A federal judge invited Anthony Bourdain after his trial was moved out of D.C. at the request of an accused capital rioter.

Chef/TV personality Anthony Bourdain arrives at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.Axel/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

  • A D.C. District judge has denied a Proud Boy member’s request to continue his trial in connection with the capital riot.

  • Gabriel Garcia moved his trial from D.C. to Florida in April, citing “extreme prejudice” against the Jan. 6 defendants.

  • In denying his motion, a federal judge cited a quote from the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

A federal judge cited a quote from the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain in a ruling denying an accused Capitol rioter’s request to be transferred out of Washington, D.C.

Former US Army Captain Gabriel Garcia, a member of the far-right extremist group Proud Boys, He was arrested on 21 January 2021. In reference to the attack on January 6, 2021, when the FBI said it uploaded live footage of itself saying it had just “stormed” the Capitol. He faces charges of trespassing and civil disorder.

Garcia was granted pretrial release last year on conditions of being subject to a curfew. Equipped with an ankle monitor.

In an April filing, Garcia requested to change the venue of his trial to the Southern District of Florida, citing the “extreme degree of prejudice in D.C. for defendants like the January 6th Proud Boys.” available.”

“Sadly, in such a historic prosecution, any conviction of Pride Boy or Oath Keeper by a DC jury will forever be tainted, questioned, and condemned by vigilante justice. As such, will be held in contempt for being politically exposed,” his motion said, a CBS News reports.

Accused Florida Proudboy, who pleaded not guilty to all six federal charges, included online surveys that he claimed maintained his motivation. He also claimed that judges in DC are “friendly” to prosecutors.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson initially denied his request. His 32-page written opinion Bourdain accompanied a quote during an episode of his show, “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” filmed in the nation’s capital.

“D.C. is not just a city of dead presidents and cold marble monuments,” Bourdain said. As it turns out, they often have as little to do with the city itself, and the people who live here, as any of its creatures. Another universe.”

The popular TV personality added: “This is a city full of real living, breathing, eating Americans. Not a vessel for one ideology or another, empty suits and empty ideas. Tough life to get here.” , there are hard struggles and long roads.”

Jackson also noted that Garcia’s motion to move his trial was “predicated largely on sweeping, unsupported claims about a city he doesn’t know or understand. “

“No survey supports the hypothesis that any prejudice against this individual defendant is so great that he cannot receive a fair trial in this district; despite his grandiose claims, there is little evidence that D. C residents know exactly who he is,” the federal judge said.

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