Two Proud Boys Sentenced to Four Years in Prison Each for Fighting Back Against Antifa
Two members of the Proud Boys have been sentenced for four years in prison for fighting back against Antifa by a Manhattan judge.
Maxwell Hare, 27, and John Kinsman, 40, had got into a fight with members of Antifa that were protesting a speech at the Metropolitan Republican Club by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes.
“Both defendants faced as much as 15 years. They were convicted last August at trial of attempted gang assault, attempted assault and riot stemming from the Oct. 12, 2018, melee,” the New York Post reports.
Judge Mark Dwyer compared the fight to political brawls in “1930s Europe” as his reason for such a harsh sentence. During sentencing, he said “I know enough about history to know what happened in Europe in the ’30s when political street brawls were allowed to go ahead, we don’t want that to happen in New York.”
“The judge basically called me Hitler,” McInnes told the Gateway Pundit.
One of the men, Kinsman, has a wife and three children who are black. “I’m sorry about the whole mess. I regret the entire incident,” he said in court. “I made a mistake.”
Kinsman has a newborn who will be five years old when their father is released from prison. “The toddler will not recognize John,” McInnes said. “They are in Chicago near his parents and he will be upstate. Too expensive to visit much. They spent more than all their money on this trial.”
Likewise, Hare told the judge, “I made a mistake that night. I made quick decisions. I’m sorry.”
“This was a nothing burger on the night of Oct. 12th. The next morning, de Blasio and Cuomo saw it as an opportunity to paint Trump supporters as violent hate gangs. They took it and everyone jumped on board because they hate Trump too,” McInnes said. “The AG, the media, even the top brass of the NYPD. They all saw this opportunity to portray Trump suporters as brownshirts.”
In contrast, earlier this month, also in New York City, a member of Antifa named David Campbell, 32, was sentenced to just 18 months in jail after nearly killing a Trump supporter outside an event hosted by author and political commentator Mike Cernovich last year.
“Campbell was arrested near the venue, a nightclub at West 50th Street and 12th Avenue on Jan. 20 2018, after he punched and choked a 56-year-old man he had followed out of the event, police said. He was one of about 80 Antifa agitators protesting the gathering,” the New York Post reported.