Howard Goodloe Sutton, Publisher of Democrat-Reporter: Racist, Anti-Semitic KKK Supporter

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Howard Goodloe Sutton is the publisher, editor, and owner of the small newspaper Democrat-Reporter, which he operates in his current city, Linden, Alabama. He made national headlines back in February 2019 when he wrote an editorial titled Klan Needs to Ride Again, in which he advocated for the lynchings of Democrats and Democrats in the Republican party who were plotting to raise taxes. This is only the most recent controversy surrounding Sutton. He’s had a long track record of penning inflammatory, racist, and bigoted posts. For instance, in 2014 he defended Hitler and the anti-Semitism of the Nazis, as well as spewing racist drivel toward Blacks and Muslims. He also has a long history of anti-Semitism and spewing Nazi-era propaganda targetting Jews, as well as calling for the extrajudicial killings of Socialists and Communists.

Interestingly, Sutton gained acclaim and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2007 for reporting on corruption in the Marengo County Sherriff’s Office. Let’s examine some of his behavior and reveal him as an Alabamian fascist.

Timeline of Racism

  •  2019: As stated above, most recently, Sutton has come under fire for his remarks about the “return” (as if it ever went away) of the klan and the lynching of politicians who are raising taxes. He clarified in a later interview that, “We’ll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them.”As a result of this, he was removed from the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism’s Hall of Fame. Auburn University’s Journalism Advisory Council also voted to revoke Sutton’s community journalism award.

Additionally, it resulted in the resignation of Elecia Dexter, who is a Black editor and who was appointed as the publisher in late February of the Democrat-Reporter. Her resignation came after interference from Sutton and articles that were published without her authorization containing false information about reporter Melissa Brown of the Montgomery Advertiser. In a moment perhaps of revenge and irresponsibility, Sutton attempted to doxx Dexter later by releasing her email and phone number, putting a Black woman at risk of violence or worse in an already racist state.

  • 2018: In September, he wrote an editorial that alluded to the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory of Jewish ritual sacrifice, criticizing people “who make football a religion with human sacrifices,” then claiming that “Gentiles trying to act like Jews is ridiculous.” The same editorial is filled with racism toward Blacks while bemoaning “anti-white” racism aimed at Trump. Particularly, “anti-white” racism is a narrative that’s furthered in alt-right circles, particularly in Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement. In the same year, an editorial was published that stated, “the Democrats loved war as long as it lined the pockets of the Jews who run America.” And: “If the Jews would read their own history, they could predict that God is going to let someone clean them out, again.”
  • 2016: Continuing in his anti-Semitic Nazi-era propaganda, he made stereotypes of Jewish financiers in order to accuse the “establishment” of agitating against Trump because “the establishment has some Jews in it who don’t want any changes in the laws governing money changing.”
  • 2014: In another editorial, he stated, “to not put Hitler and Eichmann in context is a sin of omission. Why did they want to rid Germany of Jews? Go read German history after World War I.” 
  • 2012: Sutton described Obamacare in another editorial as: “more and more like a muslim [sic] plot to wreck America.” In the same issue, there’s a graphic displayed that, given the tone and history of the Democrat-Reporter so far, appears racist and condemning toward Blacks. Instead of discussing the fundamental and systemic racism that oppresses Black people in society, it appears to be having a go at them and painting them as lessers in society.

Alabamian Fascist

The bigotry that’s rampant in Sutton isn’t isolated racism in a vacuum. He states sympathy for Hitler and repeats the same racist and anti-Semitic Nazi-era propaganda and he has painted the klan as an alright kind of organization that wasn’t that bad. He hates the Jews, people of color, and people of LGBT+ communities, and he’s stated that he’s pro-lynching of political opponents. Sutton is a typical fascist who had a hateful platform through which he advocated for bigotry. This has caused him to be deplatformed in multiple arenas and he has perhaps retaliated against a Black woman, with whom he worked, by trying to doxx her. Well, surprise, surprise, Mr. Klan and Hitler Supporter; hate has consequences. Here’s his full doxx.

