Thursday, August 29, 2019

KOCO News Remains Mum, While National Firestorm Encompasses Anchor Alex Housden Over Racist Slur

KOCO news anchor Alex Housden

On August 23rd, Hate Trackers became the first media outlet to report on a disturbing news segment at ABC affiliate KOCO Channel 5 in Oklahoma City, which now has thousands of people screaming "racism" and demanding an anchor's immediate firing.

During an August 22, 2019, segment on KOCO News about the Oklahoma City Zoo, which featured a gorilla, white anchor Alex Housden told black anchor Jason Hackett "Kinda looks like you."

Yes, she told a black man he looked like a gorilla.

The next morning, Housden made an on-air apology claiming no racism was intended, which Hackett accepted - although some claimed he looked uneasy about it and may have been coaxed into accepting the apology by the station's management. 

Very few found Housden's apology sincere.

The impact on African-American viewers, who witnessed the original engagement, is still being felt.

Jason Hackett wasn't the only victim here. Any African-American watching the show felt the brunt of Housden's behavior, which is enough reason to fire the journalist on the spot.

KOCO, however, isn't managing the situation well at this point, which has become so frustrating to viewers that there is now talk of boycotting the inattentive station's advertisers.  

It's not just local television viewers that are upset either. 

Since our report, that incident has evolved into a national outrage with the scandal being discussed on networks like ABC's Good Morning America and NBC News, and on cable news outlets, such as CNN. National newspapers like the Washington Post and USA Today have published stories over the event. 

KOCO management has refused to address the issue beyond Housden's on air apology. They've failed to respond to multiple contacts by us and their Twitter and Facebook accounts show them completely ignoring an outraged public. 

On her own Facebook, the news anchor is ignoring everyone as well. One of her posts has gained 1,700 comments, mostly from people expressing their outrage at Housden and KOCO's refusal to publicly address the issue and terminate her.

She's avoided posting on her @kocoalex Twitter account, as well, where hundreds are calling out her racism and demanding she resign.

It is possible Housden has already been fired, but the station just hasn't made the reveal.

Any hope of wrapping this up quickly and moving away from it, has now been lost with the station under a national spotlight. They'll either have to dig in their heals and accept the damage to the station's news credibility or fire Housden and explain to the public why it took this long for them to take action.  

The station may be looking for a saving grace exit at this point. Housden didn't show up on air during the weekend where she assists in weekend morning anchor duties, so they may be making her slowly disappear until she's forgotten.

But people are watching and waiting for KOCO to make a move. Housden's not going to be forgotten; not with this being a racist incident. Her career in television news is over. Both she and the station need to accept that and get this over with quickly. 

Housden is not their A-Team anchor. She's strictly mornings and weekends. Farm team. KOCO is taking a great risk for such a disposable employee.

As of Thursday night, her "News Team" page still remains up on the KOCO website. Her email address listed on the public page still remains working, but she has not responded.

KOCO is owned by Hearst Television, which is a subsidiary of Hearst Communications.

Hiwaymen's Head Grifter Trashes His Followers, Seeks New Patriots on YouTube, and Ends Up In Obscurity

Tacky Doodle Dandy Billy Sessions, aka Billy Helton 

Billy Sessions of the Arkansas-based hate group the Hiwaymen is claiming he's abandoned Facebook and is now exclusively working off YouTube.

The reality, however, is Facebook has become a less-than-friendly platform for him, as internal conflict within the group along with very credible allegations of embezzlement has forced him to flee and find new parties to con out of money.

Also, Sessions has driven away many supporters by attacking them for not sending him enough money to go do "patriot shit", while members of the Hiwaymen are at each other's throats as everything falls to pieces around them.

Donations to Sessions plummeted, when it was discovered that he and Hiwaymen co-founder James Del Brock were a pair of unemployed grifters, who spent the donations on themselves, so they wouldn't have to work. 

According to Hiwaymen departing the group, a lot of the money followers sent in was used for booze, pills, and personal bills. 

That tidbit was revealed by the gossipy wife of current Hiwaymen Scott T. Harris, aka Gravedigger, who was tattling the group's internal secrets to the wrong people. 

