Man who punched Charlottesville rally organizer Jason Kessler is fined $1

Man who punched Charlottesville rally organizer Jason Kessler is fined $1
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[Ed. – Violence by the Left is OK because it’s ‘reactive.’ That’s why an Antifa member who bashed a Trump supporter in the head with a bike lock also received a judicial slap on the wrist.]

For the crime of striking “Unite the Right” organizer Jason Kessler, a Charlottesville, Va., jury says Jeffrey Winder must pay a fine of $1 — far short of the maximum possible penalty. Winder had appealed his original guilty finding, which included a 30-day jail sentence.

A judge had found Winder guilty of misdemeanor assault in February. After Winder appealed, a jury affirmed the guilty verdict this week but decided he should serve no jail time — and pay only a minimal fine.

“They clearly thought about it very sincerely,” Winder’s attorney, James Abrenio, said of the jury. He also praised the judge and prosecutor in the case, saying, “They were all kind.”

Winder had faced a maximum sentence of a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

The assault took place on Aug. 13, 2017, one day after Heather Heyer, 32, was killed by an alleged white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of people who had taken to the streets in Charlottesville to oppose the white nationalist rally.

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