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NAME: David Scott Holloway
HOME BASE: Arlington, VA
When Newsweek published an article about neo-Nazi Billy Roper in 2004, they included a photograph from August 24, 2002 of a bonehead giving the Nazi salute outside the US Capitol during the rally that Roper organized for the National Alliance. If one was to look at the photo credit, they would see the name “David S. Holloway”. That is the name of a professional photojournalist that, surprise, surprise, is an associate of Roper’s.
Now here is where the fun begins because when we first published this Gallery entry, we had a lot of people saying he wasn’t a Nazi or a nationalist. Even Billy Roper says that. Problem is, Roper has relied on him hyping him up and giving him all the publicity in the world in the mainstream press and it is the kind of access that one would surmise comes from someone just a tad too close to Roper. It doesn’t help matters much when back in the day Craig Cobb, the neo-Nazi that became famous for his attempt to take over a town in North Dakota, refered to him as the “White Revolution media guy”, which was the name of the now-defunct organization Roper founded after being kicked out of the National Alliance. The issue is compounded by the fact that Holloway seems to be doing a coward’s cover. That’s when as people call you out for something that you are about or doing, everyone runs to your defense as you remain silent. Holloway has done that for over a decade, let everyone else fight his battles while he does not try to speak for himself or in his case explain why this neo-Nazi keeps saying that they are tight. This has become an issue recently because a documentary was released purporting to be about the parents of a neo-Nazi who are being radicalized to help him as he deals with the prospect of prison because of his participation in the assault on DeAndre Harris during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA on Aug. 12, 2017. The documentary, which was released by NBC Left Field, features Roper prominently as the leader of the Shieldwall Network, his latest outfit that the incarcerated bonehead Jacob Goodwin is a member of. In the credits are two directors, Asian-Canadian photojournalist Ed Ou, and our boy, David Scott Holloway. In a Stormfront podcast, Roper hyped up the documentary and his relationship with Holloway which he says goes back to his college days:
Billy Roper: “For the last several months, we’ve been working through NBC. There is actually a guy who I was an undergrad with in college, so I’ve known him for over – well, a long time. Actually, about 25 years, and he was the first reporter to ever interview me when I was coming out and becoming a openly white nationalist, so, I trust him and I don’t necessarily trust NBC or his producers or editors. But we’ll see what the final product looks like. It was a documentary that they’ve been working on and they had actually went to the Goodwin’s house and spent time with them, interviewing them and following them around and they came to my house and followed us around. They came to Shield Wall Network meetings and rallies and protests, and actually videotaped Shield Wall Phalanx training sessions, and this went on for a couple months. The final product is going to be released soon, this NBC documentary that has a trailer posted yesterday, and the trailer is on YouTube.com. People can go to YouTube and type in “The Path to Radicalization”, and it’s about a minute and a half long trailer. So far, the trailer looks good.”
“Red”: “One more question. Who did this documentary?”
Billy Roper: “It was done by NBC. And the guy who approached me for it, is one who has followed me for the last 20-25 years. From, you know, National Alliance days on forth, and his name is David Holloway, and he did a lot of the filming, and they also had, believe it or not, had an Asian do some of the filming, which, anyway, that’s what it was. (Chuckles) But that’s why we don’t know about the final production and the editing, how it’s going to turn out. I do trust David. I’ve worked with him for decades. I don’t trust the rest of them, to be honest with you any further than I could throw them, so we’ll have to see how it all looks out when it’s done.”
“Red”: “Don’t you think the – don’t you think that the proceeds this guy makes off this documentary ought to go to help Jacob, or whoever he’s documenting?”
Billy Roper: “Ha, ha, ha. Right, well, he’s not really a nationalist. He, you know, sometimes gives us publicity, and that could benefit.”
Now back in the day, you definitely saw Holloway’s photos around because they appeared pretty much everywhere from Getty Images, to MSNBC, to the Washington Post. Because he lived in Arlington, Va., Holloway had a front row seat to the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, and was able to take some shots that some news services picked up. Even conservationist Jane Goodall has photos of herself by Holloway on her website. One of those photos got him a second place award from the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA), of which he is a member. Swedish band The Division of Laura Lee also has Holloway’s photography on their CD Black City, and he also has photographed Liz Phair, Smokey Robinson (when we won the BET Walk of Fame Award, no less), and Matthew Broderick. Obviously it is very likely Holloway’s subjects, not to mention those he works with are not looking at him as a possible Nazi. On the other hand, we should also note that his photos also appeared on the personal website of Byron Calvert of Panzerfaust Records, as well as the website for EURO, David Duke’s group. We can’t give them the same benefit of the doubt!
