Christopher Cantwell Granted Bond!


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Christopher Cantwell who has been held as a political prisoner for over 100 days has finally been granted bond.

Christopher Cantwell who has been unjustly locked up in jail following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was finally granted bond. The very fact that he has been in jail for over 100 days because he defended himself with pepper spray is the most insane thing imaginable. It has been a gross injustice what has happened to him.

CBS 19:

A man charged with illegal use of a chemical at the University of Virginia Rotunda on Aug. 11 was granted bond after serving 104 days in jail.

A judge set Christopher Cantwell’s bond at $25,000 and prohibited him from possessing firearms as a bond condition. Cantwell, who lives in New Hampshire, also must wear an electronic monitoring device and must remain in the state of Virginia prior to his February trial.

The white nationalist with an online following gained infamy in the Vice News documentary about the events of Aug. 11 and 12. He initially was charged with three felonies relating to the release of pepper spray on Aug. 11.

In November, two of those charges were dropped, leaving a single felony count of illegal use of a chemical. On Monday, Cantwell was indicted on that charge, and the grand jury issued a direct indictment for a second count of the same charge.

They needed someone to make an example of. That’s literally the only reason he’s been in jail for this amount of time. His profile was raised exponentially following the Vice News documentary on the Unite the Right rally so he made for a convenient target.

He goes into more detail on his recent podcast. He’s actually been recording podcasts over the phone while in jail.

Even though he has to stay in Virginia as this process gets flushed out, he’ll at least be free. Hopefully most people are seeing this for what it is. They have unjustly detained this man for political reasons.

This is fantastic news!


This man has been falsely imprisoned for daring to express views that the powers that be deem unacceptable. His prosecution would be more accurately termed persecution.


Yeah its total nonsense. At the recent hearing the eyewitnesses pretty much admitted that they lied about what happened. Those are the people who should be jailed.

The state just won’t admit that they’ve held him for no reason because of the political implications of the case.


I don’t understand the legal system, but the requirement to remain in VA till the hearing seems like cruel & unusual punishment, or (is intended as) public humiliation. He’s wearing a monitor. Why won’t they let him go home to NH for Christmas?


This is slighly OT but is related to our fucked-up justice system but has anyone seen the result of this Daniel Shaver trial where this psychotic cop just got away with slaughtering this nice, white father of 2 little girls in cold blood? Along with this Cantwell thing it just goes to show how beyond repair the courts are. I gave some money to his wife on Gofundme.


It’s worse than that. He’s apparently not even allowed off his porch to take out the garbage.