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Michel writes: "Nearly nine months after racist violence and domestic terror rocked Charlottesville, Virginia, one of the white supremacists involved in the bloodshed has finally received a verdict in his trial."

DeAndre Harris, on the ground, is assaulted in a parking garage beside the Charlottesville, Va., police station on Aug. 12, 2017, after a white nationalist rally was dispersed by police. (photo: Zach D. Roberts/AP)
DeAndre Harris, on the ground, is assaulted in a parking garage beside the Charlottesville, Va., police station on Aug. 12, 2017, after a white nationalist rally was dispersed by police. (photo: Zach D. Roberts/AP)


White Supremacist Found Guilty of Assaulting DeAndre Harris in Charlottesville

By Casey Michel, ThinkProgress

02 May 18


Jacob Scott Goodwin is facing up to ten years in prison for his assault.

early nine months after racist violence and domestic terror rocked Charlottesville, Virginia, one of the white supremacists involved in the bloodshed has finally received a verdict in his trial.

On Tuesday evening, Jacob Scott Goodwin was found guilty of malicious wounding, with a jury recommending ten years in prison for the 23-year-old. A judge will sentence Goodwin in late August, just over a year after one of Goodwin’s fellow white supremacists killed Heather Heyer and injured over a dozen more with his car after the white supremacist rally.

Goodwin hasn’t gained as much notoriety as some of his fellow white supremacists, like Richard Spencer or Matthew Heimbach, but he shot to infamy after he was captured on tape battering a young black man in a Charlottesville parking garage. Goodwin’s victim, 20-year-old DeAndre Harris, was rounded up by a gang of white supremacists, who then broke Harris’s arm and left him with a spinal injury. Goodwin claimed the beating was in self-defense.

Goodwin, who was wearing a military helmet and plastic shield, was one of at least five men who beat Harris. The white supremacist was also wearing Nazi paraphernalia, as well as a pin with the logo for the Traditionalist Workers Party, a group that recently imploded following news of Heimbach’s affair with his mother-in-law. Goodwin’s parents have stood by their son, with Goodwin’s father recently saying that his son “did nothing wrong."

Goodwin wasn’t the only white supremacist or far-right supporter arrested for bludgeoning Harris. Tyler Davis, Daniel Borden, and Alex Ramos are all facing trial for the assault as well.


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+31 # laborequalswealth 2018-05-02 12:00
I know ad hominem is not fair, but seriously, are ALL of these pathetic fascists ugly, fat, white and stupid?
 
 
+13 # economagic 2018-05-02 19:35
Some of them are buff, but the ugly generally shines through.
 
 
+2 # futhark 2018-05-03 18:25
My Momma used to chide us kids "Don't be ugly!" whenever we started trash talking other people. She was the great-granddaug hter of a Confederate veteran but was vehemently opposed to racial segregation in her native South and a strong supporter of the civil rights movement.
 
 
+2 # Texas Aggie 2018-05-03 00:47
Seems that way, doesn't it, but there must be some who aren't mathematically speaking.
 
 
+4 # laborequalswealth 2018-05-03 08:47
PS: If you can stomach seeing these people up close and personal, click on the quote "did nothing wrong" for the NBC short documentary on Goodwin, his family and the neo-Nazis. All of them as mean as a snake and as dumb as a bag of rocks.
 
 
+39 # BetaTheta 2018-05-02 13:19
Deport them back to the Aryan homeland of Ultima Thule. Somewhere near Svalbard.
 
 
+4 # boredlion 2018-05-02 20:57
Nicely put, Beta. I concur. That makes two of us !
 
 
+6 # Jaax88 2018-05-02 22:17
Beg to differ BT. Better to run them out to Bangladesh or similar country where they could learn humility and other good stuff about getting along with others.
 
 
+3 # randrjwr 2018-05-03 08:56
But keep them away from Svalbard, itself; they would only ruin it. I like Jaax88's idea better. They certainly have a lot to learn.
 

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