Two Marines Testify On Harrowing Attack By Angry Antifa Mob

| December 17, 2018

antifaPictured: two Antifa suspects, Thomas Massey and Tom Keenan [via their Philly PD mugshots]
Posted by Legal Insurrection’s Fuzzy Slippers

“A dozen Antifa thugs jumped two latino Marines in Philly, accusing them of being ‘Nazis’ and ‘white supremacists’ while calling them ‘spics’ and ‘wetbacks’ at the same time”

United States Marines Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres were viciously attacked by an angry mob of Antifa fascists in Philadelphia on November 17, 2018.

They appeared in court on Thursday and revealed the details of their harrowing ordeal.

Philly Mag reports:
The marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, both testified in uniform about the incident, while three marine officers, including their commanding officer, stood in the gallery. The suspects, Thomas Massey and Tom Keenan, who have been linked to antifa on websites and social media, sat together with their individual lawyers and did not speak. [emphasis in original]

The marines, who are not from the Philadelphia area, said that they had traveled to the city with other members of their helicopter unit, headquartered at Fort Dix, to attend a Marine event that night at a local hotel ballroom. They said that they had no knowledge of the nearby rally, which drew members of the alt-right as well as a large number of counter-protestors, Keenan and Massey reportedly among them.

According to the marines’ testimony, they were touring historical landmarks near Front and Chestnut streets when suspect Thomas Keenan approached them. Godinez testified that Keenan asked them “Are you proud?,” to which Godinez remembers responding “We are Marines.” Torres said that he remembers Keenan asking “Are you Proud Boys?,” an allusion to one of the alt-right groups behind the rally, and one that Torres said he didn’t understand. “I didn’t know what Proud Boys meant,” he said.

Whatever Keenan said, both marines testified that Keenan, Massey, and approximately ten other people — men and women, some masked and some unmasked — then began attacking them with mace, punches, and kicks, and calling them “nazis” and “white supremacists.”

On the stand, Godinez said that he was “bewildered” by being called a white supremacist and immediately cried out, “I’m Mexican!” After that, as the attack continued, both men said that members of the group, including Keenan, repeatedly used ethnic slurs, including “spic” and “wetback,” against the marines. (There was no testimony that Massey used any such language).

Godinez testified that he was maced at least six times, hit in the head, and kicked in the ribs, and he said that while he was being “stomped,” members of the group, which the judge and the district attorney’s office have both referred to as a “mob,” chanted “fuck him up” over and over again.

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Hat tip to Legal Insurrection for the link.

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  1. HMC Ret says:

    That fat slob will be squealing like a pig when the boys of cellblock C get to his ass. You’re going to be very popular, porky, and you won’t have a safe space or mommy’s basement. You did it so own it. I’d start working on my flexibility, cause you’re going to be in unnatural positions whether you like it or not.

    HATE CRIME. I wouldn’t take a plea deal from these slobs that didn’t include many, many years in prison.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Sissy punk got a purty mouf too Chief. He’ll be very popular on the block. May even earn as much as a pack of smokes an hour for Mr. Tiny. Wonder how he’ll like it when the “train” gangs up on him.

      All of the rest of this scummy crowd should be facing some very serious time in federal prison. I keep waiting for these bastards to pick on the wrong person, in the wrong state. Maybe when the news headlines read “Anti-fa punks ventilated by armed citizen” this crap will slow down. Unfortunately, it’ll read, “Armed gun nut murders protestor.”

      • HMC Ret says:

        I really rarely wish the worst for people, but I’m making an exception for these two missing links. I’m hoping for decades in prison b/c it’s a hate crime. Neither one of these punks would have taken on either of the Marines by themselves, but they found bravery in their numbers. Squeal you pigs. Mommy can’t save you now. Jeez, how I wish the worst for them.

    • AFCombatCAM says:

      May La eMe or Nuestra Familia have fun with their two new chew toys.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        And since Aryan Nation is decidedly “fascist” they will get no protection from that bunch.

        Although they may be given lots of attention.

  2. NHSparky says:

    Yeah, I’m sure they outweighed the Marines by a metric fuckton.

