Two Alberta men are going to jail after pleading guilty to their parts in a series of racially-motivated assaults in Edmonton earlier this year.
David Roger Goodman, 19, and James Andrew Brooks, 25, admitted on Friday to being among a group of four men who shouted racial slurs and attacked several black people in downtown Edmonton on February 12.
The accused admitted to distributing flyers that promoted a white supremacist group called "Blood and Honour." The men also admitted to going to several bars in the Whyte Avenue area and threatening black people with violence.
In one downtown bar the group sang Nazi-themed songs, shouted "White Power" and hassled non-white patrons and anyone who appeared to be homosexual, according to Crown prosecutors.
The Crown had alleged that on the evening of Feb. 12, Goodman attacked a black man, knocking him to the ground and punching him repeatedly. Brooks was alleged to have punched a young woman in the face while wearing a glove adorned with hard plastic knuckles.
Goodman was sentenced to 15 months in jail and 12 months probation after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal harassment, two counts of assault and causing a disturbance.
Brooks was given 13 months in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal harassment, assault and assault with a weapon and causing a disturbance.
Two other men, Jason Anthony Anderson and Keith Virgil Decu, both 32, have been charged with criminal harassment, mischief, cause disturbance, and assault.