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Tim ‘Baked Alaska’ Gionet Wants Bail Relaxed, Cites His ‘We Love Our Cops’ Music Video

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Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, also known as “Baked Alaska”, is asking for his bail conditions to be relaxed as he awaits trial over the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Gionet’s lawyers have cited his Christian upbringing and a pro-police music video on YouTube to support their submission. They want a GPS monitor removed from Gionet, arguing that he is not a flight risk.

He was arrested on January 16 over the storming of the Capitol, after he live-streamed video of himself and others in the building on January 6. The 27 minutes of footage will likely be used as evidence against him.

Gionet is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct at the Capitol.

He also faces pending charges in Scottsdale, Arizona, relating to disorderly conduct, trespass and misdemeanor assault

Despite the seriousness of the charges, his lawyers have argued that he is not a risk to anyone.

“Aside from the Scottsdale pending charges, Mr. Gionet has led an exemplary life and avoids conflicts with the law,” his attorneys wrote in their submission.

“He was raised with a Christian upbringing and went to school in a private Christian school. Mr. Gionet’s parents are well respected in their community. They own and run a medical practice. They care very much about him and his well-being as well as the outcome of this matter.”

“Mr. Gionet does not come from a background of violence and disdain for law enforcement. On the contrary, Mr. Gionet made a music video several years back called ‘We Love Our Cops.’ The video has been viewed tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of times, on YouTube.”

“He poses no threat to anyone, has great respect for law enforcement, our courts and the judicial system,” the filing said.

The music video is still on YouTube. A version uploaded on March 17, 2019, has been watched more than 42,000 times.

The song opens with the lyrics: “We love our cops / Our law enforcement / We love our military they’re important.” Gionet goes on to sing: “When I’m on the run / When I’m on the run / All I gotta do is dial 911.”

The video is just over two minutes long and the verses are repetitive. The sound also appears to have been improved using Auto-Tune. Several comments about Gionet’s legal difficulties have been added to the YouTube video in recent months—not all of them supportive.

Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Some demonstrators stormed the building later that day. One of those arrested over the riot, Tim Gionet, has asked for his bail conditions to be eased.
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