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Charlottesville white supremacist rally participant found guilty of beating black man

A Virginia jury convicted a white Arkansas man Tuesday for kicking and beating a black man during the Charlottesville white supremacist rally last year.

Jacob Scott Goodwin, who was dressed in a paramilitary getup, complete with headgear, goggles and a shield during the divisive demonstration, was found guilty of attacking DeAndre Harris on Aug. 12, 2017, according to news website NBC28.com.

Video of the assault shows white men in khaki pants and white polo shirts beating Harris at the entrance of a parking garage as he lay prone on the ground.

Goodwin’s lawyer admitted to the jury that his client kicked the victim when he was down.

SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 2017 PHOTO; MANDATORY CREDIT

Jacob Scott Goodwin, who was dressed in a paramilitary getup, is seen attacking DeAndre Harris at the entrance of a parking garage on Aug. 12, 2017.

(ZACH D. ROBERTS/AP)

Harris was also charged by police in the fracas, but he was acquitted in March.

Goodwin claimed he was defending himself from Harris, but the jury found otherwise, the local news station reported.

The panel suggested a 10-year prison sentence and a $20,000 fine, according to the TV station.

source: nydaily

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