Two members of the Proud Boys have been sentenced for four years in prison for fighting back against Antifa by a Manhattan judge.
Warning: Gavin McInnes uses foul language in this video:
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.”