Keystone United Exposed Day 8: Timothy Wylie

EDIT 9/17/18: According to our friends at Central PA Antifa:

“Tim Wylie was convicted of 3 separate firearms felonies and sentenced on January 16th to 2-4 years in SCI Camp Hill and 3 years state probation to run concurrent with confinement. As of August 7, 2018, he is confined at Quehanna Boot Camp.”

Article has been updated to reflect that info.

Tim Wylie, Keystone State Skinheads and Keystone United member.

Tim Wylie is a neo-nazi member of Keystone State Skinheads and Keystone United. Wylie joined KSS more recently, in the past few years. Wylie was present when KSS was providing security for the National Socialist Movement demo in Harrisburg 2 years ago. He also attends all their social events such as their Yule and St. Patrick’s Day parties. Wylie was present at Leif Erikson Day in Philly last fall.

Wiley (right front with backwards cap) with fellow KSS members at Leif Erikson Day 2017 in Fairmount Park.

Wylie was arrested in 2016 for driving without a license while carrying a handgun with the serial number removed as a felon. KSS co-founder Bob Gaus started a fundrazr for Wylie, but it did not meet it’s goal.

Wiley with KSS at Leif Erikson Day 2017. Wiley is wearing a KSS hoodie.


Wiley with KSS bandanna.


Wylie is 25 years old. His last known address was 6111 Blue Valley Ave, Harrisburg PA.  However, Wylie was convicted of three firearms felonies in January and began a 2-4 year sentence, and as of this writing is being house at Quehanna Boot Camp, a military style program run by the PA Department of Corrections.  Pretty lenient sentencing for a repeat offender just convicted of 3 firearms felonies.

Wiley (with glasses next to Bob Gaus) with Keystone United demonstrating against refugees in Harrisburg, PA.
Wylie, kneeling front and center with glasses, at the Keystone United yule party.


Wylie, back right with glasses, hanging out with fellow Keystone State Skinheads and Blood and Honour nazis.


Name: Timothy Richard Wylie

Age: 25

Last known address: 6111 Blue Valley Ave, Harrisburg PA.

Affiliations: Keystone State Skinheads, Keystone United


Keystone United Exposed Day 7: Bryan and Patricia Vanagaitis

Bryan and Patricia Vanagaitis, neo-nazis and members of Keystone United. Bryan is also a member of Keystone State Skinheads.

Bryan and Patricia Vanagaitis are long time neo-nazis. Bryan is a member of both Keystone United and Keystone State Skinheads, Patricia is a KU member and KSS supporter. The two of them lived in Philly for many years, using a house they lived in on Ditman St. as a sort of home base for KSS, letting some of their members live there at times and used the house for meetings.

Philly KSS in the basement of Bryan Vanagaitis’ old house. From l to r, Vanagaitis, Joey Phy and AJ Olsen.
The Vanagaitis’ with Philly Keystone United.

Back in 2014, after we finished running the klan out of Tacony (including recently sentenced klansman Richard Preston), we and some locals paid a visit to the house and held a home demo. A few weeks later they had left the city for Highspire, PA, located a few miles outside Harrisburg.

Bryan Vanagaitis wearing his KSS flight jacket.
Philly KSS singing at one of their Yule events. Bryan Vanagaitis is on the right in KSS flight jacket.
Vanagaitis (behind Bob Gaus and AJ Olsen) with fellow KSS members.

The Vanagaitis’ can be found at pretty much all KSS events, including their Leif Erikson Day celebrations that happen here in Philly every October. Patricia was involved in campaigning for Steve Smith’s reelection to the Luzerne County GOP Committee.

Patricia Vanagaitis (front right) wearing “Vote for Steve Smith” shirt with other Keystone United members and supporters. Smith is in the back.

Their last known address was 209 Frederick Street, Highspire, PA. 

Bryan Vanagaitis with his KSS shirt.

We are asking our readers to get creative with ways to expose the Vanagaitis’ as neo-nazi organizers to their community, as well as sending any additional info on these two, to us.

Bryan and Patricia Vanagaitis at Leif Erikson Day 2013 with fellow nazis surrounded by protesters.
Leif Ericson Day 2012 after party. Both are visible in crowd.
Keystone State Skinheads at Leif Erikson Day 2017 on Lemon Hill. Bryan Vanagaitis is in center with cap and sunglasses.

Names: Bryan and Patricia Vanagaitis

Last Known Address: 209 Frederick Street, Highspire, PA

Affiliations: Keystone State Skinheads, Keystone United

Keystone United Exposed Day 6: William and Evan Decker

Evan (l) and William (r) Decker, neo-nazi members of Blood and Honour’s Club 28 and Keystone United affiliates.

William and Evan Russel Decker are brothers and neo-nazis living in Pennsylvania. They are both affiliated with Blood and Honour, Keystone United, and Keystone State Skinheads. William attended Leif Erikson Day in Philly in 2013 with a large contingent of Blood and Honour affiliated nazis, including Vinlanders Social Club founder Brien James. Evan is 36 years old (DOB 9/25/82).

Decker with fellow nazis at Leif Erikson Day 2013 in Fairmount Park.
Evan Decker showing off some of his neo-nazi tattoos.


William Decker and his partner, “Sally Jean”. Decker is wearing a vest with a Blood and Honour patch and another patch that appears to say “Blood and Honour President Pennsylvania.”
Sally Jean wearing a Club 28 Blood and Honour supporter t-shirt.


Sally Jean and William Decker. Decker is wearing his Blood and Honour gear.
Evan Decker is a similar vest with Blood and Honour patch as his brother William.
William Decker posting a picture of an SS t-shirt.


William Decker has a tattoo of a Panzer tank on his left forearm.
Sally Jean and William Decker. Decker’s Blood and Honour patch is visible.

Evan Decker is working at the Mr. Tire in Punxatawny, PA. He also works as a sinter operator at MPP Falls Creek. We would like to ask our readers to contact both these companies (Social media this weekend, call first thing Monday) and demand that Decker be fired for his affiliation with violent Neo-Nazi gangs like Blood and Honour and Keystone State Skinheads.



