At least 8 of 50 recipients of $10 million payout from Seattle for BLM riots identified as Antifa

After legal fees, each of the radical activists will likely be walking away with a 6-figure payday reward for attempting to destroy a city.

Ari Hoffman Seattle WA

Earlier this week, the city of Seattle settled a lawsuit for $10 million with a group of 50 Antifa and BLM activists who rioted during the 2020 “Summer of Love” in the Emerald City, and then crucified police for their response.

After legal fees, each of the radical activists will likely be walking away with a 6-figure payday reward for attempting to destroy a city. 

According to the settlement documents obtained by The Ari Hoffman Show on Talk Radio 570 KVI, “Nothing contained herein shall be construed as an admission of liability on behalf of the City,” however, the settlement sends a clear message that if you riot in Seattle and attack police officers, you will get a hefty payout from Seattle taxpayers. 

The list is a “who’s who” of activists, some of whom have criminal records, some of whom are public school teachers, and some who are both. 8 were confirmed to be associated with Antifa.

One of the activists receiving a payday from Seattle taxpayers already earns a living off them. Ian Golash is a teacher and department head at Chief Sealth High School in the Seattle Public School district. Golash teaches Ethnic Studies and World History. 

Golash was a visible presence during the 2020 unrest, has multiple arrests in Washington and recently failed a student on a quiz for saying that men can't get pregnant. 

The radical activist glorifies Hamas terrorists in posters in his classroom and has denied that Hamas raped Israeli women on Oct. 7, 2023.  

Most recently, a complaint was filed by a parent to the school alleging that he told the parent's son that being "straight" was offensive when the student completed a "Social Identity Wheel." 

Last month, following the revelations about Golash, the school’s principal Ray Garcia Morales sent an email to parents stating that there have been many "inquiries related to content that may have been covered in one of our classes" and that they were “looking into the situation.” 

Also listed in the suit is the family of Summer Taylor, an activist who was killed while marching on a freeway in July 2020. 

Taylor was one of many protestors that had begun marching on the freeway during the deadly occupation of the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood following the death of George Floyd. Eventually, the Washington State Patrol was ordered to close the freeway at set times each night for the activists, despite the danger and traffic delays, rather than remove the blockade. 

On July 4, 2020, Dawit Kelete drove onto I-5 in downtown Seattle and hit Taylor and another activist, Diaz Love. Taylor was killed and Love was critically injured. 

Taylor's family filed a lawsuit against the city and the State of Washington, claiming police abuse during demonstrations and that state patrol failed to protect protesters on I-5, which resulted in Taylor's death. Diaz also filed suit but is not listed on the settlement. 

According to the settlement, by accepting the payout, the plaintiffs release all "past, current, or future claims that are subject to release under local, state, and federal laws, against the City and all of its past, current, or future agents, employees, and officers." 

Some of the other activists include Timothy "Tim" Dean Kauchak, who, according to Antifa Watch, is a former police officer, claims he left the Williston, North Dakota force in 2008 because he didn’t like the way cops treated residents but had a conviction for stalking that year, so he may have left the force involuntarily. 

After live streaming a riot in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle in early June 2020, he was hit by a flash bang grenade and pushed into the bushes by police. 

Kauchak, who works for the Washington Department of Labor as a Health and Safety Compliance Officer, claimed to suffer from PTSD and that he no longer felt safe attending riots, so he sued the city. Additionally, he has two protection order violations in Washington, drug charges and a disorderly conduct charge. Kauchak lives in Seattle. 

Antifa Watch also reported that pastry chef Megan Buss, who moonlighted as a sentry and garbage collector for the CHAZ autonomous zone, sued the city after getting hit by nonlethal ammo during one of the 2020 riots. 

Nima Forghani, an Iranian-American Boeing engineer, admitted to participating in several of the riots and was on the front lines at one of the riots against the police. He sued the city, claiming that police shoved him with their shields which caused flashbacks to when he was a kid in Iran. 

Forghani also claims to have blocked a driver who was passing by the autonomous zone. 

The amateur photographer has a handful of credits on IMDB and likes to photograph mostly kinky nude or semi-nude women. 

Malichi "Bryauna" Howe rioted in Seattle in May 2020 and claimed to have been hit in the hand with a non-lethal ammo round which partially amputated his thumb, but according to Antifa Watch, photographic evidence of his injuries did not seem to support his claim. Howe identifies as "differently sexed" and uses they/them pronouns. 

Jesse Hughey rioted the night before the deadly autonomous zone was established and was arrested for assaulting an officer. After being hit by non-lethal ammo and being tackled by police, he sued the city. He has been previously arrested for criminal trespassing and appropriating property earlier in 2020. 

Logan Miller admitted in court documents to attending riots or protests three to four times a week during the summer of 2020. He works for the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound, a group that attempts to abolish women's prisons and sued the city after being hit by a flash bang grenade. 

Many of the other radicals are listed in Antifa Watch’s database.

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