One of the stunning differences between January 6 and Black Lives Matter events, other than the former tried to overthrow our democracy, was race. There were 194 people arrested and held during protests following George Floyd’s murder by a defiant bad cop. The number of arrests and the subsequent number of people held was dramatically lower among white terrorists attacking our Capitol, 69.
Instead, the vast majority of the white people were even allowed to return home wherever that might have been, certainly throughout America. This made the FBI’s job so much harder. The agents had to locate the individuals then go to make yet another arrest.
Fortunately, a Kernersville, North Carolina man has been charged in the January 6 insurrection, and a federal judge ruled Wednesday that he must remain in detention on a six-count indictment, according to The Journal Now. Donohoe was once-a-Marine, always-a-Marine veteran and president of the Piedmont Chapter of the Proud Boys.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identified the Proud Boys as a “white nationalist” “extremist” group:
‘The Proud Boys’ actions belie their disavowals of bigotry: Rank-and-file Proud Boys and leaders regularly spout white nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists. They are known for anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric.’
This hate group joined other hate groups as they did at the torch carrying Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia:
‘Proud Boys have appeared alongside other hate groups at extremist gatherings such as the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Former Proud Boys member Jason Kessler helped organize that event, which brought together a broad coalition of extremists including Neo-Nazis, antisemites, and militias.’
The judge indicated that Charles Joseph Donohoe, 33, and three other men were threats to public safety.
Donohoe’s attorney Lisa Costner appealed an earlier ruling by a U.S. magistrate judge. The hearing lasted over an hour, and the judge denied the man’s appeal.
He was scheduled to appear in federal court again on July 15.
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