Jacob Goodwin was found guilty this evening of malicious wounding in the DeAndre Harris case in Charlottesville. The jury recommended sentencing him to 10 years in prison:
“After a little more than an hour of deliberations, a jury on Tuesday found Jacob S. Goodwin guilty of malicious wounding in the group beating of DeAndre Harris following the Unite the Right rally last summer.
Goodwin, 22, and his mother mouthed, “I love you,” to each other after the jury’s verdict was read to the court.
The jury recommended 10 years in prison with the option of some suspended time, a $20,000 fine and empathy training. A formal sentencing hearing was set for Aug. 23. …”
I expected as much from Charlottesville.
It was clear to me where this was going when DeAndre Harris walked free on March 16th. DeAndre Harris stalked a group of Unite the Right protesters returning to their vehicles and ambushed them at the entrance of the Market Street Parking Garage. He swung a flashlight and hit Harold Crews on the side of the head while his accomplice Corey Long attempted to steal his Confederate Battle Flag.
The incident was captured on video:
Corey Long and DeAndre Harris started that brawl in the parking garage. It happened in front of the Charlottesville Police Department while several police officers stood around, witnessed the altercation and did nothing. Harold Crews was attacked twice in front of that police station.
After the Charlottesville Police Department was presented with this evidence and dithered and refused to press charges, Harold Crews had to go to a magistrate to seek justice. The charges against DeAndre Harris were later reduced. Finally, he went to trial and walked free even though he unambiguously struck Harold Crews with the flashlight on video. He never spent so much as a day in jail. Instead, he was rewarded with a $166,000 GoFundMe campaign and was portrayed as a victim by the media.
Everything about Charlottesville is rotten and corrupt to the core. Tim Heaphy’s Independent Review found that the Charlottesville Police Department deliberately allowed Antifa to start a riot on August 12th. The lawsuits and the selective prosecutions that have come out of Charlottesville since then have revealed that law and order and equal justice are dead there.
The mistake that we made in Charlottesville was assuming that it was like other cities in the South. The League of the South has held public demonstrations in Uvalda and Vidalia, GA, New Orleans, LA, Harrison, AR, Tallahassee, FL, Richmond, VA, Shelbyville, TN, Pikeville, KY, Montgomery and Wetumpka, AL, Greenville, SC and many, many other places over the past five years that have been peaceful and uneventful because local law enforcement is competent and capable of doing their jobs. Normally, the police separate our people from counterprotesters as they have most recently done at the 2018 Amren conference in Burns, TN or at the recent NSM rally in Newnan, GA, but that didn’t happen in Charlottesville.
In Charlottesville, the police stood down and allowed anarchy to erupt on the streets in order to use that as an excuse to nullify the federal court order that allowed the Unite the Right rally to take place. After the event was over, Charlottesville sued the Unite the Right groups and the Charlottesville Police Department and the Commonwealth Attorney targeted White Nationalists like Jacob Goodwin for political reasons. This is an extraordinary situation which doesn’t happen elsewhere. All the subsequent events that have happened since August 12th have shown that Charlottesville was an exception to the rule.
In Tennessee, there have been White Nationalist events since Unite the Right in Memphis, Burns, Nashville, Shelbyville, Murfreesboro, Crossville and Knoxville including one at the University of Tennessee. Every event in Tennessee has been peaceful and uneventful. That’s because Charlottesville is unique in being allowed by the federal government to get away with replacing equal justice with social justice.
In Charlottesville, there is one law for Antifa and other leftwing thugs and hoodlums who can assault others with impunity and get away with it, and another law for everyone else. There is one system of justice for DeAndre Harris and Corey Long who can attack others a flashlight and a flamethrower and another for White Nationalists who are selectively prosecuted and rot in jail for months.
As this country continues to go down the drain and social justice replaces equal justice, there will be more Charlottesvilles. There will be more political prisoners like Jacob Goodwin.