Judge refuses to free RAM members who are appealing convictions

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge has refused to free members of a white supremacist group on bond while they appeal their convictions and prison sentences for attacking protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

An image released by the FBI showing members of the Rise Above Movement attending the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017, including Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis, Thomas Gillen and Cole White.

U.S. District Judge Norman Moon on Tuesday ruled that Rise Above Movement members Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis and Thomas Gillen haven't adequately shown that releasing them wouldn't pose a danger to others.

All three men pleaded guilty to riot conspiracy charges stemming from violence that erupted at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. In July, Moon sentenced them to prison terms ranging from 27 months to 37 months.

Prosecutors said the group members engaged in other racist and anti-Semitic activity before the rally.



 
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