Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports:
Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys, turned himself in to police Monday evening. Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys, an all-male organization known for pushing a far-right-wing agenda, and known for violence and neo-Nazi ties, arrived at the D.C. Central Detention Facility about 9 p.m. Monday, with just hours left until the deadline a D.C. Judge gave him to self-surrender and begin serving his jail term.
Judge Harold Cushenberry said Tarrio’s apparent lack of remorse and repeated criminal violations following previous terms of probation warranted a higher sentence than the 90 days the Justice Department requested in the case. He sentenced Tarrio to 155 days in jail and three years of probation.
The Daily Beast reports:
Tarrio tried to reduce his sentence via an emergency appeal Saturday. He argued that Judge Harold Cushenberry’s past posed a conflict of interest, as the judge’s daughter had been baptized at the church where Tarrio burned a Black Lives Matter flag. But the judge had disclosed the prior affiliation early in the trial, and Tarrio said it was not a problem.
The New York Daily News reports:
Hours before he turned himself in on his guilty plea, Tarrio, 37, made an entirely different kind of plea, posting a long message to supporters on Telegram asking for donations. He said he was being targeted by an “over-politicized Biden Justice Department” whose goal it was to “intimidate patriots into submission.” It was a far cry from his stance upon his sentencing last month, when he told the court he’d made a big mistake and said, “I profoundly apologize.”
Proud Boy Enrique Tarrio reports to prison tonight to start his sentence. pic.twitter.com/9luybuIOxb
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) September 7, 2021
I asked #ProudBoys Chairman Enrique Tarrio if he had anything to say to the members of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Northwest DC, the historically black church from which Tarrio admitted to stealing a BLM banner and burning it.
WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE #CapitolRiots pic.twitter.com/DN1UWppYoL
— Eric Flack (@EricFlackTV) September 7, 2021