Back in August when white nationalists took over Charlottesville, 20-year old DeAndre Harris was brutally beaten with wooden sticks and poles and was kicked by six men.
The attack was caught on camera and subsequently went viral. Unfortunately, a warrant was issued for Harris’s arrest on an unlawful wounding charge yesterday by a magistrate court.
This is essentially the same crime that Harris’s attackers should be charged with and his lawyer S. Lee Merritt calls the charge “retaliatory.” He also reiterated to the Washington Post that Harris did not instigate the fight. “We find it highly offensive and upsetting, but what’s more jarring is that he’s been charged with the same crime as the men who attacked him,” he said.
Activist and reporter Shaun King was not here for the mess and got some things off of his chest!