Nearly a year later, justice has finally come for the white supremacists who brutally beat a black man during the “Unite the Right” hate rally in Charlottesville, North Carolina, last year.
Jacob Scott Goodwin, 23, was found guilty of “malicious wounding” by a jury for brutally beating a black man, DeAndre Harris, 20, along with several other of his fellow neo-Nazi chuds during the rally.
DeAndre Harris suffered a slew of injuries, including a broken arm, a spinal injury, and serious head lacerations. Goodwin, on the other hand, came ready for blood with a homemade riot shield and body armor that was covered in pins celebrating Adolf Hitler and the white supremacist Traditional Worker’s Party.
The video of the assault is not for the faint of heart:
The jury has recommended a sentence of ten years in prison for Goodwin.
Three more men have been indicted for the assault; the second trial, for Alex Ramos, began today. The others, for Daniel Borden and Tyler Davis, will begin on 6/5 and 7/16, respectively.
The trial, as observed and live-tweeted by the Charlottesville Democratic Socialists of America co-chair who goes by the name Molly on Twitter, saw some vicious and truly ugly attempts at manipulation on the part of the defense, who forced the victim to re-watch his own assault over and over again – but thankfully, it only succeeded in alienating the jury.
deandre held up incredibly under two hours of badgering from this aggressive old fool. he’s strong. it’s clear that being forced to watch his own assault again & again & again is distressing. at one point they played a 3 second clip of him being struck on loop for about a minute.
— molly (@socialistdogmom) May 1, 2018
This is the first step on the road to justice – but there’s still a very long way to go. The brazenness with which this attack was committed and the confidence with which white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and racists took to the streets in order to protect a symbol of racial subjugation should send chills down the spine of every American.
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