An antifascist group outed 21-year old Jerrod Kuhn by papering his city with fliers displaying his name and picture. Since then, the little scumbag says his “life is over,” but unlike Heather Heyer, Kuhn is still breathing.
The events of last Saturday unfolded as the nation watched in horror, and everyone but the president and his supporters saw a clear villain in the plot. White supremacists and nazis gathered in the streets to protest the removal of confederate statues in Charlottesville, Virginia, and tensions rose as antifascist groups banded together in counter-protest, making the racists see red.
When the day was over, a 32-year old woman was dead.
Jerrod Kuhn was a member of the white supremacist hate group, and was photographed and filmed acting a fool with his Home Depot tiki torch. However, his tough act soon ended when he realized he was going to have to wear the white supremacist badge a lot longer than just that one day.
Now, he’s beside himself, in pure agony. Not because he was part of a lynch mob that resulted in the death of a young woman, but because people now know he’s a racist.
The 250 fliers that went up in the area of Honeoye Falls read, “No Nazis in our neighborhood.”
According to Livingston County News, the fliers:
“Show a picture of a group of demonstrators carrying tiki torches on the campus of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville the night of Aug. 11. One man carrying a torch near the bottom right corner of the image is circled.”
The flier listed Jarrod Kuhn as the person pictured and said he was the “leading figure with the Daily Stormer, an avowedly neo-Nazi website around which local groups have been organizing to promote anti-Semitism, white supremacy and violence against LGBTQ communities.”
Kuhn gave this statement just days after Heather Heyer was killed:
“I’m not a neo-Nazi. I don’t belong to a German workers’ party from 1933. I’m a moderate Republican. It’s a piece of history, and I thought that it should remain. It’s important to me that we preserve American history no matter how ugly the past is it’s associated with.”
However, as Livingston County News points out, “the group of tiki torch-carrying individuals Kuhn marched with in Charlottesville was recorded on video shouting slogans such as ‘You will not replace us,’ ‘Jews will not replace us,’ ‘blood and soil,’ and ‘white lives matter’ as they marched across the University of Virginia’s campus the night of Aug. 11.”
Kuhn says the fliers have made his life impossible, destroying any chance of him living normally:
“I can’t live in this community anymore. I’m in the process of figuring out what I’m going to do. I’m 21 years old and now my life is over in this area.”
Peter Berkman is a volunteer working with the group that hung the fliers. He gave the following statement:
“People have a right to know if their neighbor is a violent neo-Nazi just as much as they would if their neighbor was a violent sex offender. I think it’s important that people know the dangers the community faces and we think people having that information is important for them to protect themselves.”
“I want to emphasize that very clearly, we have never at any point suggested that we’re calling for really any action against him or anyone he’s associated with.”
“The idea that we can walk away from last weekend, a moment when neo-Nazis literally killed people in the streets of Charlottesville (by) driving a car through a street full of innocent bystanders and then say we’re worried about the safety of a neo-Nazi is pretty crazy to me.”
“These folks don’t just get to be weekend neo-Nazis and then come home and live comfortably without having people around them knowing who they are,” he said. “It’s important that people know who he is and that this person is in their community and to proceed with caution.”