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Active-duty soldier Jonathan Pentland has been charged with third-degree assault and battery after he was seen berating and shoving a Black man in Columbia, South Carolina.
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richard castro
richard castro 2 hours ago
when the wife says "hang around just a little while longer, we'll see how it goes", after the cops were called, seems like she was insisting he gets shot. dude needs to check on his mental health, he doesn't seem fit to be training young men to be in the army.
Andrew /\ H-TOWN
Andrew /\ H-TOWN 4 hours ago
Fuck that $500 fine. Send his ass to jail, let the brothers in jail give him the proper punishment.
Latifah Iman
Latifah Iman 6 hours ago
SMH...What LAW said you can’t walk in any NEIGHBORHOODS!!! LORD help HIM and his WIFE!!!!! They are LOST!!🙏🏽🙏🏽
David Taft
David Taft 8 hours ago
Damn I'm so glad I got black friends
Ronan Solda
Ronan Solda 9 hours ago
Respect for all police and U.S. army soldiers went 📈📈📈📈
Ever Rodriguez
Ever Rodriguez 11 hours ago
learn to stand your ground , man up and dont let nobody push you around
Henna cho
Henna cho 11 hours ago
Always playing a victim
John Kehoe
John Kehoe 14 hours ago
This guy is my hero
scroeffie 15 hours ago
you know i can even sit on the sidewalk if i want by law ! strange very strange
Michael Whitworth
Michael Whitworth 18 hours ago
Not understanding where the race part came into play. Guy was most likely in the wrong we don't know what lead up to this but I'm not defending either. Just tired of people watching half a situation and then instantly putting there own spin on something then putting it on the news. Gets old after a while.
Hawk Winters
Hawk Winters 18 hours ago
"We don't know what led to the confrontation, but HERE'S A VIDEO THAT LOOKS BAD GUYS! GO RIOT AND GIVE US MORE HEADLINES!" That guy could well have been scouting and peering in windows or something. That's the point. We don't know.
MiaaDa Brat
MiaaDa Brat 6 hours ago
Dude shut up you all always try to make something different juhh shut up he’s been arrested
blandishblaze 20 hours ago
2 other incedents with this black man, 3 times your out! What was he doing there? Why no back ground on this dude? Hahahahaha another media crap storm turning nothing into racism. Until a few days later when we learn about the 6 felony’s he has lol.
Thought Forge
Why not play the rest of the clip where the guy refused to leave his wife alone and stop following her. Race had nothing to do with it.
Travis Sydney
Nothing an IED cant fix 🤞
Bernie Bock Junior
The neighbor was black but this soldier didn’t like this one??
Rebekah C
Rebekah C Day ago
Who gives anyone the right to treat someone this way. This "soldier" is supposed to fight for our freedoms and rights to live free and happy. So much for that idea. His wife is not much better talking to the young man like that. Im sure the parents are sad to hear and see how they treat other human beings for walking by their house.
Gary Duncan
Gary Duncan Day ago
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Gloria Hunt
Gloria Hunt Day ago
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Patrick Bering
Oh now we just go by what the cops say hmmmm. He was threatening people each time and was confronted and played scared victim. Obvious from previous reports. They shouldn't have to wait for an attack if one previously happened and he is back for more.
marion sanders
Nothing wrong with walking a neighborhood especially if you live in the area
steven zander
Gma covered this but not Phillip Adams who executed 5 people, nobody was outraged over a 5 year olds execution.
Al Mazin
Al Mazin Day ago
History is really repeating itself. Smh we are all people.
Prenom Nom
Prenom Nom 15 hours ago
No it’s not. You Americans have an obsession with victim complex and race. It’s ridiculous.
Joseph Urry
Joseph Urry Day ago
All this video does is cause more racism
CHockey21 Day ago
0:10 the guy looks like he would own a vape shop
Mike C.
Mike C. Day ago
He’s a bully ......
Serpent King
Serpent King Day ago
This happens to white people too when they walk through the wrong hood. Racism goes both ways. The only thing is when it happens to white people, there isn't a community of people to stand behind them.
ernie page
ernie page Day ago
😠 Inexcusable
Alvin Duran
Alvin Duran Day ago
If people start looting again, can they start with all the media buildings? You guys are a fuckin cancer that feeds off this kinda shit.
Seac Bareid
Seac Bareid Day ago
pentland is a coward. He's only playing tough because the black man was smaller than him and alone. Five to one if there were more than the one guy, and/or the guy was closer to his size, he'd be inside, behind the curtain, on the phone, calling the police.