As Billy Roper keeps putting himself out there Holloway is sure to be there documenting every move as his own personal Leni Riefenstahl. And should that come across as a little harsh to some folks, it’s really very simple. Holloway needs to stop being coy about the concerns and address them.
NAME: John Stortstrom
HOME BASE:Germantown, MD
When Matthew Heimbach was a college student at Towson University in Maryland, he was leading a group white supremacist gloryhounds via his so-called “White Student Union” on campus. While not recognized by the school, this White Student Union crowd still managed to get some media posturing time in via stunts like announcing anti-crime patrols on campus, harassing black conservatives during their Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) workshop, or protesting May Day celebrations in Washington DC, the latter resulting in a rather comical altercation with this crew between them and the May Day participants. Now of this crew, Heimbach, his girlfriend at the time, the ironically-last-named Theresa Braun, Scott Terry and Shane Long were the only ones who publicly identify themselves. Others in the group preferred not to bask in the media glow and stand behind them, lending their support in the background. One of them, a guy named John Stortstrom, might have a pretty good reason for that, but its also the reason why we better not Let him stay in the shadows. See, not only is he vice-president of a Republican Party club that curiously was comfortable enough with Heimbach that he was invited to speak at one of their meetings, but his job – his actual bread winning profession – is making things that explode! What’s more, that job is with the part of the US Military that works with chemical weapons!
Shall we begin?
The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) is a part of the U.S. Army and it’s Wikipedia entry calls it “the United States’s principal research and development resource for non-medical chemical and biological (CB) defense.” In addition to protecting the nation from the threat of chemical and biological weapons, they also assist in the development of chemical warfare defense technology. After graduating first from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD in 2003 and then from the University of Maryland in 2008, Stortstrom started working for the Army in April of 2009, and he currently works in the Obscuration and Nonlethal Engineering Branch of the ECBC. In a video posted in 2012, he explained one of the projects he was working on at the time.
Now when it comes to his politics, what you will see on the internet is him playing it strictly mainstream. He was the Executive Director of the Maryland Federation of College Republicans in 2009, as evidenced by a comment from him in an article about Romney on the Huffington Post. Currently, he is the Vice-President of the Route 40 Republican Club in Maryland which has brought national GOP figures to their meetings and among its current activities include raffling off AR-15s at gun rallies. And then this month, they invite Heimbach to speak and call for the Republican Party to stand up for white interests. Of course everyone on the racist right say this is the greatest thing in the world for them, but when you talk to the mainstreamers, that might be a different story. Before the speaking engagement, one Maryland blogger voiced his displeasure with the invite to the group’s president Frank Mullis, who responded by noting he was of the “Hebrew Faith”, that Heimbach “does not have a hate for anyone” and that the blogger has “such dislike for yourself”. It sounds like if RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is going to do that outreach to communities of color, he has his work cut out for him if clowns like Mullis are representing the party.
But let’s not forget about Stortstrom. We said earlier that he plays it mainstream on the internet, and he does play it cool with his public displays of affection for Heimbach and the White Student Union. So if you want to see him involved with that crowd, you actually have to go to where that crowd is. Stortstrom officially got on the radar when he showed up at the Jared Taylor appearance at Towson University. He not only asked a question of the aging White supremacist, but when a student that asked Taylor about where he fit in as an Italian, given the long-held dispute of the ethnicity of some Italians. Stortstrom upon hearing that shouted out to that student, “You were always white!” from the audience. And lest we think this was some onetime experience with Taylor, in April, Stortstrom attended the white supremacist American Renaissance Conference just outside Nashville, pretty much making his connections with that crowd solid. A few weeks later, he was participating in the pro-gun rally where he was raffling off the AR-15.
In 1995, it was noted in one study that terrorist elements may have established themselves within the United States Armed Forces. That concern came just after Tim McVeigh’s horrific bombing in Oklahoma City. In 2013, we are not even allowing people on planes just because they have Muslim names, so you can imagine what we are thinking when we see a guy who is a military contractor who job it is to develop bombs (albeit in his professional capacity non-lethal munitions) associating himself with the same element that has more than a passing association with racist domestic terrorists such as McVeigh. Add to that his political pull via his position with the Republican Club, and we have someone who is playing a very serious game. If the authorities are looking at this the same way we are, John Stortstrom might be getting himself an immediate career change. That may be why at press time he is suspended by the ECBC pending an investigation.
Faces of American Renaissance (Stortstrom is identified here)
Jared Taylor at Towson University
Stortstrom can be found at 35:36 of this video.