‘American nationalist’ gets probation for role in rally

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man who dubbed himself an “American nationalist” was sentenced to five years’ probation for his role in a 2017 Berkeley rally that turned violent.

The East Bay Times reports Wednesday that Kyle Chapman of Daly City had agreed to plead no contest to one count of possession of a leaded cane or billy club for a March 2017 “March 4 Trump” demonstration.

The plea deal negotiated in August called for three years of felony probation but Alameda County Superior Court Judge Mark McCannon on Wednesday sentenced Chapman to five.

Video footage captured Chapman hitting people over the head with a wooden cane.

He will be subject to law enforcement searches of his home, vehicle, property and person without cause. He must pay $300 in restitution.

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