Political Prosecutions, Anarcho-Tyranny, and Narrative Collapse
A Charlottesville Court Case UPDATEJason Kessler • February 19, 2018
It’s been almost exactly 6 months since the Unite the Right rally which, according to a report by former Federal Prosecutor Tim Heaphy, descended into chaos because of the (in)actions of police and
the Charlottesville government. [Charlottesville Response to White Supremacist Rally is Sharply Criticized in Report, by Joe Heim, Washington Post, December 1, 2017] VDARE.com has been keeping an eye on the Charlottesville legal system to see if they’ve been treating Chris Cantwell and the other demonstrators fairly compared with the violent Antifas. No surprise: they haven’t. Here’s an update on all the Alt-Right and Antifas involved in the Charlottesville legal system.
Fields has been accused of intentionally driving his Dodge Challenger into a crowd during a State of Emergency, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer. In addition to the ten felony charges he was facing as of our last VDARE update, his second degree murder charge has been upgraded to first degree murder.
Shortly thereafter it came to light that Dwayne Dixon from the Communist group Redneck Revolt had chased James Fields with a semi-automatic rifle just prior to the crash.
Dixon’s now deleted Facebook comment:
“I take a perverse pleasure in having carried this Spike’s [Tactical Gunshop] lower [rifle receiver]in defense of Justice Park on August 12th. I used this rifle to chase off James Fields from our block of 4th St before he attacked the marchers to the south.”[James Fields Was Chased With a Semi-Automatic Rifle Before Crash, by Jason Kessler, JasonKessler.us, January 13, 2018]
See also A Durham man brought a semi-automatic rifle to a rumored KKK rally. Did he break the law?, By Virginia Bridges, Heraldsun.com, September 06, 2017.
Deandre Harris Incident
The Deandre Harris incident made international news as a case of “racist white supremacists beating up an innocent black man,” however neutral observers knew all along that Deandre and his associates started the fight by pulling a Confederate flag from Unite the Right demonstrator Harold Crews and bashing him over the head with a metal flashlight.
Police refused to investigate, even as charges began piling up for the white men involved in the scuffle.
Finally Harris’ victim came forward and was able to obtain a felony Unlawful Wounding charge against Harris for the attack. Unlike the white men, Harris was immediately granted bond. [Black Man Attacked by White Supremacists in Charlottesville Faces Felony Charge, by Ian Shapira and Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, October 11, 2017] Following outcry from the liberal media and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, the Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney buckled to pressure and reduced his charge to a misdemeanor Assault and Battery with no chance of jail time.
Harris got off especially easy considering he was also Harris got off especially easy considering he was also throwing cans of frozen Coke into the crowd during UTR and violating the Virginia felony No Mask Law (see picture below).
Interestingly, only one media outlet picked up on a recent incident where Deandre Harris was pulled over for speeding.[ Deandre Harris Faces New Charges, by Courteney Stuart, CBS Newsplex, January 11, 2018] The officer searched the car after smelling marijuana and found a loaded AR-15 under a coat and a small quantity of marijuana. He now faces two additional misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon and transporting a loaded weapon.
Needless to say, he was not sent to jail for violating the terms of his bond.[DeAndre Harris Faces New Restrictions After Bond Hearing by John Early, NBC 29, February 10, 2009]
In contrast to Harris, the men he fought with are all still in imprisoned without bond while awaiting trial. They are:
- Jacob Goodwin (Charge: Malicious Wounding)
- Alex Ramos (Charge: Malicious Wounding)
- Daniel Borden (Charge: Malicious Wounding)
Additionally, Charlottesville has charged yet another man in relation to the Deandre Harris incident, Tyler Watkins Davis, a 49 year old man form Florida. He was also charged with Malicious Wounding and extradited to the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Jail. [Florida man arrested in connection to assault of Suffolk man in Charlottesville, by Matthew Twist, NBC 10 WAVY, February 10, 2018]
Other Violent Black Men Charged
The trouble with Deandre Harris at Unite the Right also involved several other violent black men, some of whom call themselves the Str8 Crud Boyz. Corey Long, who shot an improvised flamethrower at demonstrators forced by police to leave the park, is one of those men.
