Rose City Antifa Profiles Washington Neo-Nazis

Rose City Antifa has recently issued an expose profiling the information they have on Nazi skinheads in Washington, focusing on those who came to Olympia on May 30th and their affiliates.

Hammerskins, Neo-Nazis, Nazi Skinhead, Olympia, Whidbey Island
Hammerskins and others at a commemoration for neo-Nazi Robert Mathews on Whidbey Island in December 2014, the photo includes individuals involved with the actions in Olympia on May 30 as well as people closely affiliated with them

The information presented in the article agrees with what we have collected independently at Olydocs.  Key takeaways include-

  1. The number of Nazi skinheads involved with the actions in Olympia was reasonably small- certainly less than 20.
  2. The group that came to Olympia was only loosely organized and Jascha Manny probably played a key role in pulling it together.
  3. Manny appears to be a new and fairly inept organizer and his appeals to other white supremacist groups in the region seem to betray a lack of knowledge of those groups, their internal politics, how they relate with other parts of the racist underground, and so on.  This suggests he doesn’t have a personal connection to those groups, something supported by some of his posts on Stormfront.org and other social media.
  4. A combination of the strong response by anti-racists on May 30th, subsequent recriminations within the neo-Nazi community, and the exposure of some of the participants on this and other web sites has probably seriously diminished Manny’s ability to pull much support- as illustrated by the events of September 5th.
  5. The skinhead group Volksfront had nothing to do with the events in Olympia on May 30th.
  6. Some of the Nazis who came to Olympia on the 30th have ties to the Northwest Hammerskins organization.
  7. The Northwest Hammerskins appear to be the most organized Nazi skinhead group in Washington state right now.  This is partially due to a vacuum created by the collapse of other groups over the past several years.
  8. Matthew Schmoyer is probably the most prominent member of the Northwest Hammerskins in this state and someone who has ties to many of the Nazis who were involved in the recent events in Olympia.  Schmoyer was convicted for the racially motivated attack on a young black many in 2003.

Rose City’s conclusions are also solid.  While Manny has met with limited success he shouldn’t be counted out.  In some regards, such as seeking to capitalize on events that catalyze white racism like the police shooting in Olympia, he has showed good tactical judgment.  We should continue to keep an eye on his activities.

The Northwest Hammerskins are a threat we should take seriously.  Their membership and extended network includes a lot of people with considerable experience in the white racist community.  They also have strong internet presence and the ability to tap into deep ties to the white power music scene, which could be used as powerful organizing tools to grow their ranks and influence in our region.

Many thanks to Rose City Antifa for their hard work and vigilance!  Their excellent 3 October 2015 article can be read at- http://rosecityantifa.org/

“That’s Rock and Roll”- Joe Ty Strikes Again

Black Top Demon front man and Nazi fellow traveler Joe Ty has struck again- attempting to set at least one person at a Saturday evening Kurt Cobain Days show in Aberdeen on fire. Someone in the crowd apparently sprayed Joe with beer.  Ty responded by taking a hairspray can tossed to him by a band member and turning it into an improvised flamethrower, which he unleashed on the offending concertgoer setting his hat and hair on fire.

Joe Ty With Nazis in Background
Black Top Demon front man Joe Ty in Olympia on May 26th, with some of the same Nazi skinheads who attacked the demonstration on May 30th in the background.

Police located the highly inebriated victim at a nearby bar, smelling of scorched hair.  He refused to press charges, repeatedly saying, “That’s rock and roll!”  No other victims were located and no arrests were made.

Getting sprayed with a little beer now and then is part of the bar band gig.  It certainly doesn’t warrant setting another human being on fire.  This incident serves to highlight that, whether Joe Ty is a racist or not, he certainly behaves like a dangerous sociopath and we should all make sure that he, his band, and their violent and racist supporters are not welcome in our communities.

