His name is Christopher Cantwell. If you watched the Vice News documentary (posted here) about Charlottesville, you know him as a central figure in the film.
He’s the lovely character who said the ultimate goal was to get a president like Trump, except “more” racist (Trump lost brownie points for allowing his daughter to marry a Jew).
Or maybe you saw the video of Cantwell bawling like a child over reports that there were warrants out for his arrest.
Well, he’s gathered his emotions and turned himself in.
The Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office issued four warrants for Cantwell’s arrest earlier this week, including two felony counts of using tear gas illegally and one count of malicious bodily injury by means of a caustic substance.
At some point in the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Cantwell sprayed a counter-protester with pepper spray.
Said Cantwell about the incident:
“I thought that spraying that guy was the least damaging thing I could do,” he told the New York Times over the weekend.
“In my left hand I had a flashlight. My other option, other than the pepper spray, was to break this guy’s teeth. OK? And I didn’t want to do that. I just wanted him to not hurt me.”
Cantwell was one of the internet tough guys who was looking to join with other basement dwellers, in order to make it appear they were a cohesive, unified group with actual strength and reach.
I’m choosing to believe that their numbers are much less than what Charlottesville would lead the world to believe, and Cantwell is simply the worst of a fringe group.