DA Releases Winthrop Shooting Suspect Diaries – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – Investigators released from the diary of the man who allegedly shot dead Air Force veteran Ramona Cooper and retired Massachusetts State Soldier David Green in Winthrop last month.
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Nathan Allen “carried a hatred fueled by white supremacy”.
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State police collected many logs from Allen’s apartment. According to investigators, he wrote: “Whites are the world’s top predators” and “they know they are inferior to us”.
Police said the 28-year-old was carrying two handguns when he stole a truck and allegedly shot the two Black Winthrop residents on June 26. Allen was shot dead by Winthrop Police.
Allen was researching white supremacy online and wrote racist notes in his diary up to 48 hours before the murders.
In a notebook titled “The Allen Diaries” he wrote, “Racism is healthy and natural. And withholding it is bad for you.
“To see it in his own handwriting, in several notebooks, it left nothing to the imagination and very clearly explained this individual’s intention that day,” Rollins said.
Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty stressed that the writings do not represent the city. “These are contemptible and disgusting comments,” Delehanty said. “He didn’t go to school here and he didn’t grow up here.
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State Police continue to examine Allen’s past and seek to speak to anyone who came in contact with him prior to the shooting.
In his last stint before the crime, Allen reportedly wrote about trying to convince his wife of his beliefs, but investigators say his family were completely cooperative and never saw it coming.
“It’s really, really scary. The level of vitriol and the level of hate, ”said Robert Trestan of the Anti-Defamation League.
Trestan says there are still questions that need to be answered.
“Who inspired him? Who was he addressing? What other publications and books has he studied and when did he radicalize? said Trestan. “He didn’t just write things. He made the decision that I’m going to go out and kill people.
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Investigators are also investigating the possibility that Allen was heading to a local synagogue with the stolen truck when he accidentally crashed into the house.