Sessions is now leary of Harris and his wife, which may explain why Gravedigger has started his own group called the Appalachian Mountain Patriots.

James Del Brock
Then donations hit rock bottom, when an elderly woman accused the pair of grifters of conning her out of $8,000. 

She claimed they worked on her until she gave them the money to buy a van, so that the Hiwaymen could travel and protect Confederate monuments.

Instead, they used the money for themselves.

Former Hiwaymen Kevin Holland, who left the group in a rage after accusing Sessions and Brock of being swindlers with addiction issues, claims that the duo needs to be in jail for ripping off a senior citizen.

Holland and his wife Misty have since started showing up with a pro-life group and been spotted protesting at Planned Parenthood.

In history, Highwaymen (that's the correct spelling) were bandits, who traveled around robbing people. 

As it turns out, the Hiwaymen are indeed Highwaymen. 

The outlaws had money schemes on their minds from their first showing in Charlottesville two years ago.

Sessions' drinking and unstable behavior has also caused people to turn away from the Hiwaymen.

Other members have taken to spreading info to the public about Billy's diminishing behavior, which has seen him go off in unfettered rages, often fueled with alcohol, where he threatens violence on people he dislikes.

On May 27, 2019, Sessions did his nightly live stream on Facebook, while allegedly drunk. The video is a series of rages ranging from Confederate monuments to parenting.

The Hiwaymen, co-founded by Del Brock and Billy Sessions (real name Billy Helton), first got attention in 2017 at the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville where neo-Nazi James Fields, Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters killing Heather Heyer.

They attempted to get in with larger white nationalist and patriot groups, but beyond a few minor Confederate groups and Patriot Prayer, no one wanted to deal with the Hiwaymen.

Sessions is considered a pariah inside the Patriot Movement. Most other groups think of him as a silly clown, who only embarrasses their causes and is more concerned about getting publicity for himself than anything. 

In turn, Sessions frequently attacks groups like the Oath Keepers and III Percenters, who have cold shouldered him.    

With dwindling support coming from his suspicious Facebook followers, Sessions fled to YouTube in order do his videos and plea for funding. 

That's not working out too well. As you can see from the screen grab, he's getting very few viewers. His announcement about leaving YouTube received 498 hits, which is the largest audience he's been able to draw. Usually, he's getting around 150 people viewing his content. 

In his farewell to Facebook stream, Sessions makes it clear he's done with his former marks followers - what was left of them - and is now looking for new rubes followers in greener pastures. 

Despite his claims in the above video from two days ago that he has not been on Facebook for a week, the Billy Sessions & the Hiwaymen page has been frequently updated during that span of time. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Racist Father of Lawton OK Police Sergeant Has Pattern of Threatening Local Native Americans - Son Speaks to HT

The elusive Sean Powers. No other photos of him are available.

For at least two years, the owner of Lasill Mini Storage Complex and the Ft. Sill Blvd Car Wash, both located at the same complex at 2002 NW Fort Sill Blvd in Lawton, Oklahoma, has allegedly been hurling racist slurs and threatening Indigenous People, who try to use his businesses.

There's even accusations that Powers has stalked people in his black truck. One person claims, he was followed home.

2002-2008 NW Fort Sill Blvd in Lawton, Oklahoma
(580) 355-0004

The business owner, who stands accused of racism and potentially violent behavior, is named Sean Powers, age 58. His two sons are employed by the City of Lawton, which may be why he's been getting away with what he's been doing.

However, one son admits to being helpless in doing anything. More on that later.

Today, a post appeared on Fawn Tsadoke's Facebook that said,
"Pulled up to wash my car at the same car wash I’ve used since 2006. As I was gathering the trash in my car and grabbing all my quarters this guy pulls up and tells me “You need to leave, get that Indian shit outta here” as he’s pointing at my KIOWA TRIBAL TAG! I’m gonna say he’s probably the owner but had absolutely no REASON to speak to me the way he did & of course he was on his phone in a matter of seconds calling the good ole LPD. Needless to say I WILL NOT EVER GO BACK....& I ENCOURAGE you to not either. I was ALONE & HE GOT OUT OF HIS Truck to approach me! With all the crazy things that are happening today he’s lucky I didn’t have a gun CAUSE HE DID MAKE ME FEAR FOR MY LIFE. Then I soon realized his BARK WAS LOUDER THAN HIS BITE! When I got out of my car he got back in his truck & dialed 911!! I’m the one that got walked up on !!! I’m the one who was in danger!! But DONT WORRY SIR I GOT MY INDIAN SHIT OUT OF YOUR CAR WASH!!"

