USA - KKK Leader Jailed 8 Years For Shooting at Charlottesville


Richard Preston, Imperial Wizard of the KKK, was sentenced on Tuesday to eight years in prison, four of which were suspended, for shooting a pistol during last summer’s deadly White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In addition to the prison sentence, he received three years probation.

Preston claimed he was "acting in self defense".

The ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union - had posted a video on Twitter of a man, who media reports identified as Preston, walking in a crowd past a black man wielding a mini-flamethrower, before walking back toward the man and firing at him at close range.

The man with the flamethrower, Corey Long, was not injured. Long was found guilty of disorderly conduct, but has appealed the sentence, and the appeal trial will start in January.

Corey Long improvised a mini-flamethrower from a hairspray can.
Richard Preston fired his pistol at him from close range, but missed.