Proud Boys leader pleads to burning BLM banner, possessing ‘high-capacity’ mag

Proud Boys leader pleads to burning BLM banner, possessing ‘high-capacity’ mag
Enrique Tarrio (Image via BPR)

[Ed. – Compare to lack of follow-through on black bloc arrests in 2020 and 2021.  And notice the real story here: Enrique Tarrio pleads to things that barely qualify as crimes – or shouldn’t qualify at all.  Burning someone else’s BLM banner is destruction of property, so OK.  (180 days is ridiculous.)  If Tarrio had brought his own BLM banner just so he could burn it, that would be protected speech.  Insert your opinion [here] of laws that limit magazine capacity.  IIRC, at issue were a couple of “more than 10-round” mags.  Also, see court’s handling of him.  Tarrio is a sometime federal informant.]

Enrique Tarrio, a leader of the right-wing extremist group the Proud Boys, pleaded guilty on Monday to burning a Black Lives Matter flag and possessing a large-capacity ammunition feeding device, federal prosecutors said.

Tarrio, 37, faces a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail for each of the two counts against him and a $1,000 fine when he is sentenced in April.

He was arrested in January when he arrived in Washington two days before the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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Tarrio was charged with possessing two high-capacity rifle magazines, and burning the Black Lives Matter banner during a demonstration weeks earlier by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

Following his arrest, a federal judge ordered him to leave the city pending a court date in June.

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