Sutton is 80 years old, living in Linden, Alabama. He has a PO Box: Po Box 480040
Linden, AL 36748-0040; and he is believed to live at 121 Old Thomaston RD Linden, AL 36748. Possible phone numbers are: (334) 813-7224 – Wireless; (334) 295-8448 – LandLine; (334) 295-5224 – LandLine.

Alabama Ex-Marine and Identity Evropa Member “The Lion”, Jake Purvis

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Independent media Unicorn Riot has released a plethora of leaked Discord chats from fascist hate group Identity Evropa, recently rebranded as American Identity Movement. Since then, antifascists have extensively researched the logs and exposed the violent members behind the Nice Respectable People Group server with the hashtag #IdentifyEvropa on Twitter. Details and doxxes of members are also being posted at the sites Identify Evropa and Panic in the Discord. Today, we’re releasing our second contribution in the ongoing process of identifying fascist members in the chats. Let’s meet south Alabama resident, ex-marine, and Identity Evropa member Jake Purvis.

The Discord Logs

In the logs, Jake goes by the username “The Lion” and his very first message reveals his name and his involvement in the marines.

He has lots to say about “white identity,” including the desire for white people to produce more children so that other races don’t outbreed whites. He thinks that people in the US ought to have a strong and united voice against immigration and he supports the indoctrination of children having a strong sense of their race and heritage, and teaching them to be racist, xenophobic, and against immigration and multiculturalism. It becomes clear in the chat by his observing non-whites in society that he’s paranoid and has a victim complex.

He also states his concern for sperm donation, believing that it allows for “the chance for a leftist to have your child and raise them as a part of the leftist brainless machine [sic]”

Something that Identity Evropa has sought to do is attempting to become a crypto-fascist organization, concealing their outright hatred, violence, and anti-Semitism. This is evidenced in part by the server name “Nice Respectable People Group.” They even had some rules in place that forbids talking about violence or displaying anti-Semitic speech. They wanted to present the public with a squeaky clean facade of gentlemanly “identitarianism,” and members have even infiltrated local Republican groups for recruitment. This much can be seen here where Jake mentions that talk of a race war can be controversial. He also reveals here that he has a fiance and that she’s originally from California and she was homeschooled. He reveals that he’s pondered the idea of homeschooling his future children, 1. because he wants to teach them “uncommon” things like fishing and camping, 2. because he doesn’t want the public education system to indoctrinate them; which is rich, as he just stated that he’s fine with it if he’s the one doing it.

He reveals here that he’s from Alabama, as well as showing bigotry toward those who have body types that he doesn’t like.

He shows here that he’s tried to talk to his fiance about white identity, trying to radicalize her into adopting fascist, “identitarian,” white identity ideals. We can only hope that, if she doesn’t see this exposition, she’ll recognize these ideas as bigoted and fascist and get as far away from Jake that she can.

Just like every other Identity Evropa member and every other fascist group out there, Jake is an anti-Semite who thinks that Jews are part of some grand global cabal that is in control of government and is corrupting culture as we know it. This is a wide conspiracy theory that’s passed around in fascist circles with no basis in reality, merely serving to scapegoat and to “other,” dehumanize, those whom they don’t like, and to justify irrational hate.

He’s seen here reading a .pdf by racist ethnonationalist Jared Taylor.

He tells us here that he’s really not fond of abortion, likely because his whole worldview is grounded in pseudo-science and misogyny. Also here, he talks about poor ole southerners being crippled by poverty after the abolishment of slavery.

In a bit of irony, he posts here that he can’t seem to understand how antifa has a victimhood complex (they don’t) and yet be so violent (they aren’t, and using violence to defend ourselves against Nazis is a valid action).

Chasing Down Jake’s Identity

We have a bit to go on from the start, as he gave us his first name, Jake, stated he was in the marines, and he has given us a link to his personal Twitter, which we have archived. On his Twitter page, we get these two pictures of him.