1ma4ighter Day ago
Non white here; why do they keep saying that nothing that happened before the video justified the action? What the hell happened, I feel like something significant happened
Nurse Manning
We're it a white guy being threatening in a black neighborhood he woulda been beat and people would be praising the neighborhood watch 😂
Navy Fox
Navy Fox 2 days ago
This wasn't racial though.... This guy acted aggressively towards people in the neighbourhood
meee meee
meee meee 2 days ago
What is this with neighborhoods in America? I've seen so many videos of people trying to kick out other people because they life in a different neighborhood. How is this so normalized in the US, it's literally a sidewalk, it's public, anyone can walk on it.
christopher snedeker
Ida set up a tent on the side walk and not left. Neighborhood doesn't have his name on it.
If this man attacks people who live in the same neighborhood as he does, imagine what he does to civilians in the areas occupied by the army.
Yellow 2 days ago
Haha. Military thug
Yellow 2 days ago
Stop using color in title
Austin Howells
Austin Howells 2 days ago
Leave the military alone the military knows
JJ P 2 days ago
Google for more information.
evvignes 2 days ago
Poor little baby is so fragile and vulnerable. I hope he went home and changed his diapers.
Fly Motives
Fly Motives 2 days ago
Scumbag!!! He is the definition of toxic leadership!! Not in my Army guy, dishonorable discharge take everything away from him, he’s a fucking bully!!!
kerrieod16 2 days ago
I'd like to see all the video and what led up to this. You don't get to put your hands on anyone no matter what.
Tempest 89
Tempest 89 2 days ago
Honestly this guy should face way more than a fine imo. He really needs to rethink his whole world hes so off on another shit altogether
Greg’s Gun tips MW&CW
Now what if the soldier was black it would not matter that’s the problem you commit the crime you do the time no matter the race. And not saying it’s justified this is terrible but what if the solder was black just think about that....
Colleen Jennings
Colleen Jennings 2 days ago
Way to advance the civil war. Nice going, soldier
Temious Allen
Temious Allen 2 days ago
this GI Joe pick on somebody is size pic on the mayenne pick on somebody that's going to hit him in his mouth army boy Hope the just department kicks him out the army
SOLLO AMAZON 3 days ago
Whats the full story..the black pos did something prior to this..
Lalo Verdad
Lalo Verdad 3 days ago
A black defiant boy vs a white paranoid man.
Mr Phillips
Mr Phillips 3 days ago
Good job soldier. This is not the full story. Another bullahit lie by msm
Ismael Hall
Ismael Hall 3 days ago
Be real this ain't racism what happened before all this escalated?
Hasselhoff 2001
Hasselhoff 2001 3 days ago
The black dude had just assaulted a woman that ran to the soldiers house for help. Thats when the confrontation you just saw began. ABC=LIES
andrenations1 3 days ago
it’s not about the color it’s about the education and he doesn’t have any!!
shearcuttingmutt mutt
Lmao they didn't even show the full story or video! Fake news fick that black dude
Crooked Classic
Crooked Classic 3 days ago
That’s just asking to get your head kicked in when people recognise you, which is probably fair enough for this kind of fucking caveman behaviour imo.
Ruggie C. Ruggleby
He should get an additional charge of endangering a minor.
Sofa King Hung
Sofa King Hung 3 days ago
I like how the media has completely avoided the part as to why there was a confrontation between this two men at all. Hmmm I wonder why? Then we have the individuals in the comments who can’t form their own opinion. Sad state of affairs this world is in.
Charles B
Charles B 3 days ago
Kick these fake anti racist and real racist impostors arses now my friend. They will bring you civil war else.
Cody Mcgonagill
Cody Mcgonagill 3 days ago
Once again half the story they were protecting a young lady that frantically knocked on their door claiming the young man was trying to sexually assault her.
Banditt 3 days ago
John Blunt
John Blunt 4 days ago
I need to start recording black people doing this to me while I'm in the hood doordashing.
