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Fort Jackson Military officer on a DOJ investigation into attacking a black man for strolling in his neighborhood

Jonathan Pentland, a drilling instructor at Fort Jackson, was arrested for assault and is facing a DOJ investigation after attacking a black man for walking around his neighborhood.

Here is the video of the attack:

US Army Racist Sergeant in South Carolina attacks a young black man saying "You are in the wrong neighborhood" pic.twitter.com/kvX64omClt

– Fifty Shades of Whey (@ davenewworld_2) April 14, 2021

The commanding general at Fort Jackson made a statement confirming that Jonathan Pentland has been arrested for assault and the DOJ is investigating:

For an update on the unfortunate incident that showed disrespect for @fortjackson, our army, and the public trust we serve, see below. 👇🏾 I will be transparent with information that can be shared in the future. The subject in this case has been arrested. @ PaulFunk2 @TradocDCG pic.twitter.com/prihGao1Nv

– Fort Jackson Commanding General (@fortjacksoncg) April 14, 2021

The video was disgusting in that a young man was attacked for blacking out.

The good news for America is that Donald Trump is no longer president, so racists who bully and attack minorities are no longer cheerleaders and enablers in the highest office in the country.

It would be nice to believe that this type of racism was born out of Trump and will fade with his departure, but the video above is racism in America. It existed centuries before Donald Trump, but the difference is that someone who would soon be former Sgt. Pentland could now be charged with the commission of a hate crime.

When Joe Biden talks about everyone coming together to end racism, the video above is exactly what he is referring to.

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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.

Awards and professional memberships

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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