Alexander Downing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Alexander Downing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Alexander Jennes Downing.

A drunken 35-year-old Trump supporter went on a vicious and vulgar tirade against a Muslim family at a South Padre Island, Texas, beach earlier this month, but was left crying in his mugshot after being arrested on a public intoxication charge.

Alexander Jennes Downing, of Waterford, Connecticut, shouted at the family, “Donald Trump will stop you,” during the May 3 incident, which was recorded by 19-year-old Noria Alward, and posted to Youtube.

“You will never ever, ever, ever stop me,” Downing can be heard screaming. “My Christianity will rise above your Sharia law. … Guess what? ISIS don’t mean s*it to me, mother f*cker.”

South Padre Island Police told KVEO-TV officers responded to a disturbance at the Pearl Resort and found Downing “intoxicated in a public place and was a danger to himself and others.”

Downing has previously lived in New Hampshire, Florida and Spring, Texas, and has been arrested several times since 2003, court records show.

Here’s what you need to know about Downing and the incident:


1. Downing Tells the Family ‘Donald Trump Gots You Motherf*ckers … My Country Is the Greatest Country in the World’

The nearly 6-minute long video showing the incident that led to Alexander Jennes Downing’s arrest was posted to Youtube by Noria Alward on May 5. It begins by showing Downing, clad in a neon green tank top, blue shorts and flip flops, talking to a member of Alward’s family. He then goes back to his chair away from the family, but yells at them, “you want to f*ck with my country? Huh?” Downing stands up and throws his chair aside, walking back to the woman’s family.

“You’re a f*cking Muslim,” he screams at them. Downing then says, “I’m too f*cking real, you’re fake” and walks away again, as another man tries to keep him away from the family. After talking to the man for about a minute, he pushes past him and begins yelling at the family again.

(Youtube/Noria Alward)

“You will never ever, ever, ever stop me,” Downing, who is holding a plastic cup, can be heard screaming. “My Christianity will rise above your Sharia law. Your Sharia law doesn’t mean s*it to me motherf*ckers. Guess what? ISIS don’t mean sh*t to me motherf*cker.”

He then gets into the face of one of the men with Alward’s family and yells at him, “Donald Trump will stop you! Donald Trump will stop you motherf*cker!”

He then stumbles away, yelling, “Donald Trump! Donald Trump motherf*cker” while getting in the man’s face.

(Youtube/Noria Alward)

“Donald Trump gots you motherf*ckers,” Downing says while pointing at the family.

“What? What? Suck my d*ck motherf*ckers! Suck my goddamn d*ck. Right there, right f*cking there n*gga,” he yells while grabbing his crotch. He then runs up to the family and screams at them again.

“My country is the greatest country in the world, my country is the greatest country in the world,” he yells.

He then begins to pound on his chest repeatedly, saying “look at that,” and “Donald Trump motherf*ckers. … Don’t f*ck with Donald Trump. That’s my motherf*cking n*gga. That’s my motherf*cking president right there. F*ck with my president, you can’t f*ck with my president.”

He then walks away and continues to yell at the family before the video ends. Police later arrived and arrested Downing on the public intoxication charge.

(Facebook)

Noria Alward, who recorded the video, told the San Antonio Express News that Downing made several explicit gestures toward the family during the rant, which she said on Facebook lasted 20 minutes.

“First and foremost, we are Americans who happened to be Muslims. Never have I ever experienced such a thing,” Alward told the newspaper. “We did not do anything to provoke him.”

Another family member, who identified himself only as Ahmed for fear of abuse or harassment, told Buzzfeed News, “When he called it his country. It is my country too. America is my country whether he likes it or not.”


2. Alward Says Her Family, Including Her Young Cousin & Nephews, Experienced ‘Ugliness’ & ‘Aggressiveness’ While Enjoying a Reunion

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Alexander Jennes Downing. (Facebook)

Noria Alward, who posted the video, wrote on Youtube that her family was at the beach enjoying a family reunion when the incident occurred, causing them to “experience ugliness and aggressiveness in the worse shape and form possible.”

Alward said the incident began when two women approached her father and asked her to help them with a stranger, later identified as Alexander Downing, who was harassing them. She wrote that her father told Downing, “please enjoy your time and have fun and let everyone else enjoy their time.” She said Downing walked away and seemed to listen, but then came back and started making racist comments:

He was yelling so loud that my uncles and my brother came over from the water to see what was going on. The insane man came close to the kids and that’s when my uncle stood up to him and defended us and the kids, including my 4 year old cousin, 4 and 2 year old nephews. The video here shows a glimpse of what we all had to experience.

