UPDATE: Shaun King has done it again.
RECAP— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 28, 2017
We have now identified:
Dan Borden: ARRESTED
Michael Alex Ramos: ARRESTED
Dennis Mothersbaugh: ARRESTED
Jacob Scott Goodwin: WANTED pic.twitter.com/6q5ePJg9xn
Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh is the latest white supremacist to be located and arrested following King's diligent efforts to identify and find him.
With the help of social media, King was instrumental in bringing Mothersbaugh to justice for assaulting protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, back in August.
King tweeted the news with a screenshot of a message from Chief James Webster of the North Vernon Police Department in Indiana confirming the violent neo-Nazi's arrest.
I want to thank Chief Webster of the North Vernon Police Department in Indiana for being on his trail the moment we identified him. pic.twitter.com/6gm7rEU4mA— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 28, 2017
King also shared a screenshot of his text exchange with the woman who was punched in the face by Mothersbaugh in which she expressed gratitude and appreciation.
Text between me and the brave woman who was assaulted by the white supremacist Dennis Mothersbaugh. pic.twitter.com/oYUxWHNfZQ— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 28, 2017
Although it has been more than a month and mainstream media has shifted its focus to other current events, King stuck to his mission to make sure these violent criminals face consequences for their actions.
Additionally, he held law enforcement officials accountable for pursuing these arrests.
King's noble commitment to fighting for justice proves superheroes don't always wear capes.
UPDATE: The violent neo-Nazi whom activist Shaun King solicited the help of social media to find has finally been identified as 37-year-old Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh.
According to King, Mothersbaugh is a lifelong violent criminal with open court dates in several states and is in violation of his probation, in addition to his assault against non-violent counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.
Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh, who has open court dates in other states, and is in violation of his probation, committed felony assault here. pic.twitter.com/9PUr9oAlvl— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 18, 2017
Apparently, it was Mothersbaugh's very distinct tattoo on the back of his head that gave away his identity.
"I am rather hated for who I am, than loved for something I'm not," the permanent ink reads.
King dug up a 2011 interview of Mothersbaugh in which the tattoo is mentioned.
Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 18, 2017
It was the tattoo on the back of your head that gave you away. You did an interview about it in 2011. pic.twitter.com/4cdHiQq5cN
Adding insult to injury, Mothersbaugh is also allegedly in hate crime databases around the world with more than a dozen mugshots on record from repeated offenses in Oregon.
Dennis Mothersbaugh is incredibly dangerous. He's in hate crime databases AROUND THE WORLD.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 18, 2017
Clearly our government doesn't care. pic.twitter.com/94xw1HYm52
Thus far, King's grassroots efforts have helped identify several of the violent white supremacists who physically assaulted counter-protesters in Charlottesville; meanwhile, law enforcement — with all of its resources and manpower — were somehow unable to locate these assailants on their own.
Somebody knows this man. Who is he? What is his name? Where is he from?— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 12, 2017
He is wanted for felony assault in Charlottesville.
IMAGE 4. pic.twitter.com/YHemkacdYE
Prominent social justice activist and public figure Shaun King has been on a mission to track down the many violent neo-Nazi radicals who attacked innocent counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.
King has been sharing photos of these assailants on Twitter, seeking the help of his followers to locate and identify them so they may be detained by authorities and face legal consequences for their assaults.
His efforts were instrumental in identifying the men who attacked 20-year-old Charlottesville resident Deandre Harris with poles in a parking garage — which include proud white supremacists Dan Borden and Alex Michael Ramos.
However, his search is ongoing and now focuses on an unnamed man who was captured on video physically assaulting two non-violent counter-protesters, one of whom was a woman he punched in the face.
ALL HANDS ON DECK!— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 12, 2017
Who is this man? Slayer T-Shirt. White supremacist.
Brutally assaulted 2 non-violent protestors in Charlottesville. pic.twitter.com/sZ29EPO0X0
The man has not been identified as of yet, but King’s posts are being widely shared by people trying to help locate this coward.
Even NowThis News posted a video praising King’s overall efforts, as well as joining the charge to find the bald, tattooed, violent offender using clips from the brutal assault.
When it comes to the continuing fallout from Charlottesville, activists are doing a better job combating white supremacy than actual police pic.twitter.com/a8JHLgOtbo— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 13, 2017
“When it comes to the continuing fallout from Charlottesville, activists are doing a better job combating white supremacy than actual police,” the media outlet wrote in its caption with the video clip.
This is certainly true in the case of King, who has remained diligent in his search despite the dwindling momentum as time passes and people’s attention shifts to other mainstream news.
By imploring the public's help, King is not allowing people to forget that many of these criminals who attended the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally and engaged in violent behavior are still lurking the streets among us and need to be brought to justice.
In case you're wondering, this is how you use social media for the greater good.
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