In today’s daily dose of white privilege, a Florida neo-Nazi has avoided jail time despite being caught buying a bomb, with the intentions of using it to kill his brother-in-law, who happens to be black.
As first reported by the Orlando Sentinel, Harold ‘Hippie’ Kinlaw was arrested with 19 other neo-Nazi bikers as part of an undercover FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Investigation.
The 58-year old Kinlaw previously pleaded no contest in August to attempting to purchase an explosive device that he stated he intended to use to kill a black family member.
Kinlaw, who has at least eight prior convictions for fraud and theft, wanted to kill his sister’s husband for causing family strife.
He was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation by Circuit Judge Jon Morgan.
Kinlaw accepted a plea agreement that allowed to avoid an attempted first-degree murder charge, which carries a possible three-year-sentence, by pleading no contest to solicitation to obtain a destructive device, which carries a maximum five-year term.