Four members of the far-right Proud Boys group, including their leader Enrique Tarrio, were convicted of seditious conspiracy in a federal court on Thursday. The potential sentence for that charge in addition to others could net each defendant up to 50 years in prison.
Members of the far-right Proud Boys group were met with heavy resistance from activists and other counter-protesters outside of a drag story hour event in New York City's West Village neighborhood. The event, which was attended by New York Attorney General Letitia James, also had over 200 other attendees.
Prosecutors in the trial of Proud Boys leader Henry "Enrique" Tarrio revealed the contents of text messages between him and Metropolitan Police Department Officer Shawn Lamond, where Lamond revealed internal information to him weeks before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. The messages included info on Tarrio's arrest for burning a Black Lives Matter banner in December 2020.
The Justice Department has filed new charges of seditious conspiracy against five members of the Proud Boys white nationalist group, according to an unsealed indictment. The charges carry a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.
A lieutenant with the intelligence sector of Washinton D.C.'s police department has been placed on leave after allegations arose that he had been engaged in "improper communications" with Enrique Terrio, chairman of the far-right extremist Proud Boys.
According to published reports, the production team of the Colin Kaepernick production has had to increase security after threats of protests on site from the domestic terrorist group, Proud Boys. Executives on the project reportedly sent an email to the staff with measures to protect the cast and crew.
According to the prosecutor on the case, Tarrio's cooperation led to the prosecution of 13 people on federal charges and helped local authorities investigate a gambling ring. Even though the Proud Boys leader denies all of this, his former lawyer is confirming Enrique was in fact dropping dimes to save his own skin.
The incident has left four dead, which prompted President Joe Biden to speak out against the violent mob of thugs.
Terrio admitted to carrying out the Dec. 12 burning of the banner after it was stolen from a local Black church.