UPDATE:  October 28, 2022:
After posting this story, we were barraged by comments saying this wasn’t a political attack.  Well, let’s review the details of this case and compare it to another politically charged high-profile case.

JUSSIE SMOLLETT:

Remember when the national media bought the Jussie Smollett story hook line and sinker? The headlines read:  Jussie Smollet Hospitalized After A Homophobic, Racist Attack“.  In case you forgot, here’s a Google screenshot:

Jussie Smollet Headlines

Smollett had blamed the attack on white racists wearing MAGA hats.  That was proven false, but the media went nuts defending Jussie until finally his story came crumbling down.  The truth came out and it was proven that Jussie Smollet paid two brothers to stage his attack.

Side note:  If you haven’t watched Dave Chappelle on the Jussie Smollet incident, you are missing comedic genius.

 

POLITICAL ATTACK

In this case, not just one man, but now two men have already been arrested and charged with aggravated assault. So let’s take a moment to look at the people who were charged with actual crimes in this case:

JAVIER JESUS LOPEZ:

Javier Jesus Lopez is charged with Aggravated Battery with Great Bodily Harm.  The 6 foot tall, 190 pound 25 pound man was not charged with robbery.  So the attack does not appear to be related to some type of robbery.  As you can see, Lopez is white, so it appears the attack was not racially motivated.  (Chris Monzon, the victim, is a White Hispanic.). And I’m going out on a limb here, but a guy named Javier Jesus Lopez in Hialeah is probably Hispanic.  So it’s probably not ethnically motivated either.

So If you’re following along, we’ve got a white Hispanic arrested for allegedly attacking another white Hispanic.  There was no robbery charge so it doesn’t appear as if Monzon was attacked to steal his watch or wallet.

Okay…let’s continue…

Ah yes…There were outstanding warrants for Mr. Lopez.  It appears Lopez had several warrants for things like:

  • Armed Burglary
  • Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling
  • Petit theft
  • 3rd Degree Grand Theft
  • 2nd Degree Grand Theft

I found it curious that someone with warrants for theft and armed burglary and grand theft and burglary of an unoccupied dwelling like Javier Jesus Lopez would allegedly attack Monzon and not try to steal something.  Hmmm…Something different happened in this case. I wonder what it could be?

BELOW ARE THE DETAILS OF CHARGES AND OUTSTANDING WARRANTS FOR MR. LOPEZ:

Javier Jesus Lopez Case(s) Information from Miami-Dade County:

Case Number: F22019414 Bond: $ 5000 **
Comment Case: PC FOUND CT1 5K, HOLD DIV 19
Charge: BATTERY/ AGGRAVATED/ GREAT BODILY HARM

Warrant Case: F17020826 Desc: See remarks below Bond: N/A **

Remarks: REF: CHG 1) GRD THEFT /3D/ VEHICLE CHG
Charge: GRAND THEFT 2ND DEG/ 20K><100K Bond: $ 7500 **
Charge: BURGLARY/ UNOCCUPIED DWELLING Bond: $ 12500 **
Charge: GRAND THEFT 3RD DEGREE/ BEFORE 10/ 1/ 19 Bond: $ 5000 **

Warrant Case: F18005131 Desc: See remarks below Bond: N/A **

Remarks: REF: CHG 1) BURG/UNOCC/STRUC CHG 2)
Charge: BURGLARY/ ARMED – PBL Bond: NO BOND **
Charge: PETIT THEFT Bond: $ 500 **
Charge: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF/ $200 OR LESS Bond: $ 500 **

Warrant Case: F17020826 Desc: See remarks below Bond: N/A **

Remarks: OUT ON PROBATION
Charge: GRAND THEFT 2ND DEG/ 20K><100K Bond: $ 7500 **
Charge: BURGLARY/ UNOCCUPIED DWELLING Bond: $ 12500 **
Charge: GRAND THEFT 3RD DEGREE/ BEFORE 10/ 1/ 19 Bond: $ 5000 **

Warrant Case: F18005131 Desc: See remarks below Bond: N/A **

Remarks: OUT ON PROBATION
Charge: BURGLARY/ ARMED – PBL Bond: NO BOND **
Charge: PETIT THEFT Bond: $ 500 **
Charge: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF/ $200 OR LESS Bond: $ 500 **

Bond Information
Charge Satisfied: No
Bond Submitted:
** Bond information posted on this case/charge may not reflect the current amount. Call the detention facility for updated information.