We are also asking our readers to help us ascertain where William Decker is currently working.

Names: William and Evan Decker

Locations: Rockton and Dubois, PA

Affiliations: Blood and Honour, Club 28, Keystone State Skinheads, Keystone United


Keystone United Exposed Day 5: Jeremy Lynn Ingram and Natasha Bowers

UPDATE: We previously reported that Natasha Bowers had started working at 2 companies. It appears that had been on a trial basis and neither job worked out so we have removed mention of those companies. Please cease contacting them. Bowers is not an employee there.

Natasha Bowers and Jeremy Ingram, Keystone United members. Ingram is also a KSS member.


Jeremy Lynn Ingram and Natasha Dawn Bowers are 2 neo-nazis and Keystone State Skinheads assoiates living in Hollidaysburg, PA. Ingram is a KSS member and Bowers is a KSS supporter. They are two of the 6 KSS associates and members who were charged with misdemeanor assault and ethnic intimidation after a racist attack in Avalon, PA this summer.

Ingram is 36. When he joined KSS is unclear, but he was a longtime associate of Blood and Honour USA’s “Club 28.” Here is a picture of Ingram with Bowers, and his Club 28 tattoo is partially visible on his forearm.

Blood and Honour USA’s brand has been claimed by most Vinlanders Social Club affiliated state-based bonehead crews over the years, KSS included. When Brien James and the Vinlanders called for a “Council of 28” to coordinate between various racist bonehead organizations, KSS was in attendance.

Ingram and Bowers. Ingram is wearing his Blood and Honour patch.

Ingram has previous charges for retail theft and various traffic offenses including DUI. We are asking for anyone with additional info on these two to send it our way.

Ingram mugshot for an arrest in PA related to an outstanding warrant a few years back.

Names: Jeremy Ingram and Natasha Dawn Bowers

Last Known Address: 578 Berwind Rd, Hollidaysburg PA

Assocations: Keystone State Skinheads, Keystone United

Keystone United Exposed Day 4: Joseph and Stacy Phy

Stacy and Joe Phy, Keystone United members. Joe is also a Keystone State Skinheads member. They live in Philadelphia.

Joseph and Stacy (Sautner) Phy are longtime neo-nazis who live in Philadephia. Joe is a Keystone State Skinheads and Keystone United member, Stacey is a Keystone United member and KSS supporter. Joe Phy is 36 years old (DOB 3/4/82).

Joe Phy (2nd from left) with Keystone State Skinheads members in Philly.

Joe Phy has been a member of Keystone State Skinheads/Keystone United since their inception, or shortly after. He is a committed National Socialist who reps being both Heathen and Asatru (check out Heathens United Against Racism for all the latest on the struggle from within those beliefs against nazis like the Phys) . Joe Phy is extremely active in KU/KSS. Stacy Phy is also reps Asatru.

Stacey Phy (laughing with arms around 2 other women) campaigning for KSS co-founder Steve Smith.
Joe and Stacey Phy at Leif Erikson Day 2012 after party with Keystone United.
Philly KSS a few year ago. The Phys are on the left. Apologies for the size of the pic.
KSS at Leif Erikson Day 2017 in Philly. Joe Phy is wearing the cap and Anti-Antifa t-shirt in rear center.

Phy has been involved in assaults on anti-racists, as well as other violence. He has been convicted of burglary and assauly, among other crimes and has been under house arrest at least once . Phy was with a group of neo-nazi that came to a Pride event in Philly in 2006, spewing homophobic hate and nazi salutes before quickly leaving.

Joe Phy (right, no shirt) at a Philly Pride event in 2006 with other nazis.
Joe Phy harassing a Pride event in Philly in 2006.

Phy has attended most Leif Erikson Day events in Philly, and has helped organize them. He also travels around the state to almost every KSS-related event, participating in Anti-Refugee “Overpasses Across America” campaign, among others.

Phy (2nd from right) at Overpasses Across America with other KSS members.

Phy was last known to be working at the Metal Shop on Cottman Ave. Phy is not shy about his affiliations so it is definitely possible they are aware that he is a KSS member. Attempts to call the Metal Shop to confirm were not successful.

Stacy Phy works as a Contact Center Agent for the city at 3-1-1. We are aksing out readers to call Managing Director Michael DiBerandis at (215) 686-3480 and demand that Stacy Phy be fired for her continued involvement in Keystone United and Keystone State Skinheads. Having a neo-nazi working for the city in any capacity is unacceptable. Stacy Phy also runs a personalized t-shirts and tchotchkes business called “Personalized Creations by Stacy.” It is worth noting that we’ve known for a long time that many of the KU/KSS and Anti-Antifa t-shirts being produced were coming from the Phy household, and that Personalized Creations by Stacy was formerly known as “Custom Tees 215.”

Joe Phy (center, in hat) and KSS members alongside polish neo-nazis in Jersey City, NJ in 2013
Joe Phy (r) with fellow KSS members.
Joe Phy with fellow KSS members.
Joey Phy having a really good time at Leif Erikson Day 2013 surrounded by protesters.
Phy wearing his KSS gear.

Names: Joseph Phy and Stacy Phy (Sautner)

Affiliation: Keystone State Skinheads, Keystone United, Blood and Honour USA

Last Known Address: 4383 Salmon Street, Philadelphia PA

Workplace: Joe @ The Metal Shop, Cottman Avenue, Stacy works @ 3-1-1

Keystone United Exposed Day 3: Anthony James Olsen

EDITOR’S NOTE: Before we get to our article for the day, we wanted to encourage our readers to KEEP UP THE CALLS to Gertrude Hawk Chocolates (1 800-822-2032) regarding them employing Steve Smith of Keystone State Skinheads at their Dunmore, PA warehouse as a forklift operator. Without revealing too many details, we have reason to believe the calls are having an effect. Keep calling to follow up, and demanding that they fire Smith for his leadership roles in KU/KSS, as well as his nazi activism, and his history of racist violence.

AJ Olsen of Keystone State Skinheads at their Leif Erikson Day event in Fairmount Park in 2011.