Alward said her family called 911, but the man had left, so the police department said to call back if he harassed them again. When he returned, the family called 911 again:

After about 20 minutes of him going crazy he left back to the hotel. The police then came back and they arrested the man at the hotel restaurant. When we spoke to the hotel management, they said they couldn’t do anything at the time because he is in police custody and that if they see him, they will evict him. The next morning my uncle saw him at the front desk and talked to the management. They plainly told us that they can’t do anything about it right now and that if he does this again he will be arrested. I don’t understand what it takes for this hotel to take actions. Do they need someone to get hurt?

She said, “Overall we enjoyed the lovely island and we will definitely go back to South Padre again, we surely will never go back to Pearl South Padre hotel, Texas again.”

The South Padre Pearl Hotel’s general manager told Buzzfeed News his staff was not aware of the details of the incident until seeing the video on May 10. He said it occurred on a public beach, though Alward says the family entered the beach through a private entrance from the hotel.

“So we couldn’t really have the full story except that the police arrested the guy and the next day the guy checked out. But we care about our guests, we care about whatever happens in our hotel. Unfortunately, this happened outside the hotel,” general manager Abdel Zouari said.


3. Downing Harassed the Mother of His Child & Is on Probation After Admitting to a Domestic Violence-Related Attack on a Woman & Elderly Man

(Hillsborough County Sheriff)

Alexander Downing is on felony probation in Florida until 2019 after pleading guilty last year to charges of abuse of an elderly or disabled person and domestic violence battery, Hillsborough County court records. He was also sentenced to time served after spending five days in jail following his July 11, 2016, arrest in Plant City.

You can read the arrest report from the case below:

According to the arrest report, the incident involved two members of Downing’s family. Police were called about 2 a.m. for a disturbance. Downing punched the elderly, disabled man on the right side of the face with a closed fist during a verbal argument, knocking him down. Police said Downing then kicked the victim while he was on the ground.

Downing also punched the female victim in the left ear with a closed fist while she tried to shield the elderly man from Downing’s strikes, police said in the arrest report.

He pleaded guilty to the charges in November 2016. Along with probation, he was ordered to take anger management classes. It is not clear if he will be charged with violating his probation as a result of his arrest in Texas. The court allowed him to transfer his probation to Texas, where he appears to have been living at the time he was arrested in South Padre.

“You will live without violating any law. A conviction in a court of law is not necessary for such a violation of law to constitute a violation of your probation, community control, or any other form of court ordered supervision,” his probation order states. “You will not use intoxicants to excess or possess any drugs or narcotics unless prescribed by a physician. Nor will you visit places where intoxicants, drugs or other dangerous substances are unlawfully sold, dispensed or used.”

You can read the sentencing document below:

Downing also has a criminal record in Connecticut. He was arrested multiple times in New London and Waterford in 2010. He pleaded guilty to charges including second-degree breach of peace, possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana and sixth-degree larceny. Downing was sentenced to 90 days in jail, execution suspended, and one year of conditional discharge in August 2010.

According to the New York Post, Downing was also accused in 2012 of threatening and harassing the mother of his now 5-year-old daughter while he was living in Connecticut. He also attempted to kidnap his daughter, the woman claimed.

“[Downing] repeatedly harassed and threatened myself and my family through continually calling my cellphone and house phone during all hours of the day and then texting me and leaving voicemails,” according to court documents obtained by the Post. “This harassment was done in a sporadic, unpredictable, unprovoked and extremely out of control manner. It included repeated threats of bodily harm, abusive language and derogatory statements about myself, my family and my friends.”

She said Downing once showed up at her home in a “fit of rage” and demanded to see his daughter and in 2013, attempted to kidnap his daughter at the Crystal Mall in Waterford. The woman told the Post she was 19 when she met Downing, who was then 30, and he became a different person and had a drinking problem.

(Facebook)

“I have been given justification in my actions that I took to protect my daughter long ago,” the woman told The Post. “I knew he was dangerous and unpredictable, but to have the entire world witness it and agree gives me that confirmation. I feel sad that a family had to go through such an ordeal, and I hope that Alex is able to get help for all the demons he seems to have inside. Anger resonates in a person for a reason.”

She said she isn’t surprised about what happened.

“That’s how he treated me. I’m enjoying all the people talking badly about him because it’s justification for what I did,” she told the Post. “But I can’t say I’m surprised because he’s always been violent and unpredictable.”