Long Johnathan
Long Johnathan 3 days ago
@Charles B I feel horrible for people like you over in Europe, the seldom few who recognize just how God awful Western Civilization is becoming-how detrimental third world immigration has been etc etc.. I mean we have it pretty bad in America now but in France and the UK & Germany it's something else entirely 👀 God speed, don't lose hope 🤟
Charles B
Charles B 3 days ago
Sure the MSM will be as prone to show it. These hypocrite pure systemic racists. Everyday in France we have things like the Mounir B bastard (probably islamist) who shoot and burn their ex wifes in the streets. Next hour a policeman suspecting drug dealing in Avignon, directly shot. Teachers beheaded, etc. I can tell you we are now more than 70% fed up of these MSM hypocrites and collaborationists
L҈A҈N҈D҈I҈S҈ M҈E҈M҈E҈S҈4҈4҈5҈
Y'all should wait for context before reporting on this shit. Y'all literally said that you don't know what exactly happened before the cameras were turned on. So before calling it racist wait for the whole story, dumbasses
Adrian Garza
Adrian Garza 4 days ago
Truth be told black people are the most racist people in America
Banditt 3 days ago
😭ok adrian
Duke Wellington
Duke Wellington 4 days ago
GMA Suits: Lets make sure we emphasize RACE so we can push our agenda and continue to instigate race-based violence throughout the country for that sweet click-bait money
Charles B
Charles B 3 days ago
Google should allow this propaganda to be tagged as propagation of racist hatred and fake news. But it is Google ... the transformation of 150 human IQ into mashed potato ideology and Turk robots agit prop. Call them the BLM systemic impostors
სუკ ოვიჩ
My guy had 3 incidents in this neighborhood according to sheriff but the white man still gets charged without knowing what was the reason of the argument 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ and for what? Shoving him? Omg i hope his shoulder are okay 🤣🤣. If shit like this happened to white man they would call u snowflake for making big deal out of it. Lmfao this shit is hilarious
Nik A
Nik A 4 days ago
Get out... can't you understand English....oh you have no education...
DanVe King
DanVe King 4 days ago
This race bating, viral videos are destroying every society in this Country. People should start minding their own business. Yes, there’s assholes but ain’t no body watching what goes down in the hood. Far worst than this. Latino dude here… ain’t no body racist here. We just got a bunch of assholes thanks to all of y’all!
Berserksouls 4 days ago
No information no backstory no news piece. This is inflammatory news meant only to mind Duck you and make you angry about race and mess up your day. The media wants you sick scared and dying.
Berserksouls 4 days ago
Keeping that racial hate broadcasted for millions by the satanist media telecasters every second of your life so you go commit a hate crime yourself. Operation mockingbird in full effect. Fuck the media
jose c
jose c 4 days ago
There's "some" people watching this saying the black dude was aggressive......
kaspa killa
kaspa killa 4 days ago
That’s why I stay strapped at all times ... Rrrrrrraaaaa taaa taaa🤫
Flavor Pharaoh
Flavor Pharaoh 4 days ago
the dude na
the dude na 4 days ago
Is this anymore racist then the knockout game? Watch "Colin Flaherty: Knockout Game Returns "Random Attack" Fella Runs Away Laughing" on USlift uslift.info/one/e6mY1ZV8z3dzw2k/video.html
Blabla Blabla
Blabla Blabla 4 days ago
Yea put more colors in this bs we are so dumb that we dont know that the guy is white and the other black
A Z 4 days ago
Why won’t he just walk away?
Axel Rod
Axel Rod 5 days ago
That army officer deserves it.
Buck Weet
Buck Weet 5 days ago
I'm noticing a pattern here... So race is mentioned when white person is supposedly at fault but not the other way around. Why is that? 🤔
Charles B
Charles B 3 days ago
Systemic racism, and impostors.
Danny Richards
Danny Richards 5 days ago
wheelzwheela 5 days ago
He sexually assaulted a woman 15 minutes earlier. The girl ran to the street yelling for help and guy came to help.
The Forrester
The Forrester 4 days ago
The Forrester
The Forrester 4 days ago
@KILLER_BRO_EMPIRE ITS ME Watch the video on Mark Dice. Just watch it. Remember I asked for proof too. I got it. You can have it too. If you really want it.
@The Forrester video or didn't happen... I call b******* and none of that happened no video can't confirm any of it
The Forrester
The Forrester 4 days ago
So woman comes out screaming “help help”. Neighbor helps and gets demonized, arrested and house vandalized. Lesson: don’t get involved
THE ONE 4 days ago
@The Forrester go check out “Mark Dice” he has a video of a guy explaining what happened.
John Kim
John Kim 5 days ago
He probably ask to date if he sees a nice looking black woman walking on the sideway
Thrill House
Thrill House 5 days ago
Southern stereotype
tanan yny
tanan yny 5 days ago
Scripted. Media causing racial divisions
MS. ILBB 5 days ago
Something is seriously wrong with these people and best believe Black folks, they are coming up with all sorts of fabrications in these comments. I can 100% guarantee Becky was the problem. Nothing more than WWB.
Cesar Reyes
Cesar Reyes 5 days ago
Based on what I read the dude had all the right to push him. My man was not just walking around the neighborhood minding his own business. He picked up a neighbors kid multiple times earlier in the day as if he was trying to leave with baby. Touched a woman without her permission. Dude was protecting his fellow neighbors.
jjsrt8 5 days ago
When I go to an all black neighborhood in Chicago I get treated same way Where's the news outrage and pot stirring? Oh yeah doesn't fit the race war agenda
Kai Tae Tamasi’i
@jjsrt8 That autistic kid getting tortured in Chicago was trending nation wide, if you send footage then they’ll see another sped kid getting harassed which will lead to outrage.
jjsrt8 4 days ago
@Kai Tae Tamasi’i they'll never show it
Kai Tae Tamasi’i
Maybe you should record it and send it to a news outlet.
YemSoGroovy 5 days ago
You bringing shame to American heroes. You don’t deserve to be a soldier
Michal Augustniak
don't ship people across the ocean for free labor... use robots
Latago Parks
Latago Parks 6 days ago
The white man do not have any shoes on that means he came out of his house to bully this man lock his ass up
daft wod
daft wod 4 days ago
@The Forrester They never look backwards. This just gets forgotten and there is a new story. Sucks.
The Forrester
The Forrester 4 days ago
You are just wrong Latago. Look at the article posted by daft wod. The guy was harassing the neighborhood. A woman was running down the street screaming for help. This is just the media being scum
daft wod
daft wod 4 days ago
@The Forrester www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9480657/Black-man-confronted-Army-drill-sergeant-mentally-ill.html
daft wod
daft wod 4 days ago
@The Forrester Seek it out. The daily mail ran the article.
The Forrester
The Forrester 4 days ago
@daft wod do you have proof? I don’t believe the soldier who lives in a diverse neighborhood just started yelling at somebody. But I need proof
B Real
B Real 6 days ago
What is the real story here?? Why did these people start arguing in the first place? We need context
87 2stroke
87 2stroke 6 days ago
Walk away when told
Nikos V
Nikos V 6 days ago
dude it happened to me once...I was on a busy road in front of an store front and waiting for about 10 minutes on the footpath for the rain to stop. A guy comes out of the building and asks me what am I doing there... I just said I'm waiting...I felt like asking him, do you own the footpath? am I not allowed to wait on the footpath? this was in Sydney and I was unshaven and a wearing an old shirt, I am not really white, the dude was a youngish guy, was white. Maybe people like this just like to bully others they think are homeless and in the video it looks like something similar. Also Shadae McCallum is beautiful!
Charles B
Charles B 3 days ago
Yes and did you do anything against the inhabitants ? NO. Was there a mainstream footage ? NO This is a pure systemic anti white racial prejudice under a completely fake anti racist pretext. The USA are becoming a complete BS through these vile racialist media.
Shamer Zaihan
Shamer Zaihan 6 days ago
Seems about white
Sam Ann
Sam Ann 6 days ago
Just a $500 fine & 30 days in jail?
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter 6 days ago
Lol, now that the news told us what happened, what really happened here?
spanky mcnugget
spanky mcnugget 6 days ago
ok now lets flip the script now send a white kid in the hood and turn you cameras on, quite with all this racism bullshit your suppose to be a new station
Gouki JT
Gouki JT 6 days ago
Fomerly active soldier u mean
Wolf Dakine
Wolf Dakine 6 days ago
Whoa.....K.K.K....I have a comment I’m glad he was finally changed. Lay off the roids jarhead you’re acting like a piece of shit and a shouldn’t be in uniform if that is your mindset....bet you regret those few too many beers “none shall pass” a breathalyzer 😂
MrHali1988 6 days ago
Give a gold medal to that woman recording! Now!
Terrelle Howell
Terrelle Howell 4 days ago
She is fine too
J Thomas
J Thomas 4 days ago
@MrHali1988 "Justice" is only acquired by "Full context". Or should we "believe every woman"? Without full context it's not "Justice" it's just emotional response captured in a moment.
MrHali1988 4 days ago
@J Thomas the "fool" is the one that believes justice comes after full context is acquired.
J Thomas
J Thomas 4 days ago
The "tool" is the one making judgement from a video without knowing the full story. 😒
jlive222 6 days ago
They know what happened leading up to it. the black guy was harrassing women in the neighborhood and that guy was protecting his neighbors.
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daft wod
daft wod 5 days ago
Exactly. Where a hero can become hated for being white and an insane person can be a hero for not being white.