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Two Hispanic US Marines Testify About the Antifa Mob that Attacked Them Using Racial Slurs

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I wonder whether CNN or WaPo will report on this.

 

Marines Testify About the “Antifa Mob” They Say Attacked Them in Philly

 

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Nearly one month after we told you that two U.S. Marines Corps reservists said they were attacked in Old City on November 17th near the controversial “We the People” rally, the two suspects and their accusers appeared in a Philadelphia courtroom on Thursday morning.

The Marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, both testified in uniform about the incident, while three Marine officers, including their commanding officer, stood in the gallery. The suspects, Thomas Massey and Tom Keenan, who have been linked to antifa on websites and social media, sat together with their individual lawyers and did not speak.

 

The Marines, who are not from the Philadelphia area, said that they had traveled to the city with other members of their helicopter unit, headquartered at Fort Dix, to attend a Marine event that night at a local hotel ballroom. They said that they had no knowledge of the nearby rally, which drew members of the alt-right as well as a large number of counter-protestors, Keenan and Massey reportedly among them.

According to the Marines’ testimony, they were touring historical landmarks near Front and Chestnut streets when suspect Thomas Keenan approached them. Godinez testified that Keenan asked them “Are you proud?,” to which Godinez remembers responding “We are Marines.” Torres said that he remembers Keenan asking “Are you Proud Boys?,” an allusion to one of the alt-right groups behind the rally, and one that Torres said he didn’t understand. “I didn’t know what Proud Boys meant,” he said.

 

 

Whatever Keenan said, both Marines testified that Keenan, Massey, and approximately ten other people — men and women, some masked and some unmasked — then began attacking them with mace, punches, and kicks, and calling them “nazis” and “white supremacists.” On the stand, Godinez said that he was “bewildered” by being called a white supremacist and immediately cried out, “I’m Mexican!” After that, as the attack continued, both men said that members of the group, including Keenan, repeatedly used ethnic slurs, including “spic” and “wetback,” against the Marines. (There was no testimony that Massey used any such language).

 

Godinez testified that he was maced at least six times, hit in the head, and kicked in the ribs, and he said that while he was being “stomped,” members of the group, which the judge and the district attorney’s office have both referred to as a “mob,” chanted “fuck him up” over and over again.

 

“The best way I can describe it is the sound of people chanting in a soccer stadium,” Godinez told the court, also adding that Keenan was “laughing, smiling, and having a good time, while I could have died that day.”

 

Torres testified that Massey punched him “full force” repeatedly while he held his hands up above his face to protect himself, and the prosecutor used the opportunity to make it clear that while both Torres and Godinez are Marines, the suspects are significantly larger in both height and weight than the two of them.

 

In a statement previously released to Philly Mag, Godinez identified the group as an “antifa mob” and said “we were outnumbered … there were two Marines against 10 to 12 assailants.”

 

On the stand, Godinez explained that he tried to call 911 once the group had fled but that he couldn’t operate his phone because of the mace. Torres called 911, and an ambulance transported both men to Jefferson Hospital, where Godinez was treated. He said that his sight is still affected by what happened that day — he was noticeably blinking throughout the court proceeding — and that he continues to have discomfort from some of his other injuries. He testified that he might require surgery. Torres did not seek medical treatment.

 

At one point in the hearing, Keenan’s attorney referred to the incident as a “tussle.” Shortly thereafter, the judge told the lawyer, “This isn’t like kids at a playground.”

After Godinez and Torres testified and the defense lawyers made brief arguments, the judge ruled that both men would be held for trial on aggravated assault and conspiracy charges — both felonies — as well as several misdemeanors. The judge also added a felony charge of ethnic intimidation against Keenan. Their next court date is December 27th.

The lawyers for the suspects declined to comment for this story.

 

 

So a bunch of white "anti-fascists" beat two Hispanic Marines while yelling racial slurs at them - I wonder who's the fascist here.  Just as disturbing is that there are a number of Antifa supporters on this forum who will attempt to spin a whataboutist or strawman argument.

 

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18 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Racial slurs = right wing racists

 

Antifa = against racism

 

 

Are you claiming that the antifa members in question are right wing?

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19 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Racial slurs = right wing racists

 

Antifa = against racism

That's a pretty convenient way of letting Antifa retain moral superiority.  Unfortunately the two Hispanic marines assaulted and racially insulted will disagree with you.

