A man who has been identified as an “Antifa street thug” copped a plea deal for assaulting a 56-year-old Trump supporter and will be sentenced to 18 months in jail for an attack that sent the victim to the hospital.
David Campbell, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony assault and is expected to be sentenced later this month, according to the New York Post.
Part of a group of about 80 protesters at the January 2018 private event Night for Freedom, organized by conservative commentator Mike Cernovich, Campbell reportedly stalked his victim as he left the event and attacked him about a block away, punching the man and choking him.
Campbell allegedly choked and punched the man, and the NYPD charged him with strangulation, assault, resisting arrest, loitering, criminal possession of a weapon, and obstruction of government administration, the Post reported. The victim, who wasn’t identified, had to be taken to the nearby Bellevue Hospital.
Cernovich called out the media for largely ignoring a case involving an Antifa member beating down a Trump supporter, and promised further legal action to expose who is funding the violent group that claims to oppose fascist behavior — even as they exhibit that very behavior.
“When the [alt-right group] Proud Boys got into a street fight with Antifa members, it was a nationwide story. The Mayor and AG tweeted about the street fight,” Cernovich told the Post. “When Antifa attacked a 56-year-old man, silence from the press.”
“Now that the criminal case is closed, I will also be taking legal action against Mr. Campbell and his confederates. It is time to find out who is funding Antifa,” he added.
A photo showing the severity of the man’s injuries was included in a New York Daily News story.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 22, 2018
A video capturing Campbell being detained by police after the attack is seen below — other Antifa thugs are seen harassing the officers at the scene.
The new plea deal drew a response from Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the president.
“When will the establishment media start covering the epidemic of leftwing violence against Trump supporters?” he asked.
When will the establishment media start covering the epidemic of leftwing violence against trump supporters?
Antifa protester pleads guilty to assault, gets 18 months https://t.co/WhhKPcs4O4
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 5, 2019
Here’s a sampling of other responses from social media users, who seem convinced that the Antifa thug won’t be as brave in prison.
Going out on a limb here but I imagine he won’t be as forceful about his views in prison.
— pdk97138 (@pdk97138) October 5, 2019
Nope, for its the wrong sort of white male. White guys wh are “woke” are cool.
— Susan Lane (@SusanRLane) October 5, 2019
Good. Do you think it’s going to serve as a deterrent?
— Second Amendment (@revolutionaryma) October 5, 2019
Amen. Find out who is funding ANTIFA!
— Jules (@pitbullymommy) October 6, 2019
Send the terrorist to Guantanamo
— Chad Terpstra (@Terpstra2024) October 6, 2019
I’m guessing he would have got only probation if he used a bike lock or wet cement in a milkshake.
— Archival Sociopath (@ArcSocio9154644) October 5, 2019
pretty aryan looking
— j II (@jamejonson) October 6, 2019
That dude is 32? All that hate in his heart has aged him. Looks like he’s in his mid 40s.
— Morgan Medlock (@Chateaumorgan) October 5, 2019
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