The “Weeping Nazi” Surrenders On Felony Charges

The New York Times reports:

A white nationalist whose behavior at the violent gatherings this month in Charlottesville, Va., brought him notoriety after he was featured in a widely viewed documentary, has turned himself into the authorities in Virginia days after warrants were issued for his arrest.

Earlier this week, the University of Virginia Police Department said the charges against the man, Christopher Cantwell, 36, included two felony counts of illegal use of tear gas, and one count of malicious bodily injury by means of a caustic substance.

The police said the warrants stemmed from a torch-lit march on university grounds the night of Aug. 11; the demonstration preceded a large rally the next day in which a 32-year-old woman was killed after someone drove into a crowd.

  • David Milley

    “Don’t blink!”

  • Tawreos

    I wonder who will give him a harder time in prison, any of the minorities that get locked up with more frequency than white guys for his hateful views or the Nazis already in prison for crying about the charges?

    • Stogiebear

      His lips aren’t that purdy.

      • shellback

        Any port in a storm.

        • Reality.Bites

          Even micro-usb?

  • Marsha Holderfield

    Gen Pop should be interesting.

  • Do Something Nice

    OT: Many won’t remember this. Jenny Jones hosted a shock TV show. In 1995, she had on a guest, a heterosexual man who had a secret admirer. It was revealed that the secret admirer was a gay man. 3 days after taping the show, the heterosexual man killed the gay man.

    That heterosexual man was released from prison on Tuesday.

    • I do remember that. Way back when, those kinds of shows were one of the few places homosexuals could be seen on TV. I wasn’t out yet, and regularly seeked out those topics so I could see another gay.

      • clay

        not that they were generally healthy individuals, like some psychologists a decade after removing homosexuality from the DSM were still saying, “But the only homosexuals who come to me are sick.”

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          And the only homosexuals who visit Home Depot are looking to buy things for the home. Funny how that works.

      • Gerry Fisher

        I don’t remember the 90s being quite that bleak for LGBT representation. Roseanne had some gay characters, Ellen came out a few years later. Pedro Zamora was on MTV in the early 90s. However, it could be that the 90s looked good to me because the 60s and 70 were so much bleaker.

        The 80s were a break through year for independent cinema, but most of the TV coverage seemed to center around AIDS.

        • I was hungry for any representation, whether good or bad. So yes, I seeked out those portrayals too. And oh boy, when I found the gay chatrooms/newsgroups on AOL, jackpot!!

      • Lars Littlefield

        And to think all you had to do was come over to my house. I could have shown you lots more than just another gay. πŸ˜€

        • I do remember a gay couple who I befriended around that time. They were 28 and 29. I was 15. Great sex. Judge as you will. But I knew what I wanted. (incidentally, they are still together.)

    • Do Something Nice

      I found the episode – that never aired – here. It is annotated with commentary as well.

    • Tawreos

      I wonder if prison changed his outlook on homosexuals?

      • Do Something Nice

        I’m not sure, but I remember reading that he suffered from mental health issues.

        • Tawreos

          Well, mental health issues are a given if he killed someone just for liking him.

          • Mark McGovern

            Agreed. No excuses for what he did, but the circumstances were not standard as they all unraveled on national TV. So, someone with pre-existing mental health issues faced with such surreal circumstances (in his view national, public, ridicule and shaming) – who knows what could happen. Missey Jones is lucky this mentally disturbed person didn’t take her out right on camera.

          • Lars Littlefield

            IMHO he should have.

    • Silver Badger

      One wonders how he feels about gay people now?

      • clay

        If I remember correctly, he’s okay with them and has expressed significant regret. Almost as soon as his lawyer’s “gay panic” defense failed, the guy admitted he felt shame and fear that others would think he was gay, himself and that he much preferred being medicated.

        • Silver Badger

          Thank you. The “much preferred being medicated” part may cause him some trouble in the future.

          • clay

            pre-existing condition!

          • Lars Littlefield

            With Trump in the White House most days I prefer to be medicated, too.

    • Lars Littlefield

      I remember that tragedy vividly. I joined hundreds of angry LGBT protesters outside of Jenny Jone’s WMAQ-TV studio screaming to have her address the murder, and take responsibility. Things looked hopeful when the murdered man’s family sued Jenny Jones and won a $25,000,000 judgement. But an appellate court threw out the ruling. May Jenny Jones writhe in burning hell.

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    • zhera

      His tears bring all the girls to his yard!

      His tears give me joy!

      His tears taste like strawberry smoothie on a hot summer day.

  • Ninja0980

    Ironic thing is when he gets to prison as a white man, he’ll become a minority.
    Love karma don’t you?

    • bambinoitaliano

      He should lead his master race into the prisons to claim their rightful place in history.

      • KCMC

        already significant power gangs in prisons.

  • mikeinftl

    Aw don’t you just feel bad for him? I suspect that this is how all those “tough” guys are when they get caught, crying their eyes out.

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  • Michael

    Whomever is his cellmate will be happy because he looks like he sucks one hellava d!ck

  • BearEyes

    oh well.

  • Joe in PA

    I wonder if Trump will pardon him? :*(

    • Stogiebear

      Only if a jury actually does its duty and convicts him instead of Bundying him.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Is there money in it?

    • Tawreos

      Well he already has the paperwork for Arpaio so why not add another set to the stack

  • Joe in PA

    36? Wow.

  • Mark NΓ©e Fuzz

    Wonder if he’s been buggered in jail yet. And I wonder that knowing there’s a good chance I’ll be scolded again for suggesting prisoner abuse.

