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The Daily BeastFeb 22, 2019
A Pitbull Reveals Coast Guard Nazi's Secret Past
Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastA Coast Guard member accused of plotting a terror spree had ties to the white power scene for decades. But it was amid a rise in white supremacist activity under President Donald Trump that he allegedly planned mass murder.

In court filings this week, prosecutors accused white supremacist Christopher Hasson of planning "to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country." Hasson is only charged with drug and weapons offenses. But the court filings this week argue to keep him behind bars until trial, on the grounds that he is a domestic terrorist who poses an immediate threat to human life. That threat appears to be recent. Hasson, 49, allegedly began plotting elements of the attack in 2017, despite links to the white supremacist movement since at least 2002.

Court filings include drafted emails Hasson allegedly wrote in June 2017. "I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth," he wrote, according to the filings. He went on to comment on possible biological weapons he could use to unleash mass killings and provoke race war.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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