After we were tipped off to that post, Hate Trackers started doing searches and found where other People of Color had had similar experiences with Sean Powers.

Complaints go back as far as October 2017.

That motivated us to dig deeper into Sean Powers. He doesn't maintain any social media accounts that we found, but we were able to review background reports, obits, and family lines.

Before long, we discovered he had two sons named James and Joshua.
  • James "Jimmy" Powers works for the City of Lawton
  • Joshua Sean Powers is a sergeant at the Lawton Police Department

With his sons being employed by the City of Lawton and one an officer with their police department, it may be a possible answer to the question: Why won't the cops do anything?

It's a complicated issue, but at a fundamental level Oklahoma police departments quite clearly have systemic racism issues. Often, racism itself is passed to other generations. 

We can't say for sure that is the case here.  

In an emails to Hate Trackers, Sgt. Powers says he is estranged from his father. He said, "Please understand I do not talk to my father nor help or support him in any way. He has many issues and refuses to acknowledge them or take responsibility."

In another email, the police officer stated, "The deal with the PD is not that they don’t do anything, he just knows the law well since he has been in business over 30 years and calls the police weekly on people for every stupid thing you can imagine. Sometimes he is wrong and he has even been arrested for obstruction the police when he did t like what they did. I let him sit in jail and never bailed him out so please trust me, I am not a supporter nor want anything to do with him. Unfortunately I didn’t get to pick the person my father turned out to be. It’s really hard on me and my brother but I can assure you, I treat all people equal and have never been accused of such things. I have been a officer for almost 10 years now and truly enjoying helping the community."

The community of Lawton is in Southwestern Oklahoma. It lies in Comanche County and abuts the Fort Sill Army Base, which was established right after the Civil War to fight the Indian Wars and keep relocated Native Americans on the lands assigned to them in Indian Territory, which is now Oklahoma. 

Many tribes are in the immediate area, including the Comanche, Ft. Sill Apache, and Kiowa.

The Indigenous in those parts have long suffered extreme racism from the whites that took their land and settled there.  

For a time, Ft. Sill was used as a concentration camp to hold Native American, like Geronimo and his band of Apaches. Later, it was used as an interment camp during WWII to imprison Japanese-Americans. It was to open up again to inter Indigenous Children rounded up at the Southern U.S. Border, but that plan was stopped by Indigenous activists, many of which are descendants of the concentration camp's former prisoners.   

The northern part of Ft. Sill Boulevard, where Powers' businesses are located, is a former red-light district. It ends where the base has its southern entrance. Prior to it being cleaned up about twenty years ago, that stretch hosted strip clubs, adult video arcades, drug dens, and brothels - all there to serve the needs of the U.S. soldiers coming off base for leave.

Apparently, they failed to clean up the seediest part of Fort Sill Blvd - Sean Powers.


Hate Trackers has reached out to Sean Powers, but he has not returned our phone calls.  

Man With Record of Gun Violations, Threats of Violence, & Animal Cruelty Charges Hosts Hiwaymen Pro-Gun Rally in Oklahoma

Hate group member Travis Wayne Rail of the Hiwaymen

Travis Wayne Rail, 39, recently co-hosted a Hiwaymen gathering in his hometown of Ardmore, Oklahoma, where the documented hate group rallied for pro-gun rights.

Rail is a convicted felon with a lengthy criminal record, who is not supposed to be in possession of guns or even be around them.

Based out of Arkansas, the Hiwaymen are run by two notorious grifters named Billy Sessions, aka Billy Helton, and James Del Brock. They began public actions at the 2017 Unite the Right in Charlottesville, which saw a neo-Nazi named James Fields Jr. plow his car into anti-fascists killing a young woman named Heather Heyer.

Since that time, they've participated in violent actions around the country, including attacking an anti-fascism rally in Austin, TX and Portland, OR where they joined up with Joey Gibson's Patriot Prayer.