We don’t get a good look at his face, so we did a bit more digging. The name he gave us is Jake, and he said he’s from Alabama and that he was in the marines. The Twitter account above was last active in February. We came across this Twitter account by a Jake Purvis and it was last active in 2015, and we can see both by the picture and the biography line that this person both lives in Alabama and was going to be a marine, with what looks to be the same body type.

In digging around some more, we see that this same account gives a link to another Twitter that he runs. So, we followed it.

Continuing to hunt around, we came upon yet another account that clearly shows it’s the same person, this one with the URL as @334tacoma.

This account is locked down. Wonder why that could be. Google allows us to peer a bit into @334tacoma’s timeline. We can see the same sort of content posted all across the above accounts. 

If you’re in the community, be vigilant. We put this kind of information out so the public can be knowledgeable of violent and dangerous groups and individuals. 

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Identity Evropa Member, South Dakota Farmer “Der Seeteufel” AKA Andrew Wietgrefe

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Recently, Unicorn Riot has released a large number of Discord logs containing chats between various fascists and neo-Nazis of different groups. Within these logs, racist and fascist members of groups such as Identity Evropa, Patriot Front, Traditionalist Worker Party, League of the South, Atomwaffen Division, and others can be seen organizing violent events and rallies such as the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally. As a result of the recent Identity Evropa Discord leaks, various antifascist groups have been on a campaign of exposing members using the hashtag #IdentifyEvropa. Identity Evropa has since rebranded as American Identity Movement. Today, we’re exposing Identity Evropa member Andrew Wietgrefe.

Racist and Misogynistic Discord Posts

In the chats, Andrew went by the username @Der Seeteufel – SD. “SD” in the name refers to South Dakota and he can be seen posting in the chats numerous times that he is from there. On the very first page of all his posts, he can be seen commenting in the Charlottesville server. He admits therein that he was an attendant of Unite the Right and that he and Identity Evropa members hung around the group Vanguard America–the group that Nazi terrorist James Alex Fields Jr. was with when he plowed his car into a crowd of people. He even mentioned that he talked with Richard Spencer, one of the slated speakers for the rally, and he calls him “a great guy.” 

He slips up right off the bat by, after talking about his involvement in Charlottesville, mentioning his employment information and talking specifically about his line of work–working at a tractor parts manufacturer. He was also kind enough to post pictures all throughout the logs of his workplace and the equipment he uses, even posting clear pictures of himself. He boasts there about not being worried about showing his face because he works at an undoxxable job. Related to his job, he mentions in the style of “white pilling”–used to refer to manipulating a narrative to get others to favor “white identity interests”–that due to his “high agency” status, his shift’s head of maintenance encouraged him to apply for a maintenance tech position that was almost guaranteed. 

Among his messages, he demonstrates himself to be a racist. He states that he found a Christian church where a member was a casual racist and no one batted an eye and that this seemed to be an example of acceptable values. He also reveals here that he has experience operating nuclear reactors, something which he will later elaborate on as doing in the Navy. 

He’s a big Tucker Carlson fan too, mentioning him a few times throughout the chats, as well as his disdain for Blacks, Hispanics, and other people of color. He posts often about encouraging other white people to have white babies because he thinks the “white race” is being weeded out by diversity and multiculturalism, which, to be sure, is flatly false and smacks of misplaced victimhood. In another post, he expresses his support for racist Jared Taylor who furthers this exact idea. 

In finding out exactly who @Der Seeteufel is, it was largely helpful that he mentioned his uncle is an author and included his name: Gary Wietgrefe. Elsewhere in the chats, he mentions that his first name is Andrew. In doing some basic research, we find out that Andrew’s last name, too, is Wietgrefe. And what do you know, in searching Facebook for the name Andrew Wietgrefe we come across a profile that both matches his face from the photos he shared in the chats AND we see some of the exact same pictures he posted there of his work; we’ll get to that later.