Anthony James “AJ” Olsen is a neo nazi and member of Keystone State Skinheads and Keystone United living in Philadelphia. Olsen has been involved in organizing the Leif Erikson Day Celebration here in Philly for the past 7 or so years.

AJ Olsen of Keystone State Skinheads at 2017 Leif Erikson Day event in Fairmount Park. Olsen is wearing a hoodie of notorious British nazi band Skrewdriver.

Olsen was involved in the violent assault of 2 Anti-Racists in FDR park following KSS’ rally in Fairmount earlier in the day last October. FDR was the location for their after-party, and as Anti-Racists began trickling in to protest, a dozen or so KSS members brutally assaulted 2 of them before canceling the party and fleeing.

Olsen (2nd from left) with fellow members of Keystone State Skinheads
Olsen (l) with KSS members participating in an anti-refugee “Overpasses Across America” demonstration.

Olsen is a longtime and committed National Socialist, starting off in South Jersey as one of a 2 man “crew” called South Jersey Skinheads that functioned as a satellite crew of KSS briefly before Olsen moved to Philly and joined KSS.

AJ Olsen in a really bad Halloween costume?
AJ Olsen (2nd from right) with fellow KSS members. Notice the book “White Power” on the table.
Olsen marching at Leif Erikson Day 2017 in Philly with Keystone United

Olsen lives at 2913 Knor Street in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philly. He is a very active member and present at almost all KU and KSS events. Olsen fancies himself a “romantic” with an interest in more obscure fascist philosophers like Julius Evola.

Olsen (r) with fellow neo-nazis at Tacony library countering our demo there a few years ago.

Olsen lives with his partner, Sabrina Long, and his mother, brother, and his mother’s partner. Long is a nazi and KU supporter as well, and his family are all aware and supportive of his activities within KSS.

AJ Olsen and KSS members alongside polish neo-nazis in Jersey City, NJ in 2013
AJ Olsen at Leif Erikson Day 2013 listening to Matthew Heimbach try to make a speech while being drowned out by protesters.
Olsen (l) with fellow KSS members.

Olsen drives a Ford F-150 (PA ZGZ 0574). He can often be found buying beer after work at the beer store on Tyson and Roosevelt Boulevard. He may be working at the navy yard in south Philly, possibly either as maintenance or security. We are asking our readers to send us any more information they find on Olsen.

AJ Olsen of KSS’ truck.

Olsen is prone to violence (he once pulled a knife on people at a show at Philly venue The Electric Factory when questioned about his associations) and usually carries a gun, so those in the area should be aware of the danger he represents.

Name: Anthony James Olsen

Last known address: 2913 Knor Street, Philadelphia

Relationship: Married to Sabrina Long

Affiliations: Keystone State Skinheads, Keystone United, Traditionalist Youth Network, Be Active Front USA, South Jersey Skinheads

Keystone United Exposed Day 2: Robert and Melissa Gaus

Melissa and Robert Gaus, Keystone United members and neo-nazis.

Robert Heston (Bob) Gaus is a longtime neo-nazi and co-founder of Keystone State Skinheads. He is heavily involved in a leadership role with Keystone United and KSS. Less is known about his activities before being in KSS, but it is known that Gaus aspired to joined a 1%er Motorcycle Club but was rebuffed. Gaus has attempted to recreate that environment with KSS, even as their Keystone United brand offered them much greater success than being a bonehead crew ever did.

Keystone State Skinheads at Leif Erikson Day 2017 on Lemon Hill. Bob Gaus is front and center in sunglasses. Gaus was involved in the brutal assault of 2 anti-racist protesters later that day in FDR Park.

Gaus pled guilty alongside fellow nazis Doug Sonier and Joseph Hoesch for assault for a 2002 assault in a diner in Feasterville, PA after a man asked them to stop throwing food at his table.  Gaus’ legal history of Dauphin County is extensive and includes assault, resisting arrest, and possessing a gun while a felon. He also has been arrested at least 3 times for DUI.

Keystone State Skinheads Yule Party. Gaus is center rear.

Gaus lives in Harrisburg and runs the Harrisburg unit of KSS, which, is in reality, a revolving door of his drinking buddies. Gaus is 47 and has a linkedin profile claiming to be an “Independent Sports Professional.” That is probably a reference to “Brutal Force Athletics,” a clothing label Gaus runs, the website of which has not been updated in several years. That said, many members and associates of KSS can be seen wearing Brutal Force Athletics gear, so it is good to be aware as a potential way to ID KU/KSS nazis.

Gaus (2nd from left with Keystone State Skinheads and Blood and Honour nazis.
Traditionalist Youth mid-Atlantic gathering in Philly in 2016. Gaus is on the right with goatee and KSS shirt.
Keystone State Skinheads members. Gaus front center-right with KSS t-shirt.


Bob Gaus was married in 2015 to his wife, Melissa Gaus (Regl). Melissa is also a nazi and vocal member of KU/KSS. She is 39 and works as a model and actress. She is from Baltimore, MD. 

Melissa Gaus, Keystone United member from one of her modeling photos.


Gaus wearing a shirt bearing the number 88, a commonly used white supremacist symbol for the 8th letter twice, HH for Heil Hitler. The odin runes on the banner reading “get some” are also a favorite of white supremacists.
Melissa and Bob Gaus at the Keystone United yule party.
Melissa and Bob Gaus protesting against refugees in Harrisburg



Just this summer they put a pre-assembled home on a parcel of land Gaus owns at 10 Small Valley Road in Halifax, PA. They are either moved in there or still living at their old place at 7112 Union Deposit Road, Hummelstown, PA. We are asking our readers to help us find info on what else they’re currently doing for work, if anything.

Names: Robert and Melissa Gaus

Last known address: 10 Small Valley Road, Halifax, PA

Employment: Robert- Owner, Brutal Force Athletics. Melissa works as a model and actress.

Affiliations: Robert is co-Founder Keystone State Skinheads and Keystone United and de-facto leader of KSS. Melissa is a Keystone United member and KSS supporter.

