Alexander Stokes Contompasis, 39, is a self-described Antifa member with a known history of violence. In 2017, he was photographed punching an older man in the back of the head. He was also arrested and charged with a felony during Antifa rioting at the Trump inauguration in Washington, DC. However, he was never prosecuted.
On Jan. 6, 2021, he traveled to a conservative political protest at East Capital Park in Albany, NY. Then he assaulted and stabbed two people. The victims are said to be members of the Proud Boys.
Contompasis was charged with felony first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and second-degree menacing.
Surprisingly, he was actually prosecuted and convicted of all five charges. The judge described one of the stabbings as “an evisceration.”
“That’s exactly what the defendant did. He violently, brutally stabbed political opponents of his — one of whom he eviscerated. This wasn’t just a simple stab or an accidental stab or a ‘poke’ as the defendant attempted to describe it in his testimony. These were violent knife attacks.” – Albany County Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough
Contompasis was sentenced to twelve years for first-degree assault plus an extra eight years for other crimes. The original stabbings barely received any media coverage. The conviction has not been widely reported either.