Since the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, Nigel Krofta’s learning the hard way that white supremacists wear hoods for a reason.
Many Americans were outraged Friday night as they watched footage of angry, torch-wielding white men march on the University of Virginia while chanting, “We will not be replaced.” The next day was worse as the neo-Nazis gathered for a “Unite the Right” rally complete with a heavily-armed “militia.”
Among them was Nigel Krofta, who got caught on camera in a photo by Hawes Spencer from The New York Times. This got people’s attention because he was standing next to James Fields, the man accused of murdering Heather Heyer by driving his car into a crowd of protesters at high speed.
The Post and Courier reports social media accounts were set up to track down the identities of the white supremacists shown in the photos. It didn’t take them long to find out Nigel Krofta lives in Ridgeville, S.C. where he works as welder and mechanic at Limehouse & Sons Inc. They also found a lot of openly racist posts on his Facebook page. Here’s the photo that appeared in the New York Times. James Fields is on the left and Krofta’s on the right.
— The Post and Courier (@postandcourier) August 14, 2017
Nigel Krofta’s employer must have gotten a lot of angry messages because, on Monday, Limehouse & Sons posted an announcement on Facebook to “assure our friends and our customers that we do not condone the actions of the people involved in this horrific display that has taken place in Charlottesville, VA.” They added, “people like this have no place in our society.” When a commenter asked whether Nigel Krofta was fired, Limehouse & Sons replied, “He is no longer an employee of Limehouse & Sons.”
Nigel Krofta’s not alone. There’s a lot of doxxing going on.
Raw Story reported “Alt-Right” marcher Cole White from Berkeley, Calif. lost his job with Top Dog, a hot dog chain, after people on social media informed them of his extracurricular activities. “Effective Saturday 12th August, Cole White no longer works at Top Dog,” the top brass wrote in an email statement. “The actions of those in Charlottesville are not supported by Top Dog. We believe in individual freedom and voluntary association for everyone.”
Charlottesville white supremacist marcher gets ID’d on Twitter and loses job at hot dog restaurant https://t.co/U2a4L2IkXb
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 14, 2017
Peter Cvjetanovic, the “screaming torch guy” also got outed and tried to tell Channel 2 News he’s not the angry racist we think he is. He just happened to get caught hanging out with a crowd of Nazis while holding a torch and screaming.
— McKay Smith (@McKayMSmith) August 13, 2017
Nigel Krofta denies knowing accused vehicular manslaughterer James Fields, but declared he stands by all the racist, white supremacist filth people found on his Facebook page. He also insists he’s a good person.”If you look on Facebook and anyone commenting who have known me in person know that I am a good person, but they have also known my beliefs I am very open about them.”
He certainly is “very open” about his appalling beliefs. In his profile, he describes himself as “unashamed, unabashed white devil.” His political views are listed as, “Zenophobe, Narcissist, Bigot, Misogynist, Racist, Nazi, Ignorant, Right-Winger, Anti-Semite, Islamophobe, Fascist, Dumbass.”
Here’s a screenshot of one of his Facebook posts.
Featured image: CC BY 2.0 | Fiona McGowan | Flickr | Cropped with Brightness and Sharpen filters applied.