Back in March, the neon yellow-shirted goons attacked trans people at a peaceful Trans Day of Visibility gathering in Little Rock.

March 31, 2019 - Hiwaymen attacked participants of the Trans Day of Visiblity

On August 17, 2019, felonious Rail along with a number of Hiwaymen, including his co-host a convicted thief named Acea Duran, who live streamed the event, were out to protest a statewide initiative to repeal an Oklahoma law that would allow anyone to open carry a gun without having a permit or background check. They folded that in with a pro-Trump endorsement.

Permitless carry becomes law in Oklahoma on November 1, 2019. Fearing the state was going to go Wild Wild West, a referendum petition seeking a public vote to prevent it from taking effect started circulating the state this month.

The permitless carry bill does prohibit convicted felons from open carrying firearms, but the police and public really can't tell from sight, if they have a criminal record or not.

The petition came on the heels of deadly mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.

Acea Duran
Helping Rail run the Ardmore gun rally was Acea Mathew Duran, 25, who lives in Allen, OK.

That's 20 miles from Ada, OK where he and the Hiwaymen did an anti-LGBTQ+ action back in July.

It cost pottymouth Duran his job, as screaming obscenities and homophobic slurs at his employer's potential customers didn't set well.

That general area of Oklahoma has a lot of Ku Klux Klan running around, due to its roots in the Confederacy.

Before the Land Run of 1889 allowed for white settlement in Oklahoma, a number of Confederates moved in after the Civil War and stole land from the Choctaw and Chickasaw by gunpoint. Their descendants make up a large part of the white population in Southeastern Oklahoma. 

The area is known as Little Dixie and racism is pretty rampant. The Hiwaymen consider themselves a pro-Confederate group, so their lawless members fit in quite well.

Being able to open carry a gun and not having to have a permit for it is a felon's dream.

Rail is such a felon. Duran is too, as in 2012 the Hiwaymen was convicted of larceny and concealing stolen property. Pleading no contest, Duran was was given a five-year deferred sentence.

Duran's crimes, however, pales in comparison with his co-hort Rail.

Criminal records ranging from 1998 to 2018 show an unstable, violent man with a slew of misdemeanor and felony charges, which include pointing firearms, cruelty to animals, escape from lawful custody, driving under the influence, possession of drugs, threatening violence, resisting arrest, and public drunk.

His most recent conviction stems from an April 2018 case in Carter County - that's where Ardmore is located. It involved Possession of Controlled and Dangerous Substance - Clonazepam.

Rail's Facebook page can be found HERE.

In 2015, he was arrested in that same county for Threatening to Perform an Act of Violence. When police officers tried to take him into custody, Rail resisted.

The Hiwaymen is a violent druggie, who wants to be able to walk around with a gun. Let that set in.

Rail has served time for many of those criminal charges. A search of the Oklahoma Inmate database pulled up numerous mugshots and sentences.

Three of the Oklahoma natives in Ardmore for the pro-gun rally - Rail, Duran, and Yukon, OK resident Daniel Davis - first showed up doing actions with the Hiwaymen on May 5, 2019. Prior to that, there was little to no involvement by Oklahomans in the Southern hate group. 

The Hiwaymen began their day of hate at the Oklahoma State Capitol where they popped up to disrupt a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) event. They were were quickly run off by American Indian Movement (AIM) security.

The cowardly racists, who were armed with knives and clubs, did not want a piece of AIM, so never got near the actual MMIW assembly.

They then drove around OKC looking for the Planned Parenthood building, but couldn't find it even though it sets in plain sight.

Eventually, they found a mosque to terrorize in western Oklahoma City. 

Showing up in Ardmore a week ago was out-of-stater Jonathan "Pig" Addison, who dressed up as bacon at their May anti-Muslim rally in Oklahoma City. 

As seen in the photo below, Duran's role was to eat bacon in front of the mosque, while Rail took a selfie to go with his collection of mugshots.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Oklahoma City: White Anchor Tells Black Anchor That He Looks Like a Gorilla During Zoo Segment

The "whiteness" of the OKC news establishment is staggering...and telling.

