Two people who were convicted in a confrontation at a child’s birthday party that took place in 2015 have been sentenced to a combined 33 years in prison.
According to reports, Norton and Torres paraded through a neighborhood that is populated by mostly black residents with a group called “Respect the Flag,” which flew Confederate flags from their trucks.
The group allegedly noticed a black family having a birthday party, and decided to roll up and cause trouble, reportedly telling the party-goers that they would “kill y’all ni**ers.”.
Video from the incident was shared by the New York Times back in October, 2015.
Prosecutors say that members of the group, which calls itself Respect the Flag, threatened a group of blacks attending an outdoor birthday party on July 25.
Update, 7/7/21: According to a report from June 2020, Norton was released from prison in 2019 while Torres remains incarcerated.
According to 11Alive, Norton became eligible for parole on Feb. 3, 2019, after serving one-third of her total prison sentence. »