Newstalk KBKW Report on the Incident

 

Police Fraternization

In this video we see Nazi skinhead fellow traveler and Black Top Demon frontman Joe Ty fighting shoulder-to- shoulder with police against BlackLivesMatter protesters-

 

Here we see two of those same cops apparently keeping an eye on a vehicle with the Punisher comic logo used by Black Top Demon members during Saturday evening’s action. Are the cops looking out for their supporters interests by guarding the vehicle or waiting to meet a possible informant?

 

At left, a black truck with the skull symbol of Black Top Demon, in the lot next to McCoys / Obsidian at 7:46 pm. At right, two Olympia police standing next to the same truck, guarding it as the crowd marched by at 10:15 pm.
At left, a black truck with the skull symbol of Black Top Demon, in the lot next to McCoys / Obsidian at 7:46 pm. At right, two Olympia police standing next to the same truck, guarding it as the crowd marched by at 10:15 pm. [Photo on right is from front of vehicle]

Black Top Demon Redux

Compare this video-

https://twitter.com/ArielVanfossen/status/603406962039005184

with these images-

Joe Ty With Nazis in Background
This is clearly the same individual from the video taken earlier in the day- Joe Ty. Note the skinheads in the background.

 

Joe Ty with Nazis
In this long shot, the same individual, Joe Ty can be seen chilling with the Nazis.

It is very clearly the same individual.  For comparison note the President patch indicating Ty is the President of the Black Top Demons car club, which is visible both in the video and the stills.  The body language is also clearly the same.

In this video you can see Ty fighting with #BlackLivesMatter protesters-

https://www.facebook.com/MichelleKIRO7/videos/992694847409139/

A source that new Joe Ty when he was younger told us on the condition of anonymity that Ty was involved with Nazi skinhead groups in Aberdeen when he was younger and that he kept a Nazi flag in the window of his apartment during this time.  The same source said Ty has several friends of mixed races and doesn’t automatically think less of someone just because of race.  The source figures Ty is mostly into the Nazi skinhead look, the attention it gathers, and that he likes to fight.

Given his background and the images above it appears that old habits die hard.

The Joe Ty/Black Top Demon Connection

There has been a lot of comment around the internet regarding assertions by anti-Nazi protesters in Olympia, including this blog, that Black Top Demon’s front man Joe Ty and Black Top Demon supporters have ties to Nazi Skinheads threatening the Olympia’s #BlackLivesMatter movement and supporters. In the interest of fairness and transparency this is what we know-

1.) Black Top Demon Denies Supporting Nazis.  They have issued the following on their Facebook page-

We have never supported the nazis . Period

Protesters say what ever they can and spread lies to discredit us for supporting the Olympia police department.

Our members of Black Top Demon are mixed race.

We do support the olympia police department.

And how does supporting the Olympia police department make us Nazis ?

I guess if you package it right. And target the right demographic for your cause . People will believe anything.

We do NOT support Racism!
We do NOT support Racism!
We do NOT support Racism!

Our group shining example of Utopia you wish you had. We have members of all races , sexual orientation and religious beliefs in Black Top Demon.

2.) In contradiction to this, it is known that, as of May 31, Joe Ty was friends on Facebook with Jascha Manny, the skinhead who organized the incursion into Olympia on Saturday.  Here is a screen shot from Manny’s Facebook taken last night.  Ty appears at the top right of Manny’s friends list-

Manny has now deleted or locked his Facebook friends list.

Jascha Manny Nazi, Joe Ty
Jascha Manny, AKA Manny Jay’s Facebook Friends List- Not Joe Ty in the Upper Right of the Friends Grid
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Jascha Manny Masked up and in Action on Saturday Night

 

3.)  Many other people on Ty’s friends list before it was made private were known Nazi skinheads, including Orion Wotan, shown below, and dozens of his friends-

Orion Woton Nazi
Olympia Based Nazi Orion Woton
Orion Wotan, Joe Ty
Screen Capture from Orion Wotan’s Facebook Page

4.) Ty is reported to have fought with #BlackLivesMatter protesters at actions prior to Saturday’s events.

This is what we are able to document at this point.  Judge as you will.  Further information is welcomed.