The Root reported Allen Scarsella, 25, and his crew got into an argument with some protesters who were demonstrating outside a Minneapolis police station after the 2015 shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark by police.
Scarsella has been convicted of a dozen felony counts of assault and riot in the Nov. 2015 altercation that left five protesters shot.
Scarsella said he was acting in self-defense after he and his neo-nazi crew went up to the anti-police brutality protesters.
CBS reports that Scarpella’s lawyer argued he didn’t know what life was like for black people on the north side of Minneapolis, and that his brain “may not have fully developed,” because he was around 22-years-old at the time of the shooting.
The judge, however was not buying that BS and agreed with prosecutors that Scarsella was a good ole American dyed-in-the-wool racist who sent months of racist messages leading up to the shooting.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman reportedly said that first-degree assault was the highest charge he could bring, given the evidence.