‘Should Send a Strong Message’: Kansas Man Sentenced to 27 Months In Federal Prison for Threatening a Black Juvenile with a Knife Because He Was In ‘a White Town’ – Atlanta Black Star
Colton Donner was sentenced to 27 months in prison and 18 months of supervised release for issuing “racially-motivated threats and violence” against a minor. Donner will serve his time at the federal prison in Florence, Colorado.
Colton Donner, 27, approached the victim while brandishing a knife, yelled racial slurs, and told the victim Paola is a “white town”, according to court documents.
The Department of Justice quoted court documents and detailed how Donner threatened the victim with his knife and used racially charged language. He was found guilty of violating his right to fair housing.
Donner was charged with interference with fair housing and pled guilty to the charge. His second charge of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon was dropped as part of his plea agreement.
The Assistant Attorney General said that racially-motivated threats and violence have no place in our society and that perpetrators will be held accountable for their crimes.
The victim’s right to live in a community without fear of racial discrimination was undermined by the defendant’s actions, and the sentencing of the defendant will deter others from committing acts of racial discrimination and violence.
The Department of Justice announced a sentencing policy for racially-motivated threats and violence, saying the sentence should send a strong message to perpetrators of violent hate-fueled acts that they will be held accountable for their crimes.
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- ‘Should Send a Strong Message’: Kansas Man Sentenced to 27 Months In Federal Prison for Threatening a Black Juvenile with a Knife Because He Was In ‘a White Town’ Atlanta Black Star
Paola man sentenced to 27 months for hate crime against Black boy The Lawrence Times