Benjamin Baker and Bartholomew “Bart” Degeneffe are Fascists organizing in Corvallis. We have published articles about each of them in the past. This article features new and updated information regarding both of them. For this reason, we highly suggest reading each of those pieces for context.
Since our previous articles’ publishing, Ben and Bart have started to collaborate to disrupt local BLM protests. Here they can be seen at the protest on 9/26/20 protest where they harassed and attempted to intimidate protesters at the Benton County Courthouse.
Ben and Bart haven’t just protested together, they’re also working together. Both are employed at the Safeway on Phillomath Boulevard. Please reach out to Safeway at 541-738-2100, and ask them why they are allowing multiple Nazis to work at this location. If you don’t want to call, you can also reach out to Safeway Corporate HERE.
Ben, in particular, has had an eventful past few months. On May 3rd, he attended the #ReOpenOregon rally in Salem while carrying an AR-15 and wearing a plate carrier without any plates in it (smh). We chronicled the rally’s links to organized fascism in this article from April 30th.
Neo-Nazi Proud Boy Ben Baker.
— Always Antifascist (@RoseCityAntifa) May 2, 2020
Ben also attempted to intimidate a BLM protest in Corvallis on May 31st. However, community members recognized him from our original article, and forced him to leave the space. Here, he is pictured wearing military fatigues with another man in a matching outfit. If you have any information about the identity of the other individual, please reach out to us at CVAntifa@riseup.net.
Another fruitless intimidation attempt from Ben occurred on July 29th. He posted up at the intersection of 9th and Circle wearing ugly cammo shorts, and carrying a handgun and a flag. He stood there for about an hour before going home dejected. Despite the obvious silliness of the situation, it’s important to note his wearing a Hawaiian shirt. The shirts have become a symbol used by the Boogaloo Boys. The Boogaloo is a right-wing extremest movement dedicated to starting a second civil war. It’s adherents have been responsible for several murders and other acts of terrorism in 2020.
Local fash Ben Baker spotted earlier today on 9th and Circle. We assume he's just doing this for attention, but wanted to remind everyone of who he is: a pedophile and member of the (SPLC-designated hate group) Proud Boys.
— Corvallis Against Fascism (@CVAgainstFash) July 29, 2020
More recently, Ben was arrested on several felony charges after attacking someone near the Corvallis skatepark. Ben attempted to shoot someone, but was quickly disarmed and knocked conscious by bystanders. He is currently facing charges of menacing, reckless endangering, unlawful possession of a weapon, and unlawful use of a weapon. His next court date in scheduled in early February.
We will continue to report on Ben and the results of his trial. Until then, If you have any information about Ben Baker or Bartholomew Degeneffe, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at CVAntifa.noblogs.org.
An uncensored version of the flyer at the top of this article is available HERE. Please print and distribute it as you see fit.