Anti Kyle Rittenhouse protestor was charged with terrorist threats

Anti Kyle Rittenhouse protestor was charged with terrorist threats

November 18, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Anti Kyle Rittenhouse protestor, 20, who was arrested outside Kenosha Courthouse was once charged with making terrorist threats against his former high school

  • Anthony Chacon, 20, was arrested Wednesday outside the Kenosha Courthouse and now facing charges of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
  • DailyMail.com can reveal that Chacon was once charged with making terrorist threats against his former high school
  • In September 2019, he posted a picture of himself pointing a gun on Snapshot, along with a message threatening his high school in Paddock Lake, Wisconsin
  • The case was eventually dismissed and Chacon pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct
  • Video taken by DailyMail.com showed Chacon on Wednesday, wearing a F**k Kyle T-shirt, Simpsons backpack and Chicago Bulls beanie
  • He was seen clashing with prominent Rittenhouse supporter Emily Cahill on the courthouse steps before his arrest 

Anthony Chacon, 20, was arrested Wednesday outside the Kenosha Courthouse and now facing charges of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest

The young man arrested after scuffling with a Kyle Rittenhouse supporter outside the court where the accused murderer is being tried was once charged with making terrorist threats against his former high school.

Anthony Chacon, 20, is now facing charges of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following his latest run-in with the law.

But the day before school re-opened in September 2019 he posted a picture of himself pointing a gun on Snapshot, along with a message threatening Westosha Central High School in Paddock Lake, Wisconsin.

He used the N-word in his threat, according to court documents obtained by DailyMail.com.

‘Young n***a gon hop ina gym shoot everything but the rim,’ Chacon — who is white according to his police booking details — allegedly wrote. The words come from Till The End, a rap song by YNW Melly.

The case was eventually dismissed and Chacon pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.

Chacon is seen wearing a Chicago Bulls hat and holding up a sign outside the courthouse, demanding Rittenhouse be convicted

DailyMail.com can reveal that Chacon was once charged with making terrorist threats against his former high school

Chacon is  seen scuffling with pro-Rittenhouse demonstrator Emily Cahill on Wednesday 

Chacon is pictured on Wednesday being arrested by Kenosha police following the scuffle

Chacon, who now lives in Kenosha, was one of two people arrested Wednesday as tempers frayed outside the city’s courthouse. The second, Shaquita Cornelious, 34, whose Facebook page describes her as the co-chairman of Black Lives Matter of Lake County, Illinois, was charged with disorderly conduct.

Shaquita Cornelious, 34, whose Facebook page describes her as the co-chairman of Black Lives Matter of Lake County, Illinois, was charged with disorderly conduct

Video taken by DailyMail.com showed Chacon, wearing a F**k Kyle T-shirt, Simpsons backpack, and Chicago Bulls beanie, clashing with prominent Rittenhouse supporter Emily Cahill on the courthouse steps.

The two traded X-rated insults before Chacon threw a sign at Cahill. He and fellow anti-Rittenhouse protestors tried to wrestle the sign back and as he was being pulled off Cahill, he sucker-punched a reporter in the jaw.

Other protestors tried unsuccessfully to lead Chacon away and calm him down, but he then went on to strike several other people — including a DailyMail.com photographer — before being pinned to the ground and hauled away in a paddywagon.

He was heard calling for his mom as the vehicle pulled away.

The flurry of violence came after supporters of both sides had been sharing pizza as they awaited the verdict for the second day.

Chacon is no stranger to the courts. He has a record of being charged with minor offences. In September last year, he and his girlfriend Rachael Randle got in a fight at their Kenosha apartment that spilled out into the street.

A woman flagged down two cops to tell them that Chacon and Randle were ‘holding knives and attempting to stab one another.

The witness said Randle ran up the staircase but Chacon caught her and threw her down the stairs. Randle told police the fight started after she tried to evict Chacon from her apartment.

‘Ms. Randle stated that (Chacon) yelled at her with his fists clenched in an aggressive manner,’ the police report said. The only visible injury that Randle received was ‘a small cut on her forehead along the hairline.’

That case has not yet been resolved.

In another case also still to be resolved, he was charged with battery in December last year after allegedly getting involved in a fight between two cousins over a woman.

Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense team made a new request for a mistrial Wednesday

Kenosha Police are seen detaining Cornelious outside of the courtroom Thursday

Chacon, 20-year-old man with the Bart Simpson backpack, is seen outside the Kenosha courthouse on Wednesday

The flurry of violence on Wednesday came after a calm day, which saw supporters of both sides sharing pizza as they awaited the verdict for the second day.

Inside court, however, Wednesday saw high drama as Rittenhouse’s defense team made a new request for a mistrial based on the controversial drone footage that they described as a ‘linchpin’ of the state’s case against him.

Addressing the court, defense attorney Corey Chirafisi said: ‘We’re talking about a potential life sentence here and it has to be addressed.’

Chirafisi made his request for a mistrial without prejudice this time acknowledging that the state could – and will – retry the case.

The jury has asked to review the controversial footage, as well as the best views of all of the shootings, from six video clips, that they will be able to watch and re-watch as many times as they like.

Officers from Kenosha police form a barricade as the 20-year-old is handcuffed

A Kenosha officer tries to calm down an agitated woman outside the courthouse

Speaking to the point that had dominated yesterday’s proceedings even before their request to re-watch the footage, Chirafisi said that it needed to be addressed and that they would have tried the case differently had they possessed evidence of the same quality as the state.

According to Chirafisi there is no getting around the fact that the defense has been hamstrung because they did not have the highest quality version of one of the most significant videos played to the jury, while the state did.  

‘We would have done this case in a little bit different manner [had we had it].’

He continued, ‘We didn’t have the quality of evidence that the state had until the case had been closed, the parties had rested, and we were going to closings.

‘We’ve talked to Mr. Rittenhouse and I’m going to be asking the court for a mistrial based upon if we’re really trying to get to the heart of this, I’ve watched the video and I can tell you what I think, but it doesn’t matter what I think because we can’t put it to the jury anymore.’ 

Standing to defend the state’s position Assistant District Attorney James Kraus said that he thought they were ‘putting too much emphasis on a technical glitch.’

But he admitted, for the first time, that the video that had been sent to the defense was compressed.

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