Here, he shows us that he’s an anti-Semite and he confirms that he has Naval experience with nuclear power.

Here are some of the pictures that he posted of his job site and his line of work. Additionally here, he talks about another person who was with the group who killed himself because he got found out after Unite the Right, and he also talks about associating with neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin of the Daily Stormer and helping other fascists who got doxxed by relocating them to his residence.

More on his work and racism.

He’s seen here talking about ways to dull down his fascist ideas and make them seem more palatable and innocent to “normies” or those who are outside of fascism.

Here, he posts more racist and Islamophobic drivel. He also spouts off patriarchal and misogynistic notions about women.

He mentions often that white identitarians should go to church, as it is, to him, a good place to find a date–a traditionalist white woman–with whom one could strike up a relationship with for the sake of having white children and therefore offsetting “white genocide” or “the great displacement” of white people. He says that he is of the Church of the Lutheran Confession denomination and that his pastor is fully aware of his membership in violent fascist hate group Identity Evropa, now rebranded as American Identity Movement, and is aware of the group’s participation in Charlottesville. He also specifies that, in his view, diversity of religion is a big problem in the US because he seems to advocate for a theocracy and further states that he’s fine with “church hopping” because there are a lot of “based” Christians, meaning those who lean far right or have fascist and racist tendencies. 

Here, he boasts that no one in his state voted for immigrant rights and that he got a shout out on an episode of Fash the Nation. He posts also about his uninterest with Native culture, saying that he was unimpressed with artifacts in a Native museum. He has a general loathing for anything from other cultures, and later he posts a message that mocks a Native person who was harassed. One reason why he so confidently posts such bigoted content is that he thinks he’s a true asset to his manufacturer and is therefore invulnerable, having the ability to say anything he likes that’s reprehensible without consequences. He’s also no stranger to transphobia.

In these messages, he reveals that his name is Andrew and displays more misogyny.

A Young Fascist Romance

Later on in the chats, he reveals that he was introduced to a girl in his church by way of his pastor. She lived in Australia and apparently came to the States looking for a husband. In following the chats, it seems that they met up with Andrew flying to Australia and proposing to her and later on having her move to the US. It seems a young romance has risen. Perhaps it would have been quite the wholesome love story of a farmer meeting the girl of his dreams in Australia and ending up happily married if our boy here wasn’t a hateful, racist, bigoted fascist who’s in a violent ethnonationalist group trying to purge non-white people from an imagined future ethnostate.

As seen above, we can corroborate that this is indeed Andrew as his personal Facebook includes pictures he posted in the Discord chats, such as a hat that he received in Australia and a picture of his workplace.

He also posted a picture of his truck with his tag number in full view, as well as more pictures of himself.

Contact Information

Doing some further research, it appears that Andrew is still in the Navy as an ET3–an electronics technician, third class–which it seems by military policy that membership in hate groups is strictly barred. Small wonder what military leadership thinks about a fascist in its ranks being around nuclear power plants.

We believe that either he or his co-workers may live at either of these two addresses: 12874 E Pleasant Valley Dr Aberdeen, South Dakota; 2308 20th Ave NW Aberdeen, South Dakota. Possible phone numbers: 518-867-1329 – wireless; 843-906-6031 – wireless; 605-262-0337 – landline. Email: awietgrefe@gmail.com; andrew1bud@yahoo.com.

This information is tentative at the moment and we will update the address and phone numbers as soon as we have more accurate information. Therefore, we encourage others to not harass residents living there.

Michael Hill – League of the South

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Protect Our Communities

As an antifascist, anti-rapist collective, we expose hate and bigotry in our area in order to protect our communities. For this reason, we’re making the public aware of a violent hate group that is active in our area so that people can be informed of local threats and to cultivate safety. Here, we present a fascist organization that’s headquartered here in Alabama, the League of the South, and its violent and bigoted leader Michael Hill.

