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    ‘Erase Them’: Former Marine Charged for Allegedly Planning Attack on ‘White People’

    ‘Erase Them': Former Marine Charged for Allegedly Planning Attack on ‘White People'

    Joshua Cobb, 23, was arrested Friday and charged with transmitting a threat in interstate and foreign commerce after allegedly posting plans for a mass attack in his home state of on social media the U.S. attorney's office for the state said Monday.

    “I want to cause mayhem on the white community. The reason I specifically want to target white people is because as a Black male, they will never understand my struggles,” Cobb allegedly wrote in 2022, more than a year before he joined the Marine Corps.

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    “I want to erase them,” he posted, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors last week. “All of them really, but in this case as many as I possibly can.”

    Citing Marine Corps records, prosecutors said that Cobb attended basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, in June 2023. He then reported for duty to the Marine Corps -Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms in California the following February, only to be discharged earlier this month, the complaint indicated.

    “1st Marine Division is aware of the arrest of Joshua Cobb by civilian authorities in New Jersey,” a spokesperson for his last unit, 2nd Lt. Giselle Cancino, told .com via email Tuesday.

    She confirmed that Cobb served from June 2023 to May 10, 2024 — the day of his arrest — having attended the School of Infantry-East at Camp…

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