Riley Grisar, the disgraced leader of TPUSA’s University of Nevada, Las Vegas Chapter, is also a member of the white supremacist organization American Identity Movement (AmIM, formerly known as Identity Evropa). Leaks from AmIM’s chat server have confirmed Grisar’s involvement in the hate group.
In viral video, leader of #LasVegas chapter of Turning Point USA seen giving Alt-Right "OK" sign while friend screams, "We're gonna run the world! White Power! Fuck N*****s!" Was seen giving same hand sign at recent "Build the Wall" rally. CW: Racial Slurs https://t.co/f0IwuCWAsRpic.twitter.com/qcQIFTzk8i
The sole visible comment on the video is by an account called “Bashar Al Assad”, the name of the Syrian dictator adored by the alt-right.
The username and location associated with Riley’s YouTube persona matches up with a screenshot published by Unicorn Riot from inside AmIM’s Mattermost Chat Server.
Turning Point USA had been defending Grisar’s use of the white power “okay” sign and his chapter’s “Build The Wall” demonstration in their newspaper up until his racist words went viral. Grisar’s “Build The Wall” demonstration at UNLV was almost identical to actions put on by AmIM.
This past March, white supremacist propagandist and AmIM ally Nicholas Fuentes was invited to speak by Iowa State University’s TPUSA chapter where he lectured students about the “economic destiny” of different races, claiming that “the economic destiny of African-Americans in the country is no different than Africans anywhere else in the world; it is poverty!” In December 2018, then-Communications Director for TPUSA Candace Owens infamously faulted Adolf Hitler not for fascist ethnic cleansing, but for having the audacity to do fascist ethnic cleansing outside of his own country: “[I]f Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine. The problem is that he wanted — he had dreams outside of Germany.” These are just a few of examples of racism and bigotry within TPUSA, Media Matters has a comprehensive and up-to-date catalog here.
Riley Grisar’s dual carding in a full-on white fascist organization like AmIM, and a MAGA conservative group like TPUSA comes as no surprise as leaked Identity Evropa communications show concerted attempts to take power in Turning Point chapters. TPUSA’s right-wing anti-immigrant, anti-queer, and Islamophobic platform make it nearly impossible to inoculate themselves from fascists as they agree on far more than they disagree. As long as TPUSA remains a force of the American right, fascists will be there.
Yesterday we released info about CSU Admissions worker Rob Adams, one of the moderator’s of David Huntwork‘s MAGA Trump – Colorado Facebook group. We released our article on Rob following the receipt of a ridiculous attempt at strong-arming from members of this “patriot group,” who threatened to visit an activist who has nothing to do with our collective at his home.
“Oh, you guys just call everyone a Nazi! You just call all the people you don’t like Nazis!”
We get that a lot. Despite what people may think, we try to be careful with who we deem a “Nazi.”
This is Jovanni Valle, more commonly known as “Jovi Val.” You may remember him from an altercation he had with a Jared Polis staffer (who rules, btw) last year. Or you may recognize him as the douchebag who got egged in New York on May Day.
Interestingly enough, David “The Sage” Huntwork added Jovi Val to his “Patriot Brigade – Colorado” Facebook Group in October 2018, months afterVal appeared with human shit-stain Jason Kessler at the abysmal “Unite the Right 2.0” in Washington D.C.
This is not a good look, Curtis. Jovi Val’s rampant homophobia and penchant for Nazi memorabilia was probably seen as a feature, not a bug, by Huntwork, who had no qualms adding Val to his groups months after he appeared alongside Jason Kessler in a reboot of an event that ended in murder and bloodshed. DeGroote had no qualms defending Val and trying to get him appearances on podcasts. Keep trying to tell people your groups are all about the second amendment, Dave.
Louis Huey, like the crowd of boomer-conservatives he panders to, is not one to let an opportunity to play the victim pass him by. He has been telling his online friends some WILD stories about us.
Look, we wrote an article about Huey’s involvement in far-right politics here in Colorado. While he may take exception to our tone, or the fact that it is this page’s stated position that his actions are pretty shitty, everything we published was accurate. And no, no one associated with this page has done anything to Huey’s precious “personal property.” We didn’t even put up flyers. Huey can’t handle Antifa Supersoldiers on their lowest intensity setting.
Huey isn’t the only one soiling his dedicates over our expose. We received this email a few days ago:
The redacted section is the personal information of local activist who is in no way, shape, or form connected to us. The alt-right isn’t nearly as invested in the accuracy of their information as we are. Sad!
