Recently, a shocking video of a US Army sergeant has circulated around the Internet.
He did not believe that the black man he pushed live in their South Carolina neighborhood, shoving him around while exclaiming, “You came to the wrong hood, motherf**ker!”
Identified as 42-year-old Jonathan Pentland, it is revealed that their neighborhood is located in Richland County, a gated community within their city.
The drill sergeant has been doing his job since 2019 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After the video had spread, another soldier at Fort Jackson responded that they were going to investigate the video further to see what consequences will occur.
Commanding General Brig. Gen. Milford Beagle, Jr, tweets: “This is by no means condoned by any service member, We will get to the bottom of this ASAP,”
Fort Jackson is currently working with local authorities to take proper action, since “this type of behavior is not consistent with our Army Values and will not be condoned,”
The commanding general also pays his gratitude for the video spreading on the Internet so that they can bring light to the situation. The video clip released is about three minutes long, and Pentland continues to scream at the young man to “go away now,”
Pentland’s wife has also been included in the harassment of the young black man, shouting at him and saying that the police have been alerted of his presence. She says that “You’re aggressing in the neighborhood,”
The victim, Deandre, was walking around the neighborhood to get to his house, but the drill instructor dismisses his answer, claiming that he has been “here for 15 minutes now,” and they continue to argue.
Pentland denies any violence, but the video clearly shows that he shoves the man away in efforts to make Deandre go away. He starts to scream at Deandre, “You better walk away, You are talking to my wife right now.”
Deandre responds with, “That’s your wife, I didn’t do nothing to your wife but speak.” He keeps a calm demeanor throughout their whole interaction.
The situation becomes tense, Deandre clearly states for the instructor not to touch him, but the sergeant scoffs and shoves him.
One of the witnesses, Shirell Johnson, took the video to Facebook and it received a lot of views and comments. While the situation occurred, a group of women waited with Deandre until the police arrived so that they could tell officials that he had been assaulted by Pentland, even knocking Deandre’s phone out of his hand.