  • GayOldLady

    Somebody needs to bring him these supplies for his stint in jail

    • glass
      • GayOldLady

        That too.

        • TuuxKabin
          • jo gerardo

            Thanks for that.

          • TuuxKabin

            Hmmmm, my pleasure, el sigh. We were neighbors, ’bout fifty years ago. Happy 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Your Avatar esta guapo.

      • Tawreos

        I am sure a “real” man like him can take it without lube.

      • jo gerardo

        I was listening to an interview of a felon on a news radio show. When asked about gay sex and what they used for lube, he responded with, “jelly”, in a low drawl. Weeks after that interview, they’d play that little snippet, “jelly”, to extend a laugh.
        I think about that every time I’m at a diner and see packets of jelly.

  • Talisman

    Hopefully, they’ll give him something to cry about…

    • GayOldLady

      You sound like my mother! “keep it up and I’m going to give you something to cry about”.

      • bambinoitaliano

        That’s just about every parent when they are at their wits end with a none stop crying child πŸ™‚

        • GayOldLady

          It’s always great when the person who made you cry threatens to make you cry more for crying.

  • SoCalGal20

    If anybody was wondering who in the WH was pushing for the trans military ban…

  • SoCalGal20

    So has anybody been arrested yet for beating Deandre Harris in the parking garage?

    • GayOldLady

      I don’t think so but they have pics and videos of the guys.

      • bzrd

        weren’t the men identified?

        • DumbHairyApe

          I’ve seen tweets that say they’ve identified all seven of the attackers.

        • GayOldLady

          It looks as if some of them have been identified. I don’t know what the status of the investigation is. I need to research it a bit more.

        • -M-

          They need to be found and punished. But I don’t want the police to rely entirely on amateur online sleuths in identifying them. So, I still have a little patience for the pace of this story.

  • kelven

    So many of these type of people abuse the spirit of what laws such as the right to assembly and the right to free speech intend, and then get extremely upset when the law is applied to them. Sorry, no; the rest of us don’t have to support your ascent to fascism.

  • olandp

    How could anyone think that those people in helmets with shields, clubs, and torches would be anything but peaceful?

    • kareemachan

      Don’t forget the gunz.

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  • bambinoitaliano

    Any one familiar with the law? Doesn’t seem like the charges will carry any serious jail time if any given his white privilege background.

    • clay

      I wonder if the “one count of malicious bodily injury by means of a caustic substance” will be tied to things like acid attacks?

      • Librarykid

        the same, but baser.

        • DumbHairyApe

          I see what you did there.

    • canoebum

      Felony conviction…no guns.

      • swimboy

        And he thought he had feelings of inadequacy before…

    • Gerry Fisher

      I thought I heard him say in the documentary that he’d been in jail before. (I might not be remembering correctly.) If that’s true, then that will up the chances of jail time.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Does the 3 strike rules only apply in California?

      • Cuberly

        As far as I’m aware he has a mug shot from a prior dui.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    I truly hope he gets to know some brown people while in and they change his mind.

    • Librarykid

      I was thinking of the word “expand” in several of its meanings.

    • KnownDonorDad

      American History X style…well, only in the sense of changing his mind, I wouldn’t wish the rest on anyone.

  • BeaverTales

    Cowardly ass violent motherfucker has extremely serious psych issues, finds a dysfunctional tribe and rises to the top? He needs help, and a stint in jail might actually help him turn his life around

    • They all need to be rounded up like happened to the Jewish, along with trump and sent directly to Guantonamo Bay, lock it up tight, then leave and let the rats gnaw on them.

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  • marshlc

    Guys like this are a real argument for universal licensed and accredited daycare, with well trained staff. The idea that hurting other people is wrong ,and that there are consequences for it, was clearly not taught to him in an effective way, way back when all the rest of us learned it.

  • HeyBudBoston

    How much you wanna bet that the time he’s been MIA has been spent securing a PR agent and inking a contract for some right wingnut media outlet….

    • kareemachan

      You mean Faux Noise? Breitfart?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    This is heartfelt:
    I am shedding so many tears for this guy.
    I really am.
    I cant stop.
    The tears of laughter!

    • JCF

      Oh Ragnar, you inspire me. A haiku:

      Weeping Nazi goes
      Off to prison afraid of
      Just desserts coming

  • Paul_in_Dallas

    An anagram:

    Christopher Cantwell ~ Chew A Sphincter, Troll

    • JCF


  • justmeeeee

    He’s not weeping; he’s jonesing for his coke.

  • Robert Flanagan

    Must be hard for him to be known as The Weeping Nazi!

    • kareemachan

      No, he’s the Sniveling Nazi.

    • KCMC

      needs to be collectible bobblehead.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    He weeps at jail yet somehow I think the door to prison will be a revolving one for this idiot.

  • JWC

    Its unfortunate that this twit isn’t as sorry for the actions he committed as he is sorry for himself

  • kareemachan

    I hope they slam him for crossing state lines to avoid prosecution.

  • Michael Hampton

    I’m sure he will be popular in the prison showers.

  • Cuberly

    Judge denied him bail, preliminary hearing set for Oct.

    He’s in for a loooooong fall. Literally.

  • But they were the manly tears of the Master Raceβ„’. Not wimpy or shameful at all.

  • CharlestonDave

    This is ripe for a Randy Rainbow song.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Weeping Nazi

    May that image and name be forever linked to Mr. Cantwell and the movement as whole. Sad, pathetic little men who suffer the ultimate form of Peter Pan Syndrome.