I haven’t been paying attention to the case at all, but Chris Cantwell has been found guilty of his crimes (whatever they are) and faces a possible sentence of 22 years. What I find most disturbing is the peek into the life of a neo-Nazi.
Authorities say Cantwell used the Telegram messaging app to convey a threat last year to a Missouri man, saying that he would rape the man’s wife if he didn’t give up information about the leader of a white supremacist group of which the man was a member, authorities said.
Cantwell is also accused of threatening to expose the man’s identity if he didn’t provide the personal details about the leader of the Bowl Patrol. The group’s name was inspired by the haircut of Dylann Roof, who was sentenced to death for fatally shooting nine Black church members during a Bible study session in Charleston, South Carolina.
There are multiple levels of “nope, nope, nope” in there. I’m not going to even try to tease them apart to figure out precisely which of those things got him convicted. It’s enough for me to see all the nastiness between neo-Nazis, and that at least one of them is going to be out of circulation for a while.