The Not-So-Proud Anymore Boys


Proud Boys! U-hu—uh oh. The Proud Boys finally used up their copious spare lives after a brutal gang beatdown was caught on camera after a GOP-sponsored event in Manhattan. The Proud Boys’ leader and founder, Gavin McInnes, has gone on record saying explicitly that the Proud Boys are ‘a gang.’ This is the latest in a sequence of nationwide violent incidents, which ultimately have led to the implosion of the organization and chaos over its leadership. Among its leaders is J.L. van Dyke, a lawyer with a history of threatening journalists, who is himself facing charges in Texas for lying to police.

Case Summary

USA v Burkhow, Raven Damien Meader (US District Court (Northern IA) — 1:19-cr-00059-CJW-MAR)
Awaiting Sentencing
06-November-2020 (Sentencing)
Raven Burkhow is alleged to have sold drugs and guns to a confidential source. In social media postings, he claims to be a member of the Proud Boys. His plea to several counts of weapons charges was accepted in early 2020.
Raven Damien Meader Burkhow
a.k.a.
Raven Burkhow
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), and 846 (United States Code)
Convicted (Plea) 5 years to 40 years
Distribution of a controlled substance (5 counts)
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C) (United States Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 20 years
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B) (United States Code)
Dismissed (Plea) 5 years to 40 years
Use and possession of a firearm during and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (2 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Convicted (Plea) Minimum 5 years
Possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Convicted (Plea) Minimum 5 years
Transfer of machine gun
18 U.S.C. § 922(o) (United States Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 10 years
Possession of machine guns
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (United States Code)
Convicted (Plea) Up to 10 years
Transfer of firearm in violation of national firearms act (2 counts)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(e) (United States Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 10 years
Possession of national firearms act firearms not registered to possessor
26 U.S.C. § 5861(d) (United States Code)
Convicted (Plea) Up to 10 years
Possession of national firearms act firearms not registered to possessor (14 counts)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(d) (United States Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 10 years
Possession of national firearms act firearms not identified by serial number (13 counts)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(i) (United States Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 10 years
State of Washington v Wolfe, Buckey Z (King County (WA) Superior Court — 19-1-01395-4_SEA)
Awaiting Trial
Buckey Wolfe is accused of murdering his brother by stabbing him in the head with a sword. Wolfe had been ranting about conspiracy theories involving lizards on social media, and he told authorities that he believed his brother had turned into a lizard.
Buckey Z Wolfe
a.k.a.
Buckey Wolfe
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Murder in the second degree
9A.32.050(1)(A) (Washington Criminal Code)
Acquitted (By Reason of Insanity) Potentially Life
USA v Clark, Jeffrey (US District Court (District of Columbia) — 1:18-cr-00338)
Closed
Jeffrey Clark is the brother of the late Edward Clark, who allegedly killed himself hours after his Gab contact, Robert Bowers, allegedly murdered eleven people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Both Clark brothers were active in the DC alt-right scene, attended Unite the Right in Charlottesville, and were apparently close with organizer Jason Kessler. Jeffrey was charged with weapons charges after his family members contacted the FBI concerned about his social media posts.
Jeffrey Raphiel Clark, Jr.
a.k.a.
Jeffrey Clark
DC Bowl Gang
@PureWhiteEvil
Suspected affiliations:
Vanguard America (suspected)
Bowl Patrol (suspected)
Alt Right (suspected)
Atomwaffen (suspected)
Proud Boys
Unlawful possession of firearms by person who is unlawful user of a controlled substance
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (United States Code)
Convicted (Plea) Time Served (approx. 10 months)
Possessing high capacity magazines
§ 7-2506.01 (Code of the District of Columbia)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 1 year
State of Oregon v Tusitala John Toese (Multnomah County (OR) Court — 17CR81497)
Closed
Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese is a well-known figure in the Portland and Pacific Northwest Proud Boy and Patriot Prayer scene. He is known to commit violence at protests, and recently has had a warrant issued for a probation violation stemming from a 2017 case.
Tusitala John Toese
a.k.a.
