Andrew Hazelton

Below is information about Andrew Hazelton that appeared in twitter on April 12, 2021

Background:

Andrew Hazelton originally from Westford, Massachusetts pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and in Jan. 2022 was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Affiliations:

Nationalist Social Club NSC 131

Mirror selfie of Hazelton in a public bathroom. He is standing in front of a sink, in blue jeans and a plain black t-shirt. His head is slightly tilted upwards and he has a short cut and slight smile. He is holding his phone in his left hand to take a photo, his right hand is hanging by his side, he has a watch on his wrist.
Andrew Hazelton
Screenshot of a tweet from the Garfield but Anti-Fascist twitter account (AntifaGarfield), posted April 12, 2022. The tweet says: "Yesterday, members of the neo-Nazi group Nationalist Social Club (NSC) showed up for a pitiful White Lives Matter rally in Wakefield, Ma. Likely among them was their new recruit Andrew S. Hazelton of Portland, Maine. Let's say hi to Andrew and let him know he's not welcome. 1/." Below the tweet are four photos, the top left showing screenshots of the rally, people walking down a street in black bloc. The second is a mirror selfie of Hazelton, the bottom left photo shows a picture location-stamped in York, Maine showing a group of six masked men standing with the NSC 131 flag, the rocky beach and a lighthouse is their backdrop. The photo on the bottom right shows Hazelton at his graduation, he is posing with an older man on his left-hand side.
Image showing three photos of protestors. The top image shows a group of people standing outside of a building, holding a White Lives Matter banner. The photo is shot from across the street. The bottom left photo shows a group of people, many in black sweatshirts, walking down a street. The photo is shot from behind the walkers.. The bottom right photo shows a group of people walking down the street, in black sweatshirts, their faces obscured with black coverings. Underneath the three photos the caption reads: "NSC New England & friends demonstrated in downtown Wakefield, Massachusetts in cooperation with the 4/11 White Lives Matter effort.
Picture that is location-stamped in York, Maine showing a group of six masked men standing with the NSC 131 flag, the rocky beach and a lighthouse is their backdrop.
Photo of Hazelton at his graduation, he is posing with his dad, Scott on the left, the photo was posted to Facebook by his dad. To the right of the photo reads: "Scott Hazleton - Candidate for Selectmen 2013
February 24, 2013
Andew, my eldes son, my wife at his graduation from Westford Academy, June 2012. He is now attending Tufts University, majoring in National Security."
Andrew and dad Scott

Andrew Hazelton is originally from Westford, Massachusetts. He is 28 years old (as of Feb. 28, 2021) and is a member of the Nationalist Social Club (NSC). On Telegram (a messaging app) Andrew goes by the name “Andrew Anagnorisis”. Definition of anagnorisis : the point in the plot especially of a tragedy at which the protagonist recognizes his or her or some other character’s true identity or discovers the true nature of his or her own situation. Merriam-Webster Dictionary

While Andrew and NSC thought the chat was private, it wasn’t. Andrew revealed a lot about himself and regularly shared violent neo-Nazi  content

Image of the national flag of Kekistan, which shows a Kek logo over a cross, with a green backdrop. The image was posted by username Andrew Anagnorisis with the caption: "Never got any use, F."
The “national flag of Kekistan” mimics a German Nazi war flag, with the Kek logo replacing the swastika and the green replacing the infamous German red. A 4chan logo is emblazoned in the upper left hand corner. Alt-righters are particularly fond of the way the banner trolls liberals who recognize its origins. Splc.org
Photo of woman backing, a rack of swastika shaped cookies on the stove in front of her. She is looking away from the camera. The photo was posted by username Andrew Anagnorisis with the caption: "Who wants cookiessssss."
Screenshot of exchange between username Andrew Anagnorisis and username Crazy Jack (who has a swastika symbol in his username): 
Andrew Anagnorisis: I only buy vintage Nazi things like that, so much cool stuff can be found. 
Crazy Jack in reply to Andrew: "Knights of Golden Circle
Andrew: Shares an image showing a plaque of a soldier. Underneath he writes: "This is my fav one, plaque of an SS soldier made before the war ish."
Screenshot of username Andrew Anagnorisis writing: "My initiatls are AH, it was always meant to be. And username The Mayor of Coolsville responding: "Noice."

