Georgia: Final Sentences Handed Down in White Supremacist Terror Case

HeadlineMar 02, 2017

In Georgia, a judge handed down the final two sentences this week against a group of 15 white people who terrorized black residents of the city of Douglasville, driving around town in pickup trucks emblazoned with Confederate flags, shouting racial slurs and threatening to shoot black people. Witnesses testified that over two days in July 2015, members of the group, which called itself “Respect the Flag,” shouted the N-word at black motorists and harassed customers at local businesses. At one point the group drove onto the property of a black resident who was holding a birthday party for an 8-year-old child, shouting death threats and pointing a gun. Members of the group were found guilty of violating a street-gang terrorism law, with prison sentences of up to 13 years. The incident came a month after white supremacist Dylann Roof, who appeared in photos holding a pistol and waving a Confederate flag, massacred nine worshipers at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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