Kyle Chapman enters not guilty plea in connection with Berkeley protest

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 11:31AM
A Daly City man accused of having a lead pipe during a violent protest in Berkeley has entered a not guilty plea.

BERKELEY, Calif. - The Daly City man who's become famous online for his far-right political views and baton battles at protests appeared in court this morning. He answered to charged stemming from a bloody protest in Berkeley in March.

Kyle Chapman, 41, Chapman faced a felony count of possessing a lead pipe. He entered a not guilty plea, then walked out with his attorney. Chapman said he had no comment; his attorney said he couldn't comment on the case because he doesn't have much information yet.

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Chapman is accused of having the pipe during a March protest in Berkeley that turned violent. Chapman is a Trump supporter who calls himself Based Stickman online. There are pictures and videos of him online holding a stick, wearing a gas mask, and hitting counter protestors on the head with a stick as fights break out.

He could face a year in jail if convicted. He is due back in court next month.
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