In the chat Andrew seems delighted that his initials are AH, the same as Adolf Hitler. He discloses that he is originally from Massachusetts but as of this doxx lives in Portland, Maine.

Screenshot of tweet from Garfield but Anti=Fascist that reads: "Andrew also makes clear his efforts to radicalize his father, Scott Hazelton. Andrew talks on numerous occasions about how he tried to push anti-semitic beliefs on his father, and how his father casually recognizes his son as a neo-Nazi. 6/"
Screenshot of messages from username Andrew Anagnorisis. The first message is a screenshot of a text exchange. Underneath it Andrew writes: "Alright fellas how do I get my boomer dad past the Leviticus response. he claims that is what Jews follow not necessarily the Talmud. He's saying there are different flavors of Jews therefor they aren't bad."
Screenshot of exchange between usernames Andrew Anagnorisis and Radiation: 

Andrew Anagnorisis: Talking to my dad and normally he's like "well you're a neo Nazi right?" not accusingly or anything and I'm like wellllll." 
Radiation: "Yes i am dad what would you tell?" 
Andrew: Yea I said "I just follow the truth and do what I know is best." 
Radiation: What was its reaction?
Screenshot of message exchange between users Lee Smith, Andrew Anagnorisis and H. Le Couteau: 

Lee Smith: pretty course ass-fault. Tough on the hiney. 

Andrew: But he did something right cus here I am. 

H. Le Couteau: My dad's pretty based on the JQ hes not like us but he has an open mind. 

Lee Smith: My dad is dead. His position is stable. 

Andrew: Shared a photo of a text exchange with his dad, underneath he wrote: "Uhhhh"
Screenshot of tweet from Garfield but Anti-Fascist that reads: "This is especially concerning given the fact that J. Scott Hazelton, Andrew's father is a Select Board Member in the local government of Westford, MA. The radicalization and openness to anti-semitic beliefs by a local politician should be a huge concern. @WestfordPatch. 7/ 
Beneath the tweet is the photo of Hazelton and his father at Hazelton's graduation. To the right of that is a screenshot of an article about Scott Hazelton.

Andrew is a committed neo-Nazi and praises extreme violence. On several occasions he expressed joy over mass shootings, wishing shooters killed more people and fantasized about racist and misogynistic violence. In the screenshot below Andrew writes “Based fren” which means “courageous ally”. The shooting occurred on March 22, 2021 in Boulder Colorado, 10 people were murdered.

Screenshot of messages from user Andrew Anagnorisis: 
Based fren? in response to a headline that reads: "WATCH LIVE FROM THE SCENE: SWAT surrounds Colorado grocery store, climbs onto roof amid reported "active shooter."
Screenshot of message exchange between users Andrew Anagnorisis and Crazy Jack (who has swastika symbols in his username). They're discussing the active shooter in Colorado. At the end of the exchange, Anagnorisis writes: "We'll see, if it's true and only 4 are dead, then he's a f*****"
Here Andrew lamented the fact that maybe “only” four people were killed.
Screenshot of message from user Andrew Escobar Frankelstein in response to user Sentinel, who said: "That is true, but I really just can't at the moment. My brain is just not in the right place right now. Andrew wrote: "Don't worry, we'll get you an antifa war bride soon enough."
Screenshot of message from user Andrew Anagnorisis in response to user The Mayor of Coolsville: "Hindsight is always 20/20. Andrew's response reads: "I used to always n**** out of my car window while drunk back in MA, simpler times. Btw i tried the pump event and lost 1/3 of my money, but I learned things so it's k
Screenshot of tweet from Garfield but Anti-Fascist that reads: "More recently, Andrew joined the New England neo-Nazi group NSC-131. For the past few weeks Andrew has been putting up neo-Nazi posters across Portland, including on the signs of a church. He has also been to several NSC banner drops. 9/"
Screenshot of post from user N lightningbolt C - New England. The post includes an image of people hanging a banner from an overpass of a highway. A close-up of the banner shows that it says: "KEEP MAINE WHITE." The text underneath the photos reads: "NSC New England banner drop in Kennebunk, Maine - KEEP MAINE WHITE."
Screenshot of tweet from Garfield but Anti-Fascist: "In addition, Andrew offered to conduct firearms training for NSC. Andrew formerly participated in competitive shooting and owns several firearms. Considering Andrew has praised mass shooters and has offered to train other violent neo-Nazis in shooting, this is an extreme concern."
Screenshot of message from user Andrew Anagnorisis, which shows a photo of a gun in its case, with bullets lying to the left of the case. Underneath the photo, Andrew wrote: "My baby is begging for a suppressor."
A suppressor AKA silencer. Suppressors are illegal in Massachusetts and legal in Maine.
Screenshot of messages between users Cedar Woods and Andrew Anagnorisis. Cedar Woods responds to a photo with a banner with a swastika on it: "Glorious, but needs more aks." Andrew responds to Cedar: "I can fix that." with a smiley face with two waving hands.

