US Coast Guard officer arrested for white supremacist mass murder plot

February 21, 2019 | Brainwave Science

SITUATION

A US Coast Guard officer who supports white supremacist views and admires Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik was arrested last week on drug and firearms charges. A powerful arsenal was found at his home. The arsenal includes modern rifles, sniper rifles, scopes, shotguns, handguns, armour, suppressors,  ammunition, gear etc. The US Attorney’s office said 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition were recovered from Hasson’s apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland, along with illegal drugs.

The defendant intends to murder civilians on a scale never before seen in this country. He is being labeled as a domestic terrorist, who wants to cause harm to human life and to affect government order. The defendant is named Christopher Paul Hasson. He had drafted hit-list Democratic politicians and prominent media figures. According to the documents seized, Hasson identified himself as a White Nationalist for over 30 years and advocated ‘focused violence’ in order to establish a ‘white homeland’.

Court papers detailed a June 2017 draft e-mail in which Hasson described an “interesting idea” that included “biological attacks followed by an attack on food supply.” Hasson is being held on drug charges and for unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition.

Hasson routinely perused portions of the “Breivik manifesto” on amassing firearms and compiling a list of targets, it said.

On Hasson’s hit-list were Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats in the House and Senate. The hit-list also had media personalities including CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo.

Hasson, a lieutenant in the US Coast Guard working at US Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, is a former US Marine who also spent two years in the US Army National Guard.

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is serving a 21-year sentence for the July 2011 massacre of 77 people, most of them teenagers who were attending a youth camp. He killed eight people by detonating a van bomb amid Regjeringskvartalet in Oslo, then shot dead 69 participants of a Workers’ Youth League (AUF) summer camp on the island of Utøya. In July 2012, he was convicted of mass murder, causing a fatal explosion, and terrorism. Since his imprisonment, Breivik has identified himself as a fascist and a Nazi, who practices Odinism and uses counter jihadist rhetoric to support ethno-nationalists.

CHALLENGE

What is more devastating than the killings, is that Breivik has inspired many like Hasson to commit and plan acts of violence against people who don’t ‘fit the bill’. Before the attacks, Breivic posted videos online, distributed propaganda material in the form of books, wrote posts in forums, etc.

It is not enough to just punish such people after they commit their crimes. But it is important to detect such men and prevent them from amassing weapons, getting enlisted in the military, contesting elections, holding jobs where they have access to weapons or have the power to cause damage.

In order to be able to do this, there must be a way to find out if a person has a tendency to commit a crime. For example, if the Military had a way to screen Hasson at the time of enlisting him for white supremacist views, then his enlistment could be re-considered and consequently, he could have been denied access to weapons training and a chance to harm innocent people for his own ideology.

Furthermore, there are others like Hasson, who have blended into society are secretly planning their crimes, building an arsenal, sharing propaganda material, inspiring and getting inspired, all within plain view.

Most of the times, such persons are clever enough to not voice their opinions publicly. Thus the authorities must have a way to screen them upon suspicion or relevant ‘checkpoints’ in order to detect extremist ideologies. The challenge is that current investigation and interrogation techniques cannot serve this purpose.

What is needed is a scientific and reliable ‘litmus test’ which is like a breathalyzer test. It is quick, objective and only detects the presence of the substance being tested.

WHY ICOGNATIVE?

The answer is here! Brainwave Science, a US based company has developed and provides a unique and intelligent security method which is able to distinguish between suspects and innocents. US Coast Guard

iCognative is a test which can determine if certain information is known to the person being tested or not. It does so with impeccable accuracy and statistical confidence.  The information may be related to a certain crime, in order to detect if the person could be the perpetrator, or a witness or even unrelated. The information could also be information which an ‘influenced’ could have. In other words, if a person has been radicalized, then they would have been exposed to propaganda, forums, conversations and ideas. The brain of such persons will always respond positively when they are shown related words of images. They will be familiar to certain images. iCognative uses a specialized headset which is worn by the person under test. Pictures, images, words or phrases related to a specific crime or related to the ideology being screened are shown to the test subject in succession. All this while, the headset looks for tiny positive voltages which the brain emits when it sees a stimulus it is familiar with. US Coast Guard

In this case, the stimuli which can be used in the iCognative test of Hasson can be details of stores from where he purchased the weapons and gear, details of known drug traffickers and sourcing mechanisms in order to determine the source of the drugs, pictures of other suspected white supremacists in order to determine linkages between them, details of similar extremist incidences in order to determine if Hasson committed any of them. In order to screen other people for having an extremist ideology,  the stimuli can be details from Breivik’s manifesto, other known propaganda material, forum posts, video grabs, intimate details of past extremist incidences, etc.

The iCognative computer analyses these inputs from the headset and declares the result at the end of a usually 45-minute test.

The result can be ‘information present’ or ‘information absent’. It signifies that the test subject’s brain does or does not contain the information being shown and then the authorities can proceed accordingly. iCognative is highly applicable in almost 90% of all civil and criminal cases. Contrast this with the DNA and fingerprints, which are applicable in only 1-2% of all cases.

iCognative has all the characteristics which an investigation and interrogation tool must have. It is accurate (99+%), reliable, reports no false positives or false negatives, has no known countermeasures, is easy to deploy, easy to learn, highly customizable, highly portable, non-invasive, does not include sedation or administering of ‘truth serum’, totally objective, cost-effective and instant in its results. US Coast Guard

Finally, there is no reason for the authorities to not deploy iCognative at all recruitment centers, immigration, and border checkpoints, at interrogation and in an investigation.

Main Source: TimesOfIsrael