Richard Spencer And Free Speech On College Campuses — Intersection
- Author: Adam Floyd Oct 23, 2017,
Oct 23, 2017, 0:44
The gunshots just missed the group of six to eight people, hitting the business they were standing in front of.
Police identified the suspects as three Texas men: Tyler Tenbrink, 28, of Richmond; and William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, of Pasadena.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the three men defended Spencer's message while counter-protesters passionately showed their disdain for the white nationalist leader's ideas proposing a white ethnostate.
The Fears brothers were held on $1 million bond, and Tenbrink, a convicted felon who was also charged with illegal gun possession, was held on a $3 million bond, police said.
The men fled the scene and headed north on Highway 75, police said.
Detectives said Tenbrink "willfully and willingly fired a deadly weapon" with the "intent to kill", according to his arrest report.More news: Protocol-level security flaws in WPA2 may affect ALL Wi-Fi devices!
The trio was later caught after the victim had memorized the Jeep's license plate and reported it to authorities. The investigation remains ongoing, Tobias said.
A group of officers called in stopped the vehicle and took the men into custody.
"I guarantee that wherever I am, whatever circumstances may arise, the Alt-Right shall enjoy the right to free speech", Bristow said Sunday. "Us coming in and saying we're taking over your town, we're starting to push back, we're starting to want to intimidate back".
No one was injured in the shooting after the Gainesville speech, which drew hundreds of protesters and a smaller group of Spencer fans, along with a massive deployment of police trying to prevent a repeat of the street violence that marked a Spencer-related rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, police said.
That meant a state of emergency being declared in Gainesville by Gov. Rick Scott, the influx of more than 1,000 law enforcement officers to watch over almost 2,500 demonstrators and a virtual suspension of normal campus life - not to mention the outsize attention Spencer craves. About 15 white men, all dressed in white shirts and khaki trousers, raised their hands when Spencer asked who identified with the "alt-right".
"It's always been socially acceptable to punch a Nazi, to attack people if they have right-wing political leanings", he said.