Real Estate Agent *no broker affiliation as of 1/25/22*
Thanks to the latest release of Patriot Front Chat logs by Unicorn Riot, we can identify Daniel Turetchi of Owings Mills, Maryland as “Grant-MD”. Turetchi was employed as a Real Estate Agent in Parkville, MD and an active member and Network Scribe of Patriot Front’s Network 9 (NW9), encompassing the Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia areas. He resides at Beckett Green Condominiums in Owings Mills, Maryland, a Baltimore suburb, since purchasing a unit in 2018.
*UPDATE* As of January 25th, 2022, Tuertchi’s former brokerage confirmed that his employment has been terminated. This article has been updated to reflect that.
*1/25/22 Update* – Gancarz’s BJJ gym membership has been terminated. This article originally indicated a gym Gancarz had used to register for competition, but was not his home gym. This has been corrected, and specific contact information has been removed out of respect for gym owners who have taken appropriate action
Paul Michael Gancarz is a fascist and Patriot Front’s Network Director for the region covering Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and Delaware. He currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but is originally from New York City where he has strong ties to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Forest Hills, Queens. As a member of Patriot Front, Gancarz is very active in the group’s propaganda campaigns in both New York and Virginia where he is responsible for much of the Patriot Front stickers, posters, and stencils reported in these areas. In his role as a Patriot Front Network Director, Paul would have been directly involved or consulted on high-profile vandalism in his network, such as the defacement of the Arthur Ashe mural in Richmond, Virginia. As the host for Patriot Front marches in Washington DC on January 29th, 2021 and more recently on December 4th, 2021, he would have had a large role in the organizing and staging of these fascist spectacles (and any U-haul mishaps that may have occurred).
Paul Gancarz’s involvement in Far Right politics also goes well beyond Patriot Front. On August 12, 2017 he attended the deadly white nationalist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia as a Proud Boy and has maintained strong connections to the group over the years. In December 2019, Paul and Proud Boy member Simon Ming Yui Lee (AKA Simon “Lee Greenwood”) scrawled swastikas outside of a Greenpoint, Brooklyn restaurant. Gancarz also helps distribute a variety of fascist and far right propaganda, notably those for white nationalist Robert Rundo’s groups, Rise Above Movement (RAM) and Will2Rise (W2R). His work as an engineer provides him the opportunity to travel around the United States, network with different fascists, and spread fascist/white nationalist propaganda and ideas. He currently works for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Virginia area.
Do you dream of creating a culture of resistance to fascism – in the streets and every day? The Torch Antifascist Network is with you! We are a national network of antifascist crews in the US who have been fighting fascism since 2013. We’re seeking contributions from bands who identify as antifascist for a benefit compilation record, to be released Spring 2022. Proceeds from the album will be split 50/50 between our development and defense fund, and antifascist defendants who are currently fighting charges from the George Floyd uprising.
To learn more about us and the work we do, please check out torchantifa.org. Please direct questions and submissions to: [email protected]. Deadline for submissions is 2/1/22. Please send usa link to a fully personally owned, cloud hosted file so that we can be sure to add your song to our list.
Thanks and solidarity,
The Torch Antifascist Network
Update: This comp is already becoming an amazing soundtrack from the streets! Our utmost gratitude to everyone who has already submitted tracks. Our hearts are warmed by the support – please keep them coming!
Kristopher Chase Koon, aka “Fox Tx”, Chase Koon, and “DualKoonDog”, is a Nazi organizer and podcaster from Sulphur Springs, Texas. He has been affiliated with Vanguard America and was a founding member of the National Socialist Legion. Professionally, he has been associated with Koon Jersey Farm in Brashear, Texas.
Kristopher Chase Koon was a young and enthusiastic recruit to Vanguard America, a group that organized the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, VA. The Unite the Right rally resulted in a vehicular assault by Vanguard member James Fields which injured marchers and took the life of Heather Heyer. Koon became a prominent member of the “Southern Front” Discord channel, uploading numerous photos of Nazi propaganda posters he placed in town squares and college campuses across Northeast Texas and the Dallas Fort Worth area.
Last month, White Nationalists tried and failed to host, “White Lives Matter” rallies across the country. Ourselves and other antifascists released their chat logs and seized their channels. Tomorrow, on May 8th, the same group of dorks is trying to do this again, and we’re here once more to provide you with those sweet sweet receipts. Today, we are once more publishing the telegram logs from one of the group’s admin “baskets” as well as the Oregon channel. If you are a journalist or an activist who would like to access these logs, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of who you are and why you would like access.
In response to the anti-police uprisings that gripped the country in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis cops, reactionary forces regrouped into newer forms and old groups resurfaced.
In Central Texas a group calling itself Wind Therapy Freedom Riders – WTFR’s, for short – emerged as a leading pro-cop reactionary movement. Led by scammer Luis “Hollywood” Rodriguez, the group dubiously claims a nationwide membership of 800 but is primarily notable for their close ties to police.
They opposed demonstrations demanding justice for Mike Ramos, an Austinite murdered by APD, and received grateful handshakes and bottled water from the cops. They drew unwanted attention and bad publicity to the cops by being photographed alongside APD officers and Proud Boys like Christopher Ritchie.
Earlier this week the Torch Network received a “Cease and Desist” notice from Antifash Gordon that also contained the legal names and addresses of multiple anti-fascists outside the Torch Network. In this letter, Gordon demanded that we take down our statement about him, and all Torch tweets regarding said statement, or else he would sue the network and the named individuals for defamation, based on economic damages he says he has suffered to his career. We have removed the statements in question in order to protect those named in the letter from public identification and harm.