Kenneth Gary Zrallack, Champaign-Urbana IL area resident, member of Patriot Front, founder of Battalion14/CT White Wolves, member of North East White Power, NJ European Heritage Assoc, KKK

Kenneth Gary Zrallack aka Ken Zrall aka Ken Harris is a known white supremacist from Stratford, CT, believed to be in the Chambana area with fellow white nationalist Travis Beau Golie of Iowa. Ken was co-founder of Battalion 14 (B14CT), a Nazi group, formerly known as Connecticut White Wolves, and former member of North East White Power. Ken is currently a member of Patriot Front, New Jersey European Heritage Association and the local Ku Klux Klan chapter. He co-founded the White Lives Matter Movement, and was arrested waving a “white lives matter” flag on a highway with Lisa Holly as a political statement in 2018.

Ken was born February 1981, making him 39 years old. Ken has moved to the Southern IL area from Connecticut earlier this year.

CW: extreme racism, hate speech, white power literature, Nazi imagery, white nationalist group images and their propaganda

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Ken is living with three young children, two boys and a little girl who was sporting green hair at one point. Ken is father to the youngest boy and the other two children have Travis as a father. They live together. Their confirmed town of residence is Chrisman, IL which is an hour from Champaign and 40 minutes to Tuscola. We started on Ken’s trail after an anonymous and helpful tip was sent to us about him in Southern IL, the Patriot Front flyers, and the lawn dropping of racist literature, so we got to work putting together the puzzle pieces.

Ken Zrallack’s fake facebook profile is “Damien Natas” but he posted some uniquely identifying images there, aside from pictures of his face. As posted below, Ken’s current email is b14honor88@yahoo.com which he used to register for Call of Duty on xbox. Do note that the 1488 is code for the “14 words,’ a racist slogan coined by David Lane and 88 is the numeric abbreviation for the eighth letter of the alphabet, two H’s, which stands for “Heil Hitler.

 

Across the internet, on a popular forum for white nationalists to post articles, engage in discussions, and share news of upcoming racist events called Stormfront, a user profile copies that naming convention: “B14USA.” And then someone verifies details: his unique initials “K.Z.,” the geographic location he’s from, ie the “N.E.” or northeast, his involvement with “WLM” and the fact that he has a brother.

Further, Ken’s account name “B14USA” is a throwback to Battalion 14 (B14CT), a Nazi group formerly known as Connecticut White Wolves, which was founded by Ken & his brother Matthew Zrallack, as reported in the CT Post. Further, user B14USA drops a link to the propaganda for the White Lives Matter  movement (that WLM referenced above), which was also founded by Ken in 2015, as reported in Westport Now, a small Connecticut newspaper

Amusingly enough, someone else comments on the White Lives Matter, referring to the account owners as “K” and “T,” who is presumably Travis, who we’ll explore in another article. Speaking of other fascists, Ken and Lisa Holly were arrested in 2018 for waving a White Lives Matter flag on an exit ramp on I-95 in Stratford CT, per Hartford Courant news and CT Post. Guess what? There’s a mugshot and file photos for the confirmation.

Yep. Same guy.

 

As previously mentioned, Ken Zrallack lives with Travis Golie in Chrisman, IL which is an hour from Champaign and 40 minutes to Tuscola. Those locations are important to note as, Ken is responsible for the “No White Guilt” flyers dropped on unsuspecting lawns in Tuscoloa, IL

The folded flyers stuffed in baggies that Ken posted are the exact same ones pictured by WCIA in their news coverage:

Ken covertly posted about his involvement in the flyer dropping on Stormfront, that white power internet forum:

In June of this year, Ken posted more prep pictures on his Damien Natas Facebook account, this time anti-immigrant flyers from the New Jersey European Heritage Association:

Ken’s hate messaging campaign was reported on a few days later by the local paper News-Gazette:

 

Ken posted the above News-Gazette article link about his anti-immigration flyers in Champaign on his Stormfront account, which we archived at the link and screenshotted:

 

As The News-Gazette points out, the New Jersey European Heritage Association has been classified as a white supremacist organization by the ADL, the Philly Tribune, and New Jersey’s Bloomfield Township.

Ken’s tattoos also reflect white supremacy imagery, like the werewolf, the runes, totenkopf, iron cross and probably many more:

Regarding Ken’s past involvement with white nationalist groups, in 2010, his neo-nazi organization got arrested in a federal sting about about a complicated plot involving selling hand grenades to a KKK spinoff group:

  • “A 15-page court document refers to “Witness A,” who met with the Connecticut White Wolves/Battalion 14, identified himself as a convicted felon and as a member of an out-of-state white supremacist group and said he wanted to obtain firearms.”

From there, a plan to break into a Naugatuck Valley home arsenal and rob a man of the weapons was crafted, but the indictment does not allege that the planned robbery occurred:

  • “The charges in this indictment allege that [Kenneth Zrallack, 29, of Ansonia, the leader of the Connecticut White Wolves, a self-described white supremacist group now known as Battalion 14, had been charged, along with Alexander DeFelice, 32, of Milford, and William R. Bolton, 31, of Stratford. Edwin T. Westmoreland, 27 of Stratford, who is alleged to have participated in some of the activities of the Connecticut White Wolves/Battalion 14; and David Sutton, 46, of Milford, an associate of DeFelice, have also been charged] were involved in the manufacture and transfer of grenades to an out-of-state white supremacist group, the illegal sale of firearms to a convicted felon, and the planning of a gun theft,” U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy said,” from coverage by NBC Connecticut.