The woman’s sister has set up a GoFundMe page, hoping the attention to Downing will help her niece. She claims Downing owes more than $25,000 in child support. You can make a donation here.

“Firstly, let me extend my heart felt apology to the family that had to endure such a horrible act of hatred and racism. I commend every single one of you for reacting so calmly and having as much patience as you did,” the woman’s sister wrote. “Although everything about that video was deplorable, I want to try to find a positive out of it. I see this as an opportunity to have a better story told through all of this. I want to honor my sister for Mothers Day for who she is and the inspiration she is. For my beautiful niece on her 5th birthday this week and hopefully raise some money for them, cause she’ll probably never get it.”


4. He Was Arrested on Drug Charges in 2003 & 2004 & Was Held on Warrants Issued by the Army

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Downing in 2003 and 2004. (Polk County Sheriff)

Downing has several other arrests on his record, including two, in 2003 and 2004, according to court records. Those records show he was wanted in both occasions on fugitive from justice warrants issued by the U.S. Army in Kentucky. It is not clear if Downing was serving in the military at the time of those arrests.

He was arrested in Polk County, Florida, in October 2003 on charges of possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and being a fugitive of justice. The U.S. Army in Kentucky was listed as the agency holding the arrest warrant. He was released to the military in November 2013. He pleaded guilty to the marijuana charge.

Downing was then arrested again in Polk County in January 2004 on a fugitive from justice warrant, along with a traffic violation while driving with a suspended license and first-degree petit larceny of items worth $100 to $300. He was released, again to the Army, in February 2004.

He has lived in southeastern Connecticut and Spring, Texas, in recent years. Downing is a native of New Hampshire, according to arrest records, and has also lived in Plant City and Lakeland, Florida. He was identified in arrest reports last year as a cook at a chain barbecue restaurant.


5. Downing Was Released on Bail After the Public Intoxication Arrest, but the South Padre Police Chief Says More Charges Could Come

(Facebook)

Alexander Downing was released on bail after being booked into the South Padre Island Jail on May 3, KVEO-TV reports.

“He was released later that night and he actually went back to the hotel like nothing ever happened!!!” Noria Alward said on Facebook. “Thanks to the cops who took the insane man right away and assured us that this is a nice place but every now and then they get a crazy person like this.”

South Padre Island Police Chief Randy Smith told KVEO, ” “I was saddened. Just want to say there is no way any of us here that work for the city would not tolerate anything like that. We try to create an environment where people can come to the beach, have a good time and have a good time with their families and enjoy themselves. The last thing we want is for someone to be harassed and taunted by an intoxicated subject that is blatantly out of line.”

Smith said further charges can still be brought against Downing.

“Anyone that was offended that day that wants to file additional charges are welcome to contact our agency,” Smith told the news station on May 10. “Our doors are always open to that.”

Ahmed, Alward’s family member, told Buzzfeed News, that Downing “doesn’t represent the masses,” but needs to be “charged for what he’s done.”

Ahmed also thanked the “beachgoers that stood by our side,” including a man who can be seen trying to create a buffer between Downing and the family. “Hats off to him,” Ahmed told the news site.

Downing could not be reached for comment and it is not clear if he has hired an attorney.

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inverse137 (@inverse137)

What a piece of white trash s…

I really like that picture of him crying like a little B….

Anyone know his address? Would love to mail a framed copy to him.

Real tough guy…likes to beat up senior citizens too.

THIS is your typical trump supporter

EveryoneistheVictim

Good job grouping everyone that voted for Trump into the same category as this POS. I bet you are even the same person that says we should not judge all Muslims (which we shouldn’t) as being terrorist. #TypicalKettle

Meesha

I detest – I am talking DEEETTEEESSSTTT – Trump and ^ is actually a really good point.

Anonymous

don’t worry moesha, we really detest drunken muslim obama supporters

nikkizblog

And you *typically insert a microaggression regarding Meesha’s name. Trying to put her in her place? Are you proudly racist?

Jon Peters

You detest anything not white. You’re a dickless Nazi, you should kill yourself and make the world a better place.

Kel

Haha, practicing Muslims don’t drink alcohol. Did you really not know that?

bunnymellonhasthekey

EveryoneistheVictim — Actually, the OP said, “average Trump supporter” not EVERY Trump support.The Oxford dictionary states: “A number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular, the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number” or “An amount, standard, level, or rate regarded as usual or ordinary.” That certainly does not imply ALL Trump supporters and if you or others inferred that, it seems like a personal problem to me!

