

2016

@idahoans for Ted Cruz in 2016 [1]

@idahoans for Ted Cruz in 2016 [2]

2017

@ryan4commish covering for hate crimes in Idaho by asking Proud Boys to submit “100 troll reports each”

2018

Ryan Davidson from Idahoans for Liberty:

The above video is featured on idahoansforlibery.net:
Ryan Davidson from Idahoans for Liberty (.net)

2020

Ryan Davidson standing with neo-Nazis against Black Lives Matter protesters on June 30th, 2020

Ryan Davidson introducing Ryan Davidson:

2021

Ryan Davidson acting inappropriately in support of Ammon Bundy:
“Ada Commissioner Davidson asked judge to ‘accommodate’ Bundy at courthouse”

WLM Idaho Organizer Identified as Teran McKinney

White Lives Matter Organizing

In the Spring of 2021, in the wake of the January 6th insurrection, a power vacuum was created. The Proud Boys and militias were hiding, national right-wing organizers were distancing, and Enrique Tarrio was snitching (allegedly). While the usual rats were occupied, the snake under the surface started to slither. The KKK, neo-Nazis, and legitimate white nationalists tried their hand at organizing. They had been deeply involved in the right-wing extremism throughout 2020, appearing at “Patriot” and anti-BLM events around the country. They appeared as biker gangs in Coeur d’Alene. They had shown themselves as “concerned citizens” in rural Montana. In Spokane, they acted as law enforcement and religious leaders.

“White Lives Matter, a racist response to the civil rights movement Black Lives Matter, is a neo-Nazi group that is growing into a movement as more and more white supremacist groups take up its slogans and tactics.”- Southern Poverty Law Center

The White Lives Matter organizers used the same tools recently utilized by “Stop the Steal” organizers and the Proud Boys. Telegram, the same communication and organization space as those movements (after the Parler leaks/shutdown and Facebook purges), had proven more durable and friendly to their needs. This space was also easy to infiltrate and closely monitored by many different groups.

Using Telegram, the White Lives Matter front of white nationalism spawned channel after channel of organizational space representing every city that they found interest. Flyers, stickers, and tags went up in several places across the country as they tried to draw attention to their movement and their intent to mobilize. In the Redoubt, channels popped up for WLM Idaho and WLM Boise; it is our understanding that we had eyes on both.

Nationally, their organizing was a disaster. Like in Idaho, infiltration by antifascists was rampant. Their largest spaces ended up being used for doxing and destabilizing their efforts.

“Leaked Chats Show ‘White Lives Matter’ Movement in Shambles After Antifa Infiltration” – Tess Owen, Vice

Multiple major channels of the WLM organization operation ended up being data collection points for antifascists. Plans, connections, and identities (often kept secret to maintain “respectable” cover in communities) spilled out into the open. Despite the huge setbacks, leaks, and chaos around their event: White Lives Matter continued to tell their followers to show up around the country on April 11th, 2021. Some city organizations collapsed, some continued.

Boise was one of the communities where the organizer refused to back down. Antifascists collected information and prepared their response. The response involved a broad coalition of concerned citizens across several preparation meetings. Signs were made, a noise demo was planned. In as much as anyone could hope: safety was considered.

White Lives Matter Event

On the morning of April 11th, antifascists were on the scene and ready early. They were in the park that White Lives Matter had chosen as their rally space, spotting and reporting to the others. The others were gathering at an off-site location, preparing to march the noise demo into the rally.

Many big trucks circled, several paused (sometimes for minutes at a time) to scope out the park, a few even parked and waited. As their event start time loomed closer, one person entered the park and approached antifascists parked at a table. “You guys here for the event?” he asked. “What event?” was the response. The man accepted this as the right answer from people gathering for a White Lives Matter event, he assumed the antifascists were with him!

He quickly opened up and explained that he was the organizer of the event. He answered several questions, including divulging to antifascists that he was not armed. Before the conversation went on too long, the noise demo marched up. The trucks pulled out quickly and it was just Teran left in “the lion’s den.” (His language, from this post, a video from 2018 where he and his mom went to an anti-ICE protest in Trump hats.)

