American News Aug 23, 2021 10:21 PM EST
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio faces 155 days for burning a Black Lives Matter signal late final yr and for his possession of two high-capacity magazines.
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Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio is sentenced to roughly five months in jail after authorities apprehended him earlier this yr amidst the fallout of the 2020 election. Days earlier than the Capitol Hill riot, Tarrio was arrested in Washington over fees of property destruction, which happened from an earlier incident.
It was then the cops discovered the magazines on him. Then on Dec. 12, the Proud Boys gathered in DC to protest the election outcomes. It was then Tarrio burned a Black Lives Matter banner belonging to Asbury United Methodist Church.
When it got here to the high-capacity magazines, Tarrio instructed the court docket he was promoting the gadgets to a buyer “who was […] traveling to DC on Jan 6.”
A BuzzFeed News reporter stay tweeted the proceedings and described Tarrio as displaying regret for what he did. Enrique mentioned he would not even carry round a pocket knife anymore, not to mention the pair of high-capacity magazines that received him in hassle to start with. However, Judge Cushenberry thought in any other case. He accused Tarrio of being about self-promotion and having a earlier consciousness of the legislation.
Tarrio’s sentence is 125 days in jail for the magazines, and an extra 30 days for burning the BLM banner, amounting to a complete of 155 consecutive days served with an extra 85 days suspended.
According to VICE, Rev. Dr Ianther Mills gave testimony in opposition to Tarrio: “This was deliberate and planned. Who carries a bottle of lighter fluid to a peaceful demonstration? In our opinion, this was an act of intimidation and racism.”
(However, in February 2021, Vanity Fair described the Proud Boys leader as a Cuban particular person of colour.)
A response assertion from Enrique Tarrio was shared to Telegram, over in the present day’s information: “Free speech is protected under the United States constitution. Sadly, with online censorship by Big Tech and in-person violent intimidation tactics from BLM and Antifa, many Americans have been robbed of their free speech rights. I will continue to do everything in my power to call out their hypocrisy and protect my fellow Americans from their depraved acts of violence.”
It’s mentioned that Tarrio is stepping down as leader of the Proud Boys subsequent month. He should report to the jail to serve his time on Sept. 6. The DC jail the place Tarrio is serving time is identical jail that “[d]ozens of Jan 6 defendants” are additionally at.
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