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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 07:20 PM

Man Attacked in Charlottesville Charged With Assault in Unexpected Turn

Source: NBC News

DeAndre Harris, the black man whose beating by a group of white men in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August sparked a virtual manhunt for his attackers, was charged with felony assault on Tuesday.

A white man involved in an earlier brawl that day said he was injured by Harris, and authorities drew up an arrest warrant.

But a lawyer for Harris said it wasn’t his client who committed the assault. Instead, he said, it was a group of white men.

For weeks after being attacked, Harris found himself at the center of a social media firestorm. He’d been beaten bloody by a half-dozen white men at the “Unite the Right” rally-turned-riot in Charlottesville, where a group of white nationalists and Nazis clashed violently with counter-protesters.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/man-attacked-charlottesville-charged-assault-unexpected-turn-n809576

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Eko Oct 2017 OP
Yonnie3 Oct 2017 #1
Eko Oct 2017 #2
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2017 #3
Sam McGee Oct 2017 #6
Yonnie3 Oct 2017 #4
Crash2Parties Oct 2017 #5


Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 07:27 PM

2. Ha Ha, thanks, fixing it.

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Response to Eko (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 07:34 PM

3. Crews is a fking liar, it seems.

He said the evidence Crews presented was a video of a scuffle that included Harris and Crews, with Crews trying to spear Harris with a flagpole and Harris swinging back with a flashlight. Merritt said the video presented by Crews does not prove that Harris committed a felony assault. It barely proves that he struck Crews at all, he said.

“It was a flimsy swing. It would not have justified the kind of charges brought in this case," Merritt said.

He provided NBC News with another video clip shot the day of the riot that shows a group of white men pummeling Crews, one of them striking Crews in the head with a blunt object.

"If there’s medical evidence of significant injury, it’s more likely that it was a result of this incident, when he was struck in the head while he was completely off guard,” Merritt said. “This occurred when DeAndre was already in the hospital.”

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 09:32 PM

6. Friendly magistrate

 

Sounds as though Crews found a friendly magistrate. Rumors reported to me from a friend in Charlottesville are that a group of people around Crews have been trying to dig up dirt on Harris and finally found video of Crews attacking Harris and Harris striking back with a flashlight.

Trying to find out who the magistrate is and to whom he is connected.

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Response to Eko (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 07:36 PM

4. This story clarifies a lot about what is going on.

Earlier stories I've seen were sensational and factually incorrect.

Charlottesville Police Department Press Release:

On today’s date, a warrant was issued for Deandre Shakur Harris (B/M; 20 years of age; resident of Suffolk, Virginia) in relation to an assault that occurred on August 12th in the area of the East Market Street parking garage.

The victim went to the Magistrate’s office, presented the facts of what occurred and attempted to obtain the warrant. The magistrate requested that a detective respond and verify these facts. A Charlottesville Police Department detective did respond, verified the facts and a warrant for Unlawful Wounding (Va Code 18.2-51) was issued.

Once Harris is arrested and taken in to custody an update to this media release will be sent out.


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Response to Eko (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 08:16 PM

5. Normally with this sort of local bigotry the State would be next.

and then maybe the Feds.

Neither, I fear, can be counted on to do so any more.

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