The shooting of Alec Baldwin’s “Rust,” in which he shot and killed his cinematographer, has received a lot of attention. I didn’t expect him to be charged because I’m jaded and believe all scumbag elites can get away with murder.
However, he was charged, and after that, left-wingers and Hollywood elites rushed to his defense, claiming that this was an overreach and an accident, and how could Alec of all people have prevented this.
Alec was formally charged yesterday, and now that those files have been charged, we’re learning more about what happened on the set of “Rust,” and this does not bode well for Alec.
Alec Baldwin has, as expected, been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust in 2021. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies filed charges against Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed on Tuesday, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The DA’s office says jurors might have the option of finding the actor and Gutierrez-Reed, who was tasked with ensuring gun safety on the set, guilty of the lesser charge of the negligent use of a deadly weapon. According to a statement of probable cause, Baldwin did not attend pre-filming firearms training and only had minimal training after filming began, though Gutierrez-Reed had requested more.
According to the statement, Baldwin only received around 30 minutes training in a session that was supposed to last an hour because he “was distracted and talking on his cell phone to his family during the training.” Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed have both maintained their innocence in the fatal shooting during rehearsals on Oct. 21, 2021, the AP reports. In a statement released before charges were filed, attorney Luke Nikas said Baldwin “had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun—or anywhere on the movie set.” Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed could each face a sentence of up to 18 months, though that could go up to five years if they are convicted on a count that includes a firearms enhancement.
A probable cause statement against Guitierrez-Reed states that she was “reckless” in ensuring set safety and “failed to correct Baldwin from committing the dangerous and reckless safety violations by pointing the weapon at/towards people and by having his finger on the trigger.”
It doesn’t look good when you shoot and kill a wife and mother after treating “gun safety” like a chore.
The next bad part for Alec and Guitierrez-Reed is that the assistant director has pleaded guilty and will now likely turn on both of them, giving the prosecutor their “case.”