JONATHAN ALEXANDER CASANOVA:

Jonathan Alexander Casanova (27) was the second person arrested in connection with the attack on Christopher Monzon last Sunday.  Casanova was arrested on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 and charged with Aggravated Battery in this incident.  The Police Report states the following:

ON OCTOBER 23RD 2022 AT APPROXIMATELY 6:20 P.M., THE VICTIM WAS WALKING THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD ON EAST 60TH STREET DISTRIBUTING POLITICAL FLIERS FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR MARCO RUBIO AS WELL AS FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS.

UPON APPROACHING 120 EAST 60TH STREET, THE VICTIM ENCOUNTERED DEFENDANT JAVIER LOPEZ ANO DEFENDANT JONATHAN CASANOVA WHO WERE BLOCKING THE SIDEWALK. AN ARGUMENT ENSUED BETWEEN PARTIES, AT WHICH TIME DEFENDANT LOPEZ RUSHED THE VICTIM AND THREW HIM ON THE GROUND. AT THAT POINT, DEFENDANT CASANOVA. WHO WAS UNIDENTIFIED AT THE TIME, BEGAN TO KICK THE VICTIM ON THE HEAD AS HE WAS ON THE GROUND. SIMULTANEOUSLY, DEFENDANT LOPEZ WAS PUNCHING THE VICTIM AS HE WAS ON THE GROUND. DEFENDANT CASANOVA WAS EVENTUALLY PULLED OFF THE VICTIM BY A WITNESS, AT WHICH TIME DEFENDANT CASANOVA WENT TO HIS VEHICLE, A WHITE, 2021, MERCEDES BENZ GLB BEARING FLORIDA TAG# 37BTHY, OPENED THE REAR COMPARTMENT OF THE SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE AND RELEASED TWO (2) GERMAN SHEPHERDS AND WALKED THEM TO TOWARDS THE VICTIM WHO REMAINED ON THE GROUND. DEFENDANT CASANOVA THEN BEGAN TO GIVE COMMANDS TO THE DOGS TO ATTACK AND BITE THE VICTIM.  ULTIMATELY, ALL PARTIES WERE SEPARATED BY NEIGHBORS WHO HAD OVERHEARD THE COMMOTION AND FIGHTING.

UPON PATROL OFFICERS ARRIVAL, THEY MADE CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM WHO ADVISED THEM THAT HE HAD BEEN BATTERED BY DEFENDANT LOPEZ AND DEFENDANT CASANOVA. THE VICTIM PROCEEDED TO POINT OUT DEFENDANT LOPEZ TO RESPONDING OFFICERS AS ONE OF HIS ATTACKERS. DEFENDANT LOPEZ WAS DETAINED PENDING THE INVESTIGATION. HOWEVER, DEFENDANT CASANOVA HAD FLED THE SCENE PRIOR TO POLICE ARRIVAL IN A 2021 MERCEDES BENZ GLB BEARING FLORIDA TAG #37BTHY. AFTER COMPLETION OF PATROL
OFFICERS INVESTIGATION, DEFENDANT LOPEZ WAS ARRESTED AND TRANSPORTED TO JAIL. THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO KENDALL REGIONAL FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT BY HIALEAH FIRE RESCUE.