Keystone United Exposed Day 1: Steven Scott Smith

Steven Scott Smith of Keystone State Skinheads and Keystone United

Steven Scott Smith is a neo-nazi and founding member of the Keystone State Skinheads, as well as Keystone United, and has remained heavily involved in the leadership and activities of both groups. Smith is also leadership in the Pennsylvania chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a vile hate group with an innocuous name that originated with the White Citizens Councils of the Jim Crow south. Smith is a longtime National Socialist and bonehead. Smith lives in Pittston, PA.

We have written extensively on Smith over the years, and his history as a racist and neo-nazi is a matter of public record. Smith was in the Army, then joined David Duke’s KKK, following Duke to the “Natonal Association for the Advancement of White People,” and again to the organization EURO. Smith also was involved in the Aryan Nations for a time with his longtime friend going back to the Klan days, Charles Juba. Smith wrote fondly on the nazi message board Stormfront of “going way back” with Juba, as well as convicted child molester August Kreis, and their “proven track records.” Locally, Smith founded and/or took on leadership roles in KSS, KU, CCC, and several other “white civil rights” organizations.


Steve Smith in the army.
Smith posing in front of a campaign poster of Hitler.
Steve Smith (center, back) with members of Keystone State Skinheads and Blood and Honour.
Smith with the NEPA Council of Conservative Citizens. Also in this pic is former National Alliance member Eric Wiegel (next to Smith), and KU members Ryan Wojtowicz and Jason Honeywell
Steve Smith partying with convicted murderer and nazi Charles Marovskis, who pled guilty to killing 2 homeless men in FL in 1998,  along with Kenneth Hoover. Both would later join KSS before being arrested in 2007.

In 2012, Smith was elected as a Luzerne County, PA Republican Party Committeeman as a write-in candidate. He campaigned for re-election in 2016 and won handily with over 70 votes. While this is a party position, and not a coveted one at that, it is still alarming. Keystone United has since gotten another member, Ryan Wojtowicz, elected to another Committeeman post. Smith encourages KU members to run for local office where the positions are often open to whoever is willing to campaign for them.

KU members Ryan Wojtowicz, Jason Honeywell, and Steve Smith.

Smith was involved in a racist attack on a Black man in Scranton, PA in 2003 when he and 2 other KSS members,“attempted to assault a black man who was simply walking down a street in Scranton, PA. The three approached him while holding bricks in their hands and asked him if he had ever been ‘beat up by a skinhead.’ As the man ran away and called police with his cellular phone, the three drove by and threw a brick at him while yelling racial slurs.”

Smith has attended almost every Leif Erikson Day, and can be found at almost every action or social event related to KU/KSS, or any other far right event in Pennsylvania, as well as Luzerne County and other Pennsylvania Republican party events.

Smith with KSS at Leif Erikson Day 2012 after-party. Smith is in back in the center.

Smith works as a Forklift operator for Gertrude Hawk chocolates at their warehouse in Dunmore, PA. We are asking our readers to contact Gertrude Hawk chocolates and demand they fire Smith immediately. Gertrude Hawk chocolates are in malls all over Eastern PA, and we doubt many of those malls want to associate with a company that employs a leader in Pennsylvania white power political organizations with a history of violence. You can call them at (800) 822-2032 . If you are unable to call or they stop answering the phone, leave a review for them on Facebook or Google, tag them on Twitter or Instagram, or get creative in ways to be heard.

Traditionalist Youth mid-Atlantic gathering in Philly in 2016. Smith is in the rear center behind TWP leader Matthew Heimbach, his hand on Heimbach’s shoulder.
KSS members participate in an anti-refugee protest as The “European American Action Coalition,” one of many front groups. Smith is 2nd from right.

Name: Steven Scott Smith

Age: 47

Location: Pittston, PA

Car: Grey Hundai PA KDN9134

Steve Smith of KSS’ car parked for work at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates factory in Dunmore, PA.

Employment: Forklift operator, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates warehouse, Dunmore, PA

Affiliations: Klan, Keystone United, Keystone State Skinheads, EURO, CCC, just about every far right racist organization in Pennsylvania in the past 25 years. 

Starting Tomorrow: Keystone United Exposed

This has been a long time coming. For the next 30 days, every day, we will be profiling/exposing a member or supporter of Keystone United (KU) and Keystone State Skinheads (KSS). We will be largely concentrating on Pennsylvania fascists, with a few exceptions.

Every fall, KU/KSS comes to our city in secret and attempts to hold a march, rally and party to varying levels of success. They hold this event under the auspices of a “Leif Erikson Day Celebration.” Their logic being that Leif Erikson was (allegedly) the first “white” man (even though whiteness as a label was not a thing at the time, and Erikson would have considered himself Norse with no allegiance to Whiteness) to form a settlement in this hemisphere, and therefore began what they see as the rightful domination of these lands by the settler-colonial empires of Europe.

This year’s Leif Erikson day is October 9th, a month from today. The actual holiday, not the KSS rally. KSS refuses to announce publicly anymore due to fear of mass opposition. Starting tomorrow, we will release a new article each day. We will be exposing KU/KSS members, former members, associates, and supporters. We will reveal their homes, workplaces, criminal histories and other personal information.

Many of those we are exposing have gone to great lengths to hide their associations and cultivate a personable image, and the truth will likely be a shock to those around them. Many of them appear to be normal parents or friends, co-workers or neighbors, but moonlight in one of the most notorious neo-nazi organizations in the U.S.. Keystone Untied especially loves to infiltrate general conservative circles and subtly move people more into the racist extreme or just normalize those ideas in the dialogues there.

We realize this is a controversial practice for some, so here is a brief summary of this group’s history and current activities to put it in perspective…

Keystone State Skinheads was founded in late 2001 at a Waffle House in Harrisburg, PA. KSS was part of a push to form state-based White Nationalist Skinhead crews in all 50 states that began in Indiana with the Hoosier State Skinheads, previously known as the Outlaw Hammerskins, who would later also go by the name Vinlanders Social Club and spread that brand around the country. Arizona (Canyon State Skinheads), Maryland (Maryland Skinheads aka MDS), and Ohio (Ohio State Skinheads) were just some of the other states where the idea found root.

