Rioter who menaced officer with Confederate flag gets prison
February 10, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Delaware man who threatened a Black police officer with a pole attached to a Confederate battle flag as he stormed the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison.
Kevin Seefried, 53, tearfully apologized for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot before U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden sentenced him.
"I never wanted to send a message of hate," Seefried said.
McFadden said it was deeply troubling that Seefried wielded the flagpole as a weapon against the officer.
"Bringing a Confederate flag into one of our nation's most sacred halls was out...
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