James Harris Jackson — the Baltimore man who confessed to trying to launch a race war by stabbing a black man in Times Square two years ago — was sentenced to life without parole Wednesday.

Jackson, who pleaded guilty last month and said he wanted to purge the world of black people, is the first white supremacist to be convicted on terrorism charges in New York, the Manhattan District Attorney said.

He was hit with the stiffest sentence possible under state law as relatives of Timothy Caughman, his 66-year-old victim, gathered to see justice done.

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