Volksfront

VOLKSFRONT

Volksfront, a white supremacist organization, was founded in 1994 by Randal Lee Krager and Richard Arden in the Oregon State Penitentiary. Leaders of the gang claim that the organization was formed for the advancement of the independent white working class. The VF’s goal is to raise awareness of social injustices brought against the Aryan race. Even though leaders of the gang claim to reject hate related violence, their actions prove differently. On March 23, 2003, several members of the Volksfront gang brutally beat and murdered 46 year old Randy Townsend, a black homeless man in Tacoma, Washington.

GANG PROFILE
Symbols: VF, Volksfront symbol in front of red circular shield, Many Nations, One Family, Race Over All, Volk Uber Alles.
Ranking structure: Paramilitary
Territory: Oregon, Washington, Phoenix, Pennsylvania, California, Canada, Australia and parts of Europe.
Alliances: European Kindred
Members: 12,000
Racial make up: White
Threat: Low

VOLKSFRONT MOVEMENT EXPANSION

The Volksfront have branched out into cities across the United States, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia and Canada. The gang formed an alliance with the violent European Kindred prison gang in 1997 and has gained the support of the Hammerskin Nation, Aryan Nation and Golden State Skinheads.

VOLKSFRONT PROPAGANDA
The Volksfront express their racist philosophy through music and the internet and operate their own website, www.volksfront.org. The white supremacy organization also spread racial hated through the Quarterly magazine Folk Tribune and Thule Publications.

VOLKSFRONT THE TARGET OF THE FBI
The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force put the Volksfront on their hit list in 1998 after the gang violently assaulted two lesbian women in Arizona.

VOLKSFRONT CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS

In 1994, the Volksfront is founded by Randal Lee Krager and Richard Arden in the Oregon State Penitentiary. (Gang Intelligence 101)

In December 2000, Volksfront members brutally attack an African-American man in Jacksonville, Florida. (Associated Press)

In April 1998, Volksfront member Brian Zauber is charged with ordering a brutal assault on three lesbian women in Arizona. (Associated Press)

In 2001, Volksfront members and Richard Butler of the Aryan nation host a skin head rally in Arizona. (Associated Press)

On January 25, 2003, five Volksfront members brutally beat a 17-year-old black youth in Vancouver, Washington. (Associated Press)

On March 23, 2003, several members of the Volksfront gang brutally beat and murder Randy Townsend, a black homeless man in Tacoma, Washington. (State v. Monschke, 135 P.3d 966 (Wash. App., 2006)

On June 4, 2004, Volksfront member Gabriel Kurtis Monschke is sentenced to life in
prison for the March 23, 2003 murder of Randall Mark Townsend.

In 2004, Stuart McBeth establishes a Volksfront chapter in Australian. (Associated Press)

On October 5, 2007, Volksfront and the Hammerskin Nation organize a skin head rally. (Associated Press)