Additional information is coming out about how "Crying Nazi" Christopher Cantwell has been preparing to defend himself in the civil lawsuit against organizers of the fatal 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Earlier in October, Raw Story reported that Cantwell is receiving legal help from fellow white supremacist Matt Hale.
BuzzFeed News has additional details from Jarrett William Smith, who was incarcerated with Cantwell in an Illinois prison.
"A man who spent five months with Cantwell in the same unit in a medium-security prison in Marion, Illinois, said Cantwell was inspired and emboldened by the polarizing messages emanating from Fox News — specifically Tucker Carlson. In a filing in the Charlottesville lawsuit, Cantwell specifically cites Carlson as someone with whom he shares many views," Christopher Miller reported.
Smith referred to the group of white supremacists in the jail as "the whites."
"Cantwell, Smith said, felt emboldened by the TV host's diatribes, and thought they echoed those he promoted and that helped fuel the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville in 2017. Those messages included ones about the 'Great Replacement Theory,' a white supremacist delusion based on the bogus assumption that Democrats and liberal progressives are working to replace white people of European descent with non-European immigrants," Buzzfeed reported.
Smith and Cantwell were held in a unit that also housed accused MAGA bomber Cesar Sayoc and "merchant of death" arms dealer Viktor Bout.
"The men who helped Cantwell with his legal strategy are other white supremacists who are incarcerated in the same federal prison, Matthew Hale and William 'Bill' White. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Hale 'earned a law degree from Southern Illinois University and successfully passed the bar exam' but "the Illinois State Bar Association deemed Hale unfit for practice due to his racial activism." He was once also the leader of the World Church of the Creator, which the SPLC described as once being 'one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in America.' It doesn't appear that White, who started the American National Socialist Workers' Party, has had any formal legal training," BuzzFeed reported.
Read the full report.
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