For a group of people of whom many beat the drums of “stop using politically correct speech and speak your mind” or “stop crying about X, you snowflake” quite a few cry and whine like the enfant terrible they can become the minute that speech is directed their way. The bravado crumbles and you’re left with a desperate, pissy, a** frazzled minion way in over their head! They love to talk the talk, but they have an almost pathological aversion to “manning up”, as they put it, to something they said or did that was hypocritical or not backed by demonstrable evidence. Just sayin!

Sue

I’d like to mail all this stuff to his employer and see if they still want someone like him representing or working at their company

Anonymous

ah yes, you liberal fascists are all for total punishment for anyone that goes against your orders…destroy people livelihoods, vandalize their homes and vehicles, beat up their wife and kids, because he did some stupid sh*t when drunk one day…oops, SAID some stupid sh*t when he was drunk one day.

‘sue’ you are a classic example of why you leftists have always been the people behind totalitarian takeovers, be it in russia in 1917 or germany in 1930s, or cuba in the 1950s, etc.

bunnymellonhasthekey

Anonymous poster– Liberal Fascist? I doubt you have clue one what either of those words means, just like most pedagogically- impaired Trump sycophants who use Socialist/Fascist/Marxist as interchangeable pejoratives for non-likeminded individuals. It’s actually very garden variety BS and obnoxious as it IS fixable if you gave more than zero cares!

Look at you, son. Unable to place the blame on the person who attacked a family with children and did so UNPROVOKED. Are you huffing old newsprint, inquiring minds and all? The person suggested that his boss or company find out the events that unfolded and said let the boss decide if he wants someone of his ilk representing the company. He didn’t say he should or should not be fired. Why would you get upset about the truth of the matter? Best be careful with that confirmation bias!

Your ignorant a** got your little, pink, lacy, La Perlas all up in an a**crack twist and started jumping from the evidence of the situation to, “OMG, YOU want to ruin his life.” You sound like a petulant little brat in the cereal aisle of the grocery store who was just told that you will be getting some Some Generic Bran Flakes instead of CapnCrnch and now you’re stomping your feet and making tiny fist (Haha, you must be related to that high hustling rube, Trump–can you say Napoleonic complex?) while screaming and blubbering some inerudite mumblef**k!

However, my favorite bit of not-the-brightest-crayon-in-the-box evidence you posted was this little comedy gold nugget “…classic example of why you leftists have always been the people behind totalitarian takeovers” WTF did I JUST say about using terms you know diddly d*** about, son? That made NO sense.

I think you need to share with the class what YOUR definition for totalitarian is. I would bet quite a lot that it is whatever FOX News or some other See Spot Run, Cliffs Notes for the “It’s-dark-in-my-pre-frontal cortex” group (or Dummies, for short) tells you the meaning of said word means.

Buy a vowel, call a friend, or ask someone through your local GloryHo… never mind, but when you get that clue, come on back and share with the class. This should be entertaining, at best!

mark

Well since your lumping every single Trump supporter as being like him, then you should be supporting what he said since all muslims are terrorists waiting to happen and they all support sharia law to trump American law.

And while we are at it, let’s put every single gun owner under arrest as they are all mass shooters just waiting to happen.

Shall I go on or do you get the point?

Jinxi Richow

Mark, stop blubbering and own up to the evil that your lying President engenders in thugs like this violent fool with a long criminal history.

Review his ‘accomplishments’ :
Trump is a proven, inveterate and inept liar.
Trump is a tax cheat.
Trump is a draft dodger.
Trump insults veterans and POWs.
Trump is a thin-skinned Narcissus.

You support an evil man and you want respect, sympathy and understanding ???
Trump and his supporters have done NOTHING to earn respect, sympathy or understanding.

Anonymous

Whoa, Jinxi – You’re just like the guy in the video – all ready to get hot-headed over nothing. Calm down. Sheesh!

Anonymous

and the democrat party’s candidates were the congenital liar and corrupt co-conspirator of her serial rapist husband
runner up a creepy white socialist from a tiny rural state that is 98% white and who things women fantasize about being gang raped, little boys and girls should go around naked more and be encouraged to touch each other in order to avoid problems later in life….and who didn’t get a job until he was almost 50 years old, whose first wife left him because he used to steal electricity from a neighbor’s house using an extension cord.

and those are the good democrats…..

