Insurrection Case Proud Boy Chrestman Is
Detained By DDC Chief Judge Howell
Russell Lee, Patreon Podcast
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Feb 23– During
trial in the
trial by District
Judge Amit P.
tweeted it, here and
on February 23
was present at
the Capitol with an axe
handle and gas
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DDC Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell asks,
"Why do you call it an axe handle? It looks
like a club." AUSA: POYB, for the Proud
Boys, means "Proud Of Your Boy." Those are the
initials on the rifle.
Chief Judge Howell: The government has said
there are two who are moving to cooperate. Are
you concerned that this defendant might
intimidate co-conspirators? A person who is
part of a conspiracy is not necessarily a
threat to cooperators. Be more specific
Chief Judge Howell: Mr. Chestman's
counsel asks, with all the video evidence out
there, "what is left to obstruct?" Do you want
to respond? The AUSA is trying.
AUSA: It is not true that the fever is broken,
that there's no longer an echo chamber. There
are still plans for political violence. And
there's the National Guard across the street.
Chief Judge Howell: Will we ever be able to
walk again freely? Shockingly unclear.
Chief Judge Howell: The charged conduct in
this case does not give rise to a rebuttable
presumption. So the US bears the burden. Chief
Judge Howell: One crime the defendant is
charged with carries a 20 year sentence. He is
also charged with impeding the Capitol Police
- that carries 5 years in prison.
Chief Judge Howell: He's also charged with a
misdemeanor charge that I won't go into. We
live with the aftermath, a militarized city.
Mr. Chrestman took deliberate steps to stop
the police. We have videos, him in his
baseball cap, with a thick axe handle
Chief Judge Howell: We see him talking
with other Proud Boys, and marching with them.
He knocks down police barricades. He yelled,
"You shoot and I'll take your f*cking as*
Chief Judge Howell: He put orange tape
on his helmet, so one Proud Boy could
recognize another, this gang. He put on his
gas mask. He was well-prepared. Afterwards he
traveled back to Kansas. He's shown no
Judge Howell: The proffered defense that he
just did what the president said would, if
accepted, undermine the rule of law. This all
weighs for pre-trail detention. He has
very limited criminal history. He has
children. Same house 17 years. A veteran. In
Chief Judge Howell: This is not a close
case. All four factors favor pre-trial
detention. Mr. Chrestman will be held without
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