During an August 22, 2019, segment on KOCO News about the Oklahoma City Zoo, which featured a gorilla, white anchor Alex Housden told black anchor Jason Hackett "kinda looks like you."

Yes, she told a black man he looked like a gorilla.

On air.

That video is being shared around Oklahoma Facebook users. It's unknown at this time who made the recording.

On Friday morning, Housden made an on-air apology claiming no racism was intended, which Hackett accepted. However, the impact on African American viewers, who witnessed the original engagement is still being felt.

They're not finding Housden's apology sincere either.

It's 2019. If Housden isn't being racist, she's being plain ignorant and does not need an audience for her general stupidity.

According to her station bio, "Alex Housden anchors KOCO 5 News weekend mornings with co-anchor Zach Rael. You can also catch Housden weekday mornings, covering the big stories of the day. Before joining KOCO 5, Housden was the evening anchor for ABC affiliate KTEN-TV in Sherman, Texas. Housden spent most of her time covering southern Oklahoma while reporting at KTEN. Housden is a graduate of The University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science."

The Oklahoma City Metro Area is 62.7% white with 37.3% a diverse mixture of color, but you'd never guess it by the local news hiring practices.

The local Fox affiliate seems to have the best record for minority hiring. The rest have tokens.

Here's a view of each station's line up. Some only show anchors, while others include reporters.

CBS Affiliate KWTV
ABC Affiliate KOCO

NBC Affiliate KFOR

Fox Affiliate KOKH

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Potato Salad and Hate: Ku Klux Klan Luring Families With Children to Arkansas for White Nationalist Indoctrination

"Come for a wonderful weekend packed with patriotic speeches, music, and workshops! Meals are available at the private conference center and a delicious banquet served Saturday and Sunday evening. Children’s classes will be conducted which will include crafts and heritage lessons and they always enjoy the large playground. Attendees may enjoy a game of volley ball or the bonfire on Saturday night. Spacious and scenic grounds allow for camping.  Enjoy yourself at the nation’s only White Nationalist Family Retreat."

White Nationalist Family Retreat.

Potato salad and hate.

Lambs to the slaughter.

Robb included children at the Knights Party's April Faith & Freedom Conference 

The Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan will be hosting a gathering of white nationalists from August 30th to September 1st, Labor Day Weekend, at their secluded headquarters in rural northern Arkansas.

In recent decades, a splintered Ku Klux Klan has been struggling to survive, as they find growing competition from other white nationalist groups. In order to maintain a presence, even one with dwindling influence, the KKK tends to pass their teachings down to other generations.

Pastor Thomas Robb, who is hosting the retreat, is well known for doing just that.

Consider him the Pied Piper of Hate.

Knights Party National Director Pastor Thomas Robb
Founded by David Duke in 1975, the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan has been under the helm of Pastor Thomas Robb since the 1980's.

As the group's national director, he holds sway over the Christian Revival Center near Harrison, Arkansas.

That compound houses four generations of the Robb Family and is the Knights Party's national headquarters.

Robb has been involved in white nationalism and Christian Identity, an extremely racist and anti-Semitic religious ideology, for half a century.  

The pastor, also, appears to be a bit of a thief.

A Southern Poverty Law Center Report on Robb claims, "Robb took strong control of the Klan’s finances. He was eventually accused of embezzling hotline proceeds and a $20,000 anonymous donation, resulting in a split with several high-ranking members."

That report goes on to describe how Robb's faction eschews the typical Klan robes for a more sanitized look. His people may not be burning crosses on front lawns, but their retreat next weekend will include a traditional cross burning.

Each month Pastor Robb and the Knights Party publish the racist newspaper The Torch.

In 1993, Robb organized a protest against the Martin Luther King National Holiday in Pulaski, Tennessee, which is the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan. 

The event eventually became known as the White Christian Heritage Festival, held each October in Pulaski. 

Robb has direct connections to a great many infamous white supremacist figures and groups ranging back to the Sixties. He maintains some of those associations to the present - at least among the few who have survived to 2019. 

Over the decades, Robb has developed a close relationship such extremists as J. B. Stoner, Ed Fields, Don Black, David Duke, Willis Carto, Michael Collins Piper, Paul Fromm, and former Croatian diplomat Tomislav Sunic.

