Enrique Tarrio Proves Justice Isn’t Colorblind

The Afro-Cuban leader of the Proud Boys got the longest sentence for a January 6 conspirator to date.

Rosalyn Morris


Enrique Tarrio (AP Photo/Allison Dinner)

On Tuesday, Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for his involvement in the January 6 Insurrection.

Tarrio, who is Afro-Cuban, was the Chairman of the Proud Boys.

The Proud Boys are an all-male, far-right, white nationalist and fascist group that “believes men and Western culture are under siege, using “Western chauvinism” as a euphemism for the White genocide conspiracy theory. Members have participated in overtly racist events and events centered around fascist, anti-left, and anti-socialist violence.”

Tarrio was also previously the director of Florida’s Latinos For Trump chapter.

Tarrio, a man exposed as a petty criminal and snitch, was not present on January 6 because he had been banned from D.C. by a judge for burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down and taken from a historic black church in downtown Washington. Prosecutors charged Tarrio with destruction of property and also fac[ed] a weapons charge after officers found him with the firearm magazines during his arrest.