The New York Times reports:
Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were each sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday by a State Supreme Court judge in Manhattan who criticized their participation in a “political street fight” last year on the Upper East Side.
The defendants, Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman, were among ten men who prosecutors said attacked four people protesting a speech at the Metropolitan Republican Club by the Proud Boys founder, Gavin McInnes.
The masked protesters, who did not cooperate with the police, were believed to be self-described anti-fascists. In the sentencing, Justice Mark Dwyer said the punishment was meant in part to deter others who seek to turn political differences into partisan street brawls.
NEW: Proud Boys Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman have been sentenced to four years for Upper East Side brawl https://t.co/5KUmsyVigH
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 22, 2019
2 members of the far-right group Proud Boys were sentenced to 4 years in prison for attacking anti-fascist protesters outside a Republican club in Manhattan last yearhttps://t.co/jCs72lQCeK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 22, 2019