On October 13th, he was finally charged [Black man who wielded flamethrower during white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is arrested, by Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times, October 14, 2017] with a measly misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for firing the flamethrower and misdemeanor assault for ripping the Confederate flag out of Harold Crews’ hands. He’s retained infamous Black Panther Malik Shabazz as his legal counsel. [Black nationalist lawyer accused of anti-Semitic remarks to investigate response to rally, by Chris Suarez, The Daily Progress, September 28, 2017]
Additionally, another black man named Donald Blakney was charged on January 19th with Malicious Wounding for hitting a Unite the Right demonstrator in the head with a stick. [Charlottesville Man Accused of Malicious Wounding During Aug. 12, 2017, by Lowell Rose, NBC 29, January 22, 2018]Unlike the white men charged with the same crime he was released on a personal recognizance bond.
Chris Cantwell, host of the popular Radical Agenda podcast and Unite the Right speaker, had been charged with three felonies. Two of those felonies were dropped [Two Charges Dismissed Against Cantwell, by Lauren Berg, The Daily Progress, November 9, 2017] when it came out that his accusers, Kristopher Goad and Emily Gorcenski had been less than truthful about Cantwell spraying Goad “directly in the face”. Further, Gorcenski’s claim that it was Cantwell’s pepper spray that allegedly landed on her/his arm could not be verified since there were at least 4 other pepper spray incidents from people other than Chris Cantwell.
Within a week, Cantwell’s charges were brought back to two [Bond Granted for Cantwell, by Courteney Stuart, CBS 19, December 4, 2017] when Albemarle Commonwealth Attorney Robert Tracci brought indictments for two counts of “Illegal Use of Gas” before a Grand Jury.
Cantwell’s trial had been scheduled for February 12th, but the defense and prosecution have agreed to a continuance due to some additional, as of yet undisclosed, information appearing about accuser Emily Gorcenski. That date is still TBD.
Press Conference Attackers
On August 13th, while I was holding a press conference disavowing political violence and blowing the whistle on government sabotage of the rally, I was attacked by a mob, much to the delight of the media who took sadistic pleasure in the attack.
Despite the entire ordeal being filmed live in front of a global audience, police refused to investigate or make arrests until I demanded warrants from a magistrate.
These cases are a rare exception to the judicial corruption involving Antifa defendants because I demanded a special prosecutor and got a by-the-books Commonwealth Attorney from conservative Augusta County. Here are the results:
- Brandon Collins, GUILTY of Assault and Battery for pushing me twice
- Jeff Winder, GUILTY of Assault and Battery for striking the back of my head
- Phoebe Stevens, GUILTY of Assault and Battery for charging me from behind
Three convicted for assaulting Jason Kessler, Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ organizer, By Andrew Blake, Washington Times, February 3, 2018
Winder and Collins were given suspended sentences with probation while Phoebe Stevens was ordered to 50 hours of community service.
Despite the prosecutor’s best efforts, the case against a fourth attacker, Robert Kenneth Litzenberger, was continued for a year with the condition that charges be dropped if he maintains good behavior. Litzenberger had spit on me in front of multiple witnesses but the Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office sabotaged the case by failing to submit the special prosecutor motion in time for trial.
Two lawsuits have been filed against Unite the Right organizers, speakers and participants. The first, done in conjunction between the City of Charlottesville, area businesses and Georgetown Law seeks to receive an injunction preventing pro-white groups from holding further rallies in the city. A motion to dismiss has been filed.
The second lawsuit, seeking $3 million in damages was filed by well-known left-wing attorneys Roberta Kaplan and Boies, Schiller and Flexner. They’re representing a number of individuals who “emotional distress” or physical injuries, mostly related to James Fields’ car wreck. Motions to dismiss are being filed in that case as well.
Unite the Right speaker Richard Spencer has been unable to find legal representation [White nationalist can’t get a lawyer, wants Charlottesville suit tossed, by Eliott McLaughlin, CNN, January 31, 2018].
A legal team representing myself and most of the groups involved with the event is planning to file a §1983 Civil Rights counter-suit against the City of Charlottesville, the Charlottesville Police Department and others as soon as the motions to dismiss have been heard in court.
Jason Kessler is a freelance journalist and activist who has written for VDARE.com, Daily Caller and GotNews as well as his own site JasonKessler.us. He’s also the president and founder of the America First non-profit Unity and Security for America.
(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)