Screenshot of a message exchange between Crazy Jack (with a swastika symbol in his username) and 131 guy and Andrew Anagnorisis. 

Crazy Jack: Agreed, I subscribe to the fitness channel. Make a prepper channel. 
131 guy: 131 Gun Club 
Andrew Anagnorisis: I can teach anyone, used to do it and had NRA training for coaching. 8 years experience competitively. 
131 guy: Perfect. Couldn't ask for more qualifications lol 
131 guy: Shares a video showing two men on the ground, one laying, with the other kneeling beside him, and two men standing behind them. They are in the woods, the photo is taken from behind. Underneath, 131 guy wrote: "Shoot shit with your boys, don't be a bug."
Screenshot of message from user Andrew Anagnorisis: Listening to Siege audiobook at work (smiley face with glasses).
For the United States there will be no need for concentration camps of any kind, for not a single transgressor will survive long enough to make it to that kind of haven.” –Siege
Learn about Siege at the Southern Poverty Law Center

Photo of message from Andrew Anagnorisis saying "Everyone should watch this if they havn't." He was referencing a movie about Adolf Hitler.
Entry level propaganda into historic revisionism including holocaust denial this 6.5 hour “documentary” often abbreviated TGSNT among Nazis
Screenshot of message exchange between Mallard Reich and Andrew Anagnorisis. 

Mallard Reich: You literally can't show me this stuff. I'm bout to join atom waffen. 

Andrew Anagnorisis: Sends photo of a 4 pack of tannerite. Underneath he writes: 
"Just be frens with me (angel smiley face)"
Tannerite is a type of explosive. Used in New York, 3 bombs exploded injuring 31 people (Sept. 2016). The man who killed 58 people in Las Vegas (2017) had 50 lbs of Tannerite in his car.
Screenshot of two tweets from Garfield but Anti-Fascist. 

The first tweet reads: "Also to clear up some stuff in this thread! To be fair, there is no current indication that Scott Hazelton is himself a full anti-Semite, yet we wanted to draw attention to the extremely concerning efforts of his son, Andrew Hazelton, to radicalize him. 

The second tweet reads: "Welp looks like Andrew Hazelton is in panic mode and is trying to change his online Nazi accounts. Here is his new Telegram profile. His profile picture, George Floyed dressed as the Christchurch shooter, is very indicative of who Andrew is: a piece of shit

UPDATE: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

PORTLAND, Maine: A Portland man pleaded guilty today in federal court to possessing child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

According to court records, on April 29 of this year, investigators with the FBI executed search warrants for the residence and person of Andrew Hazelton, 28. Investigators encountered Hazelton just outside the residence and informed him of the warrants. He had a Samsung smartphone in his pants pocket that he provided to investigators and later unlocked. An analysis of the phone revealed a folder containing dozens of video files depicting minors, some of them prepubescent, engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Hazelton faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to life. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The FBI investigated the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

Andrew Hazelton, reputed neo-Nazi and son of Westford Select Board member Scott Hazelton, arrested on child porn charges

By Amy Sokolow | asokolow@lowellsun.com | PUBLISHED: May 7, 2021 at 9:02 p.m. | UPDATED: May 10, 2021 at 4:14 p.m.

WESTFORD — Andrew Hazelton, a former Westford Academy and UMass Lowell student, has been arrested in Portland, Maine, on federal possession of child pornography charges.

He is the son of Westford Select Board member Scott Hazelton and is also a reputed neo-Nazi and former member of the white supremacist group National Socialist Club (NSC). The group appears to have ousted Hazelton, 28, after news of the charges came to light.

According to federal court documents filed on April 30, Hazelton could face up to 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine if convicted. He is currently being held without bail.

