Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, a Proud Boys chief, has been sentenced to jail for burning a Black Lives Matter banner in Washington, D.C. in December of 2020.
Based on NBC Information, after pleading responsible in June, on Aug. 23 Tarrio was sentenced by Superior Courtroom Choose Harold Cushenberg to a complete of 155 days for burning the banner. Choose Cushenberg mentioned the 37-year-old “didn’t credibly specific real regret.”
Based on CNN, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, who’s from Miami and identifies as a first-generation Cuban immigrant, was arrested after burning a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a Black church on Dec. 12. That very same day, two Black church buildings in Washington D.C., whose histories stretch again to the pre-Civil Battle period, had been additionally vandalized.
CNN studies Tarrio took accountability for burning the signal on social media, writing, “Come get me in the event you really feel like what I did was unsuitable. We’ll let the general public resolve.”
Based in 2016, The Proud Boys have gained a status over the previous few years as a bunch of violent misogynist, racist, anti-semitic, islamophobic bullies who’ve been concerned in conflicts at a lot of social and political occasions throughout the nation. They’re labeled by the FBI as an extremist group and plenty of progressive organizations label them as a hate group.
The Proud Boys declare to have chapters within the U.Okay., Norway, Canada and Australia, in line with Quartz.com. On their web site, additionally they say they’ve a presence in locations so far as Israel, China and Japan.
Tarrio was ordered to start his sentence at a Washington, D.C. jail on Sept. 6.