January 26, 2022

Christopher Paul Key, Flamethrower Brandishing Antivax Chief, Jailed for Trespassing

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An anti-COVID-19 vaccine group chief, who just lately set out on a cross-country highway journey with the tip objective of conducting citizen arrests of Democratic governors, has discovered himself behind bars.

On Tuesday afternoon, anti-vax β€œVaccine Police” chief Christopher Paul Key was arrested and booked into Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham, Alabama, stemming from a prison trespassing within the third diploma cost.

A Jefferson County Jail consultant confirmed to the Day by day Beast Tuesday night that Secret is being held with out bond.

The anti-vaxxer, who β€œserves” packets of paperwork that supposedly present that the secure and efficient COVID-19 vaccine is supposedly a β€œbioweapon,” had a courtroom listening to earlier Tuesday over an arrest at a Entire Meals in April, the place Key was cited with trespassing.

β€œI’ve courtroom at the moment at 1:30 central,” Key texted The Day by day Beast forward of his listening to, β€œit is going to be attention-grabbing.” In a subsequent sequence of 5 movies posted to Telegram on Tuesday afternoon, Key recorded himself β€œstrolling into courtroom,” solely to be stopped by somebody off-camera who informs him he should put on a face overlaying. β€œI acquired arrested cuz I would not put on a masks,” he mentioned at one level, β€œand that is what this factor is all about!”

Talking to a court-appointed legal professional exterior the courtroom, Key could possibly be heard stating, β€œOnce more. You possibly can’t. I am competent.” β€œI am not insane,” Key continued, fumbling with a sequence of authorized phrases earlier than claiming he’s a β€œfull, complete free man.”

β€œI’m fully sane. I do not want an legal professional,” he added, β€œI’m a free man.”

Forward of the listening to, Key refused to put on a face overlaying, citing a β€œmedical, spiritual exemption,” whereas arguing with an unidentifiable particular person that he’s allowed to β€œdocument” within the courtroom for his β€œsafety.” A courtroom official could possibly be heard telling Key he may need the choice to video name into the listening to. β€œShe’s now damaged the regulation twice,” Key then declared concerning the choose presiding over the case.

On the finish of December, Key set out on his highway journey with the objective of arresting Democratic state governors over their vaccine mandates. In a sequence of Telegram posts in mid-December, Key additionally showed off an arsenal of weapons, including a flamethrower and high capacity firearms.

Key additional advised The Day by day Beast that he had been touring throughout the nation β€œserving” state officers with packets of data he believes helps his conspiracy principle that COVID-19 vaccines are β€œbioweapons.”

β€œThe federal government is we the folks,” he mentioned to elucidate why he had the authority to arrest governors. β€œThat’s the authorities!”

On Tuesday night, neither Key nor his β€œVaccine Police” group returned The Day by day Beast’s request for remark.

Key mentioned that he had β€œno concept what has occurred,” in a call-in interview from a jail telephone to the far-right persona Stew Peters’ program.

β€œI do not know how lengthy I will probably be in jail,” he mentioned, including: β€œWe’re nonetheless doing God’s work.”

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