An early pic of Keystone State Skinheads

KSS was one of the more successful iterations of the statewide skinhead crew idea. Though they suffered an early defeat in York, PA in 2002, when Antifa and local residents teamed up to chase the nazis out of town, KSS persisted and picked up steam into the late 2000’s, when they engaged in several large rallies around Pennsylvania, including the 2009 Leif Erikson Day, which drew 70+ hardcore Neo-nazis from all over the country (at a time when rallies of that size were extremely rare), including members of the Vinlanders Social Club and Volksfront, groups that had previously been hostile to each other. During this period, KSS ramped up attacks around the state, including in Philly. Assaults, harassment and vandalism against left wing community spaces were common.  Many pitched battles occurred in the Punk and Hardcore scenes to keep KSS from gaining a foothold in Philly, as they had in many other cities in PA. 

Also around this time, the KSS label was avoided in favor of “Keystone United,” which allowed KSS to organize with White Nationalists and neo-nazis who did not meet the male skinhead criteria that KSS was founded under. Basically, all members of KSS can be considered members of KU, but only male bonehead members of KU can be “patched in” members of KSS. 

Political advocacy and demonstrations are organized as Keystone United. It is also a common strategy to “remove” anyone accused of a crime from KU, embracing them as KSS instead, allowing them to keep the image of KU sanitized for the media. For the forthcoming profiles, we will at different times refer to people as members of KSS and/or KU, but for all intents and purposes, the difference is a matter of public image, and the groups are essentially the same.

KU/KSS members rally against refugees in Harrisburg.

During this period, KU/KSS began to do things like bring dozens of neo-nazis to an NAACP organized community meeting in response to the vandalism of a synagogue in Wilkes Barre by nazi teens who were friends with members of KU. The goal of this being to intimidate opposition and dominate the discussion with the fruitless act of debating nazis. Keystone United also brought out a large contingent to support an Anti-Immigration rally in Harrisburg, and its members attended the National Policy Institute conference, for at least one year.

KU/KSS has strong ties with Matthew Heimbach, formerly of the Traditionalist Worker’s Party, and hosted a secret conference for Trad Worker’s “Traditionalist Youth Network” in Philly in 2016. Heimbach attended with Paddy Tartleton and several TWP members, but the bulk of the attendees were KSS/KU members.

Traditionalist Youth mid-Atlantic gathering in Philly in 2016

The threat represented by KSS/KU is a dual one. Firstly, they engage in White Nationalist activism and political work. Steve Smith, a co-founder of KSS, is in his 2nd term as Republican Committeeman in Luzerne County. He was elected the first time as a write-in candidate, but campaigned for his 2nd term and gathered over 70 votes. He has been joined this term by KU member Ryan Wojtowicz, who was also elected to the same position. Keystone United actively campaigned for both candidates.

Not only has Luzerne County’s GOP neglected to try and campaign anyone against this nazi incursion, but both Keystone United members have become regular attendees at GOP party functions in Luzerne County. They are often joined by “Joe Mulligan,” a Pennsylvania KKK leader who is friendly with Smith, a former klansman.

Keystone United will also engage in political activism around issues of immigration, refugees, gun rights, and support for President Trump. They regularly participate in “Overpasses Across America” rallies on highway overpasses to protest against immigration and accepting refugees.

KSS members participate in an anti-refugee protest as The “European American Action Coalition,” one of many front groups

KSS is under the Blood and Honour USA umbrella, and have alliances with those crews as well as The Traditionalist Workers Party (until that groups implosion earlier this year) and the Pennsylvania State Militia (whom they have rallied with at Overpasses Across America events).

In late 2016 in Harrisburg, KSS members were in the area during a National Socialist Movement rally to provide security for the event since one of the speakers was Matthew Heimbach of the TWP. At the time both the NSM and TWP were members of “The Nationalist Front,” which, along with League of the South, Vanguard America (the group James Fields was marching with in Charlottesville 2017 before he plowed his car into a crowd of protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring many others) and other smaller nazi orgs.

Nationalist Front marching Charlottesville at Unite the Right 1.

The Nationalist Front made up the single largest fascist bloc at Charlotesville, and were heavily involved in the fighting that occurred. In the fallout of UTR1, The Nationalist front has been largely reduced to an NSM front, with the dissolution of TWP, the re-branding of Vanguard America to Patriot Front, and the recent departure of League of the South.

The second threat is that, behind the veneer of “gentle” white nationalism, KSS/KU is still a bonehead crew. In their over 15 years of existence, their members and supporters have been involved in countless acts of violence.

Here is a timeline of just some of the known attacks by KSS:

In June 2002, KSS members Robert Gaus, Douglas and Joseph Hoesch were arrested by police outside the Suburban Diner in Feasterville, near Philadelphia, for assaulting a man who asked them to stop throwing food at his table. The victim was struck several times and left on the diner’s floor. All three pleaded guilty to a charge of simple assault and were given suspended sentences

In September 2002, KSS members Todd Sager, Jason Hayden, and Christopher Keough, beat a former member, Christopher Morosko, who refused to return his KSS “colors”. The three pleaded guilty to assault on March 3, 2003, and were all released for time served.

On March 23, 2003, KSS members Keith Carney (Carney has since left KSS), Steve Smith and Steve Monteforte were arrested on ethnic intimidation charges in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for assaulting an African-American man who, according to police, was walking home in the early morning

In April 2003, two associates of the Lancaster Keystone State Skinheads were arrested and charged with ethnic intimidation and terroristic threats for making racist and threatening comments to three black patrons in a Lancaster-area bar.

In January 2006, KSS members Edward Robert Locke and Todd Clair Sager were charged with multiple counts in connection with a violent bar fight in March 2005 in New Stanton. Police claim Locke stabbed two men. Locke was charged with attempted homicide and four counts of aggravated assault while Sager was charged with criminal solicitation to commit homicide and criminal solicitation to commit aggravated assault.

Also in 2006, KSS members attacked several Anti-Racists outside a show at Mojo 13 (bar name later changed) in Delaware.

