Christopher Cantwell, aka the Crying Nazi, has turned himself in and is in jail:
Christopher Cantwell, a white-supremacist who gained notoriety for making violent statements about counterprotesters in a Vice documentary on Charlottesville, has surrendered to Lynchburg, Virginia, police. University of Virginia police said Tuesday that warrants had been obtained for Cantwell’s arrest on two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a “caustic substance,” explosive, or fire. The charges stem from a rally held on the University of Virginia campus the night before the Aug. 12 Charlottesville protest, where a woman was killed and several others injured. Police say Cantwell used pepper spray against a counterprotester, a charge Cantwell has admitted to but claims he did in self-defense.
If you haven’t heard of Cantwell before, he’s a fascist prick with very serious mental health and substance abuse issues who was the “star” of the Vice documentary that made the rounds last week:
He later, upon hearing he would be charged criminally for his brutish and violent behavior, posted this teary video:
The man is mentally unwell, and I hope he is incarcerated and given a chance to seek help. The crying is a byproduct of those issues and his substance abuse- he’s pretty clearly another weepy drunk like John Boehner and so many others.