Self-proclaimed KKK Leader Is Going To Jail For 6 Years For Hitting BLM Protesters With His Truck
A self-proclaimed Ku Klux Klan leader from Virginia was convicted this week on multiple charges after he drove his truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters two months ago.
Although 36-year-old Harry H. Rogers was not found guilty of a hate crime, the judge handed him the maximum sentence on all misdemeanor charges, including a hit and run, destruction of property and 4 counts of assault, according to The Washington Post.
Rogers received 6 years behind bars and is still facing three charges of attempted malicious wounding in connection with the same incident, as per the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
There have been no deaths or serious injuries, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“They scattered like cockroaches. It’s kind of funny if you ask me,” Rogers wrote in a Facebook live video he shared after the driving through the crowd.
Harry H. Rogers, the avowed Ku Klux Klan leader who drove through a crowd at a Black Lives Matter protest in Henrico County in June was sentenced Monday to six years in prison. https://t.co/9rNjFjAhqT
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“Even without the recognition of the sentencing enhancement, the court still found the defendant’s behavior to be of such significance that he still imposed maximum sentence,” Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said following the man’s sentencing.
See CBS 6’s report on the story in the video below.
“Mr. Rogers is a very thoughtful person, and he has not yet decided if he will appeal, but it is likely,” Rogers’ lawyer George Townsend said in an emailed statement to The Washington Post.
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