The last person on that list of names, Tomislave Sunic, attended the Faith & Freedom Conference Robb hosted at his compound back in April of which Hate Trackers had a series of reports on.

The Yugoslavian-born Sunic is deeply involved in a fascist group called Nouvelle Droite that arose in France during the 1960's.

Robb meeting with Fields in Georgia
In February 2019, Robb traveled from his Klan compound in Arkansas to visit Edward Reed Fields, a notorious KKK Grand Dragon, in Marietta, Georgia, who had founded the National States' Rights Party (NSRP) in 1958.

The NSRP opposed racial segregation, while promoting white supremacy, and did so violently. 

Fields' partner in the terrorist organization was a man named J.B. Stoner, who was involved in the 1958 racially motivated terrorist attack on the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1980, he was finally convicted of that event.

Five of Fields' men bombed the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple in Atlanta, Georgia on October 12, 1958. Fortunately, no one was injured.  

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, "For more than a decade, Fields’ NSRP engaged in a racist terror campaign, bombing black churches and assassinating civil rights workers, including Willie Brewster, shot and killed in July 1965. Stoner was eventually convicted for a bombing attempt at a Birmingham, Ala., church. Fields went on to produce pro-segregation, deeply racist and anti-Semitic propaganda for the next fifty years. His crude tabloid, The Thunderbolt, was a Klan favorite. It ceased publication in 2008.

While monitoring the Russian social media platform VK for Klan activity in February, Hate Trackers found the photos and a post made by Jason Robb, the son of Thomas Robb.

In the post he stated, "Pastor Thomas Robb visited Dr. Ed Fields in Georgia about a week ago. Dr. Ed Fields and Pastor Robb have been involved in the white resistance since the 60s. Dr. Fields published the truth at last newspaper for decades and spoke with Pastor Robb at rallies in Montgomery, Alabama and the annual Stone mountain rallies organized by Mr. Venable up to the late 80s. They have remained close friends for decades. I posted this so some who are new to the struggle will know the fight has been going on for a long time and just not a few years ago and what old warriors look like. Of course I can say that since he is my dad." [All errors belong to Jason Robb]

Now, it's out with the old and in with the new.

In seeking to replenish his shrinking numbers, Pastor Robb has reached out to both Klan children and non-Klan children

While grooming children into white nationalism, the hate-mongering predator warns those with parents not of the hate group "If your parents don’t like the Klan, you need to handle your relationship with them carefully. You must never waver from your convictions and love of our race, faith and homeland."

At 73, Robb is getting a bit too old to keep up with Klan activities, so he's been preparing his son attorney Jason Robb to eventually take over.

From Jason Robb's VK page. He associates with a lot of neo-Nazis, including Kynan Dutton.
Dutton is in the comments area expressing interesting in coming to the retreat.

Pastor Robb's daughter, Rachel Pendergraft, acts as the Knights Party's national organizer and is considered number two within the organization. However, being female they're not going to allow her to take over for her father. As a preteen being raised in the Klan, she was "knighted" by David Duke and has been spreading the White Christian message for nearly 35 years now.

Pendergraft's daughters, Shelby and Charity, are Christian Identity singers, who entertain at Klan events as Heritage Connection.

That video is about six years old. They're now having their four children - Charity is 23 with three children and Shelby is 21 with one child - and are raising a fourth generation of their family into the Ku Klux Klan.  

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Oklahoma Proud Boys Attack Tulsa Rally Hurling Racial Slurs, Commit Multiple Assaults, Including on a 70-yr-old Native Elder

Several members of the Proud Boys showed up to attack the peaceful rally.

On Saturday, a peaceful March Against Fascism in Tulsa was invaded by members of the hate group Proud Boys, who showed up to stand for fascism, hurl racial insults, and assault people.

The Proud Boys try to pass themselves off as a fraternal social club of Western Chauvinists, but their actions belie their public declarations of who they really are.

Disbarred Proud Boys Attorney Van Dyke

Several members of the Proud Boys in New York are already facing criminal charges for attacking people outside the Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan.

Their former attorney Jason Van Dyke is facing criminal charges in Texas for making death threats. Van Dyke threatened this Hate Trackers reporter last year after we exposed the group's Oklahoma members.

