90 Miles From Tyranny : Judge Finds Army Sgt. Jonathan Pentland Guilty of 'Assault' For Defending Neighbors From Mentally Ill Criminal

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Judge Finds Army Sgt. Jonathan Pentland Guilty of 'Assault' For Defending Neighbors From Mentally Ill Criminal

Another Example Of The Criminalization Of Self Defense.

Judge Diedra Hightower (pictured center) found hate hoax victim Army Sgt Jonathan Pentland guilty of third-degree assault on Monday for defending his neighbors from a mentally ill man who was accused of groping a woman and trying to snatch a baby in his neighborhood.

Pentland, a drill sergeant who served his country with honor and distinction, was thrown under the bus by the Army over an out-of-context 2-minute video, suspended from his job and brought up on charges based solely off the video and swiftly convicted.

Deandre Demetrius Williams, an accused serial harasser of women and children who was actively facing charges for trespassing and malicious injury to animals, was committed by his family and escaped all accountability but was allowed to testify in court against Pentland to have him railroaded.

Deandre's criminal history includes charges for malicious injury to animals, public disorderly conduct, marijuana possession and trespassing.

From The State, "Suspended Fort Jackson drill sergeant found guilty of assault on Black man":

A judge found suspended Fort Jackson Army Sgt. Jonathan Pentland guilty Monday of assaulting a Black man in a northeast Columbia neighborhood in an incident that spawned protests, riled emotions and captured national attention.

After a two-day bench trial at Richland County magistrate court on Decker Boulevard, Judge Diedra Hightower gave the guilty verdict for third-degree assault and battery, a misdemeanor.

Pentland was sentenced to either 30 days in prison or a fine of $1,087. A bench trial does not include a jury. Instead, the judge determines the verdict.

The sentence is low enough to push Pentland to just accept it and move on rather than fight to clear his name.

Nonetheless, Pentland's lawyer said they're "looking into further pursuing legal remedies to challenge the decision.":

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oldvet1950 said...

OK, I thought the Freakin' US Constitution guaranteed a trial by jury! Even in Texas, you can demand a trial by jury for a speeding ticket!!!

Bobo the Hobo said...

(Checks pictures). Oh, silly me! The judge and the perp are black.

43GPW said...

Keep wacking the bear.... when the purge comes........ they just keep wacking the bear.

Veritas said...

If you're black you can't be guilty.

Old Tech said...

What are the odds?