Updated Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, 7:12 p.m. EDT: It looks as though the internet has identified one of the assailants involved in the beating of Deandre Harris as Daniel (Dan) Borden from Mason, Ohio.
When it comes to sleuthing, nothing beats the keen eyes of people on the internet. And after this weekend’s neo-Nazi mayhem that took place in Charlottesville, Va., a lot of people are trying to identify those involved in acts of terrorism and hate crimes.
Although the accused killer of of 32-year-old Heather Heyer has been arrested and charged, more than likely, the men who savagely attacked 20-year-old Deandre Harris in a parking garage located right next door to a police station will never get the punishment they deserve. But if the internet has its way, hopefully some of these bitch-ass Nazis will go from anon to having their faces and names everywhere.
Take, for example, the photo in the tweet above. It was sent to me by Twitter user @nihillistcomhour:
And the resemblance is uncanny.
Here’s another image captured by the same Twitter account:
See the olive-green-shirt wearing dude marching and holding a wooden stick covered in black material? Now take a closer look at the guy, standing in the parking deck, swinging the wooden stick wrapped in black material. Another uncanny resemblance.
Sure, some may say this could be considered “doxing,” but to that critique, so the fuck what? If you’re brave enough to walk the streets of Charlottesville spouting your racist rhetoric, you’re brave enough to walk the streets of your hometown, your jobs and other public places. And maybe you should wear a scarlet letter while doing it. At least that’s easier to identify than polos and khakis.