At Noon Today, Kyle Chapman, known to fans as “Based Stickman” for his antics showing up at rallies with a shield and getting between violent protesters and pro-Trump advocates, has been arrested in San Francisco. During the march 4th Protest, referred to affectionately as the “Battle of Berkeley” numerous veterans groups and Free Speech advocates clashed with the Communist Antifa who showed up with Bicycle locks and spikes disguised as flags to “peacefully protest.”
What Does a Felony Arrest Mean?
What does a Felony Arrest mean? It means that a detective was charged with investigation, meaning they put together enough credible stories to create an indicting instrument, and then the prosecutor brought it before a grand jury. The fact that it took five months to get such a document together when prosecutors “can get an indictment against a ham sandwich” compared to the timeline for prosecuting bike-lock attacker Eric Clanton heightens the curiosity of the arrest.
In the case of Chapman, the document for his arrest shows a list of Penal Code Violations:
P00:0MISC-F which doesnt show up in any criminal code but does show up in other criminal charge instruments, meaning it could be catch all term to mean anything that a non-lawyer could guess at.
The Final viewable offense is PC 667.5(b) FEL which simply states that when a crime or group of crimes has three possible terms the court is at sole discretion of what the sentence is, not including death penalty.
The really crazy thing here is that there are a list of charges, including a statute for prosecution of violent felony, but on the arrest charges the actual charge listed is:
Grand theft is theft committed in any of the following cases:
(a) When the money, labor, or real or personal property taken is of a value exceeding nine hundred fifty dollars ($950), except as provided in subdivision (b).
We can only hope he gets the level of justice we are currently seeing in the Bundy stand off case, where there have been 4 acquittals and a hung jury. It just seems very strange that, considering our own Marguerite Levasseur was right next to him in Boston, he has been around the country all summer and only now does he get arrested with a charging instrument that seems entirely disconnected to smashing someone over the head with a stick.