Charlottesville Issues a Warrant for a Black Man Who Was Beaten, But Police Discover Through Footage He threw the first blow
A young black man, DeAndre Harris, 20, was filmed being beaten by the Alt-Right in a parking garage at the Unite the Right rally on August 12. An arrest warrant was issued against Harris by a magistrate, after the Charlottesville police refused to do so. The video of the parking garage beating went viral and was not good for right-wing optics. Watch the 30-second video below:
The viral video is misleading because it omitted the beginning of the fight. The video below, which the mainstream media has completely ignored, shows Harris raise a flashlight and struck at a white male who was being harassed by several black agitators.
The final video gives context to how the fight started: the narrator says that DeAndre Harris joined black agitators who were carrying baseball bats, and that DeAndre was insulting the white right-wingers who had a permit to demonstrate. The police cancelled the event and forced the Alt-Right men into the violent crowd of Antifa and Black Lives Matter counter-protesters, and then the cops refused to protect them.
The fight ensued when ‘pink shirt’ struck an Alt-Right guy and ‘pink’ fell backward, which may have pushed DeAndre to the ground. Black agitators and Antifa backed the white man into the parking garage and beat him unconscious with a baseball bat. Other white activists rushed in to protect him, and several of them attacked DeAndre Harris while he was on the ground.
DeAndre Harris received a concussion, a broken wrist, and 8 staples to his scalp. He received over $166,000 from crowd-sourced Go Fund Me donations. Harris proceeded to spend the entire $166,000 on a rap music video, Air Jordans and a Mercedes.
To date, two of Harris’ attackers have been arrested and charged with malicious wounding: 18-year-old Daniel Borden, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alex Ramos, 33, of Marrietta, Georgia, who are still being held without bail.
Harold Crews, the chairman of the North Carolina chapter of the League of the South, is the man who is bringing the charges against Harris. According to the SPLC, Mr. Crews is a 48-year old lawyer from North Carolina.
DeAndre’s attorney says that his client did not injure Harold Crews, and he is trying to get the charges dropped before it goes to a grand jury.