Charlottesville Nazi Attacker Dan Borden Arrested For Brutal Assault Of School Teacher De’Andre Harris


Sunday, August 27, 2017

By Greg Palast

Above: Dan Borden attacking De'Andre Harris in a Charottesville parking garage.

Neo-Nazi Dan Borden, who nearly beat Black school teacher De'Andre Harris to death in Charlottesville on August 12, has been arrested after being identified via photos taken by courageous Palast Investigative Fund photographer Zach D. Roberts. Borden also assaulted Roberts, who kept taking photos of the skinhead attackers even after the attackers’ pal pulled a gun.

Journalism saves lives—when it doesn’t lie.

Borden, 18, a former Mason High School student from Ohio, was charged with malicious wounding by Charlottesville police on Thursday, August 24 for the brutal assault of Harris. He was arrested the following day and is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati, OH awaiting extradition.

Above: Borden, pictured earlier in the day, when he threw a metal-tipped baton at Roberts.

You can see more of Zach D. Roberts's images from Charlottesville here. Zach also got an exclusive interview with Harris, which you can find here.


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