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Georgia Couple Get Jail Time for Racist Harassment at Children’s Birthday Party

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Two truly horrible, racist idiots were sentenced to prison this week for harassing and threatening people attending a birthday party in Georgia by shouting racial slurs, waving a Confederate flag, and brandishing a shotgun.

According to Fox 2 St. Louis, Joe Torres and Kayla Norton were convicted of making terrorist threats and violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Torres was also convicted of aggravated assault.

According to the district attorney, some people tried to frame the as just being about whether or not it is OK to fly the Confederate flag near a black child’s birthday. That would have been bad enough on its own, but what Torres and Norton actually did went way beyond that.

According to Georgia police, Torres and Norton and about a dozen other racist monsters belonging to a club called “Respect the Flag” all got into their pick-up trucks and created an actual racist convoy to ride around town screaming racial slurs and threats at people while flying Confederate flags. They particularly decided to target the home of a black family, where a child was having a birthday party.

The victims had a bouncy castle and a Sno-Cone machine and were grilling burgers and hotdogs when this human centipede of pickup trucks parked around the house, shouting racial slurs. Torres reportedly got out of the car and pointed a shotgun at the people at the child’s party and said he was going to kill them, while his friends told him to get the kids, too.

Torres told police he brought the shotgun because he feared for his friends’ safety. He brought a gun to a fight he started. That’s not self-defense, that’s terrorism. Fortunately it sounds like the judge agreed, and Torres was sentenced to 20 years, with 13 in prison. Norton was sentenced to 15 years, with six in prison.

This happened at a birthday party for little kids. Those children are going to remember this for the rest of their lives.

Norton tried to apologize afterwards, insisting that she would never do something like what a ton of people watched her do.

“I want you all to know that is not me,” said Norton, despite the fact that it was her and not some evil, racist twin doing this. “That is not me, that is not him. I would never walk up to you and say those words to you. I’m so sorry that happened to you. I am so sorry.”

There were 15 “Respect the Flag” people arrested in that incident, some of them pleaded guilty and received lower sentences, and some are still in process.