    I’m not a fan of sentence enhancement for “hate crimes”, but this is one case in which I’ll make an exception.

    Have fun in jail, bitches.

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      I will never accept that hate crime crap. In PA, it’s called “ethnic intimidation.” Whatever it is called, the crime is in the act, in this case assault (felony) and conspiracy (felony.)

      • OWB says:

        I can live with that. Ganging up on folks is and should be a felony. The ethnicity of the attackers or the victims really doesn’t make any difference.

        • HMC Ret says:

          I was never a proponent of hate crimes. A crime is a crime is a crime. It came about, IIRC, as a means of enhancing the sentencing parameters for those who committed crimes against gays and other ‘minority’ groups. Could be wrong. Seems thumping these two Marines should be sufficient to put these missing links in the slammer for several years, but if assigning the hate crime title to it will give them extra years, I’m all for it. Otherwise I think it is a bad idea in search of a cause.

          • 2/17 Air Cav says:

            Hate crimes go to motivation, at least that’s the theory. The reality is sometimes different. The reality is that using any pejorative while beating someone, even if the beating was prompted by a road-rage incident, will be hate-crime evidence. Why is it that beating someone for, say, being a fag, is worse than beating him b/c he cut you off in traffic or b/c he dis’ed you on the street? Because the law says so and, if the law says so, then the law is an ass. (Hat tip to Mr. Bumbles.)

  3. Reaperman says:

    Those guys in the mugshots look to be fairly undamaged, so I imagine the Marines were afraid of possible consequences for hitting back.

    • AW1Ed says:

      OK stud. You go six on one- the one being you- and see how well you do in an unprovoked attack, including mace.

      • Reaperman says:

        I think maybe you read something extra into my comment there.

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          Those two Marines got jumped, maced, etc, by folks who tend to only deal in mass and sneak attack. I doubt they had much chance to get in even one good punch

          Often, those Blackheads will have some shrill freak-ette get physical with the victim. The moment you defend, shove away, etc, the whole pack mobs you “ defending “ against “ the attack on a girl”

          Those blackheads would get dissed – big time- by their peers if they ever let the opposition get in a punch. And usually, when it does happen, they go down like wussy crybabies.

          The basic blackhead setup is, that unless you start shooting/hitting/nuking well before the law of self defense allows, you are going to get stomped. Because you are unlikely to get any chance to hit back, at all. You will be ambushed. You will be jumped from behind. You will be attacked by some mini-femm. You will be gassed without warning, or bludgeoned on the back of your head.

          They are marching in the same jackboots as their SS and SA predecessors. That they lace their boots instead of wearing pull-ons makes not a whit of difference.

          And they -are- escalating.

        • AW1Ed says:

          Nuances are difficult at best- if so then I apologize.

          • 2/17 Air Cav says:

            What he was saying, AW1ED, without actually saying was an editorial on all of the PC and all of the false accusations flying around nowadays such that people 100% in the right are given pause to act. He wasn’t disparaging the Marines, as I understood him.

            • AW1Ed says:

              Yeah, I reread it and now see where he was coming from. Still a little short-fused from last night’s festivities, I guess. Mea culpa.

            • 11B-Mailclerk says:

              Yeah. The only way to break the typical Blackhead ambush is to hit first, decisively. That, of course, is -legally- problematic.

              I would have to wonder if the USMC in general may put out some less-restrictive rules of engagement for off-duty encountering mobs of threatening Blackheads, the threat having been convincingly demonstrated.

              “Hey! Are you boys prou…”. (THUD!)

              In a sane world….

  4. Cthulhu says:

    The justice department has been going after Proud Boys and arresting and charging their leadership. Though the fact that the Proud Boys sometimes killed people elevated them as a priority.

    It is good to see that law enforcement are going after the stupidly violent idiots in antifa before they doing something even more stupid.

    • JacktheJarhead says:

      Source on the killings?

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Killings? Have a link to that statement, Lars?

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Of course, he doesn’t have a link, Senior Chief. He just throws things out there to get attention.

        And then he justifies that by saying we use ‘all the wrong sources’ for info.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      Let’s hear those sources, Lars Taylor. If the proud boys killed somebody, I’m pretty sure we’d have heard about it as nauseam from the alphabet networks.

