Protester who grabbed Lucian Wintrich’s ‘It’s OK to be white’ speech charged with theft
Washington Post ^ | 12/12/2017 | Derek Hawkins
Posted on 12/14/2017 8:18:30 AM PST by simpson96
Prosecutors on Monday dropped a breach of peace charge against conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich, who was arrested last month when a scuffle broke out during his speech at the University of Connecticut titled “It’s OK to be White.”
Wintrich, a White House correspondent for the right-wing website Gateway Pundit, was charged with the misdemeanor count after he grabbed a woman who took a copy of his speech from the lectern and tried to walk away. People crowded around, attempting to pull them apart, and Wintrich was taken away by police.
After a court appearance Monday, an attorney for Wintrich told the Hartford Courant that prosecutors recognized Wintrich was trying to retrieve his papers. The woman, Catherine Gregory, was charged over the weekend with attempted larceny and disorderly conduct, as the Courant reported.
“I obviously think it’s wonderful that finally the system corrected itself,” Wintrich told local media outside the Superior Court in Rockville, Conn. “We don’t want to create a precedent that people can walk up to speeches they find disagreeable and steal them. I mean that’s really not what America is about.”
Gregory, an adviser at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Conn., turned herself in to police on Sunday. She is free on a $1,000 bond and is due in court Wednesday
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Good. Attorney fees add up when you’re on an adviser’s salary at a community college.
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