Jared Chase: Before NATO 3, He Claimed To Be a Meth-Addicted, Gang-Affiliated Rapper

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Jacob Katel
Jared Chase (far right, with bandanna) at Occupy Miami's "Fort Peace," February 9, 2012
Ten days after the City of Miami evicted the Occupy Miami camp from the Government Center downtown, reporter Michael Miller and I visited "Fort Peace," the inner city apartment complex opened as a safehouse to the movement by Rodrigo "Señor Paz" Duque.

One of the first photos I shot, of seven Occupiers on a stairwell, included Jared Chase of Keene, New Hampshire -- who's now infamous nationwide as a domestic terror suspect, one of the three Occupiers arrested as part of the so-called "NATO 3." We didn't spend much time with Jared in Overtown, but we did catch him on video for a while. Online, he left a record that paints a clear picture of a troubled, drug-addicted former gang member trying to reinvent himself in Occupy's turbulent Miami movement.

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Jacob Katel
Jared Chase in a stairwell at "Fort Peace" with other Occupy Miamiers
Chase and two other South Florida Occupiers -- Brian Church and Brent Betterly -- were charged over the weekend with plotting a violent attack on police, banks and Obama's campaign headquarters during this week's NATO summit in Chicago.

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All three spent time at Fort Peace, the chaotic, lawless Overtown enclave we wrote about in depth in March. Fellow Occupiers have reacted with dismay to the arrests -- and the NATO 3's attorneys now claim they were set up by the feds.

The three suspects haven't spoken since their arrest. But Chase, at least, left a serious digital trail on the web that starts in New Hampshire, winds through Boston, Tampa, and Miami, and includes his musical work as a DJ and producer, battles with crack and meth addiction and life as a gang member in his home state of New Hampshire.

Here is a freeze frame from a video interview we shot at Occupy Miami's Fort Peace (click through for the full video):

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Jacob Katel
Jared Chase at Occupy Miami's "Fort Peace" February 2012
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23 comments
Threat Known
Threat Known

THESE KIDS ARE JUST TRYING TO COVER THEIR @$$e$ BECAUSE THEY SENT JAY AND BRIAN THERE TO CHICAGO AND THE PEOPLE UP THERE AND "SET THEM UP" FOR THE FEDS   I like it because all these "fake" Occupy kids pretend like "oh, we did not even know Jared" Totally BS... You guys sent him to Chicago... I know it, you know it, and the Public will soon now it... And when you get hit by the Ricochet... Then, we can say the same about you... No, I will remember you... I am going to make my career with you, Kevin, Zoe, Phil, Chris, Alfredo, Isis, etc... Because you just would not let the Occupy Gangster retire... See you soon in Miami and in August in Tampa... Peace from... You Know Who...

Threat Known
Threat Known

HEY... TROLL BOY... SECURITY HERE... GET A BETTER IMAGE...

Threat Known
Threat Known

 GET OFF DRUGS, PHIL... THERE BAD FOR YOU...

Threat Known
Threat Known

P.S. The Occulie knows who this is... But, if you look up "Occupy Miami Raid" I am the one with my hands on my head.. The Occupy Gangster ( a name given by them; but it is for them) Power to the People

Threat Known
Threat Known

The sad thing fake news... is these punks like Phil used "Jay" (That's this name) to do some $^!T they themselves were to afraid to do... They set them up for the FEDs just like they did to me, Jay, Chris, Karma, Ramy, Alex, Abby, etc... cause they claimed we were going to rob a bank... Young (Kevin) and his bimbos (like CHRIS PRYO MULLIGAN { That's your name, kid... blame your mom's for that} sent these guys there... And Chris' BS that he never meet Brian; what a load, man... He protested Rommeny; he was at the eviction, he was there after the raid by the FEDs... What bull is this? But, all those cats out there... The malice of Occupy Overtown and the $C@m of Occupy Miami (what we called the 1 percent and we kicked them out) is going on full blast everywhere we can... @yahoo-BLRG7Q74A6XFX6IK73UDOL762M:disqus

Threat Known
Threat Known

I like it because all these "fake" Occupy kids pretend like "oh, we did not even know Jared" Totally BS... You guys sent him to Chicago... I know it, you know it, and the Public will soon now it... And when you get hit by the Ricochet... Then, we can say the same about you... No, I will remember you... I am going to make my career with you, Kevin, Zoe, Phil, Chris, Alfredo, Isis, etc... Because you just would not let the Occupy Gangster retire... See you soon in Miami and in August in Tampa... Peace from... You Know Who...

Threat Known
Threat Known

 Poor Phil... Don't hate on Mike cause all of you have gone mad...

Fakenews
Fakenews

I know Jared Chase from living in Keene. Drug addict yes, drug dealer? He dabbled to support his habit but he never made any money at it. Gang member? HAHAHA Just because someone says their a gang member doesn't make it true... Funny article. I was there when he hit that guy with the car. Jared was losing a street fight and hopped in his GF's car and hit the guy. The guy was fine with a couple of scrapes. I guess this makes someone a self proclaimed gangster? Maybe these reporters need to come to Keene, NH and see how hard of city this place is. Anyone can write crap all over the internet about themselves to make them sound a certain way. This self image he had was all in his head due to all the drugs he was taking.

Phil Ander
Phil Ander

McCarthyism is so hot right now.

J
J

Holy poorly written "article." A new low (high? I'm confused by what you guys go for) for the New Times.

Jacob Katel
Jacob Katel

 I'm not judging the guy, and I would have no right to. Matter of fact, I'm not convinced he actually did anything wrong, and I wouldn't be surprised if he was entrapped, but then again, maybe he did have plans to go bombing, so publishing pics and video of him in Miami, on his way to Chicago, alongside information on his past, and a bio from his music page that describes his struggles with drugs and violence, is not necessarily a bad thing. Plus, Jared Chase said himself that he 'wants everyone to know his name.'

Jacob Katel
Jacob Katel

 The guy is an accused terrorist, whether he's guilty or not, people want to know the details of his background and what he was doing in Miami

Phil Ander
Phil Ander

Your writing isn't bad, but it's cheap. Thankfully the paper you write for is free, thanks to the advertising contracts you guys hold with hookers and pill mills.

Phil Ander
Phil Ander

It all comes down to the word "terrorist" doesn't it?

Scores of well-intentioned, peaceful activists travelled to Chicago this past week because they are fed up with the moronic notion that citizens and journalists—JOURNALISTS LIKE YOU, JACOB—are the  terrorists, while those responsible for economic & war crimes are protected by our police force. Outside the NATO Summit, War veterans discarded their "War on Terror" medals in disgust.

Truth is, a decade after September 11, most folk in this country are still largely hopelessly confused about what the hell "terror" and "terrorism" even means to them.

J
J

So, that excuses the poor flow and choppy nature of the writing? There are other articles with the same information popping up. But, it seems that in an attempt to align themselves with Chase to provide credibility MNT threw the need for a coherent article out the window. 

Jacob Katel
Jacob Katel

 Sarcasm isn't hot as McCarthyism, and it pays less, but it's more fun, and there are fewer  communists.

nanook5
nanook5

 you even have to tow that line? ouch. hopefully you get freebies.

Jacob Katel
Jacob Katel

They are escorts, massage therapists, and pain management experts.

Thebestyet
Thebestyet

J, welcome to the internet grandpa.

Jacob Katel
Jacob Katel

 Sorry, your poorly written comment and its choppy flow made it hard to understand what you were criticizing.

But, you are correct about small errors in the hastily written post. Hopefully they have been addressed. Let me know if you find any more.

Thanks

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

 It all boils down to those evil corporations!

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