1/ Meet Thomas J. Louden of Pekasie, PA. He’s a volunteer firefighter and Director of Managed Care at @TJUHospital in Philadelphia. But as “Fireeagle,” he’s the head of the Bucks County Civilian Defense Force militia, and spreads violent, racist, and antisemtic conspiracies.

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2/ He's also the Battalion Chief of the @SellersvilleFd and the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator of Hilltown Township, Pennsylvania. You can email them at info@hilltown.org.
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3/ He’s also becoming increasingly radicalized in response to the upcoming election. On June 30 of this year, he started looking for a militia to join, and hinting that he wants to kill anti-racist protesters.
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4/ By August 28, he was openly calling for the murder of Black Lives Matter activists. By September, he was talking about “cannon fodder” and “those behind the scenes” who “really need to be stopped,” and invoking the antisemitic “Soros” conspiracy theory.
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5/ And simultaneously, he became the head of a newly formed unit of the Civilian Defense Force, a far-right militia, where he goes by “Commander Fireeagle.”
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6/ And just days later, he began attempting to recruit a sniper for his militia.
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7/ This was right around when he stopped using his real name on the militia forum he joined. Btw, those links are live and resolve to the profile of "Fireeagle."
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8/ In June, he was trying to convince the other members of his militia forum that an armed response was needed to a satirical announcement of an antifa-sponsored flag burning.
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9/ He's also increasingly active on the Civilian Defense Force forums, where he's adding contacts at an alarming rate.
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10/ He’s been training to act on his violent fantasies, too. He claims to be “hitting the range 4 times a week and flying at least 100 rounds each session.”
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11/ And he’s well-stocked on guns, too. He claims to concealed carry a Sig Sauer P320x, and keeps a Beretta 92F at the ready. He also owns an Armalite AR, but doesn’t specify which kind. (Pictured is an Armalite AR-10.)
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12/ So how’d we find his real identity? On the Civilian Defense Force forums, he notes that he’s in Bucks County, PA, and that he’s a volunteer firefighter. And the Deputy EMC for his township. But that still doesn’t tell us *which* town he lives in.
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13/ A quick Google search of “fireeagle” and “Pennsylvania” brought me to a Corvette stingray forum, where a user with that screen name (who also claimed to be a volunteer firefighter) posted a picture with a house number visible, but no town.
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14/ On the same forum, a picture of his car won the December 2019 photo contest. Do you see what I saw?
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15/ Hacker voice: Computer, enhance. We see a sign for a cross street. The top sign is illegible, but the bottom reads “VICTORIA LN.”
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16/ So I went to the Bucks County property records site, to see exactly how many Victoria Lanes there were in the district. Three towns have a Victoria Lane-- Chalfont, Levittown, and Perkasie.
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17/ A quick look on showed me the Victoria Lanes, so I checked for any intersecting streets that have the same number referenced in the photo from tweet 13 in this thread. (I can’t give it out on Twitter-- that’s a violation of Twitter’s policies.)
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18/ I compared the photo he posted with the Google Street View image of the house matching that number. Huh. Same garage, outdoor lighting, porch pillars, and bush.
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19/ So then I checked the property records and saw that it’s owned by a Thomas J. Louden of Pekasie, Pennsylvania, and his wife.
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20/ On his militia forum, “Fireeagle” gives his location as Hilltown Township, PA, just five miles from Perkasie, PA. (The latitude/longitude is not his home, just the location of the town center.)
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21/ And remember, he introduced himself as the "Deputy EMC for my township for over 15 years."
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22/ On his LinkedIn profile, he kindly lists that he's the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for Hilltown Township, PA.
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23/ Anyway, @TJUHospital, your Director of Managed Care, Thomas Louden, is leading a far-right militia chapter and spreading rumors about “ANTIFA” who had been “trained by radical Islam” who planned on “killing as many Trump supporters and whites as possible!!”
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24/ Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that @TJUHospital has the leader of a far-right militia working as their Director of Managed Care, given that they tried to deport one of their own patients, as @aurabogado reported in June.
On May 11, Claudia got a call. Her uncle was involved in an accident; could she come identify him? Yes, it was him. He sustained brain injury and will not walk again. When asked, Claudia disclosed her uncle is undocumented. Now, @TJUHospital wants to deport him to Guatemala.
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25/ So @TJUHospital, think about whether or not you want to have a heavily armed wingnut like Thomas J. Louden, aka “Commander Fireeagle” of the Citizens Defense Force in your offices, as he’s recruiting snipers for his militia.
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26/ UPDATE: They're thinking about it!
We were recently made aware of a Twitter thread concerning one of our employees and are investigating the matter. Upon review of the facts, we will address the matter consistent with our values, which condemn hate speech and violence of any kind.
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27/ Looks like someone's trying to scrub his militia profile, lol. Too bad the internet is forever, and I archived it, you nerd. archive.is/sZjlA
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28/ Including him prepping for a civil war. Probably why he needed a sniper? 🤣
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29/ 19 hours ago, ~7:00 p.m. on November 2, Thomas Louden updated his Civilian Defense Force profile to change his username to "Mars"-- the Roman God of War-- but the URL is still the same. So if he claims that he quit, he's a fucking liar. He's just hiding his involvement.
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