A right-wing demonstrator who was arrested for brandishing a leaded stick throughout a rally in Berkeley, Calif., earlier this 12 months landed behind bars once more after violating an order to not carry any weapons.
Kyle Chapman, who refers to himself as “Primarily based Stickman,” was swinging a wood stick at a “March four Trump” rally in March, in response to a possible trigger assertion. It stays unclear if he hit anybody.
He posted $135,000 bail after he was charged with felony possession of a leaded cane, solely to be remanded in custody Thursday when he was discovered with a Kubotan self-defense keychain, in response to SF Gate.
The weapon, measuring about 5 inches, is lined with grooves for gripping, whereas the top can be utilized to stab or strike somebody.
Alameda County Superior Courtroom Decide Yvonne Northridge elevated bail to $400,000 after a prosecutor requested that or not it’s ramped as much as $500,000.
In a Fb video Chapman posted Thursday, he known as the bail enhance “purely politically motivated.”
“They’re making an attempt to take me off the streets, and restrict my political activism. They need to silence me, and make the method of preventing this case as troublesome as attainable,” he mentioned.
His lawyer mentioned Chapman carried the keychain as a result of he was attacked a number of occasions and had his automobile damaged into.
A minimum of 10 individuals have been arrested on the “March four Trump” rally after violence erupted between demonstrators and anti-Trump protesters.
Photos of Chapman, who was decked out in a motorcycle helmet, fuel masks, and a protect on the rally, went viral.
Chapman, who calls himself an “American nationalist,” claims he’s “main the struggle to destroy Antifa.”