ON OCTOBER 24TH 2022, DEFENDANT CASANOVA WAS IDENTIFIED VIA INFORMATION PROVIDED TO PATROL OFFICERS BY DEFENDANT LOPEZ THE DAY PRIOR. DETECTIVE J. ELOSEGUI (04–0958), ACTING AS AN INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR, PROVIDED THE VICTIM WITH A BLACK AND WHITE SIX-PERSON PHOTOGRAPHIC LINE-UP. POST-ADMONITION. THE VICTIM IDENTIFIED DEFENDANT CASANOVA AS THE PERSON WHO KICKED HIM AND RELEASED THE TWO DOGS IN AN ATTEMPT TO HAVE THEM ATTACK HIM WHILE HE LAID DEFENSELESS ON THE GROUND.

IN ADDITION, DETECTIVES OBTAINED A VIDEO, SWORN TAPPED STATEMENT FROM THE VICTIM.  DURING THE STATEMENT. THE VICTIM DETAILED THAT DEFENDANT CASANOVA STATED TO HIM THAT HE COULD NOT PASS THROUGH BECAUSE HE WAS A REPUBLICAN AND HIS DOGS WERE READY TO ATTACK. THE VICTIM FURTHER STATED TO AVOID AN ALTERCATION, HE PROCEEDED TO WALK ONTO THE STREET AND ATTEMPTED TO WALK AROUND THE DEFENDANTS. AT THAT POINT, THE VICTIM ADVISED DEFENDANT CASANOVA STATED TO HIM THAT HE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO WALK AROUND HIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND IF HE CONTINUED TO DO SO HE WOULD SHOOT HIM.

IN RETORT TO WHAT DEFENDANT CASANOVA TOLD THE VICTIM, HE REPLIED HE WAS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY THUS ALLOWED TO BE IN THE AREA THE VICTIM STATED AT NO POINT DID HE ENTER DEFENDANT LOPEZ’ PROPERTY AND REMAINED ON THE CITY STREET AND EASEMENT AREA.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FROM THE AREA CORROBORATED THE VICTIMS SEQUENCE OF EVENTS.

ON OCTOBER 25TH 2022, DEFENDANT CASANOVA WAS LOCATED AND ARRESTED AT 4493 COLLINS AVENUE IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA (PINE TREE PARK). THE DEFENDANT WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HIALEAH POLICE MAIN STATION WHERE UPON ARRIVAL HE INVOKED HIS RIGHTS AND REFUSED TO SPEAK WITH ME. DEFENDANT CASANOVA WAS ARRESTED ANO CHARGED ACCORDINGLY. AS A RESULT OF THE INCIDENT, THE VICTIM SUFFERED A FRACTURED ORBITAL BONE, NASAL/SINUS FRAC

HIALEAH POLICE REPORT

LET’S UNPACK THIS:

Before we go further, we want to remind everyone that the two men charged are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  That said, these two men and only these two men have been charged with a crime in this incident.  And both were charged with an attack on the victim, Christopher Monzon.

Police have indicated that VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FROM THE AREA CORROBORATED THE VICTIMS SEQUENCE OF EVENTS.  In other words, it appears the information given to the Hialeah Police by the victim, Christopher Monzon, has been truthful. There’s nothing to indicate to the police that the victim is lying or making up this attack a la Jussie Smollet.

Furthermore, Hialeah Police obtained a video taped sworn statement from the victim, Christopher Monzon, alleging that “Defendant Casanova stated to him that he could not pass through because he was a Republican and his dogs were ready to attack.”

So let’s recap the evidence pointing to a Political attack:

  • The alleged attackers did not appear to know the victim prior to the incident.  So that removes domestic, familial, and/or other prior relationship grudges.
  • The alleged attackers were only charged with aggravated assault.  There are no charges for theft or attempted armed robbery.  So it doesn’t appear robbery was a motive.
  • The victim is a White Hispanic.  The alleged attackers are White Hispanic.  So the attack doesn’t appear to be racially or ethically driven.
  • The victim is going door to door canvassing, passing out flyers for Rubio and DeSantis while also wearing a Marco Rubio T-Shirt and Ron DeSantis hat.
  • The victim gave sworn testimony that Defendant Casanova told him “that he could not pass through because he [the victim] was a Republican and his dogs were ready to attack.”