Anonymous

What’s hilarious is all the leftist kids use this as proof…….of a drunk guy running his mouth….woo hoo. Really?

yet every day and every night in leftist europe non drinking sober muslims interact with the leftist euros there….

Anonymous

So you show a video with no context to try to prove what now? Keep shining you bright star.

Anonymous

Dude I was thinking the same. No freaking context.

Anonymous

Here ya go liar/leftist, some “context” for you from the ‘right wing extremist’ (heavy sarcasm) 60 minutes in sweden, where Trump said that muslims have created a problem and cult members like you have your programming kick in and call him all sorts of slogans:

Anonymous

I lived in Paris which is in Europe and of the biggest targets for the radiacal assholes and no this does not happen every day or every night. Nice try tho.

Anonymous

Really? I voted for Trump, yet have never once in my life acted like this. Matter of fact, had I been there, or witnessed something like this happening to anyone, regardless of color, race, religion or sex, I would have stepped in. I dont care who you are, you act like an a-hole in front of my wife or kids, or anyones wife or kids for that matter, Im getting involved. The bigger problem I see in this video besides the drunk idiot, is all the people standing around watching instead of doing the right thing. This guy is just another bully, and tries to intimidate people, If just 2-3 random people stood up to him and told him to sit down and shut up. It would likely not escalate to this, instead people don’t come together to support whats right, and choose to ignore situations like this because they think its not their problem. Yet it is! I see this as a missed opportunity to teach those kids a valuable lesson on how to handle bullies, or drunk racists for that matter.

But back to your post. Guess anyone that supported Trump is no different than this clown.

Anonymous

You voting for Trump encouraged this kind of behavior. This is exactly how Trump votes- being a bully and encouraging his supporters to do the same. You speak about teaching kids a valuable lesson, but then you voted for Trump? The man you openly dragged about sexual assault, mocked the disabled and veterans, and has consistently and blatantly lied to the American people? So, yes anyone that supported Trump is not different, some are just more open about it.

Anonymous

So then theoretically, had I voted for Hillary, I would support lying, corruption and cheating on your spouse….really, now Im the bad guy, and this drunk racist bully is no different than me? Sounds like you have the issue, discriminating against anyone that dosent believe in your governmental party. Much like this drunk thinks all Muslims are part of ISIS, or all people with different skin color must be terrorists. You my friend just showed the world your true colors…..well done!

t9p1

Unfortunately, these idiots can be generalized. Any person who selected Trump in the Repuke primary is more than likely as bigoted as the above clown

Jon Peters

Yup. Best to ignore all the valid points they just made. Create a straw man, little Nazi. You are no different than this drunken, raging Nazi. You just don’t have the balls to admit it.

Kel

Haha, Trump lies far more than Hillary, and he’s far more corrupt. He seriously had his press secretary go out and say his inauguration was larger than Obama’s, even though it was clearly false and also, not important. And Hillary never cheated on her spouse. The fact that she worked through a tough time in her marriage has literally nothing to do with her policies. Trump campaigned on fear-mongering of the “other”. His rhetoric has emboldened people like this guy.

Of course, not all Trump supporters are racist bigots. I agree that we shouldn’t generalize groups of people. But there’s no denying that Trump’s message was attractive to many racists and white nationalists. The KKK threw a frickin’ parade for Christ’s sake.

Funky chicken

Hitlery is our version of Mother Theresa? Is that what you’re trying to imply?

Anonymous

To be fair, Trump is the biggest liar, is known to have been a serial cheater, and is as corrupt as any sleazy businessman can be. Agreed that this guy is hardly representative of all Trump voters, but pick a better argument.

Anonymous

By voting for Trump you’re still supporting lying, corruption and sexually harassing women, so yes, you’re the bad guy. Also, Hillary never cheated on his husband, it was the other way around and they’re different people, in case you haven’t noticed yet.

JCR

Actually, even though you did not vote for Clinton you still voted for a person that tells lie after lie., that has ripped off many Americans and settled for tens of millions out of court, who is currently investigation for collusion, who many agree is acting like someone that feels he’s above the law, and whose been married 3 times and bragged about what he would to do other women. And that’s the problem with Trump supporters. They’ve somehow exonerated themselves from voting for a guy that at the very least has no ethics and honor. No matter how much you try to convince yourself he’s not, he’s everything you claim to stand against. But, at least I commend you for saying you would have stood up for this lovely family. That’s a start.

Anonymous

Um dude, Trump has lied constantly, cheated on his wives, and is considered one of the most corrupt business men ever. So you did vote for those things.

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