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Broadway actor starring as Judas in ‘Jesus Christ Famous person’ awaiting trial as accused Jan. 6 rioter

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Beeks’ argument is linked to the “Sovereign Citizen” motion, however Beeks denied a connection, telling the decide: “I’m not a sovereign citizen. There’s no such factor. That’s an oxymoron and it’s even an insult.”

Howell was nonplussed, telling Beeks she had no concept what he was speaking about. “That’s all gobbledygook,” Howell stated. “Mr. Beeks, you ought to be quiet until spoken to.”

Howell warned Beeks {that a} defendant “who objects to jurisdiction of the court docket rejects being topic to the legal guidelines of the US,” including that such defendants are “usually not launched pretrial.”

Beeks took the recommendation of the decide and his legal professional, accepting the circumstances of GPS monitoring and a curfew, according to Deadline

In response to court documents acquired by CNN, Beeks joined a gaggle of Oath Keepers two weeks earlier than the assault and launched himself on Jan. 6. He arrived carrying a Michael Jackson tour jacket and carrying a protect. Together with the group, he tried to plow by means of a line of Capitol cops and break into the Senate chamber.

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the Oath Keepers, who’re largely veterans, “one of many largest far-right antigovernment teams within the U.S.”

On Jan. 4, founding father of the Oath Keepers Stewart Rhodes posted this: 

“It’s CRITICAL that every one patriots who may be in D.C. get to D.C. to face tall in assist of President Trump’s battle to defeat the enemies overseas and home who’re trying a coup, by means of the large voter fraud and associated assaults on our Republic. We Oath Keepers are each honor-bound and desperate to be there in energy to do our half.”

Investigators situated Beeks after attending two of his Jesus Christ Famous person performances. 

Beeks’ IMBD page lists his Broadway credit as roles in Kinky Boots, Aida, Ragtime, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. According to NPR, Beeks additionally labored as a Michael Jackson impersonator. 

He was getting excellent opinions for Judas.

Following his arrest, Beeks was promptly changed within the manufacturing.