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Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense

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Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« on: September 02, 2017, 10:40:23 AM »
http://www.thedailybeast.com/crying-nazi-christopher-cantwells-lawyer-says-hes-just-kidding-about-killing-jews?via=desktop&source=Reddit

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Christopher Cantwell’s lawyer says his client’s comments disparaging blacks and Jews is just a comedic act of a “shock jock,” comparing him to the Jewish comedian Jackie Mason.

The claim was made during a four-hour bail hearing for Cantwell on Thursday night. Cantwell faces three felony charges stemming from an incident at the University of Virginia on Aug. 11, in which he pepper-sprayed at least two people during a torchlight procession of hundreds of white supremacists who chanted Nazi slogans. The conflict was captured on camera and broadcast in a now-famous Vice News documentary.

Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident, hosts an online white-supremacist radio show called Radical Agenda and has become a well-known figure in the so-called “alt right.” He was invited to the Aug. 12 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville as a speaker, but didn’t after the event turned into a riot in which Heather Heyer was killed.
Cantwell was initially granted release pending trial on a $25,000 cash bond, but the county prosecutor appealed the ruling. A second bail hearing hours later asked whether Cantwell is a flight risk and whether he poses an immediate threat to anyone if released.

Cantwell's attorney is Elmer Woodard, who appeared in court wearing an early-1800s-style red waistcoat with gold buttons, bowtie, white muttonchop whiskers, black velcro shoes, and a a 1910s-style straw boater hat. Cantwell said Woodard was his fourth choice for legal counsel after three other lawyers declined to take his case. (Woodard previously attempted to defend a client accused of sexual assault by a 15-year-old girl by claiming that the man’s sleepwalking caused him to rape her.)

Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci asked Judge Sheryl Higgins to allow him to introduce as evidence videos of Cantwell making violent statements, including some of his closing words in the Vice documentary: “I think [Heather Heyer’s death] was more than justified... I think that a lot more people are gonna die before we’re done here, frankly.”
Woodard objected, claiming that videos of his own client speaking were hearsay evidence.

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Re: Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 10:47:41 AM »
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Cantwell's attorney is Elmer Woodard, who appeared in court wearing an early-1800s-style red waistcoat with gold buttons, bowtie, white muttonchop whiskers, black velcro shoes, and a a 1910s-style straw boater hat. Cantwell said Woodard was his fourth choice for legal counsel after three other lawyers declined to take his case. (Woodard previously attempted to defend a client accused of sexual assault by a 15-year-old girl by claiming that the man’s sleepwalking caused him to rape her.)

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Re: Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 10:51:15 AM »
hahaha perfect

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Re: Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 01:22:55 PM »
(Woodard previously attempted to defend a client accused of sexual assault by a 15-year-old girl by claiming that the man’s sleepwalking caused him to rape her.)


"Your Honour...my client is a sleep walking White Walker..."

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Re: Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 01:27:08 PM »
It didn't work for Alex Jones and he has a significantly larger amount of resources. Why would it work for this guy?

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Re: Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 01:47:33 PM »
They need to video tape these court dates. The lawyer sounds hilarious.
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Re: Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 02:21:40 PM »
I want to see the court sketch of the guy.

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Re: Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2017, 03:39:06 PM »
What show is it that routinely used a chicken lawyer from the South? This guy sounds like the inspiration for the character.

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Re: Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2017, 03:56:12 PM »
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Re: Crying Nazi going for the "It was just a prank, bro!" defense
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2017, 07:38:29 PM »
"Sorry, I thought you was corn."