Yesterday, members of Tacoma Against Nazis, Destiny City Antifa, Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, and other members of the community paid a visit to a nazi-owned business: House of Pain Tattoo at 8232 Pacific Ave in Tacoma, WA.
Sound familiar? That’s because the community chased them out of their old location, Tac Town Tattoo!
The neo-nazi owners, Jason “Gravy” Desimas and Kenrick Baughman, have been spotted last week hanging out with Guy Miller, one of the white supremacists who participated in the hate crime attack against a black DJ in Lynnwood, WA. Members at that incident from their neo-nazi hate group, Hammerskins Crew 38, are listed in jail registries as white supremacists, and were caught carrying nazi business cards and swastika jewelry while throwing nazi hand salutes at this stop on their way to celebrate a neo-nazi holiday on Whidbey Island.
Gravy himself has pictures in front of nazi flags. Kenrick is photographed in front of Crew 38 signs.
Heard enough yet? They’re nazis.
Members of the community stepped up hard to protest their nazi presence in our community, carrying signs and marching in front of their doors. Meanwhile, the nazis inside pulled one of their favorite tactics: putting up a “white lives matter” sign and hiding behind their children.
An amazing group of anti-fascist community members from all walks of life showed up to defend their community against nazis, and it’s guaranteed that we’ll return. Yesterday’s action was the first of many in a diversity of tactics for this new location.
We’ll be back.