It appears we struck a chord with our mention of the admins of his group. “Ms. Ollivier, Ms. Ogden, Ms. Ingram, Mr. Adams, Mr. Huntwork, and Mr. Degroote” are behind some pretty heinous content in Huntwork’s facebook groups.
Rob’s antics aren’t limited to hate-filled facebook groups.
As much as these folks want to pretend they are “very fine people,” their activities show them to be small-minded, hateful assholes who want to talk hard online and bully children at Drag Queen Story Hour.
With all the excitement over the Identity Evropa discord leaks and the ensuing Identify Evropa profiles, things have been busy. Today we’ve got a profile that is long overdue.
Louie Huey is the host of the livestream podcast Major League Liberty. The pages bills itself as libertarian, but is largely a mouthpiece for Trump supporters. Case in point: Roger Stone was a recent guest. Louie is very active in the Denver area, covering rallies and events of interest to the “blue lives matter” crowd. Louie is also not above “hitting the streets” for some ridiculous “gotcha”-style journalism, and has become a well-known nuisance for Denver-area activists.
Not only does Huey cover local fascist gatherings, but he also traveled to Portland, OR last summer with Proud Boy Zach Lightner to take part in the street violence inspired by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson.
Interestingly enough, Huntwork lists his employment as “National Security Background Investigations Contractor.” If this is the guy who is doing background checks for security clearances, it certainly explains some things!
Huntwork’s group worked to generate a giant media storm in advance of a Windsor, CO event for “Drag Queen Story Hour”
Louie Huey runs with a pretty fascist crowd, and is a part of the propaganda machine that promotes hate against immigrants and trans people. He’s connected to Proud Boys, militia groups, and is more than friendly with local law enforcement.
Cory Allen Reeves es miembro del grupo neonazi Nazi Identity Evropa, que se ha renombrado como American Identity Movement. Reeves es el coordinador del estado de Colorado y el “enlace del patrón” para el grupo. Es responsable de las calcomanías y folletos de Identity Evropa que han aparecido en Briargate, UCCS, Breckenridge y otras ubicaciones en Front Range. Cory Reeves es actualmente un Sargento Maestro de la Fuerza Aérea de los EE. UU. En la Base de la Fuerza Aérea Schriever. Como todos los supremacistas blancos, debe considerarse un peligro para la comunidad.
Cory Allen Reeves is a Master Sergeant with the US Air Force of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he also currently owns a home. Cory Reeves has been with the military since at least 2005, has been a member of Identity Evropa since at least October of 2017, and served as the Colorado state coordinator of Identity Evropa. Reeves was a “patron” member of Identity Evropa which meant he paid a monthly higher amount of dues than required. This extra monthly financial contribution to the white supremacist organization gave Reeves access to special communications and meetings reserved for patrons, leadership, and the advisory council. Reeves regularly posted white supremacist propaganda throughout Colorado, encouraged members to donate to the group beyond their $10 monthly dues in his role as “patron’s liaison,” and coordinated actions, events, and meet ups locally and nationally.
Master Sergeant Cory Reeves registered for the 2nd annual Identity Evropa conference which took place in Kentucky on March 8, 9, 10 of 2019. At this conference, the organization announced that they were changing their name to the American Identity Movement (AmIM). When referring to the group, we will use the acronym “AmIM” since“AIM” is already taken by the American Indian Movement. By default, Identity Evropa membership rolled into the newly named group, and on the third day of the conference, the attendees participated in the first official action for the American Identity Movement in nearby Nashville, Tennessee. Cory Reeves continues to organize with this group under its new name.
Master Sergeant Cory Reeves went by the username “Argument of Perigee” on the Identity Evropa Discord server which was recently leaked by Unicorn Riot. Reeves did, however, use his real name during his appearances on Patrick Casey’s podcast, “Identitarian Action.” Reeves is best known as the bald guy who has brazenly shown his face at a number of Identity Evropa actions in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Florida, New York, Kentucky, and Tennessee in the last year. Our efforts to identify him stretch back to last year.
Prior to Reeves moving to Colorado Springs in April of 2018, Reeves was in Hawaii. As “Argument of Perigee CO,” Cory tells us that during his time in Hawaii, he was the only Identity Evropa member there. One might interpret that Reeves’ white supremacist ideology was forming by at least 2015. In this interview by the local news, Cory is seen wearing a “Metal Mullisha” shirt, a brand that has been criticized for their design’s similarity to Nazi iconography.
Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs isn’t the only base Master Sergeant Cory Reeves has been stationed at in Colorado. According to the post bulletin from Buckley Air Force Base, Reeves was stationed in Denver, Colorado at Buckley AFB in 2010. It is important to note that both of Reeves’ units at Buckley AFB and Schriever AFB are incredibly specialized. They work with satellites. Reeves’ handle in the Discord server, “Argument of Perigee,” actually refers directly to satellites. Cory Reeves has one of the most sensitive and technical jobs in the Armed Forces outside of Special Operations Command. He most certainly has a security clearance. At least a Secret, but due to the nature of his work he might have a Top Secret clearance. Security clearances have become a hot topic lately, and people are right to be concerned about who has access to what information. To get a clearance, applicants go through a lengthy investigation process, which is more rigorous the higher the clearance.
Identity Evropa and the American Identity Movement aren’t the only extremist organizations Reeves is part of. He is also a dues-paying member of the Oathkeepers. The crossover between Identity Evropa and the Oathkeepers isn’t surprising, as we’ve warned about the potential for militia and neo-Nazi collaboration. With their re-brand, the American Identity Movement is aesthetically aligning themselves further with the militia and patriot movement. We will likely continue to see an overlap between “Identitarians” and “Patriots.”
As a Master Sergeant, Cory Reeves is a bit far into his military career. As a senior non-commissioned officer, he should know better than to organize with these extremist groups. He bet his retirement, his GI Bill benefits, his security clearance (and with it, post-military employment) on the hope that he would never be identified. He was incredibly careful, but in the end he was caught. Antifascists will continue to disrupt racist and fascist organizing. Will Cory Reeves’ family, co-workers, and neighborhood community be able to sway his white supremacist views?
Colorado Springs has had its fair share of Identity Evropa propaganda, and much of it has appeared in the Briargate area, very close to Reeves’ home. It now appears that Master Sergeant Cory Reeves is continuing his bad habit of littering the town with white supremacist propaganda, but, this time, the propaganda is stamped “American Identity Movement.”
NOTE: Neither Dryer Plug Studios nor Psyonic Laboratories are currently at 3050 E 43rd Street. Unlike Derek Pettinelli, we care about our reputation and don’t throw up false flags.
The Nazi black metal band Horna came to Denver last night and played a show with locals Morgue Whore, Weapönizer, and Sar Isatum, at 3050 East 43rd Street. The location is a warehouse space owned by Colliers International, a Canadian based global real estate giant. We were able to identify the venue by a series of posts made by Derek Pettinelli, otherwise known by his booking name Metal DP (Archive) or on Facebook as Drek Plzi (Archive).
Identifying the venue was easy based on the photos provided by concert goers and the description provided by Derek that allowed us to narrow it down to recording studios and practice spaces.
3050 E 43rd Street used to be a practice space and venue called Dryer Plug which hasn’t been open for a few years. Comparing photos from the old spot to the Horna show last night, we see that it’s obviously the same space.
In the days running up to this show, venue after venue dropped Horna et al, so Derek and Weapönizer posted fake flyers suggesting the Nazi show was being held at legitimate establishments. 7th Circle, The Marquis Theater, The Roxy Theater, and Lion’s Lair were all targeted, presumably to sew contempt for these venues from Denverites fed-up with Nazi’s in their city.
It’s worth noting that members of Atomwaffen Division, the Nazi Terror group linked to at least 5 murders in the U.S., showed up to see Horna in Houston on this very tour.
Denver has it’s own special connection to Atomwaffen Division. Denver also has a strong base of support from other fascist groups like Operation Werewolf, who were also in attendance of last night’s show.
While some may be assuaged by claims that Horna is “apolitical”, a look at their lyrics shows us a very familiar romanticization of Jewish genocide we see from other bands in the NSBM scene. In the track Noutajan Kutsu we hear:
Kun herramme saa vihdoin todistaa
Juudean kansan tuhoa ja kuolemaa
Which roughly translates to
When our Lord can finally prove the destruction and death of the Jewish people
You can ask Colliers International about the Nazi black metal show on their property by calling 303-745-5800.
Heath’s interests include Wikipedia, Fooseball, “Rigjt wing politics”, and “Sking”. He’s also “Soooo goofey but serious.”
Hopefully this signal boost will help you get that 1488 woman of dreams Heath, we got you.
Ohio truly is for (Nazi) lovers.
And ladies, if you’re looking for a bad boy, Heath has a proven track record. Here is his guilty plea for public intoxication & disorderly conduct, complete with a warrant for his arrest, because he didn’t show up for court. Must be why he doesn’t drink whisky anymore…
Heath is responsible for a number of flyerings in Ohio: