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A viral video shows the moment a white man harassed a black man taking a walk in his own neighbourhood and asked him to walk out of the neighbourhood because ”he doesn’t belong there.” The white man, Jonathan Pentland, is a United States Army sergeant first class, and he’s currently trending on Twitter after the video went viral. He’s being accused of being a racist and viewers have reported him to his boss.  In the video, Jonathan and his family are seen harassing and threatening a young black man, named Deandre, who explained he was just taking a walk in the neighbourhood in Columbia, South Carolina. Jonathan asked the man to walk out of the neighbourhood and hinted at violence if he doesn’t. Pntland can b heard in th vido saying “What is it that you’re doing here?” He added: “You can walk away or i’ll carry you out of here.”  The black man explained that he lives in the neighbourhood but Jonathan and his family didn’t believe him and Jonathan told him, “You’re in the wrong neighbourhood, motherf**ker.” At some point during the encounter, Dendre tells the family to call the police and Jonathan’s wife, Cassie Pentland, tells him the police have already been called. Jonathan and wife Cassie Jonathan claims in the video that he knows everyone in the community since he has been living there for a long time and has never seen Deandre’s face. But public record shows he only bought the house 10 months ago.  Th vido was postd on Facbook by a Columbia woman, Shirll Johnson, who said sh was walking in th nighborhood with a frind, Vinntta Yvonn Knight Osborn, on Monday, April 12, 2021, whn sh saw th incidnt unfolding. Johnson said in a Facbook post th vido was rcordd by a “young lady,” Shada, and givn to hr to post onlin. Johnson said sh, Shada and hr frind did not know Dandr bfor Monday night. Johnson said the incident occurred on a public sidewalk in Columbia’s Summit area. Pentland also allegedly broke Deandre’s phone after kicking and insulting him, Johnson said. Th vido nds as Johnson and hr frind walk up and intrvn. According to Johnson, Dandr livs in th Summit nighborhood not far from whr th incidnt occurrd in a plannd community calld Th Laks at Barony Plac. Sh said h has bn “walking plnty of tims and h livs in th summit!” Sh addd, “Dandr was calm throughout.” Hundrds of Twittr usrs forwardd th vido to Fort Jackson Commanding Gnral Milford Bagl Jr. and asked him if such behaviours are acceptable from his staff. General Milford responded: “This is by no means condoned by any service member. We will get to the bottom of this ASAP.”  Meanwhile, Columbia rsidnts hav rachd out to th Richland County Shriff’s Dpartmnt asking why chargs wrn’t fild. On woman wrot on Facbook on th dpartmnt’s pag, “Why was Jonathan Pntland only issud a citation for proprty damag whn h is on vido clarly assaulting a young man and thr wr multipl witnsss stating thy saw th assault? Who was th RCSD suprvisor who issud th dirctiv not to procd with assault chargs? Why wr th propr chargs not fild? Is this th narrativ that RCSD wants to support-that a strangr can walk up to you during your aftrnoon walk and assault you with no consquncs?”  Watch the video below.       View this post on Instagram           A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial)The post “You’re in the wrong neighbourhood ” Black man harassed by white family for taking a walk in his neighbourhood (video) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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