The following is from the Jose Cossio Legal Defense Fund | Legal Expenses Fundraising Page with GoGetFunding.
On September 20 our friend Jose Cossio attended a Trump Train, a parade followed by an ice cream social in Haymarket, Virginia. Protestors were waiting in the parking lot. Jose urged the unwelcome protesters to leave and one of them became irate and shoved a camera/phone in Jose’s face. He wouldn’t stop snapping pictures. Jose sought to avoid the harassment by pushing the camera away from his face. When he did, a woman with the protesters hit Jose over the head with a megaphone she had been using to harangue the Trump supporters.
Now Jose is charged with assault and a hate crime. The prosecutor accuses Jose of this crime, punishable by imprisonment, because…
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