Alt-Right Charlottesville Marcher Brandon Higgs Accused of Trying to Kill Black Men
More than a year after a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, its cheerleaders are still being arrested for alleged racist attacks.
Brandon Higgs, 24, was arrested in December after he allegedly hurled racist slurs at construction workers in suburban Baltimore and shot one. Four new hate crime charges were added to his case last week. Higgs had a long history with hate, chat logs from 2017 reveal. Those chats, where he talked of murdering black and Jewish people, reveal his connection to a network of other prominent racists, several of whom have been charged or convicted in violent attacks since the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville.
The December incident allegedly began when Higgs walked a dog through wet concrete that black construction workers were pouring on a driveway. Higgs allegedly addressed the workers with racist slurs and told them to “go back to Africa.” He allegedly went home, got a handgun, and came back to the site, where he resumed insulting the workers and shoved one before drawing the gun on them. He allegedly shot one of the workers during the struggle.