As the Portland Press-Herald reported, a Portland-area business owner who employed Hazelton initially called the FBI because he had received an anonymous tip that suggested Hazelton may plan a workplace shooting. The employer said he was already planning to fire him for poor attendance, but feared if he did so, he could come back to the workplace armed.

Jonathan Duquette, a task force officer with the FBI, subsequently received a search warrant for Hazelton, and executed the warrant on April 29, according to federal court documents obtained by The Sun. It appears that the warrant was issued as a result of the report from Hazelton’s former employer.

When Hazelton handed his Samsung cellphone over, Duquette found a folder in his photo gallery named “1488,” which is a hate symbol. In that folder, he saw “dozens” of videos that depicted minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, including multiple videos of a six- or seven-year old girl performing sex acts on an adult male.

Duquette was also able to deduce that these videos were transmitted over the Internet, which qualifies them as being transported through “interstate or foreign commerce, which is against the law.

This is not Hazelton’s first run-in with the law over child pornography. In 2019, the parent of a Maine 10-year-old girl reported to the police that Hazelton was messaging her on Instagram, and that he solicited multiple suggestive pictures from her. He also said that he wanted to have sex with her. Although authorities confiscated his phone and took screenshots of that conversation, nothing else happened at that time.

In a federal court filing from April 28, Duquette laid out the facts in the 2019 incident, citing these as probable cause to issue a search warrant of Hazelton and his home.

Hazelton has long been on the radar of “Antifa Garfield,” as they’re known on Twitter, a Boston-based individual who monitors and posts about extreme right-wing organizing online. “Garfield,” who declined to be named in this story, citing their personal safety, does this because “people deserve to know if their next-door neighbor is talking about, like, committing genocide and committing mass shootings online,” they said. “I think that’s kind of integral to safety, and people deserve to know about that.” They also hope to make it more difficult for these extremists to organize online and inflict harm on communities.

Garfield had been monitoring Hazelton for a while online, and was able to piece together his identity through public messages on the right-wing-friendly app Telegram and other platforms. Hazelton was a member of the Nationalist Social Club, or NSC, a group of about two dozen white nationalists spread throughout New England.

Carla Hill, Associated Director at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, has been monitoring NSC since it formed in late 2019 by Chris Hood, of Malden. “They believe that the white race is under threat from Jews and non-whites, and that they want to take their country back,” she said of NSC. She added that the group aims to build up their network from the local level and expand from there, and are known for “tagging” neighborhoods in a similar fashion to street gangs.

Unlike some other white nationalist groups who frame their ideology as “patriotism,” Hill said NSC’s is more straightforward. “Their particular brand of white supremacy is quite clear, it’s not sugar-coated at all. And they’re focused on regaining turf, so it’s kind of like a turf war for them.”

Garfield shared screenshots with The Sun from Telegram that show that Hazelton has tried to radicalize his father, Westford Select Board member Scott Hazelton, on numerous occasions via text message, though Garfield was clear that his father has not necessarily taken the bait.

“Andrew was trying to get him to believe these anti-Semitic pseudoscience beliefs,” Garfield said. “He was like, actively asking everyone in the chat like, ‘Oh, my dad said this, how do I respond to that to make him hate Jewish people?’”

Hazelton had also expressed pleasure that his initials are AH, the same as Adolf Hitler’s, posted several photos of Nazi paraphernalia, volunteered to teach other group members how to use firearms, and cheered on mass shooters after specific events, most recently the mass shooting in a Colorado grocery store that killed 10. He also posted several photos of his canvassing efforts around Portland with NSC-emblazoned propaganda.

The Press-Herald also reported that Hazelton bragged to former coworkers about attending the Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.

Since Hazelton was outed, he had deleted those chats and presumably changed his screen name. Once NSC learned of Hazelton’s arrest, the group publicly denounced Hazelton on Telegram.

Another member of NSC, Michael Robert Moura of Stoughton, was arrested in late April on firearms charges. Garfield also said they have been following two other white supremacists, both students at UMass Lowell. The two have posted photos of propaganda materials they’ve distributed in and around Lowell, Boston and elsewhere.

Scott Hazelton did not respond to multiple requests for comment, but the Press-Herald reported that Andrew Hazelton’s lawyer, public defender David Beneman, argued in a hearing Wednesday that Andrew Hazelton’s family is supporting him, and that they were at the Zoom hearing that morning. Beneman said that Andrew Hazelton was seeking mental health treatment.