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Nicholas Ochs biography: 13 things about Proud Boys Hawaii chapter founder

Nicholas “Nick” R. Ochs is a white man based in Hawaii, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Waikiki, Hawaii. (a)
  2. He is the founder of the Hawaii chapter of the Proud Boys. (b)
  3. He is a member of Murder the Media, a group that posts content to social media sites DLive and Telegram. (c)
  4. In 2013, he met Shawna Harris, who is black, in Hawaii while he was in the U.S. Marine Corps. They got married in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in 2014. They appeared in “Divorce Court” Season 17 episode 125, which aired in 2016. After appearing on the show, they did not divorce. They have one child together(d) (e) (f) (g) (h)
  5. In 2020, he ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for the U.S. house of representatives seat representing the 22nd district of the Hawaii , which covers Waikiki, Ala Moana and Kakaako on Oahu. (d) In the general election, he was endorsed by Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone (i) but he lost to his Democrat opponent Adrian Tam, who became the only openly gay member of the Hawaii State Legislature. (d)
  6. Before losing to Tam in 2020, he was called out by the Democratic Party of Hawaii for a history of offensive social media posts about the African-American, Jewish and LGBT communities. Prior to the general election in November 2020, Facebook deleted his campaign page for violating terms of service and community standards. (d)
  7. In 2020, he admitted that his language is not politically correct but he insisted that he is neither a racist nor a white supremacist. He said “a white supremacist does not marry a black woman and have a mixed family.” (d) 
  8. To fund his scheduled trip from Hawaii to Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, he tried to raise $600 via GiveSendGo, the Christian crowdfunding website Kyle Rittenhouse supporters used. He only received $300. (c) 
  9. On January 6, 2021, he was one of the supporters of Trump who breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. They disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the vote of the Electoral College and affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (i) After the riot, he said he and his fellow rioters did not have to break in the building and he was neither stopped nor questioned by the police. He said, “I just walked in and filmed. There were thousands of people in there. They had no control of the situation.” (c)
  10. He claimed that he entered the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021 as a professional journalist but he did not apply for a press pass through the Senate Press Gallery before the riot and entered the building without one. (c)
  11. On January 7, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested him without incident at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. (j) (k)
  12. On January 8, 2021, he was charged with a single misdemeanor count of unlawful entry into restricted buildings or grounds. (k)
  13. On January 11, 2021, U.S. Magistrate Judge Wes Porter allowed him to be released from the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu on a $5,000 bond. As part of the bond, he is not allowed to leave Oahu unless he is traveling to Washington, D.C. for future court proceedings. (c)

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12 replies »

  1. He isn’t from Hawaii. I went to school with him and he only moved to Hawaii after the Marines. Check your sources.

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