February 12, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson in White Supremacist Movement

SACRAMENTO, [CA]--William Scott Planer must wait another two weeks to be arraigned in a violent state Capitol clash with anti-fascist demonstrators ahead of a trial in the June 2016 melee, but his attorney said the white supremacist is looking forward to taking his case to a jury. “Mr. Planer doesn’t think he committed a felony. He says he’s seeking a trial,” Planer attorney Danny Brace said Thursday following Planer’s brief Sacramento Superior Court appearance. Planer is a member of the Traditionalist Worker Party, the group whose joint rally with fellow hate group Golden State Skinheads on the state Capitol grounds disintegrated into a wild brawl with counterprotesters. Ten people were injured in the violence including at least five who had been stabbed. Planer, 35, a Sacramento native, now of Denver, was arrested along with anti-Nazi demonstrators Yvonne Felarca, Michael Williams and Porfirio Paz on suspicion of felony assault and participating in a riot after a yearlong investigation by California Highway Patrol and Sacramento County district attorney’s officials. Sacramento County prosecutors dropped the rioting allegation last month, but a judge after Planer’s January preliminary hearing ordered the Colorado man to stand trial on the assault charge. View More>>

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