I paid $9.40 to access the trial testimony of Christopher Cantwell in the case of USA v. Christopher Cantwell so you don't have to. You can read it for yourself below, or you can follow this thread for the greatest hits.

As you may or may not recall, Chris "The Crying Nazi" Cantwell was the Charlottesville Nazi who I made cry.

He later went on to extort through threat of violence a fellow neo-Nazi who was prank calling his podcast.
I can't believe he thought it was a good idea to try to testify in his own defense. THE COURT: Counsel, can you tie this in to what you're -- --
When you're on trial for extortionate threats which include, among other things, falsely calling CPS on your victim, this is probably not the best thing to say in court. And so I say to myself, I've already went to the cops about
Language, Chris. Language.

[cw: rape] A. Well, yeah, you know, I'm sitting in a cell by myself all
Despite your lawyer's best efforts, the court will indulge your desire to shoot yourself directly in the foot. THE COURT: I think we've covered that subject adequately. I'
My god. I hate to give credit to any prosecutor, but this is magnificent Q. You care about language? A. I care about language. I do.
Here's the cross by the government: storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…
Sorry for the F Q. That cartoon, is that something that you had seen before

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For most of you, the CIA probably doesn’t care about your account *specifically*, but let me share some ways that the American surveillance apparatus can.
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So it’s probably being ingested but never looked at by a human unless you start fedposting or commenting on hot political topics.
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