Joseph Alcoff, aka “Chepe,” has been charged with 17 counts of criminal activity after he and several of his Antifa goons attacked and brutally assaulted two U.S. Marines in Philadelphia last year.
Alcoff, who is the local leader of an Antifa chapter, has put himself in danger of a very long prison sentence. Among the charges, Alcoff is being hit with multiple counts of aggravated assault, conspiracy, terroristic threats, and ethnic intimidation. Remarkably, Alcoff may have gotten away with his role in the beating were it not for some astute reporting from The Daily Caller.
From The DC:
The Marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, testified in December that a group of 10 to 12 Antifa members called them “Nazis” and “white supremacists” and attacked them on the street despite their denials that they had no association with the right-wing group demonstrating nearby.
During the attack, Godinez said he shouted “I’m Mexican” at the mob, which allegedly led the attackers to call him a “spic” and “wetback.”
Thomas Keenan and Thomas Massey were arrested in November in connection to the beating. Keenan, who has been called a “leader” of the Antifa contingent in the Philadelphia area, was arrested and charged with rioting alongside Alcoff in New Jersey in 2011.
Torres notified detectives in Philadelphia that Alcoff was a member of the group that attacked him after reading TheDCNF’s reporting detailing Alcoff’s connection to Keenan, Philadelphia Magazine reported, citing an affidavit filed in Alcoff’s case.
Alcoff is also an organizer for the Antifa-splinter group Smash Racism DC, the hooligans who terrified Tucker Carlson’s wife at her home late last year. So when you think about who owns The Daily Caller, it just makes their role in bringing Alcoff to justice all the more sweet.
Hopefully, the jury in this case will see fit to throw the book at Keenan, Massey, Alcoff, and anyone else associated with this vile bit of violence. The media may be content to ignore this story in favor of the next nugget of dirt they can dig up on the Proud Boys, but their inattention to detail won’t matter inside a court of law. If we can’t convince our nation’s mainstream news gatherers that the violent far left is just as dangerous (if not more so) than the violent far right, then we must at least have confidence that our nation’s juries will see through the propaganda. What happened to these Marines in Philly was despicable, un-American, racist, and unacceptable.
If you were so inclined, you might even say it was deplorable.
Lock ‘em up.