Justice: Harry Rogers, the head of the Virginia KKK, was found guilty on multiple charges after driving his truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters last June.
BuzzFeed News reports:
A man described by prosecutors as a Ku Klux Klan leader was jailed for at least six years in Virginia on Monday for driving his truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in June.
Harry Rogers, 36, was convicted of six misdemeanors in connection with the June 7 incident, a spokesperson for the Henrico General District Court confirmed to BuzzFeed News.
The Washington Post reports:
A self-identified Ku Klux Klan leader accused of driving a truck through Black Lives Matter protesters in June was convicted on multiple misdemeanor charges and sentenced to six years in prison during a court hearing Monday, according to prosecutors and court records.
In addition, Rogers is also facing three felony counts of attempted malicious wounding, one for each of the people he hit with his truck. Rogers will face those charges on Sept.14.
While Rogers was convicted on multiple misdemeanor charges he was not convicted on additional hate crime charges. NBC 12 reports:
A Henrico County General District Court Judge found Harry Rogers guilty of four misdemeanor assault charges and two additional property crimes, but not the hate crimes that were later added by the Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney.
In court Monday, the judge said the victims in the June 7 incident were white and there is no clear case law on how to deal with that.
No one was seriously injured in the attack, during which Rogers hit three people and damaged a bike with his truck. At his trial prosecutors “played a Facebook Live video where Rogers admitted to being proud of driving through the group, hitting three people and damaging a bike.”
Bottom line: Harry Rogers, the head of the Virginia KKK, is going to prison for at least six years after being found guilty on multiple charges for driving his truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters last June.