White nationalist sentenced in California Capitol melee - 2019-07-03
William Scott Planer, 36, pleaded no contest in April to assault likely to produce great bodily injury. Sacramento County prosecutors say he knocked a defenseless person unconscious with a pole during a fight between members of the white-nationalist Traditionalist Worker Party and anti-fascist counter-protesters.
A social media video shows the counter-protester trying to rise to her feet from the Capitol lawn after losing a fistfight with another member of Traditionalist Worker Party. Planer runs up behind her and hits her in the head with a pole, using a full baseball bat-like swing. She fell unconscious before three other counter-protesters dragged her away.