This happened On Monday in Richland County, South Carolina, as a young African-American man walked through a neighborhood; he was confronted by a white man who harassed and assaulted him, then threatened him with even more violence.
The internet did what it does, and soon, the aggressor was identified as a soldier stationed at Fort Jackson. Jonathan Pentland has been arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery. That charge carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine or 30 days in jail. The video is being investigated by police, Fort Jackson military officials, and the Department of Justice and has drawn protesters to the neighborhood, according to WISNEWS 10.
Jonathan Pentland and his wife are seen harassing a young black man, and Pentland shoves him at one point. Pentland aggressively questions the black man, named Deandre, about why he is in the neighborhood, what he’s doing, and where he lives. His wife encourages him. A third white woman is seen on the phone, and it appears as though she is calling the police.