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Charlottesville Magistrate Issues Warrant for Black Man Beaten in Garage

RickyRich
RickyRich RUCKWORLDMembers Posts: 13,061 ✭✭✭✭✭
Deandre Harris, a black man who was brutally beaten by white supremacists during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, VA is now wanted on charges of unlawful wounding in connection with the Aug. 12 incident.

White nationalists held a "Unite the Right" rally and protested the planned removal of a Confederate statute at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. Harris, a counterprotester, was savagely beaten with signs, poles, and more, by white supremacist marchers - some in white polos, some in riot gear - and it was all captured on tape. Harris was left bloodied and told WRAL in Raliegh, North Carolina that doctors used eight staples to seal his head together, his wrist was broken, his tooth chipped, and his lip was split open after the attack.

The other "victim" reported the incident to the magistrate office, which requested that a detective review the facts. A Charlottesville detective reviewed the case and then issued the warrant, police said. Harris is accused of attacking a man in the group that beat him. Harris' attorney, Lee Merritt, called the charge a "clearly retaliatory" effort from white supremacists after Harris used social media to identify suspects in the beating. Merritt also said his client would turn himself in within 24 hours.

18-year-old Daniel Borden was charged Aug. 25 with malicious wounding in connection to the attack; he was denied bond Sept. 21. Harris was also able to raise over $100k on GoFundMe in order to help with his recovery.

White supremacists on Twitter appeared to celebrate the warrant Monday evening; one white nationalist appeared to validate Merritt's claim there had been a group effort within the community to collect evidence that would get Harris arrested. Charlottesville police promised an explanation for the issuance of the warrant following Harris' arrest.

Comments

  • rickmogul
    rickmogul IFNOTYNOT Members Posts: 1,961 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If U lean far enough 2 the left or to the right, u'll be able to see coming it's gonna be 🤬 or be killed out here. We R not protected by laws as black men so we have to be ready 2 die 2 defend ourselves at any moment.
  • RickyRich
    RickyRich RUCKWORLDMembers Posts: 13,061 ✭✭✭✭✭
    rickmogul wrote: »
    If U lean far enough 2 the left or to the right, u'll be able to see coming it's gonna be 🤬 or be killed out here. We R not protected by laws as black men so we have to be ready 2 die 2 defend ourselves at any moment.

    Facts.
  • Koltrain
    Koltrain Mr. MOMembers Posts: 4,286 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This sends a clear message
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