All three men pleaded to low-level misdemeanors.
- Three Antifa members in Philadelphia have pleaded to low-level charges thanks to a lenient district attorney.
- Joseph Alcoff, Thomas Keenan, and Thomas Massey were facing multiple felony charges after they beat two Latino Marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, whom they mistook as members of the Proud Boys.
- Police reports indicate that the 2018 event took place as Antifa protesters were countering a so-called conservative “We the People” rally being held that day on Independence Mall.
- The District Attorney in the case, Larry Krasner, is thought to be among the nation’s most progressive DA’s and became the subject of an impeachment campaign earlier this week.
- Krasner is also one of the prosecutors whose campaign was substantially assisted by PACs funded by Hungarian billionaire George Soros.
- While the attackers claimed to have believed that the marines were part of a right-wing white supremacy movement, the pair testified that their attackers used ethnic slurs, including “spic” and “wetback,” against the Marines.
- Godinez testified that he was maced multiple times, hit in the head, and kicked in the ribs, in addition to being “stomped” as a “mob,” chanted “[expletive] him up” over and over again.
- “On Saturday, November 15, 2018, at approximately 3:20 pm, the complainants, who are United States Military Reservists, were on the 100 block of S. Front Street, when they were approached by numerous males and females,” according to Philadelphia police.
- “The group of suspects called the complainants ‘Nazis,’ and ‘White Supremacists.’ The suspects then maced the complainants, and then proceeded to punch and kick them.” Philadelphia police said. “During the assault, one of the complainants had his cell phone stolen from him by one of the male suspects. The offenders then fled northbound on Front Street, towards Market.”
- Upon hearing the details of the case the men were held on aggravated assault and conspiracy charges, both of which are felonies, as well as several misdemeanors. The judge also added a felony charge of ethnic intimidation against Keenan.
- The three attackers’ trial was initially set for mid-August. However, their plea bargain has put an end to the state’s ability to prosecute them for their crimes.