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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:16 PM

Coast Guard officer who allegedly planned mass attack to be released

Coast Guard officer who allegedly planned mass attack to be released
By KATE FELDMAN
Apr 25, 2019 | 3:49 PM



The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who stands accused of planning to launch a mass domestic terror attack, will be released, a judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Day ruled that the government could not hold Christopher Hasson any longer after not charging him with terrorism; the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed to the Daily News last week that he had not been charged with any terrorism-related offenses.

Hasson, 49, pleaded not guilty last month to unlawful possession of silencers, possession of firearms by a drug addict and unlawful use and possession of a controlled substance, charges that officials previously called “the proverbial tip of the iceberg.”

Law enforcement officials found 15 firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition at his Silver Spring, Md., apartment earlier this month, along with a list of “prominent Democratic Congressional leaders, activists, political organizations, and MSNBC and CNN media personalities,” including Sens. Tim Kaine, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, as well as Rep. Maxine Waters, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, CNN hosts Chris Cuomo, Van Jones and Don Lemon, MSNBC host Chris Hayes and former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-christopher-hasson-coast-guard-bail-20190425-vdqxtzqwdrc7lhlslw3mer3uwm-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1VMHiRTRXQumzGANM4tYxX41p4nNZredfpzmDPtbZIb_r_7Im7UoB4TIo

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babylonsister Apr 2019 OP
global1 Apr 2019 #1
Kurt V. Apr 2019 #2
Revanchist Apr 2019 #3
TomSlick Apr 2019 #4
Generic Other Apr 2019 #5
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:23 PM

1. I Wonder If He'd Be Released If Any Repugs Or Fox News Hosts.....

were on his list?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:23 PM

2. high profile effort to downplay domestic terrorism

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:45 PM

3. I don't think it's over

He should still face a military court even if the Fed's pass

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Response to Revanchist (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:25 PM

4. I would prefer a court martial.

I would think a charge of conduct unbecoming an officer would be easy to prove.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:51 PM

5. Will they just give him his weapons back?

This is crazy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:57 PM

6. This article is incomplete.

They have other charges against this guy. My guess is that there is a provision that allows the prosecution to hold a defendant without bond. Most likely that would attach to a terrorism charge. I think what the judge ruled is that the prosecution has not established that Hasson meets that requirement. Therefore, Hasson would be entitled to have a bond set. He'd still have to post that bond to get out.

The reporting on this seems way off.

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