John Kinsman is a 39 year old member of the racist alt-right violent group the Proud Boys - and he has a Black wife. The alt-right man with racist ties was arrested on Friday morning and charged with attempted gang assault, attempted assault, riot, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Prosecutors called John Kinsman the "single most vicious" member of Proud Boys.New York police are seeking seven members of the Proud Boys in connection to a violent riot they caused outside the Manhattan Republican Club.
Kinsman was the second Proud Boy to be arrested. At his arraignment, prosecutors reportedly called him the “single most vicious” member of the group. The assistant DA said that Kinsman repeatedly punched, kicked, and stomped a member of the antifa group that confronted the Proud Boys — Kinsman then apparently turned to another antifa member and started kicking him, all while holding a cigarette in his mouth. The NYPD has announced it is carrying out a “regular criminal investigation” into the Proud Boys.
Here's how the Southern Poverty Law center describes the Proud Boys:
Proud Boys and leaders regularly spout white nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists. They are known for anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric. Proud Boys have appeared alongside other hate groups at extremist gatherings like the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville. Indeed, former Proud Boys member Jason Kesslerhelped to organize the event, which brought together Klansmen, antisemites, Southern racists, and militias.
Kinsman lives in New Jersey. After his arrest, some of his supporters began circulating photos of Kinsman and his family in an apparent effort to prove that he is not a racist.
Kinsman’s wife, ZC, has been attracting a lot of attention ever since John’s arrest. Her twitter profile shows a picture of the Kinsman family celebrating someone’s birthday. John, laughing, has hoisted up one little boy, while ZC stands beside a smaller boy in a high chair. They’re wearing party hats.
ZC’s tweets are protected. But her profile — a long string of hashtags — expresses pride in her husband, the Proud Boys, and “the West.” It reads, “#JohnKinsman’s wife #Motherof2 #ConservativeLibertarian #WesternChauvinist #ProudBoysGirl #VenerateTheHousewife #Femininity #ENTJ #WalkAway #Blaxit.”