|In Jan 6 Case Peter Schwartz
Still Wants John Pierce, Still Is Detained
Russell Lee, Patreon
UK - Honduras
Sept 9 --
On June 24,
after the DC
decision in US
v. Munchel, DDC Judge
Amit P. Mehta
held a bond /
detention hearing on
Peter Schwarz. Inner
it, here and
6 case of US
well on health
want to have
week he was
wait for Mr.
Pierce - and
he asserts his
right to a
I would like
to be a
on the Lower
the video is
going to be of
him. It'll be
in 2 to 4
weeks on a
This is Mr.
November 5 -
and it will be
Pierce, do you
From June 24: Judge Mehta asks about
video evidence. Inner City Press has been
asking DDC and DOJ for the videos, which
should be public.
Schwartz is at the DC Jail compound,
essentially in solitary confinement, his
lawyer says. "Discovery is massive, mostly
video, not written - he need to be out to
review it," the argument is.
[Inner City Press' argument is that these
videos should be fully public. Court says ask
Office of the US Attorney for DC, whose media
inquiries line just rings and rings, not even
a voicemail. Now have emails in, after filing
with DDC judge here
AUSA says this is a crime of violence,
citing a still unpublished decision. Judge
Mehta says he'll look for it on the Court's
website. AUSA says she'll email the judge and
opposing counsel. Will it be docketed? Talk
turns to pepper spray.
AUSA: Mr. Schwartz entered that tunnel with
others. In the video, he hands off a canister
to another rioter, to attack that police line.
[OK - where is the video?]
AUSA: He said he was at war with the US. He
texted his friends about throwing a chair at
officers. Inner City Press @innercitypress ·
47m AUSA: We haven't charged him with throwing
a chair. But there's video... We haven't
charged him with that, but we went looking for
the video after we saw the text message. The
decision in Munchel supports Mr. Schwartz'
AUSA: We have multiple videos of him attacking
officers. We submitted them to the court.
Judge Mehta: I didn't see him use the
canister. AUSA: Exhibits 1 and 2.
[Here's current CourtListener docket - these
cited videos nowhere to be seen on it
Now the AUSA is playing the videos, for
detention. But are they accessible to the
public? So far, no. [Note: here SDNY ,
Inner City Press advocated for and won an
order for exhibits to be put on *publicly
accessible* website, here
AUSA: Mr. Schwartz has 16 prior
convictions. One involves firearms. "He is a
violent man... He is willing to use violence
to achieve his ends." Says, maintain the
Judge Mehta: Does the defense have anything to
add? No? I'm going to look for the decision
Schwartz: Can I speak? Lawyer: No. I'm
going to do the speaking. Can you put us in a
breakout room? Granted. Feed will continue
Judge Mehta: Let's start with danger,
that he will continue to engage in acts of
violence to further his political views. But I
think it's wider, violence period. The danger
is not limited to politics, but assaultive
Judge Mehta: I will deny the motion. Mr.
Schwartz will remain detained pending trial
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