This is White Lives Matter organizer Teran McKinney:

“I think the more diverse this area becomes, the more crime it’s gonna have, the less people trust each other.” – Teran McKinney, April 11, 2021

Teran on YouTube

Soft-spoken, well-armed, and afraid that the white race is going extinct, Teran seems to consider himself more of a race-realist than racist. He does everything he can to utilize dog-whistles and coded language to avoid saying the quiet parts out loud. It seems, to a certain degree, that he believes his bullshit. In his mind, he doesn’t want to fight; he says he wishes all of the other races well. At the same time, he insists that his make-up is superior and those with less deserve less. This cold, passionless, condemnation of those he deems inferior is particularly jarring. If we hadn’t caught him organizing a White Lives Matter event, it doesn’t seem like anyone would take him seriously as a threat.

If this description of Teran sounds like a description of a violent, white, extremist: concerningly, Teran recorded thoughts shortly after the Christchurch shootings. The video can be seen here: “Thoughts on the Christchurch and San Diego Shootings” by Potatohead (Teran McKinney) on YouTube.

A few quotes from Teran on the Christchurch shooting video:
[2:08] The mosque shooter… I have to admit… I relate to him a lot. I believe in a lot of the same things… The thing, itself, you know, strikes me as being terrible but then… you know, am I rationalizing something that really is, actually, a good thing? Maybe we should start shooting mosques? … I’m kind of drawn to both sides of it. I try to keep an open mind.
[3:48] I do believe that, generally speaking, white genetics are superior.
[7:00] Yes, I do consider myself to have some white supremacist ideas.
[8:30] Whites are, at the current rate, basically going extinct. You can solve it by killing off every other race. You can solve it by raising white birthrates. A combination of the two.
[9:50] I think, generally speaking, mass shooters tend to be very, very, intelligent.
[14:15] I’m not a big fan of Jews, in general.
[17:25] I can have an appreciation for violence on one hand in that sometimes violence is the answer.

Teran on WhiteDate

Switching gears, another place Teran could previously be found online was a dating website, “whitedate.net”. Those screenshots can be viewed below. They paint a picture of a lonely, confused, racist. (Click each image to enlarge.)

Teran on His Own

While his Christchurch video and dating profile confirm that this is our person, there’s more to figure out about Teran. First: the name. Where does the name Teran McKinney come from? “Teran” can be seen across many of his online profiles. “McKinney” is a conclusive detail provided by his resume, which he uploaded to his archived website, go-beyond.org.

Also on Teran’s Website:

“I believe that the story of the “6 million Jews killed”, mostly by gassing by the Nazis, is false. At a minimum, it is a gross oversimplification of reality. And while grim, the plight of the Jews under the Nazis was not how it has been described.” – Teran McKinney, go-beyond.org

Exploring Teran’s archived website is akin to looking around a red-flag graveyard. Here’s just a few quotes from his post, “Is Violence the Answer?” from January 6th, 2021.

So, is violence the answer?

Maybe.

Now, I could go out and try to hunt down some IRS agents and local tax collectors and hang them. In theory, I wouldn’t be hassled about taxes if I did it enough times (successfully). But what if I just tried not paying taxes? I’ve never done that before. It seems like the more peaceful solution. And if someone goes after me, there’s a more direct link between violence and necessity.

I think, the more radical you become, the easier the idea is that violence is the answer. It’s easy to forget what your contribution to a problem is, and if you haven’t actually tried to fix it yourself, within the ways that you can. For instance, telling someone no is a good start before going around shooting people. I’m not saying to never go around shooting people, but at least learn how to say no first.

You can accept your fate as a rat in the race, struggling for land in a rigged system, paying for those you’ll never know so you struggle to provide for those you do. Or you can see the absurdity it is, and once you’re doing all you can to be your best, when the tyrannical fate is at your doorstep knocking, it’s surely the time to strike. If not already a bit sooner if you truly know the war is coming to you whether you like it or not.

The 2nd amendment clearly is not just for show. There are traitors who have to be hung. There are battles to be won. There is land to be conquered.

Teran at Home

In his dirt bike video, Utah BRD – Lockhart Basin – Day 2 Highlights (2019), there’s several seconds during the introduction where his blue and white Yamaha WR250R can be seen. In the thumbnail, and at 10:42 in the video, Teran can be seen posing with the bike. This is the same person from the Christchurch video, this is the same person from the White Lives Matter rally.