The League of the South is a violent Southern “white nationalist” fascist neo-confederate group that’s headquartered in Wetumpka, Alabama. The group is led by Michael Hill who lives in Killen. The League advocates for Southern secession and a racist version of Christian theocracy. Like other fascist movements and groups, it espouses a “white European” cultural hegemony and it refers to itself as an “identitarian” movement, meaning, it advocates for a nationalist “white identity”, an ethnostate comprised of “white people.” The League of the South’s ideology is centered on racism and romanticization of the Confederacy and Confederate symbols. Along with its white and black “X” logo, similar to the white and red Alabama flag, members can often be seen sporting the Confederate flag and protesting its removal from public spaces, as well as protesting the removal of Confederate monuments. In the same vein, the group has advocated for slavery.

Michael Hill is the leader of the League of the South. Ironically, Hill was a professor of British history at a historically black college, Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, before founding the group in 1994. Under Hill, the group has rallied for a race war and formed a paramilitary unit. Nowadays, the League can be seen spreading anti-Semitic propaganda, burning Talmuds, and throwing Hitler salutes. On August 11th and 12th, the League traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to attend a neo-Nazi rally named Unite the Right. On the night of the 11th, the League attended a tiki torch rally there where fascists of various organizations surrounded and committed violence against a small group of protesters, and they could be heard chanting “Jews will not replace us.” The following day, August 12th, they were at Unite the Right wherein they clashed with protesters and antifascists in the streets. The event culminated with neo-Nazi terrorist James Alex Fields Jr. running his car into a crowd of people on a narrow street which killed one, Heather Heyer, and severely wounded a number of others.

After Unite the Right, the League along with other violent fascists that attended were subjected to a prominent blowback of the violent event in the media and were widely doxxed by antifascists. Salient examples include members of the military who attended being outed and discharged.

Recently as a result of the fallout of Charlottesville where fascists have been widely fired from their jobs and deplatformed, the League has gathered secretly in places to hold quick demonstrations and photoshoots without an audience, presumably so that they won’t draw the attention of antifascist activists and have these quick events shut down. The League has become largely weakened but they’re still active and they’re still organizing in our communities. The League has its national headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama and the building is operated as a sort of church where unassuming casual racists and fascists, such as your next door neighbor or uncle or family friend, gather.

Here’s what we know about Michael Hill: he lives at 146 Bridgewood Dr. Killen, Alabama 35645; his possible phone numbers are 256-757-8287 and 205-553-4624. The national headquarters is located at 12868 AL-53.

Violent Haleyville Sexual Assaulter Billy Valentine

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We Believe Survivors!

Our fundamental guiding principle is that we believe survivors. It’s incredibly important to listen to victims, the abused, and the oppressed in the age of Trump and Kavanaugh, where victim blaming and rape culture are normalized. Our community is fighting back by exposing rapists and sexual abusers while defending victims. If you’re a rapist or sexual abuser and you live in our community, we’re coming for you.

Billy Valentine: Violent Rapist and Sexual Harasser

Billy Valentine is a toxic and violent person who lives in Haleyville, Alabama. He likes to sexually harass and sexually assault both the teenage girls and the adult women who work with him. On at least one occasion, he has caused a person to quit their job due to his toxic abuse. It seems that he has no regard for the girls and the women who work around him and, despite the fact he caused someone to quit because of his behavior, he demonstrates that he has no remorse for his actions, as he continues to sexually bully and assault his coworkers.

In keeping with the typical repulsive mindset and worldview of toxic and violent male rapists and sexual assaulters, Billy believes that he can continue this abusive behavior without repercussions. But Billy is about to find out that our community will not tolerate this deplorable and abusive behavior. We will alert the community and let as many people know that there is a violent sexual abuser in the area.

Billy has two phone numbers that he can be reached at: 205-485-2482; 205-485-4654. Billy also has two email accounts: valentinebilly70@yahoo.com; billyv@hotmail.com. Billy lives at the following address: 365 Delta Dr., Haleyville, Al. Here’s his Facebook account.