      Meanwhile your fellow travelers decided that hate crimes are okay when they do them.

      • GDContractor says:

        Lars Taylor? The same guy that proved WE were all racists because death threats to Obama were “up 400%”. That Lars Taylor? The same Lars Taylor that wets his panties every time his first (Lars) name and last (Taylor) is invoked? That Lars Taylor?

        • 2/17 Air Cav says:

          Please don’t omit that he called all of is fascists and Nazis. Let him try to deny it.

        • The Other Whitey says:

          Yeah, that Lars Taylor. The same Lars Taylor who made the chickenshit “400%” claim, then denied he ever said it. Among other examples of dishonesty, stupidity, and douchery by Lars Taylor.

    • rgr769 says:

      Cunthulu makes up his “larsfacts” all the time. It is what crypto-commies do. He is likely quite a fan of these Antifa scum.

    • Sapper3307 says:

      Pinochet did nothing wrong.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    If only someone could just pound the living crap out of these thugs… leave them bleeding on the floor…

    Isn’t calling Marines ‘white supremacists’ and ‘spics’ sort of the big, fat, bloated pot calling the kettle black?

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      “Rational thought” is not a strong suit of Communists, or their “anarchist” associates.

      Nor their spokes-socks.

  6. OWB says:

    These idiots aren’t even useful.

  7. HMC Ret says:

    Coupled with the hatred these scum have for all things not leftist is what I genuinely consider to be jealousy. They know they can never be a Marine or any service member. Can you imagine being a recruiter and having that 300 pound of adipose tissue waddle into your office.

    “What skills can you bring with you into the Marine Corps?”

    “I can serve as a flotation device or cast shade for the real warriors, Sir.”

    I’m probably a tad off on his weight. I’m thinking his 3rd chin itself weighs 40 pounds.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      How about a list of ways Fartbody up there could serve?

      Anchor for stray torpedoes

      Practice dummy for at-sea search & rescue

      A striking example of how NOT to look or smell at 35

      Hose windup handler for fire suppression training

      Any other suggestions?

      • AW1Ed says:

        The rescue hoist on my old helo had a 600# limit, and I wouldn’t want to get near that. Lard-ass looks like he’s half way there already.

  8. radar says:

    I’d give them a plea deal. No jail time, but they are released to the custody of the closest Marine infantry platoon to that area.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I would sell tickets and refreshments to see what happens.

      But you have to do it the right way: round up the rest of that bunch of thugs and toss them into the mix.

  9. Perry Gaskill says:

    At the risk of a rhetorical question, does anybody but the truly delusional think the 12 Antifa clowns would have gone up against 12 Marines in a fair fight? A dozen masked zealots ganging up on two jarheads is the kind of thing cowards do.

    It also seems evident at this point that Antifa has become pretty much the de facto militant arm of Progressive Democrats. Here’s a link to a pearl clutching Guardian story from last week about how Antifa members have been persecuted after disrupting an alt-right rally in Sacramento:

    For those who might have missed it, the Guardian started as a socialist newspaper in Manchester, England and is now, for some bizarre reason, considered part of the American mainstream media. Their message, including an ocean of ink spilled to fight Brexit, has been relentless support of open borders and a one-world government controlled by the politically correct.

    Keenan should have his nutsack turned into a coin purse. In the words of Napoleon: “pour encourager les autres.”

  10. 26Limabeans says:

    They share eyebrows. Creepy.

  11. The Other Whitey says:

    Racist antifa proving that their self-applied name is meant to be obfuscatory. They really do want to be just like the brownshirts. Fucking nazis.

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    These slimeballs are worse than the brown shirts.

    They are anarchists.

    There were antifas in the fuel tax protests last week in Paris, mixed in with the truckers and cab drivers and commuters. They are the slugs who burned cars, broke shop windows and damaged the Arc de Triomphe memorial. It wasn’t the rest of the crowd.

    I watched the gilets jaunes march, which was simply people marching. It wasn’t until the antifas buried in the crowds started throwing things that the police launched teargas canisters at the protesters.