Tiny
Tusitala Toese
Suspected affiliations:
Patriot Prayer
Proud Boys
Attempt to commit a class A misdemeanor
161.405(2)(e) (Oregon State Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 6 months
Harassment
166.065(3) (Oregon State Code)
Convicted (Plea) 12 months probation, 10 days (probation violation)
Disorderly conduct in the second degree
166.025 (Oregon State Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 6 months
Commonwealth of Virginia v Kessler, Jason Eric (Charlottesville City (VA) General District Court — GC17003597-00)
Closed
Jason Kessler was antagonizing protesters the night after he brought the first torch rally to Charlottesville. Though he was using a bullhorn after the allowed hours, the Commonwealth dropped the charges.
Jason Eric Kessler
a.k.a.
Jason Kessler
TheMadDimension
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys (former)
New Byzantium (former)
Disorderly conduct
§ 18.2-415 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Dismissed (nolle prosequi) Up to 1 year
State of Texas v Jason Lee Vandyke (Denton County (TX) Court — CR-2018-07544-E)
Closed
J.L. van Dyke is a Proud Boy lawyer with a history of making threats against journalists and others. In this case, he called police to report a break-in of his car where firearms were stolen; however, this report was falsified.
Jason Lee Van Dyke
a.k.a.
J.L. van Dyke
Jason Van Dyke
Jason Lee Vandyke
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys DFW
False report to a police officer
37.08 (Texas Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea) 24 months probation, 60 hours community service
State of Oregon v Donovon Lyle Flippo (Multnomah County (OR) Court — 18CR43659)
Closed
Donovon Flippo is a regular at Proud Boy and Patriot Prayer events. In this incident he is accused of jumping out of a truck and assaulting a random passer-by. Charges were initially dismissed but revisited after public outcry.
Donovon Lyle Flippo
a.k.a.
Donovon Flippo
Suspected affiliations:
Patriot Prayer
Proud Boys
Assault in the third degree
163.165(2)(a) (Oregon State Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 5 years
Assault in the fourth degree
163.160(2) (Oregon State Code)
Convicted (Plea) 8 days
Disorderly conduct in the second degree
166.025 (Oregon State Code)
Dismissed (No complaint) Up to 6 months
Commonwealth of Virginia v Kessler, Jason Eric (Charlottesville City (VA) General District Court — GC17000433-00)
Closed
Jason Kessler was gathering signatures for a petition when an acquaintance of his declined to offer a signature. Jason the punched him. His victim pressed charges, and Jason subsequently lied to take out a false charge.
Jason Eric Kessler
a.k.a.
Jason Kessler
TheMadDimension
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys (former)
New Byzantium (former)
Assault and battery
§ 18.2-57 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (Plea) Up to 1 year
USA v Stone, Roger (US District Court (Washington DC) — 1:19-cr-00018-ABJ)
Closed
Roger Stone is a former adviser of President Donald Trump and was found to have obstructed official proceedings in the Special Counsel investigation. He is also a Proud Boy, having completed his first degree of membership.
Roger Jason Stone
a.k.a.
Roger Stone
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Obstruction of proceeding
18 U.S.C. § 1505 and 2 (United States Code)
Convicted (Jury) 40 months
False statements (5 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2) and 2 (United States Code)
Convicted (Jury) 12 months
Witness tampering
18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2) and 2 (United States Code)
Convicted (Jury) 18 months
State of Oregon v Tusitala John Toese (Multnomah County (OR) Court — 17CR55661)
Closed
Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese is a well-known figure in the Portland and Pacific Northwest Proud Boy and Patriot Prayer scene. He is known to commit violence at protests, and recently has had a warrant issued for a probation violation stemming from a 2017 case.
Tusitala John Toese
a.k.a.
Tiny
Tusitala Toese
Suspected affiliations:
Patriot Prayer
Proud Boys
Disorderly conduct in the second degree
166.025 (Oregon State Code)
Dismissed Up to 6 months
Commonwealth of Virginia v Kessler, Jason Eric (Charlottesville City (VA) General District Court — GC17008078-00)
Closed
Jason Kessler was trying to start a new white nationalist organization when the official account of that organization posted the name and physical home address of this site's administrator with intent to harass. However, later evidence showed that though the account was created at Jason's direction, the author of the offending tweet was not Jason.
Jason Eric Kessler
a.k.a.
