Proud Boys Leader Surrenders For Sentence At DC Jail

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.”