UPDATE January 18, 2023: New Hampshire authorities have filed a new civil rights complaint against Hood; more here.
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UPDATE July 25, 2022: Hood was arrested and charged with one count of affray, defined as fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace; more here.
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Boston-based Chris Hood leads the white supremacist, neo-Nazi group ‘Nationalist Socialist Club‘ (NSC, also referred to as the ‘131’). Founded in 2019, NSC’s primary focus was Boston but has since expanded to all of New England under Hood’s leadership. Its influence now stretches to Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island.
Hood joined the Northeast USA Proud Boys in 2017 and served as admin for their Facebook group. He then joined the Patriot Front and attended a number of Resist Marxism actions. In 2019 Hood was arrested while in possession of a dangerous weapon for his involvement in hanging racist fliers in East Boston, along with two other Patriot Front members. After getting thrown out of Patriot Front for allegedly stealing money from them to purchase marijuana Hood joined The Base, a dangerous neo-Nazi accelerationist group. Three members of The Base were arrested in Georgia for planning the murder of a couple that they believed to be antifascist activists. Hood left The Base and subsequently founded NSC.
Hood and NSC use the “echo” symbol in their graffiti tags to indicate that all the worlds’ corporations are controlled by Jews, or to communicate that their enemies are Jewish. NSC graffiti has also referenced antisemitic conspiracy theories claiming Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, was behind the 9/11 attacks. Another popular NSC phrase, “110 and Never Again” is used by neo-Nazis and white supremacists to persuade the United States to be the next and 110th nation to expel Jews. ‘Never Again,’ of course, is a phrase connected to preventing another Holocaust.
After visiting the Virginia Holocaust Museum in 2020, Hood and NSC posted images to Telegram of members posing with a Nazi flag and giving Hitler salutes outside the Museum. The photo was captioned: “NSC Virginia visits the holohoax museum”, insinuating the genocide was fake.
Just this past April, after organizing fellow members on Telegram during the winter, Hood and NSC distributed fliers throughout various suburbs in Connecticut and staged a rally espousing their bigoted hatred against Jews and other minorities.