White nationalist sentenced in California Capitol melee - 2019-07-03

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F208.png White nationalist sentenced in California Capitol melee July 3, 2019, Don Thompson, KCRA

The only white supremacist charged in a 2016 melee at the California state Capitol that injured at least 14 people was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison.

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.

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{{cite news | first = Don | last = Thompson | title = White nationalist sentenced in California Capitol melee | url = https://www.kcra.com/article/white-nationalist-sentenced-california-capitol-melee/28282634 | work = KCRA | date = July 3, 2019 | accessdate = August 2, 2019 }}