Asked about the terms used to describe his group — racist, white supremacist, and Nazi — [Chris] Hood said at one point, “If anyone calls me them, I don’t tell them they’re wrong.” At a different point during the interview, he said he does not think white people are inherently superior to anyone else. But when asked if he considered himself to be racist, he answered, “Sure.”Danny McDonald, “A fairly devout group of Neo-Nazis.’ Local white supremacist group has been active in recent weeks”
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Nationalist Social Club (NSC or NSC-131) is a Neo-Nazi organization founded by Chris Hood. Relatively new, NSC mimics Patriot Front tactics of stickering, photo ops, banner drops, and joins other white supremacists at rallies or occasionally counter-protests racial justice events. NSC is active in a few areas across the US, but most frequently here in New England.
NSC embraces Nazi imagery (sometimes “ironically” as in their name, a play on “national socialist movement”) and openly espouses white supremacist ideas and policy goals. NSC’s creation also marks the steady shift to more blatant racism by individuals who were previously involved in Boston Free Speech and/or Super Happy Fun America/Resist Marxism.
- “Officials call for help in addressing Nazi-connected stickers,” Dustin Luca, The Salem News, September 3, 2020
- “Neo-Nazi Street Fighting Gang Keeps Bragging About Attending Capitol Riot – Its leader, a known former member of a neo-Nazi terror group under an FBI crackdown, remains free” By Ben Makuch, March 23, 2021, Vice.com
- “Massachusetts Hate Group Had Role In Capitol Hill Riot – Founded by a former Malden man in 2019, NSC-131 has chapters around the world” By Dave Copeland, Patch StaffPosted Thu, Jan 7, 2021|Updated Fri, Jan 8, 2021
- “How a Terror Group Recruited Budding Neo-Nazis – Members of groups like Patriot Front and the Green Brigade told members of the Base they felt like the neo-Nazi terror cell was the next step” By Mack Lamoureux, Ben Makuch & Zachary Kamel Vice.com Nov. 24, 2020
- “Out from under their rock: Nazis fly their flag outside the State House,” Adam G, Universal Hub, June 27, 2020
- “A fairly devout group of Neo-Nazis.’ Local white supremacist group has been active in recent weeks”, Danny McDonald, Boston Globe, July 14 2020
- “Neo-Nazi Street Fighting Gang Keeps Bragging About Attending Capitol Riot“, Ben Makuch, March 23, 2021, Vice.com