In January 2007, KSS members Kenneth Hoover and Charles Marovskis were arrested for beating two homeless men to death in Tampa, Florida in 1998. Hoover pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and racketeering. Charles Marovskis, of West Pittston, Pennsylvania, but originally from Tampa, Florida, pleaded guilty to two federal charges of second-degree murder.

In October, 2007, KSS members attacked Anti-Fascists down the street from a Floorpunch Show at first Unitarian Church in Philly, injuring 3 before fleeing.

On September 7, 2008, Philadelphia police officers arrested KSS member Andrew Boyle at a Philadelphia bar for being in possession of a knife. At the time of his arrest, Boyle was out on bail, awaiting trial on another matter. Boyle, along with co-defendants and fellow KSS members Carney and Doug Caffarella, and Atlantic City Skinhead Vincent DeFelice, were charged with assault and conspiracy in the alleged attack of another skinhead outside a Philadelphia bar in 2007.

In May 2014, KSS associate Vincent Pellegrino, brother of KSS member Nunzio Pellegrino, sexually assaulted a woman and stole her car, crashing it into a wall while being pursued by police. Pellegrino died at the scene.

In October 2017 following their disrupted attempt to rally in Philly’s boathouse row, 10 KSS members attacked 2 Anti-Fascists in FDR park, injuring them both before aborting their party and fleeing the scene. 

In July 2018, 6 members of KSS were charged for attacking a Black man at a bar in Avalon, PA. According to the victim, KU members told him they were going to exterminate Black People “one by one” and called him the N-Word. They also injured an employee who tried to intervene. Others were involved, but the 6 charged were Natasha Dawn Bowers, 33, of Roaring Spring; Terrence Raymon Stockey, 40, of Beaver; Jeremy L. Ingram, 35, of Hollidaysburg; Travis Lee Cornell, 43, of Marianna; Crystal Lynn Shields, 23, of Tarentum; and James Edward Kryl, 45, of Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Just a few weeks ago, KSS associate and KU member Christopher Croumbley attacked an Anti-Racist outside The Chameleon Club in Lancaster for wearing clothing identifying themselves as Anti-Fascist.

It is worth considering that there is a pattern of high profile violent incidents, (which we assume to occur at times when non-reported acts of violence are at a peak) occurring at times when Keystone United’s “respectable white advocacy” is also more active. After the departure of a major organizer in the late 2000’s, Keystone United went relatively dormant for a few years and so did reports of violent attacks by it’s members. This flies in the face of the claim that allowing nazis in the public space for debate will redirect their energies and minimize violent assaults and murders. As nice as it would be to just let them “talk it out of their system,” when nazis and fascists feel legitimized in the public sphere, they are emboldened, and attacks increase.

In addition to outward violence and their attempts to gain state power to enact large scale violence, KSS/KU is involved in fostering a neo-nazi subculture in Pennsylvania that is larger than the group itself. They have organized neo-nazi music festivals, usually in conjunction with Label 56, run by Rick Haught of Maryland Skinheads, including the “Uprise Festival,” which ran for several years, and shows by The Blue Eyed Devils, Aggravated Assault, and other popular Neo-nazi bands. They are hosting another Blue Eyed Devils show somewhere in PA on September 15th.

The Blue Eyed Devils’ song titles include:

Bomb the Cities
Beating and Kicking
Hate Filled Mind
We Will Fight
Final Solution
Holocaust 2000
White Violence

Which feature lyrics such as :

During German nights and days
Adolf Eichman would lead the way
For the cause of White salvation
Victory, for our race and nation
The plan has started, no turning back
From the entire world, you’re under attack
A New Worlds Order for the Aryan man
Regain control of the European lands

Too many problems, too many lies
Too much of what you despise
Implement the only plan
Eradicate the so-called chosen man
The final solution!
White revolution!

This is a group with 2 Pennsylvania GOP politicians as members, promoting the show on their blog, alongside long articles claiming to be “white advocates” who “are like the NAACP for white people.” Who do these nazis think they are fooling… you?!

KSS makes it policy to show up at European heritage celebrations, St. Patrick’s day parades, and similar events. They do this both to recruit, and to normalize their presence in those spaces, making it harder to dislodge them later.

Each forthcoming article will come with a call to do some small action to make that KSS member’s life as a nazi a little bit harder. When it’s hard to be a nazi, some of them find a reason to quit. Others can’t do it as well as they had been. It creates divisions. Victories make them grow, defeats make them shrink.

Take the time to call their employer and demand they be fired. KSS has largely survived based on the ability for their members to travel around the state to swell numbers as needed. Gas is expensive. If the call is to help us get more info, ask your friend who is good at research but isn’t necessarily plugged into this world. If we mention that they hang out in certain places or areas, and you feel like you can do it safely, make up some flyers and post them around so that they have no anonymity. Someone should not be able to attack someone for their race on Saturday, then walk their dog to the park Sunday with no repercussions. We may feel better being ignorant of the nazi down the street, but it doesn’t actually make as any safer. Quite the opposite.

So remember to check back on the site every day. We are striving to put out each article first thing each morning, but it may be later some days. While standing our ground, defending ourselves, and physically shutting down fascists in the street is an indispensable and crucial part of this work, the next 30 days is about showcasing how much we can do to disrupt neo-nazi organizing using research and communication.

Nowhere to hide for nazis,

Suspect in Murder of Black Man in Monaca Had Ties to Alt-Right

Re-post of an article by Southern Poverty Law Center:

A 24-year-old man is charged with homicide in the early Sunday morning stabbing death of Dulane Cameron Jr. of Monaca, Pennsylvania. The suspect, Joden C. Rocco, also has a social media presence that suggests he was steeped in the racist “alt-right.”

Surveillance footage shows Rocco attacking Cameron and his friend, according to the criminal complaint, before confronting the group a second time with a knife. The medical examiner said the cause of Cameron’s death was “massive bleeding.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Monday that an undated, 16-second Instagram video showed Rocco defiantly using racial slurs in a bar. “We’re playing a game,” Rocco said in the video. “How many times we can say [N-word] to the bartender before we get kicked out.” It was unclear whether the video was made the night of the murder.

