Name: Hardy Carroll Lloyd
Home Base: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15216
Old Addresses: Pittsburgh, PA 15217 and 15232, Crafton, PA 15205
Employer: Unemployed with no evidence of ever being employed
Times have changed and before we have the chance to, local newspapers are doxxing white supremacists who are a known danger to our communities. That doesn’t mean we can’t revisit some old gems of the past, especially if they are active once again.
We stumbled across Hardy Lloyd on a hunch. A picture quickly circulated and a story told of a man who appeared on August 14, 2017 in a crowd of protesters in front of U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy’s (R-Upper St. Clair) office in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania. A woman was reading Murphy’s statement condemning President Trump’s claim that “many sides” were to blame for the violence in the Aug. 12 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville VA, when the man walks through the crowd shouting “White power!” and gives a Nazi salute. He walked through the crowd, and left the crowd, with an amount of determination and intent that got our attention. He was not merely a random neighbor on his way to market who decided to speak out because he disagreed with the woman reading Murphy’s statement condemning Trump. He was wearing camouflage pants and a matching hat with SS bolts. It was just two days after Heather Heyer was murdered and dozens of other anti-racists were injured in a mass violence spree by white supremacist James Fields of Maumee, Ohio. This Sieg-Heiling man came out to let folks know that he feels empowered and we are able to identify him as Dormont, PA resident Hardy Carroll Lloyd.
Lloyd is an unapologetic misogynist, murderer, homophobic, white supremacist. Heartfelt attempts at correction from his father and encounters with the law have not stopped him. He freely moves within the South Hills suburbs of Pittsburgh and is so active in spreading hate that these actions require a timeline:
2001– Lloyd joins the World Church of the Creator (WCOTC)a white-supremacy group that calls itself a religion.
2001– Lloyd’s father, a wealthy Pittsburgh surgeon, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that his son suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism. He said his son had become fixated on race issues as a child and could not be dissuaded- nothing his parents did seemed to affect his racism.
September 12, 2002– Lloyd is arrested for harassment. No charges filed.
Late 2002– Lloyd is kicked out of the WCOTC by Matthew Hale.
October 14, 2003– Lloyd, the self-proclaimed “PA State Leader of Creativity” sends an announcement to selected Creators stating that he is making a new church to replace the dead church of Matt Hale. There were no takers for membership. Over the next few months he goes through a violent downward spiral. Copies of his rants around this time are documented within this blog.
2003– With the help of his parents, Lloyd is involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility. He was released after promising to abandon his racist website and leafleting of Creativity propaganda. The charges stemming from this involuntary commitment cannot be found, perhaps he was never charged or they were expunged.
August 3, 2004– Lloyd kills his girlfriend of a few months, Lori Hann, in front of the 5400 block of Beacon Street in Pittsburgh. She had been shot once in the head. Three days later, Lloyd is found with Lisa Marie Donato (whom he started dating a few weeks prior- they now refer to each other as married) and arrested. He is eventually charged with criminal homicide. Allegheny County Docket No. CP-02-CR-0012154-2004. And a misdemeanor charge of firearm not to be carried without license is added. Allegheny County Docket No. CP-02-CR-0005380-2005. Although Lloyd received this charge because he had a criminal record and could not legally buy firearms- Hann bought them for him in her name- no criminal record can be found prior to this 2004 murder charge. The reason for not legally being able to purchase or own a firearm could possibly be due to his 2003 involuntary committal to a psychiatric facility.
November 3, 2006– Jury finds Lloyd not guilty of criminal homicide and finds him guilty only of one count of carrying a firearm without a license. Bail was originally set at $20,000 then dropped to $5,000. At trial, Lloyd was represented by private attorney Caroline M. Roberto. Three days later bail posted by father and Lloyd is released from prison, where he was held without bail posted and awaiting trial.
January 16, 2007– Lloyd was sentenced to a term of 11 ½ to 23 months in jail, followed by 3 years of probation. He was credited with the time served for the period of August 7, 2004, through and including November 6, 2006. This is the day Lloyd’s probation begins and is set to expire on January 16, 2010.
2007– After November 6, 2006, Lloyd launched the organization “Universal Fascism,” whose stated goal is to “promote open and violent revolt against the Americans, the JEWS, the Economic Elite of the world, and Monotheism!” Lloyd changes his tactic and claims he is no longer a white supremacist. Via an E-mail exchange he informed the Intelligence Report that he is dedicated to fostering “inter-racial cooperation between Fascists” across the globe. “I have associates in Japan, Turkey, the UK and Ireland, all over Europe, Mexico, America, Canada, Panama, Columbia, Chile, Brazil and Argentina.”
