They weren’t the first, nor will they be the last by a long shot.
But they are our people at the end of the day, and they now face years in prison for “crimes” that in normal times would only warrant probation – and this only with vicious prosecutors and judges.
Remember, though, that we are talking about Charlottesville, and as far as demographics are concerned that means dealing with a local system that would probably convict Joseph Stalin himself for heresy were he to magically appear in their midst.
Two men charged in connection to the brutal Aug. 12 beating of DeAndre Harris were sentenced by a Charlottesville judge Thursday.
Jacob Scott Goodwin, of Arkansas, and Alex Michael Ramos, of Georgia, will serve prison sentences of eight and six years, respectively. Both men were charged with malicious wounding for their roles in the beating of Harris in the Market Street Parking Garage on Aug. 12, 2017.
The court proceedings for Goodwin and Ramos literally resembled old Soviet show trials in almost every manner – video evidence showing the entire incident up to and including DeAndre Harris swinging his handy dandy maglite was ignored by both judge and jury.
Nor was anything allowed or listened to that threw the Charlottesville Police Department under the bus for standing down and allowing literal anarchy to reign in the streets.
As the white supremacist Unite the Right rally fell apart, Harris was chased into the Market Street Parking Garage and beaten as he scrambled on the ground to get away. Hit with sticks, shields and fists, Harris was left with a laceration on his head that required staples to close, a broken wrist and multiple cuts and bruises.
And a few other nice toys and pairs of shoes provided by donations from Good Little Goyim.
A video of the assault on Harris shows a shield-wielding Goodwin knock Harris to the ground and then continue to beat him, alongside several other men. Ramos can be seen running into the fray and punching Harris.
On May 1, a jury recommended 10 years in prison for Goodwin with the option of some suspended time, a $20,000 fine and empathy training.
In many places you could literally murder someone (not in self-defense) and walk out of the courtroom with less time.
Same applies to rapists and child molesters – most of whom wind up with sentences that would look great as hockey scores.
On Thursday, Judge Richard E. Moore upheld the 10-year recommended sentence but suspended two years. Moore added five years of probation to the sentence and ordered Goodwin to pay $5,000 in fines.
Prior to sentencing Moore described the video of Harris being attacked as one of the most brutal one-sided beatings he’d seen. He did not buy into the defense’s argument that Goodwin had acted out of fear.
“You had the appearance of military or riot police,” Moore said, describing Goodwin’s attire in the video. “You had no rational reason to be afraid.”
But yet DeAndre was perfectly justified to believe that Harold Crews was about to impale him with a flagpole – or whatever that thug is trying to tell us now.
Two other men also have been charged with malicious wounding in connection to the assault — Daniel Borden and Tyler Davis.
Borden, of Ohio, entered an Alford plea — in which he did not admit guilt but said the prosecution had enough evidence to convict him — and faces up to 20 years when he is sentenced in October.
A trial for Davis, who was arrested much later than the other three, has not yet been set. He is set to be arraigned Oct. 4, according to court records. Davis is currently free on bond but confined to his home in Florida.
Harris himself was arrested and charged with assault after video reportedly showed him striking a man with a flashlight outside of the garage where he was beaten.
Harris was found not guilty of misdemeanor assault.
Lesson to be learned here: avoid Charlottesville like the plague, but do what you can to support our brothers currently preparing for a very long stay behind bars.
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