A bit of detective work turned up an address in Boise. When researchers checked the Boise address, we found the Yamaha WR250R parked in the garage.

What to Do About Teran

Teran is an unemployed, hyper-online, anarcho-capitalist, white supremacist, who lives with his parents in Boise, Idaho. We call on all communities that he is a member of to reject him completely. We call on Teran’s parents to take corrective action and stop enabling their white supremacist son. We call on Boise to do more to make these types of folks uncomfortable and let them know that they’re not welcome. We call on the online community to stay vigilant: currently, it seems that all of Teran’s projects are failures and dormant. We must keep it that way. Don’t give hate space anywhere to be comfortable.

In Conclusion

Boise antifascists and antiracists worked to stop hate from finding a foothold in their community when White Lives Matter tried to take to the streets on April 11th, 2021. White Lives Matter tried to rally again on May 8th, 2021. Antifascists showed up, once again, and chased Teran McKinney and a half-dozen other neo-Nazis out. Antifascists must always show up to prevent hate from taking hold. That is community defense; this article is an extension of that. Redoubt Antifascists extends full gratitude, solidarity, and respect to the fighters of Boise who showed up, especially when the threat was unknown. They are an inspiration to many.

We also have to thank Boise’s researchers who gathered information, analyzed details, and kept looking for progress on this.

Finally, a big thanks goes to Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists, who connected some dots for us that we’re not sure that we could have without them.

A Final Note:


Identifying 3 Idaho Proud Boy Insurrectionists

Boise, Late November, 2020

Last year in Boise, Proud Boys came through and were spotted at the Capitol. Some of their gear said “Proud Boys East Idaho”. It gave us something to go on, but not a whole lot. Once they left the city, we had kinda given up on them. East Idaho is big and open country and there’s just so many places they could be. Additionally, we weren’t organized and linked up like we are now.

“East Idaho” Proud Boys in Boise

Fast Forward to January 6th, 2021

In the Proud Boys contingent during the insurrection, one person was wearing an Idaho sweatshirt. This immediately drew our attention and we connected 2 of the Idaho Proud Boy faces to the folks who came through Boise last year.

Proud Boy insurrectionist known only as #IdahoPB, both in Boise and in DC

 

Proud Boy insurrectionist known only as #PierrePB, both in Boise and in DC

Rewind to December 12th, 2020

Once we began looking for these specific guys, we were able to identify one of them coming through DC in December, when the Proud Boys roamed the streets looking for people to attack and burnt the Black Lives Matter signs at a church (Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio, is currently serving time for this hate crime).

#IdahoPB in DC on December 12th, 2020 (Black sunglasses/brown tactical vest)

 

Skip Ahead Again to August, 23rd, 2021

This is where we were stuck all Spring and through the Summer. When Fall came around, though, something magical happened. One of their fellow Proud Boys sent their son to school in a “Proud of My Daddy” kid’s Proud Boys shirt. The kid was forced to turn the shirt inside-out and the Proud Boy and his local pastor/podcaster used their church to organize a hostile presence at the school in response. This drew lots of attention to Twin Falls Proud Boys.

The video can be seen as long as they keep it up here.

 

The thing is, we recognized that guy. He was in Boise back in November. Notice the top-left face in the first picture at the top of this post.

Hello, Dash Rendar! (We do NOT believe that to be his real name. But that’s who he is on Facebook!)

Pointed Towards Twin Falls!

This was our first big break, and did it deliver! We didn’t just find #IdahoPB and #PierrePB, we also identified #BiohazardPB! Twin Falls, Idaho is where at least 3 of the Proud Boys insurrectionists were hiding! Unfortunately, this appears to have been a family affair. It brings us no joy to report that all 3 of these insurrection and Proud Boys members that we have identified are from the same family in this small town in Idaho.

First, here’s Menno Derijk Sr. (39), #IdahoPB

He was hard to track down on Facebook and his name was very difficult to confirm, until we found him on Twitter at @mennoderijk. He’s wearing the same Proud Boys polo in these 2 photos.

Next, here’s Menno Derijk Jr. (22), #PierrePB

Young Menno was much easier to match on Facebook.