December 22, 2007– Lloyd boasts about killing in posting his song “Bitch Killer, as sung by Hardy Lloyd” (a spoof of Body Count’s 1992 “Cop Killer”) on his “Universal Fascism” website. The song lists the woman he killed by name and taunts her family, as well as the claim that he got even by killing her. Lloyd continues and on January 21, 2008, he posts his song “The Heat is On, by Glenn Fr[e]y, as sung by Hardy”. The song lists the woman he killed by name and references her anguish as she died.
April 4, 2009– Richard Poplawski gunned down three Pittsburgh police officers and Lloyd celebrated their death on his website. His comments earned him a slot on a domestic terrorism watch list and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned local law enforcement that Lloyd may be prone to the same violent actions as Poplawski. On April 6, 2009, an application for a search warrant of Lloyd’s website is filed.
May 14, 2009– A picture of Lloyd with his new firearm is found posted online, which evidences his probation violation. Further, and not noted by police as an issue relating to his acquittal of murder, was the fact that in this picture’s caption, Lloyd referenced that this shotgun is better than using a revolver to shoot, and by writing “babe” we infer he is talking to a woman (“The best gun I ever used!! No revolvers needed, babe!!”). Knowing that his female victim Hann kept a .357 Magnum revolver in her vehicle, we can only assume this comment was meant to talk about the deceased.
July, 2009– Lloyd arrested for violation of probation.
December 1, 2009– Charges are filed in federal court for felon in possession of a firearm, and the complaint lists 10 firearms and ammunition that were found on May 27, 2009. Federal Docket No. 2:09-cr-00320-AJS.
December 16, 2009– Lloyd is ordered to remain detained while he awaits sentencing for federal weapons federal weapons charges. The reasons cited are because he is “a danger to any other person or the community” and “that a serious risk exists that defendant will… threaten, injure, or intimidate… a prospective witness or juror.”
August 3, 2010– In a plea deal entered between Lloyd and the US Attorney’s office, he is charged with one count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and sentenced to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by 3 years supervised release, pay a $100 special assessment, and forfeit the 10 firearms and ammunition identified in the indictment. The conditions of his 3 years supervised release, in addition to the usual conditions handed down by a federal court, are that he not possess a firearm or any other dangerous weapon, submit to mental health assessment or treatment, and not host a website at any time while under probation.
August 25, 2015– Lloyd is released from prison and 3 years of supervisory release begins.
September and October, 2015– Dormont PD reported that Lloyd set up a blog page and is making posts on it, referring to himself as “The Prophet” who is “preparing for the downfall of the infidel world.” He also advocates for the murder of individuals who circumcise their newborns.
October 16, 2015– Lloyd is not charged with a violation of his release, his conditions of supervision are just amended to cover all the internet bases this time: he is not permitted to have access to any internet service provider, bulletin board system or any other public or private computer network or service at any location.
2016– In August 2017 a Pittsburgh City Paper reporter uncovered that when a non-white person moves into a building near Lloyd’s home, the property begins to be vandalized. The owner “has video of a man who appears to be Lloyd vandalizing his property, including gluing and damaging gate locks in the early morning hours.” The owner says “…it wasn’t hard to figure out it was racist related.” The owner informed the Dormont Police about Lloyd, handed over the video, but no legal action came of it. “They know it was him.”
July 1, 2016– Lloyd is charged with harassment. Lloyd made a threatening post about a local man, calling him “a bigot promoting anti-white hate”, posting a picture of the man and his wife in an attempt to get their address. A criminal complaint is filed on July 27, 2016 at Magisterial District Docket No. MJ-05003-CR-0006100-2016. The criminal harassment offense against Lloyd is withdrawn and the second harassment offense is moved to the lowest offense possible- it is no longer on the criminal docket but is tried as a non-traffic case. On September 20, 2016, Lloyd is charged with Harassment- Subject Other to Physical Contact, which is a summary offense. Jail time served from 9/1/16 to 9/14/16 is compensated. Magisterial District Docket No. MJ-05003-NT-0005409-2016.
July 15, 2016– Pittsburgh PD reported that Lloyd has an active Facebook page and is making troubling Facebook posts in connection with ambushing police. An arrest warrant issued through federal court for violation of probation in connection with internet usage and the harassment charge.
August 16, 2016– The federal court revoked Lloyd’s supervised release and sentenced him to 14 months imprisonment followed by 22 months supervised release upon the same conditions originally imposed.
July 21, 2017– After serving less than his 14 month sentence, Lloyd is released from prison and supervisory release begins for the next 22 months. His conditions of supervision are again amended. He is permitted to possess or use a computer and is allowed to access the internet. However, he is not permitted to use a computer or other electronic devices to access social networks, chatrooms, blogs, or to communicate with any individual or group for the purpose of promoting terrorism.
