Sunday, February 16, 2020

Christopher Cantwell Back in Jail

Christopher Cantwell
Christopher Cantwell, who spent about 11 minutes passing through the libertarian movement, is back in jail.

Cantwell, who was arrested in Charlottesville, North Carolina in 2017 following the "Unite the Right" rally, was arrested this time by the FBI in late January.

 At the time of the 2017 event, he was seen on camera chanting “Jews will not replace us” and was arrested for assault and battery for using pepper spray. Cantwell claimed he was acting in self-defense. He eventually entered a plea to two counts of assault and battery. Under the plea agreement, he’s barred from Virginia for five years.

In the current case, he was “safely taken into custody after being indicted by a federal grand jury & charged with extortion & sending interstate threats,” FBI Boston tweeted.

The indictment alleges that Cantwell threatened a man to get the personal identifying information of another man who was using an online pseudonym. According to the indictment, Cantwell wrote to the first man that he would rape his wife.

“The defendant sent an instant message through the Telegram Messenger app to Victim 1 stating, ‘So if you don’t want me to come and (expletive) … then you should make yourself scarce (.) Give me Vic, it’s your only out,’ ” the indictment states.

Cantwell remains in jail and his trial is scheduled for March 3.

In 2019, he posted that he was stepping away from broadcasting for a while because "'Jews' had taken an emotional toll on him."


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