Hitler Mustache Riot Suspect Appeals For Release

The Asbury Park Press reports:

A Navy contractor from Colts Neck charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, whom prosecutors have described as a white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer, is appealing a judge’s decision to keep him jailed before trial, arguing that he would pose no danger to the community if freed.

Timothy Louis Hale-Cusanelli, who was also a U.S. Army reservist based at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, is asking a federal appeals court to reverse the March ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Trevor N. McFadden, who found that Hale-Cusanelli’s apparent willingness to act on a far-right ideology threatens public safety.

Interviews with Hale-Cusanelli’s co-workers revealed a history of racist and anti-Semitic remarks and behavior, including when he allegedly showed up to the base sporting a “Hitler mustache” in 2020, according to prosecutors.

Read the full article. Those coworkers turned him in.