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UPDATE: DOJ Says Nazi Sympathizer Should Remain Jailed, Says He Poses Threat to Lakewood’s Jews

Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, a Nazi sympathizer who is facing charges over storming the US Capitol on January 6th, should be held in prison as he awaits trial because he poses a serious threat to Lakewood’s Orthodox Jewish population, the Department of Justice told the court.

“Defendant poses a more localized threat to the community, particularly the Hassidic community in Lakewood, New Jersey,” DOJ prosecutors wrote. “Defendant has demonstrated specific animosity towards the Jewish population and expressed a desire to commit violence against Jewish people.”

Hale-Cusanelli, 30,  worked as a contractor at Navy Weapons Station Earle in Monmouth County before being arrested over his involvement in the Capitol riot. He often espoused Nazi rhetoric and spewed anti-Semitic propaganda and conspiracy theories on his now-defunct YouTube channel. He has been charged with seven counts, including obstructing Congressional proceedings, civil disorder, and disorderly conduct at the Capitol.

His lawyers have requested that he be released from prison prior to his trial, arguing that he is not actually a white supremacist because “his father and his father’s family are of Puerto Rican origin.”

TLS recently revealed that Hale-Cusanelli is a donor to CUPON, an organization devoted to making it difficult for Orthodox Jews to move into new towns, and that one of its leaders, Elenor Hannum, has not returned his donation, choosing rather to hide his identity on the online fundraising page.

 

 

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There are 12 Comments to "UPDATE: DOJ Says Nazi Sympathizer Should Remain Jailed, Says He Poses Threat to Lakewood’s Jews"

  • Like it needs to be said says:

    I’m glad it’s only for the “Hasidic” community in Lakewood and not the rest of the Jews who live in Lakewood.

    Someone should get hold of the DOJ who wrote this, and tell him he looks and sounds like…. a fool!

  • Zev says:

    How about learning to defend yourselves?
    I bet one good punch and this coward starts crying.
    How do I know?
    I’ve done it, more than once.

    • Be careful says:

      When do you give a punch – if someone yells at you disrespectfully?! Are you allowed to do that legally (if not Chillul Hashem) or al pi halacha?! Just look the other way and go away. Except if it’s self-defense – that you were afraid of physical harm. Why would you punch anyone? Just explain to them we want world peace and pray for all people every day. (And BTW, be careful about giving a punch – they can decide to reciprocate – either to you or others CH”V, Heaven forbid, and it can be bad. Nothing personal, but please take this into account., TY)

  • Zs says:

    @ Like it needs to be said – I do not tell people who are trying to protect our community that they are fools! I’m grateful that they are doing their part to protect us. And do other communities hasidic means orthodox jews

  • Shlomo T. says:

    agree with ZS. Thank you to the DOJ’s office for working on keeping our community safe.

  • TreeInTheForest says:

    I would never defend a guy like this, but what I do find strange is the strange inconsistency in the DOJ.

    While this person may very well represent a danger to the community, and should be held without bail. What I find strange is the massive amount of people who were arrested on from events stemming on 1/6, whose charges do not include charges for violent acts, yet are being held without bail.

    There have been people charged with attempted murder, who actually shot someone on video (James Marshall) that is walking free on $6,000 bail, yet many others (and I am not referring to this guy) who just walked through the open doors of the capital, that are being held without bail.

    Additionally, while some on 1/6 were violent and should face severe charges, many who just walked through open doors are being charged as well and facing decades in jail.

    At the same time, in Portland and other cities, courthouses and police stations are burned, officers attacked (federal and local) amd their are no charges being brought, in fact many who were charged, had their charges dropped.

    It would be nice to see dome uniform application of law, so the populace can have their faith restored in the DOJ

  • Lakehurst says:

    Good news for Lakewood. But on the other side of the coin you have the DOJ branding EVERYONE who “STORMED” the Capitol a white supremacist and locked them up for keeps with no bail. Meanwhile the rioters are let back in the streets (even with priors and warrants) with no bail committing horrifying and deadly crimes. This wannabe whiteness attempt to deny and cancel his true heritage by trying to prove he’s a white dude to the extreme just goes to show the guy is a psychopath. It’s just the same basic pathology of Geraldo Rivera (Jerry Rivers), Dolezal, Kaepernick, et al.

  • Rose says:

    Nazi Sympathizer should be kept in Jail! KEEP HIIM IN JAIL MY DRS ARE IN LAKEWOOD ( yes H. Jewish & that’s not only the reason why bc No one has the right to decide who belongs on this earth and who don’t! IF EVERYONE EORRIED ABOUT THERE OWN PROBLEMS OUR WORLD EWOULD BE A LIL BETTER( I’m NOT implying not to HELP PEOPLE) JUST DONT HSVE HATRED IT GETS U NOWHERE!!!

  • J says:

    @Zev he was in and trained by the Army before he left to become a military contractor for the Navy. He has been trained to kill and is obviously mentally disturbed. I wouldn’t attempt to fight him because he is a violent menace that isn’t should never been released in the public ever again because he openly said he wants to kill Jews, Blacks, Women and Latinos and is/was/could be again well armed.

    Call the police and keep yourself safe. Not everyone will back down.

  • Puny says:

    Read the last name and figure it out and maybe he was abused as a child, but there is no reason to hate people like that

  • Puny says:

    I just looked at the last name and its Italian last name he deserves to be in the crazy house part of prison then he will get a pow pow

  • Big Pharma says:

    Some say that Big Pharma is a continuation of IG Farben — a major chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturer located right next door to Auschwitz — which used tens of thousands for slave labor and performed horrific experiments to further the profits of it’s corporate entities. It also supplied the Zyklon B chemicals for use in the gas chambers. There’es more to the story — after the war, many heads were convicted of war crimes, yet were all released, because Americans wanted the know how and profits etc. It’s profits before lives. Safety second.
    So they had 6 million at their disposal. Today, Big Pharma has 8 billion. Have a great day.