The system administrator of Daily Stormer, a white supremacist hate site that called Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer vile names, is allegedly planning to send followers to the slain paralegal’s funeral, according to a screenshot of a conversation posted to Twitter.
Laura Loomer, who works for Rebel TV, posted the screenshot and wrote, “SCOOP: ‘Weev,’ the system administrator for The Daily Stormer is planning on sending Nazis to #HeatherHeyer funeral.” Loomer is a right-wing activist who previously worked for James O’Keefe’s right wing sting organization, Project Veritas, and who crashed the Central Park Julius Caesar play that showed a Donald Trump-like figure being assassinated.
Warning: The conversation uses disturbing language about the victim.
The screenshot reads, “Yo, I need some research done. Whats (sic) the location of the fat skank’s funeral?”
Forbes has reported that “Weev” is “the pseudonym of infamous Internet troll Andrew Auernheimer” who previously “claimed responsibility for sending countless racist, anti-Semitic fliers to thousands of publicly accessible, Internet-connected printers throughout the country.” In 2016, Weev claimed he was not a Daily Stormer employee.
According to Gizmodo, Weev is “an infamous neo-Nazi hacker …The tech community rallied around Weev, whose real name is Andrew Auernheimer, back in 2013 when he was sentenced to 41 months in prison for exploiting an AT&T iPad security flaw. His comments about Jews and black people were dismissed as ‘trolling’ in the early days of his notoriety.” The site added, “Weev was a full blown neo-Nazi. He got a tattoo of a swastika sometime around late 2014 and published anti-semitic and anti-black screeds constantly.” In August 2017, Gizmodo reported that Weev writes for Daily Stormer.
The screenshot Loomer posted of the purported Weev chat then linked to a vile article about Heyer that Daily Stormer’s founder, Andrew Anglin, wrote and published on August 13. That article, which also mocked Heyer’s weight and death, calling her a “sl*t,” prompted GoDaddy to tell Daily Stormer it was removing its domain. Google then followed suit by cancelling Daily Stormer’s domain registration.
Under a photo of Heyer, Weev also wrote, “this one. Get on it, e-sleuths. I’d do it myself but slammed with current logistical issues. I want to get people on the ground here.”
A ProPublica investigation reported that “Since its launch in 2013, the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has quickly become the go-to spot for racists on the internet. Women are whores, blacks are inferior and a shadowy Jewish cabal is organizing a genocide against white people.” Dylann Roof, the shooter who targeted African-Americans in church, was a reader, the site reports.
SPLC Center says of Auernheimer, “He helped Andrew Anglin set up his bulletin-board system for the neo-Nazi outlet Daily Stormer, and has been involved in sending threatening fliers out to Jewish community centers and colleges.”
Heyer was a native of Greene County and graduated from William Monroe High School. She worked for Miller Law Group PC in Virginia as a legal assistant, according to her profile on LinkedIn.
A GoFundMe site was established in her name.
Susan Bro, Heyer’s mother, told Huffington Post: “I don’t want her death to be a focus for more hatred, I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion.”
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