On Facebook, Rocco “liked” nearly 50 pages that traffic in memes and slang favored by the alt-right and the broader white nationalist movement.

Rocco subscribed to pages like “Alt-Right Meme Magic,” “Smash Cultural Marxism,” and “Lazer-Beamed Memes with Fashy Themes,” as well as a scattering of motivational speakers and other pages dedicated to body building. Rocco subscribed to the page of Identity Dixie, an SPLC-designated neo-Confederate hate group.

While Rocco followed larger pages that have promoted alt-right ideas or personalities —like Breitbart, Milo Yiannopolous, and FOX News’ Tucker Carlson — 40 of the pages he subscribed to had fewer than 20,000 likes.

Setting aside the larger page of The Red Elephants (332,373 Likes), a far-right media outlet that has given a platform to white nationalists in the past, the average number of likes on alt-right pages Rocco subscribed to was around 12,500. The large number of small, esoteric pages Rocco followed suggests a sophisticated and committed engagement with the racist subculture.

A review of Rocco’s recent activity confirms… (click link at top for full article).

Further Clarification Regarding Alex Stein

Philly Antifa recently issued an alert about a dangerous individual named Alex Stein.
Alex is absolutely, unequivocally a rapist. We refuse to go into detail because:
A. First and foremeost, we believe survivors. Their Words are enough for us.
B. Exposing details poses danger to the numbers of people he has assaulted.
However we will say there are a number of people, in completely separate circles, that have come forward. His behavior is not isolated – it shows a pattern. Patterns repeat.
A stance of “he provides good intel and he never acted a sort of way in my presence” equates to rape apologism. If this has been in anyway part of your commentary you are complicit in silencing survivors and empowering perpetrators. Do some reading and work on yourself.
Next, Alex proclaims openly to cooperating with the police and providing them information. Here is an open admission by Alex (George Bailey is one of his aliases):
In any context, in any scenario, never ever talk to the police. By his own admission, he went to the police alone, without a lawyer and cooperated with them. We reject and dispute his story of the manner in which that interrogation went, but in the end, we don’t care about directly responding to his lies. Never, under any circumstances or for any reasons do you work with the police. You are a state conspirator, your help and submission to them is akin to being a cop yourself.
The last point we will address is the questions and disbelief around his possibly being a fascist. The following screenshots were obtained from a sock account Alex used in far-right discord servers. This was one of several accounts that were discovered after Alex had been blacklisted from organizing spaces in Philly for being a rapist and for repeat instances of sexual misconduct and unnecessarily reckless behavior with no attempt and outright refusal to engage in any accountability process. A notebook of his was acquired in a space that he had been for a few months, and it listed several of his usernames and passwords inside. Sam PA is Alex, and here he is speaking to Jack Corbin, who was too stupid to know who he was talking to. Alex confirms identities to Corbin who would go on to doxx large amount of antifascists. Alex is also setting up phone calls with Corbin, where he is offering to provide more information to be used to harm and expose anti-racists:
 What might be confusing to some is that Alex was doxxed along with us, but Corbin had his name and identity already, Corbin had already identified Alex. In an act of trying to muddy the waters in his complicity and do exactly what is happening, Alex confirmed his own identity to Corbin, and this fact seems to confuse many. That’s by design; that’s the type of creature Alex is. He will do anything to survive and keep doing whatever it is he is up to. We can’t say for certain if he is fascist, and we never did. But he sure is eager to help them try and wipe us out, be it white supremacists or the state, and that sounds pretty fash to us.

ALERT: Dangerous Predator and State Collaborator Alex Stein

Alex Stein (or whatever alias he goes by these days) is a dangerous person.
Alex Stein is an danger and must be avoided at all costs.  He also goes by Woody, Terry, Felix, and George. His phone number is ‭(609) 992-3587‬.
He is a rapist and a serial sexual predator. He has assaulted a number of people and all signs point that he will assault more.
He has freely gone to the police, cooperated with them and helped them identify people and provided them information.
He has confirmed and identified a large number of antifascists to racists and neo-nazis. Those he helped have then started publishing doxxes on anti racists and put people’s lives in danger.
He had been completely cast out of all organizing circles in Philadelphia for a while but is now trying to reach out to different regions. He is trying to spread disinformation, entrap antifascists, and recruit people into risky situations. He is a state conspirator and might just be an outright fascist infiltrator. Whatever / whoever he is stay far away from him.
His name is Alex Stein.
His number is (609) 992-3587

Keystone United/KSS Nazis Attack Black Man in Avalon, PA

The Jackman Inn in Avalon, PA, where KSS attacked a black customer and a bartender on July 7th.

Coming a few weeks after holding a picnic in the area, Keystone United members were cited by police (but tellingly not arrested or charged) following an unprovoked attack on a regular patron of the Jackman Inn in Avalon PA on July 7th.

According to a local news report:

“An alleged neo-Nazi group is being accused of targeting an African American customer, assaulting him and using racial slurs against him at the Jackman Inn…

It happened when the victim, patron Paul Morris, walked into a backroom where a group of men were playing pool. The men allegedly used a racial epithet against the victim.

Police say the group of men may have been from Keystone United, which they describe as a racist neo-Nazi group formerly known as the Keystone State Skinheads…

when the bartender asked the group to leave, they attacked Morris…

‘Eight of them jumped Paul,’ (the bar manager) said. ‘He was hit in the face. He bent down to pick up his glasses. He was hit again’…

Morris is now California, but KDKA’s Andy Sheehan spoke with him on the phone. He says one member who called him the n-word said his group would eradicate blacks one-by-one, and then he attacked.

‘They attacked me because they had hate in their hearts. I didn’t do anything to these people,’ Morris said.

Avalon Police detained some members of the group, but did not charge them. Avalon Police Chief Thomas Kokoski said he believes they will be charged, but the incident is still under investigation….

The incident happened on July 7, and Morris’s lawyer, Fred Rabner, questions why no arrests have been made, saying they should be charged, not only with assault but with ethnic intimidation.

‘This is a hate crime, there’s no doubt about it,’ said Rabner. “

Fortunately, Morris received no serious injuries, nor did the bar employee, who was also attacked when they intervened.

