White supremacist sentenced for brutal beating of Black man at racist rally

Photo source: Charlottesville Police Department

Daniel Borden will spend the next four years behind bars after being convicted of beating a Black man, DeAndre Harris, at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Borden, 20, was one of six men who attacked Harris, 20 at the time, in a parking garage while the rally was occurring. He and the racist men beat Harris with metal pipes and wooden boards. Harris sustained a broken wrist and a head wound that caused blood to gush from his head.

Before the assault, Harris attempted to stop a scuffle after his friend tried to yank a Confederate flag away from racist marcher Harold Crews.

Harris was also charged with assault, but he was acquitted.

The summer of 2017 will forever be remembered as a time when racism in America reached a boiling point. During a White supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia known as Unite the Right rally, several fights broke out and a woman, Heather Hyer, was killed after being run over by a car driven by racist James Field Jr.

Borden was sentenced to 20 years in prison with all but three years and 10 months suspended.


A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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