Man arrested by FBI after threatening 'Dylann Roof-style attack'

Benjamin McDowell, 29, was targeting a South Carolina synagogue, according to court documents.
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Transcript for Man arrested by FBI after threatening 'Dylann Roof-style attack'
Everywhere we go unfortunately. It's here. These court. What investigators say it was 49 year old Benjamin Powell's plane to conduct an attack on minorities without getting caught. The FBI was able to catch them and with a long rap sheet that includes several states and present. His mother who lives in Connolly didn't want to be on camera only saying her son is in guilty and he's a good man. I brought the court documents Horry county civil rights leader swan. Unfortunately you've got to manage but it could happen here. I I just hope and pray every day. That we find the strength of the society. The combat that negative. Racial stereo type it. Those documents show McDowell claims he saw what Gillen group stated wants to do something like he did and write quote in the sphere of Dylan roof. Kicked open a mental health counselor wasn't talking specifically about McDowell case because he was only just learning about it but he did speak on the ideology of hatred he says in many cases the movement towards violence is a progression that starts with feelings of low self. Were pulled back from. Places on the people. Console and feel uncomfortable. They often and find. It's homeless with somebody that's not such a could personal influence or find readings. That says hey there's this group that says this is why it's happening. On May be that explains. Why I'm not and function well wiped I don't get jobs when it films says we can all make a difference opening up to. Especially when there yeah. Clued them into groups who wanted to include them in our churches. Who wanted to include them in our work group ignore school so that they start can interact with other people. So they hear other ways of seeing things and understanding. I think people. How things could be.

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