Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the chief of the alt-right Proud Boys who’s serving a five-month sentence for stealing and burning a Black Lives Matter banner from a D.C. church in December, had his request for early launch denied by a choose who dominated that poor residing situations within the jail will not be a ample purpose for Tarrio to be launched and positioned beneath home arrest.
D.C. Superior Courtroom Decide Jonathan H. Pittman acknowledged that he believes Tarrio’s allegations relating to jail situations and the mistreatment he’s confronted however mentioned Tarrio didn’t show any “extraordinary and compelling causes” for why he deserves early launch.
Tarrio acquired a 155-day jail sentence in August and started serving his sentence in September. He had requested that his sentence be lowered to 90 days or that he be allowed to complete it in residence confinement.
“I’ve been to jail earlier than and what I’ve seen right here, I’ve by no means seen anyplace else,” Tarrio advised Pittman final week. “This place must be shut down instantly.”
“It’s clearly distressing to listen to of those situations,” Pittman mentioned on the time. “I come again to the identical query: How is Mr. Tarrio’s situation any completely different than some other inmate on the jail?”
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