DOUBLE STANDARD

So let me get this straight.  All the headlines claiming Jussie Smollet was a victim of a Homophobic, Racist attack by MAGA Hat wearing white racists was fine because it was based solely on the testimony of a talented Hollywood actor.

In this case, we have two men that have already been arrested and charged with aggravated battery on the victim.  We have removed robbery, race, and ethnicity as motives.  We have the fact the victim was very visibly and actively engaged in a political act.  We have the credible testimony from the victim alleging that the attackers told him it was because the victim was a Republican.  And, Hialeah Police say there’s surveillance video that corroborates the victim’s account of what happened.

Hello.  What more do you need to call this a Political Attack?  A Lincoln Continental on Dealey Plaza?

Come on folks.  It’s pretty obvious what’s happened here.  It’s time to call a spade a spade.

POLITICS

Marco Rubio has been very vocal on Twitter discussing this case.  As you might imagine, he was very upset to have someone canvassing on his behalf get violently attacked.

 

POLITICAL ATTACK ON NANCY PELOSI’S HUSBAND

This is not #MiamiSprings related, but it’s probably safe to say that Paul Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, was attacked today thanks to extreme Political Motives.  This is horrible and should never be tolerated whether from the right or the left.  This is absolutely disgusting.

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

Hialeah Mayor Bovo was interviewed by the national press on the item.



ORIGINAL POST:  October 26, 2022:

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio posted the following photos of a volunteer named Christopher Monzon who was allegedly attacked in Hialeah while canvassing on the Senator’s behalf.  According to Senator Marco Rubio, Monzon “suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw, and will need facial reconstructive surgery.”

As you can see in the photos, Monzon was wearing a Marco Rubio for Senate T-Shirt when he was attacked.  According to the Senator, Monzon was wearing the Rubio T-Shirt and a DeSantis hat when Monzon was attacked by 4 people the Senator described as “animals.”  The attackers allegedly told Monzon “Republicans weren’t allowed in their neighborhood.”

The Miami New Times reported that the incident occurred on Sunday night (October 23) near Amelia Earhart Park.  The New Times also reported that Hialeah Police had arrested a 25 year old male named Javier Jesus Lopez in connection with the assault.

What’s the Miami Springs connection?

Well, Monzon is the Vice President of the Miami Springs Republican Club.  In the photo below, Monzon is the person in the middle during a Trump Rally on Curtiss Parkway back in 2020.

Regardless of your politics, no one has a right to physically attack someone else because of their political beliefs.  The first amendment allows us all to express ourselves and our political beliefs however we want.  With that comes the tolerance and the ability to ignore people we may disagree with.

If you wear a “Che” T-Shirt, I’m not going to like it.  But hey, it’s a free country and you have the right to support a racist murderer if that’s what you want.  And as much as I don’t like it, I’ll defend your right to wear it.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Manzon probably would have been attacked if he was wearing girl scout uniform or nun. No proof this was political. Never said that to police. Don’t you think that is something he would have remembered? Rubio and Proud Boys probably told him to lie later on. That is why Proud Boys guarded door soreporters could not ask questions. Manzon has criminal record and is known liar and is on camera starting fights. Look at thugs that got arrested. Do they look know anything about politics? Is there anyone in Hialeah that is not republican? Read the twitter story.

    • Anyone with an IQ higher than their shoe size knows that this was a politically motivated attack, which apparently excludes you.

  2. Notice how this type of “people” get really courageous when it is 2 or more on one.
    We have some of the same “people” in Miami Springs, I bet those 2 from Hialeah visit here.

    • Sounds like you’re condoning this politically motivated attack. You don’t have to like Monzon. Heck, you have the right to hate him as much as you want. But what you can’t do in America is attack the man.

      Who was brutally attacked while wearing political clothing and conducting a political act? Christopher Monzon

      Who was arrested and charged with assaulting Christopher Monzon while Monzon was in the political act of canvassing and passing out flyers?

      Javier Jesus Lopez and Jonathan Alexander Casanova.

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