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No felony charge for man who tackled Dave Chappelle on stage

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Not very smart. Without any weapon, this would have been $500-$2500 fine and less than 1 day in jail, assuming he just knocked him down.

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That folding blade in that replica gun sure looks like a deadly weapon. Another example of “L.A. Law” passing of responsibility when it comes to issues regarding celebrities lately.

Not wanting to add to the suspect’s ‘fifteen minutes of fame’ but it’s apparent he’s got other mental health issues, obsessions with Chappelle, etc in addition to his own wannabe search for relevance:

https://gossipnextdoor.com/isaiah-lee-bio-age-job-ig-dave-chappelle-who-is-he/

https://nypost.com/2022/05/04/alleged-dave-chappelle-attacker-isaiah-lee-is-a-rapper/

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It was clear lots of people would immediately jump to conclusions about "the woke mob" trying to silence Chappelle. Whatever you think about his hot takes on gender, the assailant is a Trump supporter:

https://nypost.com/2022/05/04/alleged-dave-chappelle-attacker-isaiah-lee-is-a-rapper/

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Chris Rock summed up this attack the best

”Was that Will Smith?”

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@comanche_in_Tokyo

Relax. Just an observation.

Your ‘leftist lunatic’ was something similar.

There are hysterical types on both sides. We should both agree on this.

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I disagree. He brought a knife to a crowded event, and then he rushed he stage with it. He should at least be watched and not ignored.

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YotomayaToday  07:53 am JST

It was clear lots of people would immediately jump to conclusions about "the woke mob" trying to silence Chappelle. Whatever you think about his hot takes on gender, the assailant is a Trump supporter:

https://nypost.com/2022/05/04/alleged-dave-chappelle-attacker-isaiah-lee-is-a-rapper/

Still a criminal.

stormcrowToday  10:44 am JST

I disagree. He brought a knife to a crowded event, and then he rushed he stage with it. He should at least be watched and not ignored.

He brought a weapon onstage. What do you think he was going to do with it, poke the guy?

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Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

Ok so far, but:

“After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while criminal conduct occurred, the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct,” the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said in a statement.

In California assault with a deadly weapon can either be a felony or a misdemeanor.

Of course, in leftist progressive Los Angeles a replica handgun with a large blade that folded out of it similar to a pocket knife is going to be viewed as a mere movie prop.

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Dangerous precedent, performers will have now more things to worry about if people can use violence while in possession of a deadly weapon and be accused only of misdemeanors.

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Chappelle reaps what he sows.

He has supported "legal reform" that leads to animals like this repeat offender roam the streets when they should be in prison.

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This is about that idiot Gascon. Since he’s been too cop crime has completely spun out of control. This guy is a radical crime apologists backed by a lot of these social Justice warrior dark money groups that want to reshape the entire city. Let’s hope and pray that this man gets recalled soon we can get a district attorney in that state that actually cares about crime and that will not let any of these Kriminal thugs walk and will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, this is completely outrageous!

https://www.recalldageorgegascon.com/

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Of course, in leftist progressive Los Angeles a replica handgun with a large blade that folded out of it similar to a pocket knife is going to be viewed as a mere movie prop.

‘Kriminal thug’ oh my. Would it have been better if he’d used a barricade or fire extinguisher instead?

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This is about that idiot Gascon. Since he’s been too cop crime has completely spun out of control.

You are correct that the crime rate, especially violent crime, has increased dramatically in California recently.

What you didn’t mention, for some reason, is that almost every state has seen the same trend. Florida and Texas for example have had huge spikes in violent crime.

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Yes, Bob, but here in Florida, we are allowed to FIGHT BACK

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Yes, Bob, but here in Florida, we are allowed to FIGHT BACK

Maybe you didn’t see the photos of Isiah Lee after his arrest. Looks like someone fought back plenty.

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WA4TKGToday  09:26 pm JST

Yes, Bob, but here in Florida, we are allowed to FIGHT BACK

Excellent point. And the DAs in Florida recognize what a felony is.

Bob FosseToday  06:27 pm JST

You are correct that the crime rate, especially violent crime, has increased dramatically in California recently. 

Which is relevant as the attack in the article took place in California, not Texas or Florida.

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You are correct that the crime rate, especially violent crime, has increased dramatically in California recently. 

Which is relevant as the attack in the article took place in California, not Texas or Florida.

Which makes blaming Gascon irrelevant, as the second half of my sentence you decided again not to quote explains.

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But talk tough about FIGHTING BACK. Lots of idiots in Florida jails who were only fighting back.

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Bob FosseToday  10:13 pm JST

But talk tough about FIGHTING BACK. Lots of idiots in Florida jails who were only fighting back.

Jail is where this perpetrator belongs; glad we agree on that.

Not all leftist extremists are soft on crime I guess!

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> WA4TKGMay 6  09:26 pm JST

Yes, Bob, but here in Florida, we are allowed to FIGHT BACK

Look at the idiots who enacted that. An excuse for scum to say, 'Uhhhh, that (ahem) black/teen/Jewish/oh WTH guy was thinking about giving me a hard time'. Excuses, excuses, excuses. And Gov. Ron DeSantis, a derelict joke he is. Need I say more?

Bob FosseMay 6  10:13 pm JST

But talk tough about FIGHTING BACK. Lots of idiots in Florida jails who were only fighting back.

Excuses, excuses, excuses. Just more excuses to murder. This ain't the Wild Wild West.

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But talk tough about FIGHTING BACK. Lots of idiots in Florida jails who were only fighting back.

Jail is where this perpetrator belongs; glad we agree on that.

We don’t agree, at all. I could explain, but you wouldn’t understand, at all.

Not all leftist extremists are soft on crime I guess

I wouldn’t know about that, neither would you, clearly.

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