By Lee Brown April 15, 2021
Dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters rallied outside the South Carolina home of a soldier charged with assaulting a black man in a now-viral video.
Videos showed a large group holding BLM signs and shouting through a megaphone Wednesday as they stood in the street outside 42-year-old drill sergeant Jonathan Pentland’s home just outside Columbia.
Pentland, 42, a white Army sergeant stationed at Fort Jackson, has been charged with third-degree assault after he was filmed shoving a Black man in a South Carolina neighborhood.
1 day ago – The Justice Department is investigating, military officials said, and Army leaders and staff are working with authorities. Calling the widely circulated video “our most valuable piece of …
Jonathan Pentland, 42, was charged Wednesday and listed as detained in the Richland County jail and issued a personal recognizance bond, according to online jail records.