Proud Boys' lawyer threatened to murder a black family.

And they were fixtures at the deadly 2017 Unite the Right alt-right attack on Charlottesville, Virginia organized by white supremacist Jason Kessler.

Their record of violence and political terrorism have become significant.

At the Tulsa March Against Fascism gathering, one Proud Boy has been accused of assaulting a peaceful Native American elder, while his associates assailed others, including a transwoman.

The following videos were taken by Lanakay Harjochee, Evelyn Reyes, Henrietta Nelson.

Last year, Hate Trackers identified a number of Proud Boys in Oklahoma and exposed its leadership structure. Yaffe was not a known member at that time.


The new president of Proud Boys of Oklahoma is Glenn Michael Girone, Jr. He is the co-owner of BriteShine Carwash in OKC and Yukon. 
Sean Lloyd a/k/a Jaq Daniel, an EMT trainee at  the Tulsa Technology Center a leader of Proud Boys of Oklahoma.

Kristopher "Tober" Ackerman, a tattoo artist at Mystical Illusions in OKC, is the group's  Sergeant at Arms.  Has long history with drug court and falsely claims military service.  

The Proud Boys attack on Tulsa coincided with a much larger invasion on the City of Portland Oregon where members were bused in from out of state to terrorize the city after two months of promising to commit a premeditated slaughter of that city's antifascists.

Although an American city was targeted by outside hate groups, including neo-Nazis with the American Guard, with premeditated murder on their minds, the ever mentally-deranged and quite racist President Donald Trump has vocalized his intentions to declare antifascists a domestic terrorist group.

This despite the fact that it is Trump's very good people, who are actually committing terrorist acts - be it against migrants in El Paso or Jews in Pittsburgh - and are the ones terrorizing cities like Tulsa and Portland.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

After Swindling Elderly Woman, Hiwaymen's Del Brock Linked to Abusive Group Targeting Hot Springs, Arkansas Homeless Population

James Del Brock, taking from the truly needy

In an epic act of hypocrisy, hate-group leader James Del Brock is now stalking and shaming homeless panhandlers in Hot Springs, Arkansas, while asking for donations on Facebook to fix his trailer house and to finance his activism. Apparently, the Supplemental Security Income check he is drawing from the federal government for disability isn't quite paying the bills.

This after a year of violence towards vulnerable communities and the conning of a senior citizen.

The Hiwaymen, co-founded by Del Brock and Billy Sessions (real name Billy Helton), first got attention in 2017 at the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville where neo-Nazi James Fields, Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters killing Heather Heyer.

The Hiwaymen flashing white power signs.
Yes, there is a black man in the group. That's seen at times. 

They consider themselves a pro-Confederate group, but have expanded into becoming a full-blown hate group after violent attacks on LGBTQ's and harassing mosques.

Mostly, what they're into these days is finding ways to financially support Del Brock and Sessions.

Del Brock belongs to a group on Facebook called 'Keep Hot Springs Free of Panhandlers' that is stalking and shaming the city's homeless population; including children. Although he is not the founder, MAYBE, the Hiwaymen member is helping to distribute the information on multiple Facebook pages.

We're not here to debate how one feels about panhandling. Our focus is on how James Del Brock of the Hiwaymen has found another vulnerable community to bully, while he himself panhandles on social media for his personal benefit.


The Facebook group targeting people says on its about page, "I'm tired of our city being over run by panhandlers it's gone on long enough. They make our city look bad and it's time to take action and run them off. Keep your money and quit giving it to the lazy dope addict."

As seen in recent years, when the homeless are targeted, things can get very nasty; including when incited parties set them on fire.

The page's founder is unknown as they will not disclose that information.

The only video made available by the group is one recorded by James Del Brock Saturday, August 10th. Hate Trackers has decided to show just a portion of the over twenty minute video, so as not to fully identify the victims of Del Brock's stalking.

In that video, Del Brock complains of the littering. That's ironic, as one of the complaints about the Hiwaymen is that they throw down their trash and lit cigarette butts wherever they're protesting. It's a pattern we've seen frequently monitoring their videos.

Regardless of one's personal opinion, panhandling is a Constitutional Right according to the U.S. Supreme Court.

