from August 26, 2017 at 12:16PM http://ift.tt/2wI7MHz
Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman was remanded to custody Friday by a judge in the felony case stemming from his appearing to wield a leaded stick at a March 4 alt-right rally in Berkeley. As KQED reports, he was arraigned in an Alameda County court on a charge of felony possession of a billy club and ordered to be held on $135,000 bail. As reported earlier, Chapman has two previous felony convictions on his record, and therefore could face stiffer sentencing if convicted again.
An attorney working on his behalf has previously said that Chapman is “severely mentally ill.”
Chapman has previously said on social media that the charges against him are “trumped up” and “bogus.”
NBC Bay Area reports that Chapman posted bail Friday night and one condition of his bail is that he must remain 300 yards away from any rally that occurs in Berkeley on Sunday.
Chapman, a resident of Daly City, has been hailed as a hero on the alt-right and turned into a meme because of the helmet, mask, stick, and American flag shield he appeared with at the March rally in Berkeley.
Also on Friday, the Daily Californian reported that Chapman had partnered last month with Berkeley rally organizer Amber Gwen Cummings to sell autographed sticks and shields for $50 and $250 respectively.
Chapman can be heard in the video below, posted July 12, discussing the “war against whites in Western society,” referring to the “three battles” in Berkeley, and saying that the only way the country will be saved is if “patriots” are willing to do physical battle in the streets and risk their lives.
Read more at: SFist http://sfist.com/