July 2017– A week or so after Lloyd is released from prison, he and Donato, found Pennsylvania Church of Creativity (Pittsburgh, PA) and begin holding public “church” services. They are now officially affiliated with Creativity Alliance. Lloyd is the self-proclaimed “Reverend” who preaches messages of hate and intolerance.
August 2017– It is rumored that Lloyd is kicked out of several businesses near his home in Dormont because he is wearing a white power shirt.
August 31, 2017– White supremacist flyers from Pennsylvania Church of Creativity show up in neighborhoods around Pittsburgh and are quickly taken down by residents of these areas.
September 1, 2017– It is rumored that Lloyd is banned from entering all property owned by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA after he is found handing out his “church” flyers.
Hardy Lloyd was not content just being known as someone who posted online admiration for Adolf Hitler. In 2001, at the age of 23, Hardy Lloyd joined WCOTC. Matthew Hale, the group’s so-called Pontifex Maximus, welcomed Lloyd and his enthusiasm for actively organizing for the RaHoWa. Reporter Dennis Roddy told Hale that Lloyd suffered from autism and Hale “simply chose to deny there was anything wrong” with him. Lloyd’s father felt “his son could somehow be turned around and a cynical racist leader’s determination to capitalize on a young man’s infirmity”.
Lloyd was a leading deputy to Hale only for about a year until some of the WCOTC members were questioning Hale about this guy calling himself “Pittsburgh Creator”. They began calling for his excommunication from their ranks. After Lloyd was involved in a knife-wielding incident and, after another confrontation, was involuntarily committed to a local hospital, he was too much of a liability to their organization and Hale gave him the boot.
Hale was arrested in January of 2003, and Lloyd became more off the wall and violent in his rants. He was disgruntled by the ineffectiveness of the white power movement and the Creators, so he decided to start his own “church,” which he called “Orthodox Creativity”. He invented a new form of creativity called GAEE (Gods Against Earthly Existence). The following year he began referring to himself as “the doctor of all hate” whose motto was “Wake up and Kill Someone.” He encouraged his fellow white supremacists to be as violent and vicious as possible. “Women and children can also be your enemy,” he writes. “Do not shy away from hitting or killing a woman or child!”
On the night of Aug. 3, 2004, Lloyd was arguing with his girlfriend Lori Hann, and shot her dead. Earlier that evening, Hann, a 41 year old legal secretary, reportedly threatened to break up with him, and an argument ensued that only ended when Lloyd pursued her from her car onto a stranger’s front porch and shot her in the head with a handgun. One that she purchased for him because he could not legally purchase firearms. He was arrested three days later and within hours the Aryan warrior had confessed to killing a white woman.
On November 3, 2006, a jury finds Lloyd not guilty of criminal homicide and finds him guilty only of one count of carrying a firearm without a license. At his murder trial, prosecutors argued that Hann pulled over because she was terrified and that Lloyd shot her in cold blood as she was running for help. But the prosecutors were not convincing. Jurors apparently believed that Lloyd reasonably assumed Hann was armed.
At some point after this jury acquitted Lloyd and he was released from prison, he started calling himself a “skinhead” and he does still wear Skrewdriver shirts today. Obviously he, like many other misguided white men, subscribe to the offshoot model of original skinheads, who were not a racist group and shared an appreciation of black music and black fashion, especially from Jamaican rude boys.
The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that just months after his acquittal, Lloyd starts bragging online about killing Hann.
In 2009, Lloyd began referring to himself as “The Wolf,” informing the world that he is no longer a neo-Nazi, but an “anti-American terrorist.” In July he is arrested for probation violation and eventually he is charged with one count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and sentenced to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by 3 years supervised release, pay a $100 special assessment, and forfeit the 10 firearms and ammunition identified in the indictment. The conditions of his 3 years supervised release, in addition to the usual conditions handed down by a federal court, are that he not possess a firearm or any other dangerous weapon, submit to mental health assessment or treatment, and not host a website at any time while under supervision.
In July 2010, while Lloyd was awaiting sentencing for his firearms possession, there were letters of support sent to the Judge by his long time therapist (who was also a support witness called in his case), father and mother, girlfriend Donato and her father, friends Joshua Dean Roy and April Allen, and a friend of the family. The content found within these letters of support are an example of how his anti-social behavior is written off as simply the social dysfunctions of someone with a diagnosis of autism spectrum, specifically Asperger’s Syndrome. A level at which his long time therapist reported to the Judge as being “…very high functioning. He can process at a level that most people would not know that he has a mental health disorder…”. His therapist goes on to testify that Lloyd’s primary problem with Asperger’s disorder is the navigation of social and intra-personal skills which leaves him essentially stuck at a given age. He testifies that, after being treated while incarcerated, he has moved up many years in maturity and is now at the tenth grade level.
