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Chet Hanks: 'White Boy Summer' Isn't About Hate

Actor's son condemns how it's been co-opted by white supremacists and other groups

(Newser) - A phrase coined by Tom Hanks' rapper son has become a rallying cry for hate groups, despite Chet Hanks' assurance that "white boy summer" is actually all about "love." For many, "the phrase represents an unapologetic embrace of white heterosexual masculinity, often at the expense of...

At Court, Gaetz Echoes Trump's Call to Proud Boys

GOP congressman assures defendant he's standing by

(Newser) - Rep. Matt Gaetz's expression of support on Thursday might have sounded familiar to Donald Trump. "Standing back and standing by, Mr. President," Gaetz posted on X, the Hill reports. Gaetz included with a photo showing Trump outside the New York courtroom where he's on trial , with...

Proud Boy Who Had Ax Handle at Capitol Gets Prison Sentence

Prosecutors say William Chrestman encouraged rioters and 'thanked them for supporting the Proud Boys'

(Newser) - A jailed member of the Proud Boys extremist group was sentenced on Friday to more than four years in prison for his role in a mob's attack on the US Capitol three years ago, court records show. William Chrestman, an Army veteran from Olathe, Kansas, brandished an axe handle...

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Proud Boy Who Ran Gets 10 Years in Prison

Christopher Worrell, convicted in Capitol attack, says he fled because he's ill

(Newser) - Christopher Worrell, who was supposed to be sentenced in August for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, received a 10-year prison term on Thursday. A member of the Proud Boys, Worrell was a fugitive for six weeks after taking off while under house arrest in...

Proud Boy Apologizes: 'I Knew What I Was Doing Was Illegal'

Charles Donohoe receives a 40-month sentence for role in the Capitol riot

(Newser) - A former leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group was sentenced on Tuesday to more than three years behind bars for joining a plot to attack the US Capitol nearly three years ago. Charles Donohoe was the second Proud Boy to plead guilty to conspiring with other group members...

Prosecutors Want Longer Sentences for Proud Boys Leaders

Justice Department is appealing sentences of 5 members, including Enrique Tarrio

(Newser) - The Justice Department is appealing the length of prison sentences for four Proud Boys leaders convicted of seditious conspiracy in the US Capitol attack and one convicted of lesser charges, challenging punishments that were significantly shorter than what prosecutors had recommended, the AP reports, citing court filings. US District Judge...

Like the Other Proud Boys, Tarrio Was Contrite in Court

Though some have appeared to reverse that apologetic behavior later

(Newser) - Like so many other Proud Boys sentenced before him, Enrique Tarrio, the former leader of the far-right group, seemed apologetic when standing before a judge . In some cases, however, those same apparently contrite people have engaged in some seemingly contradictory behavior afterward. A look:
  • Tarrio: Per CNN and the Wall

Ex-Proud Boys Leader Gets Longest Capitol Sentence

Enrique Tarrio sentenced to 22 years

(Newser) - Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison—the longest sentence handed down so far in connection with the Capitol riot. He was found guilty on charges including seditious conspiracy in May. Tarrio wasn't at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but...

Proud Boys' 'Leader on the Ground' Sentenced

Ethan Nordean's prison term equals longest given so far in Jan. 6 attack

(Newser) - A onetime leader in the Proud Boys far-right extremist group has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, tying the longest sentence imposed so far in the attack. Ethan Nordean was one of several members convicted of spearheading...

Proud Boy Who Broke Window of Capitol on Jan. 6 Gets Prison

Dominic Pezzola apologized, later shouted, 'Trump won!' leaving the courtroom

(Newser) - "You were the one who smashed that window and let people begin to stream into that Capitol building and threaten the lives of our lawmakers," a federal judge told Dominic Pezzola on Friday as he sentenced the Proud Boy to 10 years in prison. "It's not...

2 Proud Boys Sentenced, Express Regret for Capitol Riot

Joseph Biggs gets 17 years, Zachary Rehl 15 years

(Newser) - A second former leader of the Proud Boys was sentenced on Thursday for his role in the Capitol riot. Zachary Rehl received a 15-year sentence, hours after Joseph Biggs got 17 years. The AP reports that Rehl sobbed as he told US District Judge Timothy Kelly he regretted his actions....

DOJ Seeks Longest Sentence Yet for Capitol Riot

Enrique Tarrio faces 33 years in longest sentence sought yet by Justice Department for Capitol riot

(Newser) - The Justice Department is seeking 33 years in prison for Enrique Tarrio, the former Proud Boys leader convicted of seditious conspiracy in one of the most serious cases to emerge from the attack on the US Capitol, according to court documents. The sentence, if imposed, would be by far the...

Rioter Who Pepper-Sprayed Capitol Officers Sentenced

Prosecutors say Barry Ramey went with Proud Boys on Jan. 6

(Newser) - A Florida man prosecutors say is affiliated with the Proud Boys extremist group was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison for attacking police officers with pepper spray as they tried to defend the US Capitol against supporters of President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021. Barry Ramey, an...

Oath Keepers Leader Gets 18 Years Over Capitol Riot

Stewart Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy

(Newser) - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right Oath Keepers group, received an 18-year sentence Thursday for his role in the Capitol riot. As the AP reports, it's the longest sentence to date over the unrest on Jan. 6, 2021. The 58-year-old, who was convicted in January of seditious conspiracy , described...

DC Officer Accused of Leaking Info to Proud Boys Leader

Shane Lamond allegedly warned Enrique Tarrio about an arrest warrant

(Newser) - A DC police officer was arrested Friday on charges he lied about leaking confidential information to a leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and obstructed an investigation after group members destroyed a Black Lives Matter banner in the nation's capital. An indictment alleges that Metropolitan Police Department...

Enrique Tarrio of Proud Boys Is Guilty of Sedition

Former leaders and others in far-right group are convicted of seditious conspiracy over Capitol riot

(Newser) - Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was convicted on Thursday of orchestrating a plot for members of his far-right extremist group to attack the US Capitol after the 2020 election. A jury in Washington, DC, found Tarrio guilty of seditious conspiracy after hearing from dozens of witnesses over more than...

As Proud Boys Trial Begins, Defense Points to Trump

He was 'the prime mover that whipped up the crowd,' says attorney

(Newser) - Opening statements in one of the biggest trials related to the Capitol riot got underway Thursday in DC, as onetime Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four associates attempt to fend off charges of seditious conspiracy . In Thursday's opening arguments:
  • Prosecution: Tarrio and his men led a coordinated attack

Proud Boys Member Pleads Guilty to Seditious Conspiracy

Jeremy Bertino is cooperating with federal investigation of group

(Newser) - Jeremy Bertino on Thursday became the first Proud Boys leader to enter a guilty plea to a seditious conspiracy charge. Bertino was a top aide to Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, the group's top leader, and the plea could put Bertino in position to testify against Tarrio and others, the...

Jan. 6 Defendants Really Don't Like the DC Jail

They've asked a court to transfer them to Guantanamo Bay

(Newser) - A group of Jan. 6 defendants awaiting trial in the District of Columbia jail have asked to be transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they say the detention facility "actually provides nutritious meals … sunlight exposure, top-notch medical care, is respectful of religious requirements, [and] has centers for exercise/entertainment....

Proud Boy Who Got Near Schumer Sentenced

Capitol Police officers submitted victim impact statements in Joshua Pruitt case

(Newser) - A Proud Boy from whom Sen. Chuck Schumer and his security team had to flee during the attack on the Capitol was sentenced Monday to 55 months in federal prison. Joshua Pruitt, 40, apologized in court for his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, but stuck to his position supporting then-President...

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