Jason Kessler
TheMadDimension
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys (former)
New Byzantium (former)
Use of identity to harass or intimidate
§ 18.2-186.4 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Dismissed (nolle prosequi) Up to 1 year
Commonwealth of Virginia v Kessler, Jason Eric (Albemarle County (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000673-00)
Closed
Jason Kessler was accused of lying on a sworn statement to a magistrate after he was charged with assaulting a man on the Charlottesville downtown mall. Video evidence proved he lied, but the prosecutor failed to establish venue during the trial.
Jason Eric Kessler
a.k.a.
Jason Kessler
TheMadDimension
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys (former)
New Byzantium (former)
Perjury
§ 18.2-434 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Dismissed (failure to establish venue) Up to 10 years
New York v Young, et al (New York Supreme Court — 04041-2018)
Closed
This group of Proud Boys, Proud Boys NY was captured on video engaging in mob violence after an event at the Metropolitan Republican Club in October of 2018. The video shows the mob beating several people on the ground while yelling slurs.
David Jacob
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (4 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 3 months
Riot (Second Degree)
PL 240.05 00 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea, down from 240.05) 5 days community service
Kyle Borello
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (4 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Unknown (Unknown) Up to 3 months
Riot (Second Degree)
PL 240.05 00 (New York Penal Code)
Unknown (Unknown) Up to 1 year
Erik Kaczynski
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (4 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 3 months
Disorderly conduct
PL 240.20 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea, down from 240.05) 5 days community service
Jake Freija
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (4 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 3 months
Disorderly conduct
PL 240.20 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea, down from 240.05) 5 days community service
Geoffrey B Young
a.k.a.
Geoff Young
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea) 40 weekends
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (3 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Dismissed (Plea (presumed)) Up to 3 months
Riot (Second Degree)
PL 240.05 00 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea) 40 weekends
Douglas Lennan
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea) 5 days community service
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (3 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 3 months
Riot (Second Degree)
PL 240.05 00 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea) 5 days community service
Irvin Antillon
a.k.a.
Irv
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Batallion 49 (B49)
Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights (FOAK)
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (3 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 3 months
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea) 5 days community service
Riot (Second Degree)
PL 240.05 00 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Plea) 5 days community service
David E Kuriakose
a.k.a.
David Kuriakose
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (4 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Unknown Up to 3 months
Riot (Second Degree)
PL 240.05 00 (New York Penal Code)
Unknown Up to 1 year
John W Kinsman
a.k.a.
Jay Kinsman
John Kinsman
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Attempted Gang Assault
PL 110-120.07 00 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Jury) 4 years
Attempted Assault with Intent to Cause Serious Injury with a Weapon
PL 110-120.10 01 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Jury) Concurrent with top charge
Attempted assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon
PL 110-120.05 02 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Jury) Concurrent with top charge
Riot (Second Degree)
PL 240.05 00 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Jury) Concurrent with top charge
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (2 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Jury) Concurrent with top charge
Maxwell D Hare
a.k.a.
Maxwell Hare
Suspected affiliations:
Proud Boys
Proud Boys NY
Attempted Gang Assault
PL 110-120.07 00 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Jury) 4 years
Attempted assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon
PL 110-120.05 02 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Jury) Concurrent with top charge
Riot (Second Degree)
PL 240.05 00 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Jury) Concurrent with top charge
Attempted Assault with intent to cause Physical Injury (2 counts)
PL 110-120.00 01 (New York Penal Code)
Convicted (Jury) Concurrent with top charge
State of Oregon v Tusitala John Toese (Multnomah County (OR) Court — 18CR43660)
Closed
Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese is a well-known figure in the Portland and Pacific Northwest Proud Boy and Patriot Prayer scene. He is known to commit violence at protests, and recently has had a warrant issued for a probation violation stemming from a 2017 case.
Tusitala John Toese
a.k.a.
Tiny
Tusitala Toese
Suspected affiliations:
Patriot Prayer
Proud Boys
Assault in the third degree
163.165(2)(a) (Oregon State Code)
Dismissed (Plea) Up to 5 years
Assault in the fourth degree
163.160(2) (Oregon State Code)
Convicted (Plea) 2 years probation, 80 hours community service

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