According to the ACLU, "The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the First Amendment covers “charitable appeals for funds.” Because of this, panhandling, solicitation, or begging are protected speech under the First Amendment."

Del Brock calls them criminals for exercising their Constitutional rights, while at the same time he is exercising his right to panhandle on Facebook. He is that dense.

And as for the drug use? Both Del Brock and his one-time associate Kevin Holland have been alleged to be meth dealers in the Hot Springs area. In fact, some of the Hiwaymen have drug convictions.

One such Hiwaymen is Travis Rail, who Del Brock was seen with in Oklahoma City protesting a mosque.

The abusive group is, also, showing the faces of children on their Facebook page. Likely, those children have to go to school in Hot Springs. Having their faces plastered on Facebook will no doubt lead to bullying and shaming.

Although we've blurred out faces here, the original photos being
published by Del Brock's group openly show the children.

The causes of homelessness and panhandling are myriad. One can point and claim lazy or drugs, but this doesn't give anyone the right to stalk and bully them and their children.

And that's another curious factor in this.

Master schemer Del Brock began a fishy anti-bullying campaign earlier this year where he and his brother-in-law began showing up across the street from schools trying to lure children over with balloons. This was done under the auspices of bringing attention to bullying in long as parents and teachers weren't around.

Del Brock has been under the influence of the QAnon conspiracies, which include a lot of ones surrounding pedophilia. The FBI has concerns those conspiracies will fuel extremist violence.

Already, Del Brock has been involved in acts of violence with his hate group.

The Hiwaymen brutally attacking a Transgender Day of Visibility
gathering at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock.

Ending pedophilia is a lofty goal, but, when it becomes an obsession, there tends to be some deeper meaning to it.

When you start hanging out across the street from schools with balloons, then it becomes alarming.

Del Brock's getting around children, while making sure their parents aren't nearby, has been raising some eyebrows. With his now focusing his camera on vulnerable homeless children, those concerns are even more dire.

It should be noted that in the video above Del Brock says he was just returning from Little Rock. He and the Hiwaymen were on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol protesting Child Protective Services, who they believe are sex trafficking children.

By the way, the shameless Del Brock tried to raise funds for the anti-bullying campaign and the CPS protest too.

An anti-bullying campaign is certainly greatly suspect considering Del Brock and his fellow Hiwaymen are known bullies, who have attacked LGBTQ venues and harassed mosques.

After their attempt on February 25th to enter an LGBTQ Human Rights Campaign meeting in Little Rock was stopped by security, the group seemed to become more focused on anti-gay activities.

Hiwaymen Billy Sessions is currently raising funds to travel to Boston for Straight Pride. However, he's having a rough time obtaining money right now.

Back in May, news blew through the Hiwaymen that Del Brock and Sessions swindled an elderly woman out of her life savings.

They had her believing that in order to continue their mission of saving the Confederacy, they needed $8,000 to purchase a used van. The con men bought a $1,200 clunker to show her that her money had been spent for such, then split the remaining $6,800.

It was during a time, when Sessions was desperate for money to keep Lauren Order's habits satisfied.

As soon as that money was gone, so was Lauren Order. 

That resulted in a plunge in donations going to the pair, leading the duo to find new ways to avoid employment and get money. Sessions went on a major tirade during a live stream about how the Hiwaymen's supporters weren't doing enough for them, while Del Brock has pursued one scheme after another.

Disabled, huh? Let's check into that. 

While Brock likes to scream "Get a job!" at the homeless, he fails to mention he won't work.

The 46-year-old Brock actually draws Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - a form of social security that requires a physical or mental disability.

He appears capable enough to travel long distances, stand, march, walk, and brawl, so his desire to not work and let the government support him may have to do with mental health issues. Even that, however, seems odd with his being cognizant enough to do activism.

SSI requires recipients to report any additional income they receive, as it is based on all resources one has. Brock's receiving donations under the table would fall under those reporting requirements.

The Hiwaymen have lost a lot of members in recent months over infighting. That internal turmoil now seems to have caused friction between Sessions and Brock. After Sessions live streamed in drag, Brock showed his disfavor.

Sessions is quite egotistical. It's almost certain he's not taking the directive from Brock very well.


"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10