On Thursday, The Free Lance-Star reported that a Klansman managed to appeal his convictions for driving his truck through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Henrico County during the anti-police brutality demonstrations last summer.
"Harry Rogers, 37, of Hanover County, pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of assault, and one count each of destruction of property and hit and run. Each of the five misdemeanors carries a penalty of up to a year in jail," reported Ali Rockett. "In August, Rogers was convicted of six misdemeanors and sentenced to 12 months in jail for each of those counts in General District Court for the June 7 incident, in which no one was seriously injured."
"Rogers appealed the lower court's convictions to Circuit Court, where he would have faced three additional felony charges of malicious wounding. Rather than go to trial next week, he entered a guilty plea Thursday. In exchange for his plea, the three felony charges and a fourth misdemeanor count of assault were dropped Thursday," continued the report. "There was no agreement between the prosecution and the defense as to sentencing."
Rogers is the head of the Virginia Ku Klux Klan.
Black Lives Matter protesters have been met with a wave of violence across the country, the most well-publicized being the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who traveled from Illinois to Wisconsin with a semiautomatic rifle and killed two demonstrators in Kenosha.