- Nov 20, 2013
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
- Very Liberal
"Every judge is afraid of releasing somebody who then goes crazy," Judge McFadden said. "There's a lot in here that makes me worried about that."
An Army reservist who was a well-known Nazi sympathizer among his colleagues was ordered Tuesday to remain in jail while awaiting trial on charges tied to the Capitol insurrection.
A federal judge said the defendant, Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, posed a threat to the public and that there was a potential for an "escalation of violence" from his long-held neo-Nazi beliefs.
He has been in jail since his arrest in January. He pleaded not guilty during the hearing to a seven-count indictment, including a felony charge of obstructing congressional proceedings.
Prosecutors brought up police reports from last year where Jewish people accused him of harassment. They said they were worried he might go after an informant who gave the FBI information that helped their case. And they mentioned that some coworkers at the Navy base where he worked in New Jersey felt afraid to confront him about his racist and sexist comments.
Can anyone help me out here, why anybody would think this dude is a Nazi sympathizer?