Insurrection Case Baked Alaska Gionet Can
Continue YouTube Provocation But Must
Russell Lee, Patreon
UK - Honduras
June 4 – Minutes
into a break in the
impeachment trial in
the U.S. Senate, accused
Pezzola was ordered
Judge Robin M.
tweeted it, below. There
was an appeal.
after the DC
decision in US
v. Munchel, DDC
proceeding on Tim "Baked
Alaska" Gionet, who while
in DC is in
US v. Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet. US is
seeking move to home detention, based on
alleged violations of terms of release.
reference on Patreon
Arizona Pre-Trial: We don't know much.
Magistrate Judge Harvey: So who is requesting
the modification? DC Pre-Trial: We are. There
have been contacts with police in Arizona. His
behavior is concerning at this time. Currently
he does not have to report his contacts
DC Pre-Trial: We believe there are
safety issues with the defendant's recent
behavior. There is video. There are concerns
about supervising officers visiting his
residence. He was taken off location
monitoring on March 31. Since then he's
appeared to give threats
[This Pre-Trial presentation is vague
and halting.] DC Pre-Trial: He has been barred
from going to a Starbucks in Arizona for one
year. We want him back on location monitoring.
DC Pre-Trial: The video that has been provided
to the court, the posted YouTube video, we
want him to not post video. He is out in the
community as a YouTuber... This could
escalate. Judge Harvey: Does he have a
curfew? DC Pre-Trial: No.
Judge Harvey: Did anything he did violate his
current conditions of release? DC Pre-Trial:
No. Arizona Pre-Trial: The video he posted and
took down, he is exploiting those around him.
He is trying to agitate, anger and offend. So
people will comment on it.
Arizona Pre-Trial: He had three negative
law enforcement contacts. He is filming
police, he is playing songs for them, trying
to provoke anger and frustration in Tempe,
Arizona, a large college town.
Pre-Trial: On the video he says, "You're a
b*tch, why don't you fight like a man?" Judge
Harvey: Have you visited his home? Pre-Trial:
No, due to COVID, no home visit for months.
Gionet's lawyer: There have not been any
violations. He has a firearm but so what?
Gionet's lawyer: The mentioning of
"negative police contact" is of concern to me
as a defense lawyer. It is untrue. He is the
one who contacted police, after his friend had
hit him. The trespass in the Starbuck? As soon
as he was told to leave, he left
Judge Harvey: I thought he was barred, that he
went in and played an offensive song and was
told to leave. Gionet's lawyer: Exactly. He
doesn't drink or do drugs. It's the person who
hit him who was drinking. He's being hauled in
for what he does to make money
Gionet's lawyer: It would violate his
due process rights to change his conditions
based on him not violating any conditions.
It's ridiculous. The new probation officer has
simply never visited. The previous one [name
mentioned, we are not publishing] did 10 times
Gionet's lawyer: It's not a bad thing to
have contact with law enforcement. This
request is a message to him to never contact
law enforcement, even when he needs to. He has
fans but he also has enemies.
Judge Harvey: Does he have a job? Or is his
job making videos? Gionet's lawyer: Videos are
his job. To order him to stop would taken away
his income. He started working for BuzzFeed
six years ago.
AUSA: He should feel free to call the police
if he is in danger. AUSA: But in this case, he
filmed the whole encounter and monetized it.
He later told police it was a mistake to call
them. He was trying to create viral content
with unwitting law enforcement, as extras if
AUSA: The defendant's friend was drunk,
and asks about driving. He offers him a Steel
Reserve - it's a malt liquor, if you don't
know - and the friend went out with it. The
defendant is abetting.
Gionet's lawyer: I don't know why we're
here today. Judge Harvey: We're here because
you filmed the whole thing. I watched the 30
minute video. You wanted to get a rise out of
him and he did, in a moving car. That's
Judge Harvey: I am going to grant in part
Pre-Trial's request. You will report all
contacts with police, and have no gun in your
house. You want to provoke people to engage in
assaultive conduct. I saw you said you
were concerned you were on release. That's
Judge Harvey: I'm not going to preclude
you from making any more YouTube videos. I'd
read any reports sent to me. And I'm not going
to put you back under house arrest, at this
time. But if you engage in a fight in the
future... Do you understand? Gionet: Yes.
Judge Harvey: I don't have any problem with
Pre-Trial raising these issues. I don't know
what that was all about, calling the police
for a prank. Gionet's lawyer: People
call the police on him, falsely. But he has
contact. Judge Harvey: He'll have to report it
Judge Harvey: I'll issue an order.
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