An El Paso trucker who posted a racist video online that threatened to kill Black Lives Matter protesters was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, officials said.
Manuel Flores, 43, displayed an AR-15-style rifle in a YouTube video, saying he wanted to kill Black protesters.
“My dream is at least … take out at least 200 (N-word), (F-word) savages out,” Flores said in the video, according to a criminal complaint.
In the video, Flores allegedly said that he had “500 rounds” and would be traveling east on Interstate 20 through Dallas and dared Black Lives Matter activists to “stop him,” officials said.
Flores has been in custody since FBI agents arrested him while he was traveling through Dallas on June 15.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas said that Flores pleaded guilty in October to a federal charge of posting a threatening communication over the internet.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone of El Paso sentenced Flores to 21 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.