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Tue May 28, 2019, 04:53 PM

Lawyer says Indiana synagogue vandal was radicalized by conservatives



The lawyer for a man who pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after vandalizing an Indiana synagogue is arguing that conservative media outlets and commentators helped radicalize him, specifically naming conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.

Samuel Ansell, the lawyer for Nolan Brewer, made the argument in a sentencing memo in which he asserted that the 21-year-old did not deserve prison time for charges stemming from anti-Semitic vandalism, according to The Washington Post.

The memo, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, claimed that Brewer had been heavily influenced by his wife, Kiyomi Brewer, and what she was consuming online.

“According to Nolan, she began with rightwing yet mainstream views such as those presented on Fox News,” the memo reads, according to the Post. “She then moved on to writings by Ben Shapiro and articles on Breitbart News which bridged the gap to the notorious white supremacist and anti-Semitic propaganda site Stormfront.”

Shapiro is the founder of the conservative site The Daily Wire and the host of the popular podcast "The Ben Shapiro Show." Ansell wrote, among other things, that Nolan Brewer "bought into the propaganda."

Shapiro, an Orthodox Jew, dismissed the idea that his commentary could cause Nolan Brewer to become radicalized.

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/445797-lawyer-for-man-who-vandalized-indiana-synagogue-says-he-was-radicalized-by

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:56 PM

1. Doesn't that lawyer know that only Muslims and non-whites

can be radicalized?
Throw away the keys

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:04 PM

2. I never hear this about liberals

Don't we ever get radicalized? Or do we just do foolish things like volunteering at a dinner line?

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Wed May 29, 2019, 06:28 AM

3. Shapiro and Bissonette:

"In the month before Alexandre Bissonnette attacked a Quebec City mosque in 2017, killing six people and injuring 19, he visited Shapiro’s Twitter feed 93 times, according to evidence presented at Bissonnette’s sentencing hearing."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/27/nazi-sympathizer-pleaded-guilty-defacing-synagogue-his-lawyer-says-conservatives-helped-radicalize-him/?noredirect=on

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:56 AM

4. Nolan Brewer should go fuck the horse he rode there

I consider Ben Shapiro is a vicious little blowhard, and I expect people will wise up to him one day

But, really, Ben didn't force Nolan to spray-paint any swastikas anywhere: that was Nolan's idea

Worse yet, Nolan's disgusting excuse is really nothing except that poisonous time-worn self-pitying Nazi cry, The Jews made me do it!

So, although I really wouldn't mind puking on Ben, right now I'm so very busy puking on Nolan that all I have left for Ben is a forlorn hope that Ben will finally wake up and spend his own time in better ways



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