Tag Archives: Virginia

Obama Hits Campaign Trail For First Time Since Leaving Office, Supports Democrats In Virginia And New Jersey

Reuters reports: Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor’s races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year’s midterm elections. Obama, who has spoken at private party fundraisers but largely steered clear of electoral ...

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The Tiki Torch Nazis Return To Charlottesville [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: White nationalists briefly rallied on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes in August led to the death of a woman who was run down by a car. A few dozen white nationalists, led by so-called “alt-right” activist Richard Spencer and carrying torches gathered at Emancipation Park near a covered statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the ...

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VIRGINIA: Court Denies Bail For The Weeping Nazi

The Daily Progress reports: A prominent figure in the white nationalist movement argued he is a “shock jock” who runs a “racist podcast” before he was denied bond on Thursday evening. Cantwell turned himself in last week in Lynchburg after UVa police announced that warrants were out for his arrest. On Thursday morning, an Albemarle County judge set bond for ...

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Second Man Arrested For Nazi Rally Beating As Alleged Teen Accomplice Fights His Extradition To Virginia

CBS News reports: A man charged in connection with the beating of a black man in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the day of a white nationalist rally has been arrested, authorities in Georgia said. Alex Michael Ramos, 33, turned himself in Monday evening to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Lawson Bittick told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Ramos faces one ...

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Man Arrested For Firing Gun During Nazi Rally [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Richard Wilson Preston, 52, was arrested following the release of a video, filmed by the ACLU of Virginia, that allegedly shows him in a verbal altercation on August 12 with counter-protestors near the Southwest corner of Emancipation Park. In the video, counter-protesters appear to throw objects at right-wing marchers. After several seconds, the man in the video, who ...

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Teen White Supremacist Busted For Nazi Rally Assault

The New York Daily News reports: A teen white supremacist who has been obsessed with Nazis since junior high school has been charged in the vicious beating of a black man during the violent rally in Charlottesville, Va. Daniel Borden, 18, was arrested Friday in connection with the attack on 20-year-old Deandre Harris, authorities said Saturday. A cellphone video captured ...

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VIRGINIA: Court Denies Bail For The Weeping Nazi

The New York Post reports: A neo-Nazi who said he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia was denied bail Thursday. Christopher Cantwell, who has justified the death of a woman protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, made his first court appearance after surrendering to police in Lynchburg, Va., late Wednesday. The New ...

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The “Weeping Nazi” Surrenders On Felony Charges

The New York Times reports: A white nationalist whose behavior at the violent gatherings this month in Charlottesville, Va., brought him notoriety after he was featured in a widely viewed documentary, has turned himself into the authorities in Virginia days after warrants were issued for his arrest. Earlier this week, the University of Virginia Police Department said the charges against ...

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VIRGINIA: GOP Appears To Level Race Traitor Charge Against Democrat For Opposing Monuments To Slavery

The Daily Beast reports: The Virginia Republican Party on Wednesday essentially deemed the state’s lieutenant governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam a race traitor for his call to remove Confederate monuments. Northam discovered earlier this year that his ancestors on Virginia’s Eastern Shore owned slaves. Several months later, he called for the relocation of Confederate statues to museums. Northam ...

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VIRGINIA: Ad Agency Tweaks Iconic State Slogan

Ad Week reports: Back in 1969, it was a playfully controversial tagline. Today, one small tweak turned it into a statement of tolerance and solidarity in an increasingly divided America. The Martin Agency of Richmond, Va., responded to the violence and hatred displayed in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend by telling as many people as possible that its home state is ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Memorial For Heather Heyer

Starting at 11am. USA Today reports: Family, friends, supporters and other mourners were gathering in Charlottesville Wednesday to honor a 32-year-old legal assistant who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people who had turned out to protest a white supremacist rally. The vigil has become a symbol of the community’s effort to stand up to the ...

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Charlottesville Terror Victims File $3 Million Lawsuit Against Driver, Nazis, David Duke, Multiple Hate Groups

Reuters reports: Two people who say they were injured in a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia sued the man charged with killing a woman by driving his car through the crowd as well as the event’s organizers on Tuesday for $3 million. Tadrint Washington and Micah Washington said in papers filed in Charlottesville circuit court that they had been among ...

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Nazi Rally Attendee Upset At Being Identified As Nazi: I’m Not The Angry Racist In That Photo [VIDEO]

Reno’s CBS affiliate reports: Thousands gathered to protest in the streets Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday, among them was 20 year-old Reno resident Peter Cvjetanovic. Photos of Cvjetanovic protesting circulated on social media, denouncing Cvjetanovic as a racist. “I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was. I understand the photo has a very negative connotation. But ...

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OHIO: Virginia Suspect’s Former High School Teacher Says He Was “Very Infatuated With The Nazis” [VIDEO]

Cincinnati’s ABC affiliate reports: The man police say rammed his car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally was “very infatuated with the Nazis,” according to one of his high school teachers. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, also wanted to join the Army but wasn’t allowed to enlist because of his mental health history, the teacher said. ...

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Sessions Opens Federal Probe Into Charlottesville

NBC News reports: The Department of Justice said late Saturday it has opened a civil-rights investigation into a deadly car-ramming incident that witnesses said targeted counter-protesters at a white nationalist and alt-right rally in Virginia. “The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “When such actions arise from ...

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VIRGINIA: 20 Year-Old Ohio Man Charged With Murder In Charlottesville White Supremacist Terror Attack

The Washington Post reports: Video recorded at the scene of the car crash shows a 2010 gray Dodge Challenger accelerating into crowds on a pedestrian mall, sending bodies flying — and then reversing at high speed, hitting yet more people. Witnesses said the street was filled with people opposed to the white nationalists who had come to town bearing Confederate ...

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Trump Condemns Virginia Rally Violence “On Many Sides,” Refuses To Denounce Murderous Nazis [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Trump said he condemned hatred and bigotry on “many sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia, in remarks from New Jersey, his first since white nationalist group protests turned violent and resulted in at least one death on Saturday. “We’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Mr. Trump said. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms ...

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Second Trump Message: Charlottesville Is Sad

After his first tweet about the violence at today’s Nazi rally was widely denounced as intentionally vague, Trump has tried again but again he has failed to call out the white supremacists marching and rioting in his name. Trump’s first tweet was seized upon by Nazi leader Richard Spencer as having been a denouncement of the counter-protesters and there’s nothing ...

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BREAKING: Car Plows Into Crowd of Counter-Protesters At Pro-Trump Nazi Rally, Multiple Injuries [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A car plowed into a crowd of protesters gathered for a “pro-white” rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. injuring several people. Video of the terrifying moment show several people being tossed into the air as the silver Dodge Charger mowed into the crowd and rear ended two other vehicles. Dozens of people were in the ...

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VIRGINIA: Governor Declares State Of Emergency, State Police Declare Nazi Rally An “Unlawful Assembly”

The New York Times reports: The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday as a protest of a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general turned violent, leaving several people injured and threatening to plunge the area into chaos. Protesters clashed in the historic college town, as white nationalists — some waving Confederate ...

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