Patryck Scott Durham (19) of Aurora, Colorado is a member of the
neo-Nazi organization Patriot Front. Patryck is an undergraduate student
at the University of Colorado, Boulder. On social media, Patryck has
expressed a desire to shoot up an immigration center, lynch Black
people, as well as support for the Ku Klux Klan and the Oklahoma City
UPDATE: 1/30/2023 After a flyering campaign and some investigative reporting, Patryck Scott Durham is no longer enrolled at CU Boulder.
Thanks to leaked internal chats published by Unicorn Riot, we can see Kevin’s messages within the organization. Note that much of the Colorado & southern Wyoming chapter’s coordination was done over Telegram; those communications are not included in the leaks.
Patryck also promoted the Patriot Front adjacent neo-Nazi group Active Club, while wearing a Cherokee Trail Lacrosse sweatshirt. This image was shared from official Active Club channels. The Front Range Active Club chapter has significant overlap with Patriot Front and it is likely that Patryck is a member of the group.
Patryck Durham’s white supremacist rhetoric even more extreme outside of the Patriot Front chat. As Sunlight161 found, Patryck runs a number of pseudo-anonymous Twitter accounts, which he has used to praise Adolf Hitler, the Ku Klux Klan, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and to express his desire to shoot up “an immigration center,” and lynch Black people.
On June 11, 2022, American Neo-Nazi group, Patriot Front, made international news for the mass arrest of 31 members in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, ahead of a gay pride event taking place that day. Flagpoles, shields, shin guards and action plans were confiscated from the U-Haul, and most of the members had been riding in the cargo section. All 31 men were charged with conspiracy to riot and bailed out by the following day. Conor James Ryan was one of them.
Once members are granted access to the Patriot Front internal communications server, they choose a false name for themselves and include the state they live in and their title, if applicable. Conor first became a member of the hate group after it rebranded post-Charlottesville in 2017 but then left in 2018. He then rejoined again later in 2018 and was involved until 2020, when he retired from a leadership position in the group (when he was in Illinois) and resigned. He mentioned contact with the FBI several times. Conor previously used the pseudonyms “Smiter-IL” and “Francis IL” for Patriot Front internal communications, some of which are hosted on Unicorn Riot. He now goes by Francis CO.
Conor attended Richard Spencer’s Michigan State University speaking event in March 2018, alongside fascists representing the now-defunct Traditionalist Workers Party and Identity Europa/ American Identity Movement. Patriot Front was there to provide security and attendance for Spencer’s talk. Conor eventually became a Network Director within the Patriot Front organization when he lived in Chicago, where he led propaganda campaigns, and organized flash mobs at the March for Life events from 2018-2020. After moving to Colorado, Conor James Ryan of Thornton CO, formally rejoined Patriot Front for the third time in December 2021 after performing the role of a medic at their ill-fated DC march on December 4, 2021. He then was arrested in Idaho in June 2022 with other members of Patriot Front.
We have identified Nathan David Brenner (26) of Louisville, Colorado as the “Network Director” of the Colorado & southern Wyoming chapter of the neo-Nazi organization Patriot Front. Nathan Brenner used the alias “Ben CO” within the racist organization. Nathan Brenner was arrested trying to disrupt a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Pride event and has engaged in regular Patriot Front organizing, including vandalizing a mural in Denver, Colorado with racist graffiti.
UPDATE: In December 2022, Nathan Brenner was confirmed to be physically seeking employment under the alias David Brenner in the Des Moines, IA metro area and is no longer believed to be living in Colorado.
Patriot Front members also regularly vandalize left-wing and progressive artworks. Leaked internal Patriot Front video, published by Unicorn Riot, shows Nathan Brenner and two other Patriot Front members vandalizing a pro-bodily autonomy mural at Crema Coffee House in Denver.
Nathan Brenner was one of 31 Patriot Front members arrested on Conspiracy to Riot charges at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Pride event on June 11th, 2022.
Patriot Front member Forrest Rankin of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, was arrested at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Pride event in June 2022. After his arrest went public, he was fired from his position at an engineering firm. Forrest Rankin was identified as “Jesse CO” after matching his arrest photo to messages and photos from the January 2022 Unicorn Riot leak of the Patriot Front chat server.
We have identified Dillon Thomas Oakes (25) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado as a member of the neo-Nazi organization Patriot Front. He uses the alias “John – CO” within the racist organization. Dillon Oakes has hosted at least one Patriot Front gathering at this parents’ home and has engaged in regular Patriot Front organizing, including vandalizing a mural in Denver, CO with racist graffiti.
According to Dillon’s leaked chat messages, he was radicalized by the right-wing message board 4Chan, particularly its /pol/ board, which is also responsible for creating the QAnon conspiracy theory and numerous mass shooters. Dillon indicates that he is the author of a thread posted to /pol/ where he describes getting in trouble with his family for singing the “Ni***er Song,” and posts a recording of the song.