These Proud Boys Are Now Prison Boys
A Trump-appointed judge sentenced the former leader of the Proud Boys to 22 years behind bars for the Jan. 6 insurrection. Plus: The flight delayed by diarrhea. And: New Star Trek coming this Friday!
Good evening on this Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, the first night following the Labor Day holiday weekend. Hopefully you were able to enjoy some time off!
On This Day:
Here Now the News
CHAIRMAN OF THE PROUD BOYS SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS: A federal judge listened to Enrique Tarrio’s apology for “pain and suffering” he caused by leading a failed plot to prevent the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden, and vowed that if he was shown leniency, he would have “nothing to do with politics, groups, activism or rallies.” —CNN
“I have always tried to hold myself to a higher standard and I failed,” he told District Judge Timothy Kelly. “I held myself morally above others, and this trial has shown me how wrong I was.” Kelly spoke for an hour before pronouncing sentence, handing down the harshest sentence for seditious conspiracy so far, but like all the sentences for the Jan. 6 insurrection, it was less than prosecutors asked for.
“The jury didn’t convict anyone for engaging in politics, they convicted Mr. Tarrio and others of engaging in seditious conspiracy,” Kelly said. “I don’t have any indication that he is remorseful for the actual things he is convicted of, which is seditious conspiracy and conspiracy to obstruct the counting of electoral votes.”
Judge Kelly sentenced Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs, two of the far-right organization’s top lieutenants, to 18- and 17-year prison sentences, respectively. Zachary Rehl, a local Proud Boys chapter leader, was sentenced to 15-years behind bars, while Dominic Pezzola, a low-level member and the only defendant acquitted of the seditious conspiracy charge, was sentenced to 10-years in prison.
NEWS THE GOP WON’T LIKE: THE ECONOMY IS DOING WELL! Axios
MEDICARE MYSTERY: Spending per Medicare beneficiary has nearly leveled off over more than a decade, and no one knows why. —The New York Times
JILL BIDEN RECOVERING FROM COVID, PRESIDENT TESTS NEGATIVE: PBS NewsHour
MANHUNT FOR ESCAPED KILLER IS IN 6TH DAY, SEARCH AREA WIDENS IN PENNSYLVANIA: CNN
AREA SCHOOLS CLOSE AS PRECAUTION: Fox News
ALEX MURDAUGH SEEKING NEW TRIAL BASED ON CLAIM OF JURY TAMPERING: NBC News
BURNING MAN AFTERMATH: Mud, misery and leftover trash —NYT
UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHTS BRIEFLY GROUNDED FOR COMPUTER ISSUES: CNBC
ELON MUSK BLAMES ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE FOR LOSS OF REVENUE, BUT INSISTS HE’S NOT AN ANTI-SEMITE: NBC News
DID NERO THE POLICE DOG VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION WITH HIS PAWS? USA Today
ARE FEDS MAKING A DEAL WITH REP. GEORGE SANTOS? WCBS-TV
ALABAMA MUST REDRAW RACIST CONGRESSIONAL MAP: Reuters
NO EVIDENCE OF STROKE FOR SENATE MINORITY LEADER McCONNELL: CNN
SEN. MARSHA BLACKBURN RATIO’D FOR SOCIAL MEDIA POST ABOUT “THE LEFT”: HuffPost
TRIAL BEGINS TO IMPEACH TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON: Washington Post
NORTH KOREA’S KIM JONG UN TO MEET WITH PUTIN TO AID IN UKRAINE: NBC News
CUBA UNCOVERS RUSSIAN HUMAN TRAFFICKING RING TO RECRUIT SOLDIERS FOR UKRAINE: The Guardian
COVID ON THE RISE AGAIN: WRC-TV, Washington, D.C.
NEW BOOSTER SHOTS ON THE WAY, AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK: ABC News
NARCAN NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION: Washington Post
WHATEVER AIRLINE HORROR STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD OR TOLD, IT CANNOT POSSIBLY TOP THIS: Delta Flight 194 from Atlanta was two hours into its journey to Barcelona, Spain on Friday evening when the pilot reportedly declared a biohazard emergency and turned the plane around. He told the tower a passenger had left a trail of diarrhea "all the way through the airplane.” Upon landing back in Atlanta, the carpet was replaced, the jet was cleaned and the passengers took off to Barcelona around 2:30 A.M., some eight hours later. —BBC
DISH-SIZED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOUND IN WOMAN’S ABDOMEN, 18 MONTHS POST-OP: ABC News
WORKERS DAMAGE GREAT WALL OF CHINA TRYING TO FIND “SHORTCUT”: CBS News
SPAIN’S WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH IS FIRED FOR KISSING PLAYER: NPR
DIANA ROSS SURPRISES BEYONCÉ AT TOUR’S FINAL L.A. CONCERT: NBC News
THE PRICE OF HATE: A prominent pediatric heart surgeon moved his family from Louisiana to Long Island because of a new state law banning gender-affirming care and other anti-LGBTQ legislation. That leaves Louisiana with only two experts in this field. —Los Angeles Blade
PULSE MASSACRE SURVIVOR LEAVES EQUALITY FLORIDA FOR NEW ROLE AT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN: Washington Blade
WHERE ARE ALL THE DETRANSITIONERS? WHY IS CHLOE COLE ALWAYS THE ONLY ONE ONE WE EVER SEE OR HEAR? Erin Reed investigates in her excellent Substack, Erin In the Morning
TRANSPHOBE DEFENDS BAN ON TRANS WOMEN PLAYING CHESS: Barbara Kay writes in the Reality’s Last Stand Substack by “evolutionary biologist” and transphobe Dr. Colin Wright. And no, I’m not providing a hyperlink. If you want to read it, try Google.
Star Trek Corner
VERY SHORT TREKS TO START STREAMING WEEKLY STARTING ON STAR TREK DAY, FRIDAY, SEPT. 8: The Verge
TRIP IS BACK! Actor and The Shuttlepod Show podcaster Connor Trinneer will play Trip Tucker for the first time since his character’s death in Star Trek: Enterprise's finale by lending his voice as Trip in one of the very Short Treks episodes. —ScreenRant
JOIN THE STARS FROM STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD AND STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE THIS FRIDAY IN STAR TREK DAY PICKETS IN LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK CITY: TrekMovie and the All Access Star Trek TrekMovie Podcast
DELETED SCENE FROM PICARD SEASON 3 REVEALS WORF’S CHANGE OF HEART: A moving moment that didn’t make the final cut is part of the Blu-Ray DVD package now on sale. —Gizmodo
HOW TO VIEW EVERY SEASON OF EVERY STAR TREK SERIES: Click here to subscribe to Paramount+
That’s all for tonight! I’ll be back tomorrow with more stories to help you rise up and start your day. Until then… Good night and good luck.
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