It's cruel and unusual punishment. The courts need to get out of the witchfinder mentality where if you try to survive and float rather than drown, you're guilty. Send Michael home and stop making MW a scapegoat for the ugly societal problems that persist.
The details of the case against him appear sketchy at best. In any case, unless you are prepared to ban every convicted criminal in every State for the crime they committed in that State, then this case is nothing more than a politically correct witch hunt and beneath everything America is supposed to stand for.
Because individual rights is important to me. There can be no defense of minority rights, if there's no defenses of individual rights. Matt Hale is another white man who, like Weaver, has basically been set up by the law to fail.
Weaver was targeted selectively or his pro-White activism in Columbus. The assault is an obvios pretext to curtail his constitutionally protected, perfectly legal activism on behalf of his people. Lift the ridiculous banishment!
As a 100% Disabled Veteran, "Service Connected", that was, and is still willing to give his life for the US Republic/Constitution/Bill of Rights, and what they were intended to stand for, I feel strongly that this person's Constitutional Rights, as well as his God Given Rights have been violated!
Mr.Weaver's family lives in Columbus,Ga.A Political Crucifixion
Michael Weaver was charged with 'Aggravated Assault' and banished from the Chattahoochee Judical Circuit for defending himself with non-lethal pepper spray against two men who were trying to get into Mr.Weaver's car.
It is clear that if Michael had had a proper defense team, there is simply no way in hell he could have been railroaded like this. To put things in perspective, a black woman, Abril Wheeler, maced five people, including a 5-month-old baby, in Columbus, Georgia, and was only charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct and disorderly conduct. This is because no one is ever charged with felony aggravated assault for the use of pepper spray, as it is not a lethal weapon. Michael, however, was charged with felony aggravated assault for the use of pepper spray, under Georgia State Criminal Code Title 16, Section 16-5-21, which reads, in part (emphasis mine): (a) A person commits the offense of aggravated assault when he or she assaults: (1) With intent to murder, to rape, or to rob; (2) With a deadly weapon or with any object, device, or instrument which, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in serious bodily injury; or (3) A person or persons without legal justification by discharging afirearm from within a motor vehicle toward a person or persons.
Georgia Code - 16-5-23http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2006/16/16-5-23.html 16-5-23. (a) A person commits the offense of simple battery when he or she either: (1) Intentionally makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with the person of another; or (2) Intentionally causes physical harm to another. (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (c) through (i) of this Code section, a person convicted of the offense of simple battery shall be punished as for a misdemeanor.