51-year-year old Klansman acted in self-defense by stabbing three people before a KKK anti-immigrants and anti-Muslim rally in Anaheim, according to the Orange County D.A.’s office.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 3, 2016
Anaheim, California – The Orange County District Attorney’s office has decided not charged Charles Edward Donner, 51, of San Francisco with last Saturday’s (Feb. 27) stabbing of three people before a Ku Klux Klan anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rally near Pearson Park in Anaheim. Multiple Facebook photos, posted videos on social media showed Donner welding a knife and stabbing at least three people from a group of counter protesters who clashed with Klansman.
The Klansman were scheduled to hold a rally considered anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim at a diverse neighborhood when they were beaten up by Whites, Afro-Americans, Latinos and others, according to video footage images. At least 13 people including Donner were taken into custody. Donner was the only Klansman arrested in the incident.
According to El Tecolote Newspaper, Donner petitioned to changed his last name in 1986 from D’Honau to Donner and apparently is denying his Jewish descent and family Catholic affiliations. He is the son of the late Charles Edward D’Honau and Maureen D’Honau who language was Yiddish, according to a U.S. census record in 1920. Donner’s brother, William D’Honau told the Tecolote Newspaper that Donner was “…very mentally ill.”