 

19 hours ago, fraufruit said:

And yes, extremes on both sides.

So now we both agree with the "both sides" statement? B)

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20 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Racial slurs = right wing racists

 

Antifa = against racism

 

And yes, extremes on both sides.

 

^^I thought that this was a test of the 'awareness of irony factor' of TTers, although I suppose awareness, like beauty, may depend on the eye which is beholding it.

 

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23 hours ago, J0ker said:

I wonder whether CNN or WaPo will report on this.

 

Marines Testify About the “Antifa Mob” They Say Attacked Them in Philly

 

 

 

So a bunch of white "anti-fascists" beat two Hispanic Marines while yelling racial slurs at them - I wonder who's the fascist here.  Just as disturbing is that there are a number of Antifa supporters on this forum who will attempt to spin a whataboutist or strawman argument.

 

 

I wonder what @JeffAF would have to say about this. 

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The underlying problem is that all too many people will let someone get away with almost anything (including seriously illegal stuff) if they claim their intentions are as pure as the driven snow. 

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You gotta love this whole attempt to brand the "antifa movement" (like the mainstream MSM media) as something bad. If you're not anti-fascist, you're pro-fascist by definition. Casting doubt on democratic institutions (like a free press, now "enemy of the people") and people's right to demonstrate peacefully (they're antifa mobs!) are key fascist moves. It makes you wonder why certain forum members repeatedly display such behavior while simultaneously denouncing the "antifa mob".

 

My grandparents were antifa in WWII, before it was cool.

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55 minutes ago, El Jeffo said:

You gotta love this whole attempt to brand the "antifa movement" (like the mainstream MSM media) as something bad. 

 

Hmmmm...are these people bad, or are they justifiably trying to destroy the oppressive patriarchical hierarchy by demonstrating their opprobrium against these evil white supremacists in their phallocratic symbolic wealth displays?

 

 

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The AntiFa mob in that video are bigoted scum, jeremy. How dare anyone push total strangers around and threaten them?

Fascist scum.

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5 hours ago, zwiebelfisch said:

 

Are you claiming that the antifa members in question are right wing?

 

No. I just looked up Antifa and there are so many differing definitions that it is hard to know who is who any more.

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Oh no you got me surfing Toob hunting Antifa getting just reward. Let's call it "Greatest Hits"!

 

 

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Here's some context, @john g.: even Faux News admits they were "initially" there to protest yet another death of a black man at the hands of the police. Some of them even had the gall to try to redirect traffic around the protest march (they would have had full police escort in Germany, of course) and may have been a bit miffed at the people who decided to drive straight through it. Just show a couple of arguments and there you go - minority group demonized.

 

Of course, you can just take that footage and spin it any way you want, which is what the utterly reliable source "REPUBLICANWAVE" seems to have done.

 

More context, hot off the presses: This is the kind of thing people of color in Portland face for taking out the trash.

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Er, Jeff, have you actually attended actively any of these demos? Are you a member of the proletariat or the bourgeoisie?

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Go that way--because I told you

your fucking white ass etc

whitey supremacist

 

etc

Fascists badmouthing and threatening total strangers...not on, to my taste.

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For those who don't understand this, the people behind this movement like to reverse everything. Good is bad and bad is good. Don't believe me? This is the intro to a book by one of the greatest influencers of Barack Obama:

 

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“Lest we forget at least an over the shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins - or which is which), the very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom - Lucifer.”

 

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29 minutes ago, jeremytwo said:

Get this: I think I've been so redpilled that I have no shame suggesting that Barack Obama (who brought presents to kids in hospital while Trump went golfing) has Lucifer as one of his greatest influencers. That's how far I've gone. Please help me, someone - I'm so lonely!

 

And as to your other claim,

29 minutes ago, jeremytwo said:

the people behind this movement like to reverse everything. Good is bad and bad is good.

 

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Just imagine you are a total stranger in a town in a car and are a woman and some person aggressively calls you  a fucking white or black (etc)  bitch without knowing you...ok, how would you feel? Annoyed? Of course! 

Would you feel that is justified just because someone has political opinions you are not aware of ?

If you feel that is justified, you are an asshole. 

 

PS: been through it - as was my ex-wife on a daily basis in Indonesia and I have had my own dangerous experiences just because I happened to say where I was from etc. Or people ASSUMED I was some rich, imperialist bastard.,

 

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