Three Neo-nazis Fined in Toronto; Found Guilty of Unlawful Assembly

Three of seven neo-Nazis found guilty in Toronto court of unlawful assembly in connection with a riotous demonstration in Toronto last July were fined $100 each. Two were given suspended sentences and two others were released.

One of those fined, David Stanley, 21, made a public recantation recently of his pro-Nazi views. He told the court, after being given the alternative of 15 days in prison, that he was studying journalism in night school. Jack de Cock, 17, also received an alternative of 15 days in prison. John Beattie, 23, the “fuehrer” of the neo-Nazis, who is living on unemployment insurance, was given an alternative sentence of 30 days. He faces possible additional imprisonment for failure to pay an earlier $150 fine on a public disturbance charge.

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