Judge Dismisses Charges in Federal White Nationalist Case
A man from Redondo Beach has requested that his guilty plea be withdrawn and federal charges dismissed in a case involving a group of white nationalists accused of inciting brawls at political rallies. Tyler Laube made the request after the federal judge in his case dismissed similar charges against co-defendants Robert Rundo, Robert Boman, and Aaron Eason on the grounds that the Anti-Riot Act of 1968, under which they were charged, was unconstitutional for being over-broad. These men are part of the Rise Above Movement, a group that traveled from California to Charlottesville, Virginia in order to fight those who opposed their white supremacy ideology.
Tyler Laube had pled guilty last year to one charge of conspiracy and admitted to associating with the Rise Above Movement. He also admitted to attending combat training and assaulting people at a Huntington Beach rally in 2017. He admitted to attacking a reporter covering the rally, punching him multiple times in the face. The group used social media to gain followers and posted videos of members assaulting people at political rallies and other events.
Prosecutors are looking to appeal the ruling to the federal appellate court to challenge the dismissal due to the Anti-Riot Act.
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