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Will Proud Boys' sentences deter future white nationalist violence?

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the threat of violence by extremist right-wing groups in the US.

Four leaders of the white nationalist group Proud Boys have now been convicted for their role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and sentenced to between 15 and 22 years in prison.

Will long prison sentences deter violence by white nationalist, neo-Nazi, and anti-government extremist groups?


Andy Campbell, senior editor at HuffPost, author of We Are Proud Boys: How A Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered In A New Era Of American Extremism

AC Thompson, staff reporter with ProPublica

Web Resources:

HuffPost: Proud Boys Didn't Just Crash An Election. They Upended The Next One Too.

TIME: How Extremists Raised More than $6 Million On Crowdfunding Sites

The New York Times: DeSantis and Ramaswamy Call Proud Boys’ Sentences ‘Excessive’ and ‘Wrong’

AP: Records rebut claims of unequal treatment of Jan. 6 rioters

The Washington Post: They confronted Proud Boys but don’t celebrate their prison sentences

The New York Times: Seeking Link to Trump, Prosecutors Questioned Proud Boys Leader

USA Today: 'Trial tax': Proud Boys members complain their long prison sentences punish them for demanding a trial

Bee Soll is a producer with Your Call at KALW, and a producer, writer, and editor at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. She is a former reporter for Crosscurrents and contributor at KPFA Radio.