One of the leaders of the Proud Boys, who was among those pro-trump supporters rioting at the US capital this week, is hoping to avoid jail time, by telling people that he’s not a racist insurgent – because he’s married to a Black woman.
Federal authorities issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a Proud Boy leader from Hawaii who was allegedly among rioters who stormed into the U.S.Capitol.
Here is a photo of him and his wife:
Despite being Black, his wife supports the Proud Boy’s far right ideology, which many say is akin to Naziism. She also supports Donald Trump, the man regarded as one of the most racist presidents in recent history.
The Proud Boys is a far-right, neo-fascist, and male-only political organization that promotes and engages in political violence in the United States and Canada. The group has been called “racist,” as its group members have been accused of targeting Black people and beating them up.
The Proud Boys were out in full force at the Capital Hill riots this week, and one person Nick Ochs, is now begging to stay out of prison. CNN is reporting that Nick, who is a founder of the Proud Boys was at the riots.
Nicholas “Nick” Ochs is wanted on one count of entry into a restricted building or grounds, according to an affidavit written by FBI special agent Roger Dean and signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Harvey.
Ochs should be arrested based on a photo he posted on his own Twitter feed and footage him on cable news inside the building, Dean wrote. Ochs is “the leader and founder of a Hawaii chapter of the ‘Proud Boys’ organization,” a far right extremist group, and has “PROUD BOY” tattooed on his right forearm, according to the FBI agent.
Ochs could not immediately be reached for comment Friday afternoon using phone numbers and an email address listed in public directories. Ochs ran for a seat in the Hawaii State House of Representatives as a Republican in November, and lost to Democrat Adrian Tam, 63 percent to 29.7 percent.