Kayla Rae Norton, 25, and Jose Ismael Torres, 26, were recently sentenced for parading through an 8-year old’s birthday party with confederate flags, armed threats and racial slurs. The Douglas county Superior Court Judge William McClain sentence Torres to 20 years, with 13 to serve in prison and Norton with 15 years, with 6 to serve in prison for the hate crime. The two defendants are also permanently banished from Douglas County.
The birthday party Norton and Torres crashed was made up of mostly Black family members and friends. It was one of many stops Norton’s group made in a drunken rampage. The group called themselves “Respect the Flag” and they drove through two counties in a pickup truck decorated with Confederate flags, threatening everyone from Black motorists to mall shoppers. Some members of the group were armed, even walking up to people’s cars showcasing their guns. Their stop at the birthday party can be watched below.