The Associated Press reports:
A Delaware man who threatened a Black police officer with a pole attached to a Confederate battle flag as he stormed the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison. Kevin Seefried, 53, tearfully apologized for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot before U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden sentenced him. “I never wanted to send a message of hate,” Seefried said.
McFadden said it was deeply troubling that Seefried wielded the flagpole as a weapon against the officer. “Bringing a Confederate flag into one of our nation’s most sacred halls was outrageous,” the judge said. Widely published photographs showed Kevin Seefried carrying his Confederate flag inside the Capitol after he and his son, then 22, entered the building through a broken window.
Read the full article. In October the son got two years.
A Delaware man who threatened a Black police officer with a pole attached to a Confederate battle flag as he stormed the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to three years in prison. https://t.co/EAFCb9G0VZ
— NBC4 Washington (@nbcwashington) February 9, 2023
Kevin Seefried was wearing a colostomy bag when he jumped through a broken window carrying a confederate flag. His lawyer says a two-year prison sentence would be “far more punitive for him that it would be for a young, healthy defendant” like his son. pic.twitter.com/GDZwaL2q3a
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) February 3, 2023
A federal judge sentenced Kevin Seefried, a man who toted a Confederate flag around the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, to 36 months in prison on Thursday, slamming Seefried’s conduct as “appalling” and “outrageous.”https://t.co/bQyjM0nybU
— John FitzGerald (@TheTweetOfJohn) February 9, 2023
Sentencing at 1pm in Capitol riot case of Kevin Seefried, who carried Confederate flag thru US Capitol
Ahead of sentencing, attorneys wrote: “He is ashamed, mindful that the community and even history, may view him as a racist.”https://t.co/bj5YKmNzAo
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) February 9, 2023