Former Proud Boys Leader Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison Over Capitol Riot
Summary from AllSides News Team
Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.
The Details: Tarrio was not at the Capitol on Jan. 6, but prosecutors argued that he organized and oversaw the riot. Prosecutors sought a 33-year sentence.
Key Quotes: Tarrio called the riot a "national embarrassment," apologized to first responders and lawmakers, and said "Inflicting harm or changing the results of the election was not my goal." Tarrio and others "saw themselves as Donald Trump’s army, fighting to keep their preferred leader in power no matter what the law or the courts had to say about it," said a prosecutor during the trial.
For Context: Three other Proud Boys were also convicted of seditious conspiracy over the riot, and were sentenced to between 15 and 18 years in jail.
How the Media Covered It: Left- and center-rated sources described the Proud Boys with phrases like "violent neo-fascist gang" and "militant far-right group." Conversely, right-rated outlets like Fox News (Right bias) and Washington Examiner (Lean Right bias) offered no description of the group.
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From the CenterMAGA Fury Intensifies as Enrique Tarrio Sentenced to 22 Years
Enrique Tarrio, former chairman of the militant far-right group Proud Boys, was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Tuesday after previously being convicted of seditious conspiracy in the January 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol.
The sentence was passed down by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, following an extensive hearing that included final statements from prosecutors and pleas for leniency from Tarrio's family. The 22-year sentence was notably less than the 33 years sought by the government, but still longer than prison terms given to Tarrio's co-conspirators from...
From the RightFormer Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio sentenced to 22 years for Jan. 6 attack
Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Tarrio was found guilty of seditious conspiracy by a jury in Washington, D.C., alongside three other leaders of the Proud Boys. The others were each sentenced to between 15 and 18 years.
The Department of Justice sought more than three decades for Tarrio, characterizing him as the ringleader of violent protesters. He was also ordered to 36 months of probation at the end of his sentence.
From the LeftProud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio Sentenced To 22 Years For Role In Jan. 6 Attack
Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the former chairman of the violent neo-fascist gang the Proud Boys, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack.
U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly handed down the sentence in a District of Columbia courtroom Tuesday, the longest sentence yet for a Capitol attacker. His sentence also included 36 months of supervised release. The Justice Department had sought 33 years for 39-year-old Tarrio for the pivotal role he played in orchestrating the violence on Jan. 6 that left more than 100 police...