‘Justice finally served’: Charges dropped against Wintrich after ‘It’s OK ‘Too White’ speech chaos

Lucian Wintrich, left of the White House correspondent for the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit, takes on the questions of the media with his attorney, Norman Pattis, right outside of Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich had against him dropped for the chaos that ensued after his notes were stolen halfway through his “It’s OK, “White” speech at the University of Connecticut.

Wintrich, 29, a White House correspondent for the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit, was arrested for find a Quinebaug Valley Community College-advisor, identified as Catherine, Gregory, 33, UConn’s Andre Schenker lecture hall at the end of November. Gregory can be seen in the viral video grab Wintrich the comments before he took them from her as she tried to walk up the stairs.

Catherine Gregory, who turned on Sunday to face the charges of attempted larceny and disorderly conduct for the making of notes from the lectern, while Lucian Wintrich spoke at the UConn campus on Nov. 28.

(University of Connecticut Police department via AP)

While Wintrich breach of the peace charges were dropped, Gregory was arrested and charged by the UConn police with attempted theft and disorderly conduct this past weekend, as first reported by the Hartford Courant.

“I think it’s great that finally the system corrected itself,” Wintrich said outside the court. “We don’t want a precedent where people can walk to speeches they find unpleasant and they steal. I mean, that’s really not what America is about.”

All charges against me were dropped, without more. The left-wing thug who stole my speech was arrested. The fight is still not over.

Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) December 11, 2017

His lawyer, Norm Pattis, said the state recognised that Wintrich was the retrieval of annotations that were made of him when the incident occurred.

“We want to thank you for the enforcement of the law,” Pattis said. “We do not agree with their decision to arrest my client, but understand that, given the mob mentality obtained on UConn that night, there was a potential for more violence.”

He continued: “This is the United States, not in Nazi-Germany. What happened to UConn the other night was embarrassing, and they will be hearing more from us in the not too distant future.”

Monday was Wintrich its first appearance on the Rockville Superior Court.

Gregory is set to appear in court on Wednesday.

Since the College Republicans ” “It’s OK To be White” event drew more than 100 protesters, UConn has opted for a stricter vetting process for the speeches that would pose a safety risk.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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