    Let’s call them what they really are: anarchists. That is it, plain and simple.

    This pair of useless slobs are part of that bunch of worthless thugs just looking for a chance to hurt, destroy, kill – whatever – for no reason other than anarchy. It doesn’t make any sense, but that’s what it is, unless you have a better idea.

    So snap out of it. ANTIFA is anarchy in black sweatpants and ski masks.

    • Mason says:

      They’re totally anarchists and these types have always been around. The problem is the left, the Democrats, and the MSM have given them a platform of righteousness on which to stand to denounce anyone they don’t like as a “Nazi” and “white supremacist.”

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I just off the phone with my sister, who was in Italy when the protests in Paris were going on. She left just ahead of the same thing starting in Italy. She agreed that the “antifas” are no more antifascist than a pink bubble, and that they are mostly anarchists out to break and burn everything in their path.

      At some point, it will either spiral into destruction and chaos, or cities will have to clamp down on the protests and bust some heads.

      Glad I don’t live in the city any more.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      A quibble.

      Anarchists supposedly oppose authority. The Blackheads are a mix of hardcore authoritarian Communists, and those who think true the Commie promise of “all communist government fades away”.

      Hardly an anarchist in the bunch. Most certainly seek -chaos-, as part of the overall effort to establish their dream- state Socialist “dictatorship of the Proletariat”.

      Real anarchists oppose arbitrary authority, including mobs that say “do as we say or else”.

      So I would withhold that “anarchist” label-fable they spew. It is false.

      And they are -quite- organized, and subordinate to their Communist masters, as the non-compliant and non-obedient ones get expended or expelled.

      They won’t remain mostly-incompetent much longer.

  13. rgr769 says:

    Antifa thug, tree and a good hemp rope. Some assembly required. That is the only thing that will deter these crypto-commie scum.

  14. 26Limabeans says:

    The fat one has a nice sandpaper chin that is sure to please.

  15. OWB says:

    All part of the CP International. Last week it was black bloc. (Peace upon your head should you call them a group instead of a tactic, or put a “k” on the “bloc.”)

    It is a bit of a surprise that anything is being done to stop them. They have operated in similar ways for over 100 years. Only the useful idiots change.

  16. Guard Bum says:

    To the so called reporter who wrote that its “Marines” not “marines” …good grief.

    Journalism is dead as a profession.

    • USMC Steve says:

      It IS Marines with a big old “M”, dude. Ask any Marine.

      • rgr1480 says:

        Yeah — that’s what he meant. The reporter wrote “marine” vice Marine.

        Philly Mag reports:
        The marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres,

        Guard Bum: punctuation is your friend!
        To the so called reporter who wrote that[,] its “Marines” not “marines” …good grief.

        Nah, don’t bother to thank me.


        • rgr1480 says:

          And since I’m grading punctuation today …

          its = possessive
          it’s = contraction of “it is” or “it has.”

          “It’s all confusing, I hate its state of confusion.”

          Again with a big grin (^_____^)

  17. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    It’s all fun and games until someone gets shot playing fuck around with the wrong guy.

  18. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    It’s all fun and games until someone gets shot playing fuck around with the wrong guy.

    Then there’s going to be a lot of stories about the poor antifa victims shot by a racist nazi bastard….when the fact will be someone defended themselves against a piece of shit attacking with a bike lock or baton or some other weapon. I’m not going to take a beating to find out if you have worse intentions than that….if you attack me I’m assuming you mean to kill me and I’ll fucking shoot you and take my chances with my attorney and 12 peers.

  19. chooee lee says:

    Put those two assholes in a room alone with the two marines and see how things work out for them.

  20. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    The little shits outnumbered the Marines by a long shot, thus they decided to “Get Bold”. That’s typical of the little shits and their head honchos and handlers know they’ll get shot and maimed if they try their shit in Red State America! Those slovenly booger-eaters would be on the receiving end of a bullet if they tried that shit with me, and they are one reason why I carry!

  21. John says:

    Wait…what? Latino? Nazi? “White” supremacist?

    Pretty sure latinos were not allowed to join Nazis or any white supremacist group. Is this seriously our future generation?