2 Proud Boys Sentenced To 4 Years For Brawling With Antifa In New York

John Kinsman and Maxwell Hare were sentenced to four years in prison, followed by five years of community supervision.

Manhattan, NY – A New York State Supreme Court judge slapped two Proud Boys members with four-year prison sentences on Tuesday.

John Kinsman, 40, and Maxwell Hare, 27, were arrested for taking part in a “political street fight” with an antifa group on the Upper East Side in 2018, The New York Times reported.

At their sentencing hearing on Tuesday, State Supreme Court Justice Mark Dwyer noted that the stiff penalties should help to deter others from engaging in violence over their opposing political views.

“I know enough about history to know what happened in Europe in the 30s when political street brawls were allowed to go ahead without any type of check from the criminal justice system,” Dwyer said, according to The New York Times. “We don’t want that to happen in New York, especially at this time in the country when people are so divided.”

The incident occurred in October of 2018, following a speech by former Proud Boys leader Gavin McInnes, the New York Post reported.

Approximately 60 protesters and antifa members showed up at the event to heckle McInnes and interrupt his speech.

New York police tried to keep the groups separate by directing the groups’ marches in opposite directions.

But as the Proud Boys approached East 82nd Street, six antifa made a beeline in their direction, the New York Post reported.

One of them then hurled a bottle at the group, according to BuzzFeed News.

Hare and Kinsman testified that they fought back in self-defense, but prosecutor Joshua Steinglass alleged that the Proud Boys had instigated the brawl that ensued, the New York Post reported.

Antifa refused to cooperate with police, so the alleged victims were never identified.

Police arrested a total of 10 Proud Boys as a result of the street fight, the New York Post reported.

“These defendants transformed a quiet, residential street into the site of a battle-royale, kicking and beating four individuals in a brutal act of political violence,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance declared.

Hare and Kinsman were convicted of riot, attempted assault, and attempted gang assault in August.

They each faced up to 15 years in prison.

During their sentencing hearings, Hare called his actions a “mistake,” while Kinsman told the court that he “regret[ted] the entire incident,” BuzzFeed News reported.

In addition to their four years in prison, Hare and Kinsman were also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision, according to NBC News.

“It’s a shame when some people jump up and down on a platform and their followers, their soldiers, get into trouble,” Dwyer said, according to the New York Post. “I’m not sure the most moral responsibility belongs to these two defendants.”

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Fuck em. Enjoy prison. 👍🏾

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

These guys are dbags no doubt. Meanwhile, antifa routinely throw urine and projectiles like bricks at police. Not once has one of those pasty testosterone-challenged bitches ever been sentenced to jail time. And don't come at with tales of 30 day HOC sentences.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Pantifa

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

Funny how Antigua started the brawl with assault, but none of them were arrested. I don't much agree with the proud boys either, but justice is noticeably one sided in NY.

pat901$aol.com
pat901$aol.com

Shaft...

Back'nTheBlue
Back'nTheBlue

Sounds like a good case of self defense yet it's "funny" that not one of those mamas basement boys -n- girls (Antifa) were or have been arrested. I don't necessarily agree with the Proud Boys either, but in this case, Justice was leaning far to the left...

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

So one group of political fighters got 4 years.... I'm assuming the other group of political fighters were given the same sentence right?

I mean, if they weren't, than that shows a clear political bias in the courtroom

BulletMagnetEd
BulletMagnetEd

It figures that the Leftist Antifa balaclava-wearing savages get a pass for starting a fight. That POS de Blasio and the rest of that NYC cesspool love those Communist animals. They asked for a beating, and a beating is what they got.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

If you can't have a peaceful assembly or protest, which we all know Antifa doesn't know the meaning of peaceful, then don't protest. But we all know the domestic terrorist Antifa are only out to cause chaos and attack people!! Now since it was both sides throwing punches, even though the Antifa punks started it, where are the Antifa thugs who were arrested and given prison time?? Oh that's right, this is New York. A liberal shithole!!!!

Caddis
Caddis

This case is total BS. There were no victims! Total hate for the right by the liberal court. When was the last time antfi punks were sentenced this harsh for doing much worse.

LAW169
LAW169

What little justice we have left in this country doesn’t reside in NYC. Note the judge made reference to the 1930s in Europe during the rise of real Nazism. Thus comparing ANTIFA with the real Nazi fighters to suggest that these black hooded thugs are fighting fascists anywhere they riot and cause mayhem. Translated - the judge thinks anybody that ANTIFA opposes is authentically fascist. Such as Republicans, Conservatives, Trump Supporters, and anyone that disagrees with progressive liberalism. The DNC never condemns ANTIFA’s actions. The libtards think ANTIFA is the modern day freedom fighter. Truth be known, they resemble Hitler’s Brown Shirts, while their black attire resembles satanists.

Ron Danger
Ron Danger

Antifa is a goddamn bunch of fascists that need yo be eliminated. I dont care who does it.

bowtiesaly
bowtiesaly

So ANTIFA known for being violent and as the article says headed towards the "proud boys" they walk away clear and free. Great Justice system, then again it is New York home of ANTIFA anti americans.

Devilbehindthebadge
Devilbehindthebadge

I despise both groups with equal disdain and condemnation, but this is an illustration of how the system has glaring deficiencies. Antifa didn't cooperate, so nobody could be identified. But the group that was attacked and responded to it did, and so they were held responsible.

These groups need to be labeled domestic terrorist organizations and memebership/participation grounds for detainment at least.

YOWHIP
YOWHIP

WHY DONT THEY USE ANTIFA AS AN EXAMPLE.? THEY THROW BOTTLE OF PISS AT POLICE OFFICERS!

JDS
JDS

Next time, just kill the antifa scumbags!

4929dow
4929dow

If there were no victims and no Antifa pressed charges you have no crime committed against them ..... Need to look into this Judges political affiliations and past sentencing record ..... Not condoning their actions but it sounds a little one sided to me!💩

tfort
tfort

I just don’t get such hate.

Pacho
Pacho

This local terrorists Antifa have infiltrate and have supportes in our political and judicial system..?

Grampsdeal
Grampsdeal

New York Mayor is a leftist piece of brown drizzle, slowly dropping into the toilet bowl...antifa should also be arrested and charged. Mayor is sucking leftist hind titty.

Tom202959
Tom202959

OK somebody very clearly explain to me how there can be no victims and these guys are sentenced to four years prison but the other side gets nothing I want to explain to me clearly not with bias how this possibly can happen in a court of law ?????????☹️☹️☹️☹️

BJR
BJR

More NY justice.

ArtBeltranJr
ArtBeltranJr

Don't worry boys. When you get out Trump will still be President! Trump2020!