It is unknown which KSS members were involved in the attack, but the event is not dissimilar from an attack on a black man by 3 KSS members in Scranton, PA back in 2003, one of whom was Luzerne County republican committeeman and co-founder of KSS Steve Smith.

Steve Smith is a longtime Neo-Nazi. He is a former Klansman, co-founder of KSS and Luzerne county republican committeeman.

Smith was in attendance at the KSS picnic in the area at the end of May, but it is unknown if he was involved in the attack on the 7th.

We could go on forever about state/cop bias in favor of white supremacists (and white people in general), for example, participating in an Anti-Racist march where some windows got broken can get you arrested and looking at 70 years while attacking 2 people during a hate crime gets you cited with no charges. Or we could belabor that those who equate Antifa with Nazis, or claim we have “Anti-White Bias” would be hard pressed to find an incident where Antifa randomly attack a white man for his race when he comes into a bar to deliver a thank you note to one of the employees, but we won’t.

This was a horrific attack that could have ended in much more serious injury or even death, as attacks by KSS members have in the past. We are glad Mr. Morris and the bar employee escaped serious injury.

Keystone United/KSS have been a blight on PA for too long. If we can hope for any silver lining to this attack, it is that people in this state will start taking the threat they represent seriously again, and that the years of PR spin KSS has employed to try and convince people that their “old days” of randomly attacking People of Color, Queers and Anti-Racists were behind them in favor of “positive white activism” have been debunked.

Anyone with information about this attack, specifically which KSS members were involved, should contact us. We plan to identify those involved and release their names, which is more than the state could be counted on. No one should be able to commit a racist assault on Saturday and go back to anonymity on Sunday.

Time to shut these fucks down. More to come.




Mass Mobilization Against the Alt-Right in DC, August 10-12

Original call on IGD:

The following is a call for a robust mobilization and defense of the Washington DC area, as a collection of neo-Nazis, Alt-Right trolls, and white supremacists prepare to converge.
CW: Right wing violence. Photo from Spencer Platt.

We are calling all anti-fascists and people of good conscience to participate in international days of action August 10 through August 12 and a mass mobilization in Washington DC.

This is for Heather Heyer, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, antisemitism, islamaphobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12.

Our lives were forever changed on August 12, 2017, when neo-Nazis, KKK and militia members, and Alt-Right trolls from across the US and North America converged on the town of Charlottesville, Virginia.

White supremacists lit torches and attacked students as young as 17 last year while the police looked on and did nothing. The next day, people bravely confronted hundreds of armed racists. In the ensuing confrontation, one person gave her life, and many more were scarred forever. Tens of thousands immediately took to the streets. Suddenly, the world would never be the same.

Old statues fell. And a new street-based, grassroots power rose.

Now the white supremacists want to come back. On August 12, 2018, the Alt-Right will hold “Unite the Right 2” in Washington DC in front of the White House at Lafayette Square. Jason Kessler, Richard Spencer, and the Trump Administration are all implicated in the murder of Heather Heyer. The Alt-Right relentlessly harass and threaten people of color, women, sex workers, trans and non-binary people, and the undocumented.

Their rallies are all public displays of violence and calls for genocide. They are Brian Trainer and every killer cop. They are the ICE agents. They are the prison system that breaks up families. In Portland, DC, and Philly, the movement grows. We occupy ICE offices, confront racism, antisemitism, Islamaphobia, xenophobia, and white nationalism.

We will be in the streets on August 10-12, and we intend to win.

For updates follow @ShutItDownDC on Twitter


Other Calls to Action
CrimethInc. international call for solidarity and action

In Charlottesville: Community members are mobilizing to show that anti-racist, anti-fascist resistance continues regardless of whether Nazis actually show up. Join and support them on August 11-12.

Inside D.C.
Jason Kessler will find no rest, no refuge, no respite. Communities in DC will unite against hate, borders, prison, and the vision of Unite the Right.

Outside D.C.
If you can’t make it to Washington DC on August 10-12, take to the streets wherever you are. We call on our comrades to organize demonstrations and other actions for the night of August 12. Occupy an ICE office, shut down a hub of repression, or demonstrate at the home of a local racist, ICE agent, or prison profiteer.

Outside the United States
If you are living outside the US, you can take action at US embassies, borders, or other symbols of colonial power. Our allegiance is not to “making America great again,” but to all of humanity and the planet.


Black Lives Matter Charlottesville
Black Lives Matter D.C.
Charlottesville Summer of Resistance Welcoming Committee
Crimethinc Ex-Workers Collective
Crushing Colonialism
D.C. Antifascist Collective
The Future Is Feminist
Holler Network
Interntional Capoeira Angola Foundation, D.C.
March for Racial Justice
Maryland Antifa
One People’s Project
Philly Antifa
Resist This (Former DisruptJ20)
Rising Tide North America
Smash Racism D.C.
Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville
Workers Against Racism
350 D.C.

Keep Reardon On The Run!

Oh gee the life of a neo-nazi sure is a rough one!
Ex-Philadelphian Mark Daniel Reardon can’t seem to catch a break. After we exposed him in 2017 for flyering nazi propaganda on college campuses, immense community pressure and good works quickly evicted him from his apartment and he was fired from his job. Great work neighbors!
Typically stupid as nazis are, Reardon did not learn the lesson that there are consequences for hate mongering. He continued his trashy nazi path by travelling down to Charlottesville and taking part in Leif Erikson Day here in Philly. All the while spreading tons of racist, bigoted, sexist views from his badly done fringe cartoons he composed hidden in an even shittier apartment in Voorhees, NJ. After more good works by Antifascists of exposing his new address and his nazi ideology being revealed so publicly, poor Mark felt the heat and has fled the country. YAY!
But, he STILL hasn’t learned.
He has set up a support account to fund his existence, which we think is rightfully bankrupt.
MakerSupport should be made aware that they are creating a safe space for nazis, and that is an outrage and needs to stop!
And tell them to shut down:
CW if you click VERY offensive racist, anti-semetic, violently homophobic/transphobic/sexist content