Ken’s white supremacist community even created a Free Kenny website, for when he was in federal prison, which we have archived here.

  • Further, Ken and another defendant were acquitted of the federal charges: “[Kenneth Zrallack Jr., the 29-year-old], the reputed head [of the Connecticut White Wolves, now known as Battalion 14, Connecticut Chapter of North East White Pride] and a black co-defendant walked out of federal court free men early Wednesday afternoon after a jury acquitted them of charges that they conspired to sell guns and hand grenades to an FBI informant brokering the deal for a Ku Klux Klan offshoot,” per CT Post.

Ken’s white nationalist past has previously been brought to light by folk hero Antifash Gordon, who shared Ken’s deep involvement with the CT White Wolves and White Lives Matter movement:

 

How Ken’s federal legal situation unfolded is rumored to have led many to suspect that in order to obtain his freedom, Ken agreed to cooperate with the FBI as a confidential informant, reporting on white supremacist activities. That theory indeed holds water as Ken is so public on social media about his involvement with the local white supremacist groups: Ku Klux Klan, white power, and Patriot Front:

 

The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist hate group formed in the post-Civil War days whose targets for terrorism, intimidation and physical harm include African Americans, Jews, immigrants, leftists, and gay people. For a deeper history of how the KKK and its offshoots have reemerged before the 2016 election until now and their influence on current circumstances, see NPR’s Code Switch program coverage.

Also of note, per the Rockford Register Star in October of 2019, KKK flyers were dropped on Peoria residents’ lawns and wow those green baggies look familiar….

 

 

 

Patriot Front is a rebrand of Vanguard America, the fascist group which included the membership of the man responsible for ramming his car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, VA in 2017. James Alex Fields killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens more using his vehicle as a weapon after the Unite the Right white supremacist rally. Media outlet ProPublica examined hundreds of online postings, interviewed a person who infiltrated the group, obtained police records, reviewed its leader’s public statements online and in a variety of far-right podcasts, collected video material recorded both by the group and members of the public, and traveled to the homes of its founder and two of the members who had recently been arrested. Their article is here and authors were doxxed and threatened with death by Patriot Front members and supporters.

In keeping with Patriot Front’s strict activism requirements, Ken posted Reopen IL/Patriot Front propaganda over Memorial Day downtown in Champaign and then posted it on his Damien Natas Facebook:

 

Make no mistake, Patriot Front is a dangerous neo-fascist accelerationist organization headed by Thomas Rousseau, who’s obsessed with ‘optics’ and public image. Recently, a dismal turnout of Patriot Front members potentially including Ken and Travis, marched in Chicago during the wee hours of July 5. The entire failure is unpacked in the It’s Going Down article “I Thought A Few Guys Might Cry”: narrated by an antifascist who has snuck into Patriot Front’s organization. Further, in the article, the infiltrator explained the collaboration with New Jersey European Heritage Association and Patriot Front:

For more information on Patriot Front and the KKK, search them on the internet.

But wait, who’s his flyering friend in the reflection? And then again with his face?

 

If you check the ear shape, it looks like Travis Golie, who we’ll dive into in a future article:

Kenneth Gary Zrallack aka Ken Zrall aka Ken Harris has been doing the same propaganda for years, stuffing white power literature in bags and throwing them on unsuspecting people’s lawns in nearby towns. Ken has spread White Lives Matter trash in Connecticut as well as Patriot Front, NJEHA, and probably KKK propaganda in Illinois.

Never one to miss an opportunity for flyering, Ken posts pictures of himself on social media hanging up anti-COVID19 protection flyers at a children’s park.

Due to the publishing requirements of this platform, we may not directly share personal information like phone numbers, emails, and home addresses. You may view the redacted information here, on this separate website and do take note of this lovely house, found on a publicly-available website. Please be aware that Ken and Travis live with their children. We, too, are really sad to learn that these innocent kids are being raised in a home of hate. We truly wish the best for them.

So what can we do about the dangerous neo-nazis in Central Illinois? We are so glad you asked! There are a few things we can all do to make sure community members are aware of the situation.

First!

  • Spread this article far and wide! The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Southern Illinois is a huge area with a diverse student population. Folks need to know Kenneth Gary Zrallack aka Ken Zrall aka Ken Harris and Travis Beau Golie lurking in the woods. And also feel free to take any of this information and put it on a community flyer to distribute, but don’t throw it on any lawns >;-)

Second!

  • Kindly tell Ken and Travis’s landlord, Diana Topalski, that her tenants are white supremacist terrorist cell members in addition to being KKK members. Please be polite as Diana most likely has no idea who Ken and Travis are and the ideology which they espouse. Their confirmed address/Diana’s home can be found here.
    • Diana R Topalski’s emails are
      • topalski@msn.com
      • dtopalski@yahoo.com

Third!

  • Find out where Ken works, or any other helpful details about him then reach out to us at antifascistchicago@riseup.net Our conversation will be confidential

[Editor’s note: in Ken’s article, we incorrectly identified all three children in their Chrisman, IL house as Ken’s children. We are able to confirm that the oldest boy and the daughter are Travis’s children after reviewing accounts from Fash Bash where guests make mention of the son and his Gab account where he mentions his daughter. We regret the error and have added this note to Ken’s article as well.]

Antifascism is community defense! If you have any additional tips about Kenneth, Travis or other fascists in Southern Illinois or elsewhere, please send them to antifascistchicago@riseup.net or DM them to our comrades at @discord__panic on Twitter

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