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The above notice appeared on campus and social media this week. 

Five believed behind flyers named

Social Media
Sunday, December 2, 2018

A flyer posted on the Texas State University campus decrying Patriot Front members has gone viral on social media. The flyer allegedly identifies the five men who were cited last year for posting Patriot Front flyers on campus.

The “Resistance TXST” Twitter account posted a photo of the flyer and stated it was found outside The Den on campus. By lunchtime Friday, the photo had been retweeted 136 times and another photo of an identical flyer began spreading on Twitter and Facebook.

The flyer bears the headline “Nazi Punks (expletive) Off” and names the three men San Marcos police cited for putting up Patriot Front flyers off campus last December: Erik Sailors (who was outed by Shaun King on Twitter as a Patriot Front member), Andrew Liebenow and Paul Gray. The flyer also names five men and alleges that they are the individuals University Police found with unauthorized flyers on campus last December: James William Murrah, 22; Kevin Maynard, 26; Garhett Blandford Marr, 25; Kurt Edwin Magens, 59; and Bain Alan Pierce Mullins, 30.

The Daily Record emailed UPD on Thursday and asked if they had received any reports about the flyer and if the names given on the flyer were accurate but received no response by the end of the day Friday.

UPD received at least two open records requests seeking the men’s identification, but the university appealed to the state attorney general’s office and received support in not providing the men’s names, ages or other identifying information. The university released only heavily redacted incident reports. However, shortly after the incident, then-assistant vice president for university advancement and communications Matt Flores told the Daily Record that the men gave UPD addresses in Round Rock, Austin and Wimberley. Several of the men named on the flyer have addresses or prior addresses in Wimberley, Austin and Williamson County, according to cursory background searches.

The university police faced criticism from activists for not releasing the names of the five men after the incident. Flores said at the time that police were not releasing their names because they had not been charged with a crime — merely issued criminal trespass warnings. However, San Marcos police issued the names of the three men they cited the same night. More recently, Fort Worth police identified a man charged with a misdemeanor for placing signs, banners, stickers and other objects on public property without permission. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the man was posting “hate speech posters” in downtown Fort Worth in October. The man was identified as Thomas Rousseau, leader of Patriot Front.

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