Violent Haleyville Rapist Dale Spain

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We Believe Survivors!

Our fundamental guiding principle is that we believe survivors. It’s incredibly important to listen to victims, the abused, and the oppressed in the age of Trump and Kavanaugh, where victim blaming and rape culture are normalized. Our community is fighting back by exposing rapists and sexual abusers while defending victims. If you’re a rapist or sexual abuser and you live in our community, we’re coming for you.

Dale Spain: Violent Rapist and Sexual Harasser

Dale Spain is a 58-year-old violent rapist who is currently living in Haleyville, Alabama. Dale’s hobbies include getting severely intoxicated and forcing himself onto defenseless women and raping them. But that’s not all. He also enjoys stalking his victims, showing up to their houses and harassing them, and following them to their workplaces and patrolling the premises, and he also likes to follow them home. On top of all this, he additionally likes to collect their phone numbers and call his victims throughout the day to assert his power over them and to make them feel weak, humiliated, and unsafe. Dale is entirely the type of cowardly person who likes for his victims to feel entirely powerless and helpless, making himself feel powerful.

Dale thinks that he is completely untouchable and that he can get away with sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape with impunity; but he’s about to find out that the local community will not tolerate his deplorable behavior and that we actively protect and defend our community against rapists and other abusers.

So, meet Dale Spain. Dale currently lives with his mother at this address: 64 Lake Shore Dr, Haleyville, AL 35565-6639. Dale has two phone numbers: his cell phone (205-269-0598) and landline (205-486-9339). And here is his Facebook profile. Dale is currently a General Manager at Premier Mantles Inc, headquartered in Florence, Alabama.  Their address is: 4270 Bryson Blvd, Florence, AL 35630. Their phone number is: (256) 767-0195. Call and tell them that a violent rapist is currently employed there and demand they fire him!

What Is Anti-Rapism and Who Is Haleyville Anti-Rapist Action?

Rapism is the belief that rape is morally acceptable and/or justifiable and that consent does not matter. It views the targets of rape, its victims, that is, usually cisgender women, as being not bodily autonomous and as being not a fully human agent. Rapism gives rise to rape culture. One of the characteristics of rapism is the transphobic exclusion of transgender people from their gender identity, for example, the prominent narrative heard in far-right spaces that says a trans woman is nothing more than a “man in a dress.” This is transphobia, and the argument is often supplemented by the conflation that trans people are themselves pedophiles, rapists, and sexual abusers. But what takes this further into rapism is the view that, in this trans exclusion, trans people deserve to be used, abused, and raped, and that they likewise are not fully human and have no bodily autonomy. This transphobic exclusion is prominent in trans-exclusionary radical feminists or what we call “TERFs.” Therefore, rapism is a violent and predatory ideology that negates and violates its targets’ personhood and it normalizes this behavior, which in turn, fosters a culture of rape.

Salient examples of people perpetrating this culture of rape include male supremacists Roosh V. and Mike Cernovich. (As a brief aside, watch this video on Pick Up Artistry which deals with Roosh and rape culture.)

As such, anti-rapism is against rapism and the culture of rape that it cultivates. Anti-rapism is guided by a fundamental principle that says “We believe survivors.” and it supports a culture of consent, bodily autonomy, and self-defense against physical abuse and toxic metaphysical views that view people as non-fully human agents who are deserving of rape. Anti-rapism is supportive of both cisgender and transgender victims of rape (who identify as male or female) as well as non-binary victims of rape (who don’t identify as either male or female or who identify as something else or in any combination).

Therefore, anti-rapist action consists of direct actions that aid victims and defend against abusers. Some such actions are tracking, keeping tabs on, and exposing rapists and sexual assaulters in local communities so the public can be aware of the abuser and take actions that ensure public safety. Anti-rapist action is squarely self-defense. Haleyville Anti-Rapist Action is a collective of anonymous and autonomous individuals that monitor and expose rapists and sexual abusers in their community.