His father signed a letter on his parent’s behalf that did not mention Lloyd’s known acts against the community, none of these letters of support acknowledged any pain he continues to cause anyone. Within these letters, we see a story told of psychiatric troubles at 3 years old and his currently confirmed diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome being such a hindrance on him socially that his father writes about the “many acts of kindness” from a “troubled, yet much-loved man”. His friend Joshua Dean Roy states he is “constantly seeking to…improve the quality of his larger community.”
The people writing these letters do not believe he has hurt, is hurting- or will hurt- anyone but himself. Surely, it is just typical behavior from someone with Asberger’s. Just typical behavior of a boy stuck in the tenth grade.
On August 25, 2015 Lloyd is released from prison and 3 years of supervisory release begins. Lloyd immediately violated the conditions of his probation and sets up a blog page. He refers to himself as “The Prophet” who is “preparing for the downfall of the infidel world” and also advocates for the murder of individuals who circumcise their newborns.
Lloyd is not charged with a violation of his release, his conditions of supervision are just amended to cover all the internet bases this time: he is not permitted to have access to any internet service provider, bulletin board system or any other public or private computer network or service at any location.
For the next year he violates his newly amended conditions of probation, caught on video allegedly causing property damage to an apartment building in his Dormont neighborhood where a non white person moved in, and starting a Facebook profile where he makes posts in connection with ambushing police.
On August 16, 2016 The federal court revoked Lloyd’s supervised release and sentenced him to 14 months imprisonment followed by 22 months supervised release upon the same conditions originally imposed.
After serving less than his 14 month sentence, Lloyd is released from prison on July 21, 2017 and supervisory release begins for the next 22 months. His conditions of supervision are again amended. He is permitted to possess or use a computer and is allowed to access the internet. However, he is not permitted to use a computer or other electronic devices to access social networks, chatrooms, blogs, or to communicate with any individual or group for the purpose of promoting terrorism.
Within one week he violates his conditions of probation and joins and visits social networks and terrorist groups on the internet. He names himself “Reverend” and he and Donato start the Pennsylvania Church of Creativity (Pittsburgh, PA), which is affiliated with Creativity Alliance. He picks up his mail and the church’s at P.O. Box 8055, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. He and Donato organize monthly “services” and he continues to violate the terms of his probation by sharing cyber company with other white supremacists who chat about RaHoWa and blame transgender people, people of color, and women for their personal shortcomings and unhappiness.
Lloyd and Lisa Marie Donato (DOB June 1972) consider themselves married. It is true that she is the second member of The Pennsylvania Church of Creativity and they have been together since the night he murdered his girlfriend, so they are united by some seriously demented life goals. However, while Lloyd was incarcerated she legally married Hugh Perry Hootman, Jr. on September 28, 2014 and no divorce has been filed to date.
In a failed attempt at gaining some media traction, Donato recently told local reporters that their “church” is working with the 3% Biker Club, Hammerskins and Keystone State Skinheads (Keystone United) on projects. As of this writing, no mainstream media has chosen to cover the Pennsylvania Church of Creativity or Lisa Donato’s brand of ignorant.
At some point in Lloyd’s murder trial, someone finally asked him what his white supremacy was all about. It was the Judge, and Lloyd’s answer was that his interest in white supremacy was really him rebelling against his father. And while his private attorney Caroline M. Roberto and his uncle were claiming that he had not had any “racist leanings” for years, his wifey Donato was a practicing Creator.
Even if Lloyd, in his tenth grade emotional and logical mind, cannot understand actions and consequences, hence the repetitive and predictable parole violations, what excuse does his wife Donato have? When Lloyd joined the WCOTC in 2001, people wrote about how Matthew Hale was taking advantage of Lloyd in his juvenile mental state. Of course, this is something every egotistical whacko needs- sheep to follow him blindly- but why is Donato not held to this standard? She has been by his side since the night he killed his girlfriend- in fact, she was supposedly the topic of their fatal argument. Her situational support for her lover could arguably be forgiven but to this day Donato continues to make the very posts online that Lloyd recently received a harassment charge for. The “White Russia Forever” woman is very vocal in her hatred and blame of non-white people and individuals who do not express the gender identity she thinks they should have. She believes they are the reason for her and society’s problems, and she not only continues to encourage Lloyd in these thoughts, but is attempting to recruit white youth to subscribe to that same broken narrative.
We in no way advocate for the current prison system as a solution to harmful and dangerous members of our society who need psychiatric care, but we do wonder: would a white man who did not come from wealthy and loving parents- or a black man- be given this many opportunities to stay out of jail?
Should we pity Hardy Lloyd? We do not. Many folks living with Asperger’s have learned to compensate for their social challenges and are making positive contributions to society. Lloyd is not mentally disabled, he is making bad choices.