Teen white supremacist gang member sentenced to 3 yrs in prison
From Tomoya Shimura, The Victorville Daily Press:
VICTORVILLE, Cal. — Richard Butler Cambria, 18, a member of the white supremacist gang, the Inland Empire Peckerwoods, pleaded guilty to assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury. Cambria and his co-defendant, Tommy Lee Rhea, 19, were accused of hollering racial slurs, making criminal threats and assaulting a black family.
Investigators found neo-Nazi and gang-related writings and tagging inside Cambria’s home. They also found a photo of Cambria dressed in red making a gang sign on his cell phone. Another photo on Cambria’s phone showed two unidentified males making a Nazi salute. One of the men in the photo had a Swastika tattoo on his chest and the other was holding a young boy, who was also making the salute.
Cambria and Rhea have been sentenced to 3 years and 4 years in state prison, respectively. They were initially charged in June with hate crime allegations, which were later dropped.
According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials, Cambria and Rhea rushed a black family of four biking on Navajo Road in Apple Valley on their way back from a park, yelling racial slurs and threats at the family and waving baseball bats. Rhea also brandished a knife in his hand.
The victims suffered no injuries, but the parents said their two sons are still suffering from the traumatic experience and afraid to go outside.
Continue to the full article at The Victorville Daily Press.