Finally, here’s Hayes Derijk (20), #BiohazardPB

Here he can be seen with #PierrePB on January 6th. #BiohazardPB actually left this picture up from January 6th but we’ll show a comparison to his Facebook profile picture just to be sure. Curiously, the mole appears to switch sides but that’s most likely a mirroring function of a selfie camera.

Hayes also posted this incredibly racist meme recently.

There you have it.

These 3, Menno Derijk Sr. (39), Menno Derijk Jr. (22), and Hayes Derijk (20), are involved with the violence perpetrated by Proud Boys and the insurrection. We believe them to be dangerous to our communities. We believe them to be active in an extremist hate-group, the Proud Boys.

We believe that this conclusively identifies them and the parts that they have played terrorizing communities in Idaho and Washington. We believe that our work, the work of identification, has concluded on this matter. The next step is not ours to take. We call upon the community of Twin Falls, Idaho to denounce these men, all Proud Boys, and all extremist groups threatening and endangering those around them. We call on all of Idaho to do the same.

Menno Derijk Sr. (39), Menno Derijk Jr. (22), Hayes Derijk (20) during the insurrection in DC, January 6th, 2021

 

We would like to thank our community that put in the footwork and the outside researchers who checked our work and helped along the way. We would like to thank the researchers who put in energy before us to get us to this point.

Introducing Boise’s Proud Boy Problem

On Monday, July 19th, 2021, anti-vax “protesters” gathered outside of St. Luke’s Hospital in Meridian, ID (a suburb of Boise). Officially, the event was organized by Health Freedom Idaho, but, like usual, that is just a cover for right-wing extremists. Many of the folks in attendance were local trouble makers (Idaho Liberty Dogs, perhaps) or state trouble makers (Idaho Freedom Foundation supporters). Largely, the group was regional troublemakers, though: Ammon Bundy’s People’s Rights. We’ll get to all of them eventually but right now, let’s talk about one other group who was present that day.

We’re embarrassed to have been caught so ignorant of these Boys; somehow we missed them in our own back yard. Of all of the folks we spoke to: no one was aware that there was a chapter here. We’ve tracked Proud Boys through the city, we’ve seen them pose at our Capitol Building. Until now, they’ve always kept moving and none of them have ever showed up in the streets. So who are these guys?

ImageImageImage“Proud Boys Boise” spotted at St. Luke’s Hospital on Monday, July 19th, 2021

According to their hats and signs: these are Boise Proud Boys! We decided to see what we could figure out about them and it feels like we got into a bit of cat and mouse with the silverback among them. His social media presence is hard to find but the internet is forever. We found this Proud Boys Boise team member on the “Our Team” section of the Shannon Robnett Industries website. It’s been removed but here’s a cached version from the WaybackMachine: Archive of https://www.shannonrobnett.com/our-team.

 

This is Senior Project Manager Roy Moore:

In addition to the polo shirt affinity and silly-grin match, notice the Florida hurricane tattoo on the right arm. That’s the giveaway.

In addition to his picture on the Shannon Robnett website, the image file that they uploaded is named “Roy_Moore_960x.jpg”, a simple DuckDuckGo search for “Roy Moore Boise” brings up the Shannon Robnett “Our Team” page as the top result as of this writing.

Following the name to LinkedIn, Proud Boy Roy can be seen listed as “Project Manager at Phoenix Commercial Construction. Image

 

Following “Phoenix Commercial Construction”, Shannon Robnett is the owner.

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Despite scrubbing Proud Boy Roy from Shannon’s main website (and the Phoenix Commercial Construction website), the LinkedIn information gives us a solid connection between Roy and Shannon.

At this point, Roy’s gang affiliation has been determined and employer and professional connections assessed. As these particular Proud Boys have only been spotted in Meridian, we do not accept them as a threat. We are sharing this information as a warning to our community: keep your eyes out. We are sharing this information as a warning to Proud Boys Boise: keep your nose clean and stay the fuck out of our community.

We keep us safe. 🖤

This research has been produced as a collaboration between several groups of concerned citizens, both in and out of the Boise area. Solidarity, gratitude, and respect to Boise’s antifascist community as well as Treasure Valley Antiracist Coalition and Central Oregon Antifascist