Tag Archives: Charlottesville

Jury Finds Charlottesville Nazi Rally Organizers Liable

The Washington Post reports: Prominent white supremacists Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler and Christopher Cantwell and others engaged in a conspiracy in advance of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, a jury has ruled. The jury did not reach a verdict on two federal conspiracy charges, but did find that every defendant was liable for civil conspiracy …

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VA Jury Hears Horrific Audio Of Nazi Leader Richard Spencer At Charlottesville “Unite The Right” Civil Trial

Vice News reports: Christopher Cantwell, a man known as “the Crying Nazi,” turned the opening statement portion of the Sines v. Kessler trial into a racist open-mic session, in which he dropped the n-word and plugged his podcast. Cantwell and 19 other white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and their various organizations are accused of conspiring to incite racially motivated violence at the …

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The Crying Nazi Watched Tucker Carlson As Trial Prep

The Daily Beast reports: Christopher “Crying Nazi” Cantwell, one of two dozen white supremacists and their affiliated groups being sued for their participation in the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, prepped for his trial by watching Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, according to a report. A man who shared a prison unit with Cantwell told BuzzFeed News that …

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Civil Trial Begins For Charlottesville Rally Organizers

ABC News reports: Jury selection is scheduled to get underway on Monday in the high-profile civil case in the U.S. district court in Charlottesville against organizers and certain participants of the “Unite the Right” rally. Nine people injured over the two-day event are accusing promoters of exhorting followers to “defend the South and Western civilization” from non-white people and their …

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Robert E. Lee Statue Finally Removed In Charlottesville

The Associated Press reports: A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was hoisted away from its place of prominence in Charlottesville on Saturday and carted off to storage, years after its threatened removal became a rallying point for white supremacists and inspired their violent 2017 rally that left a woman dead and dozens injured. Work to remove the statue …

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SCOTUS Denies Appeals Of Charlottesville Extremists

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court is leaving in place the convictions of two men who as members of a white supremacist group participated in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turned violent. The high court said Monday that it would not take the case of Michael Miselis or Benjamin Daley, who participated in the rally …

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Confederate Statue Removed In Charlottesville [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A crowd cheered Saturday as workers in Charlottesville removed a Confederate statue near the site of a violent white nationalist rally three years ago. The removal of a bronze figure of a Confederate soldier known as “At Ready” is seen in Charlottesville as a milestone in eliminating divisive symbols of the Civil War. The Washington Post reports …

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Killer Nazi Driver Sued For $12M By Victim’s Mother

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Susan Bro hopes to send a powerful anti-hate message with a $12 million lawsuit against James Alex Fields Jr., the man convicted of murdering her daughter on Aug. 12, 2017. In an interview Wednesday, Bro, whose daughter, Heather Heyer, was killed when Fields rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, said, “We want to show …

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VERY FINE PEOPLE: Three White Supremacists Get Prison Sentences For Charlottesville Rioting [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Three men who were part of a white supremacist group that traveled from California to Virginia with a plan to attack counter-protesters at the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally have been sentenced to time in prison. According to the Department of Justice, 26-year-old Benjamin Daley was sentenced to 37 months, 25-year-old Thomas Gillen was sentenced to 33 …

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VIRGINIA: Charlottesville Nazi Driver Gets Life In Prison

The Associated Press reports: An avowed white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison on hate crime charges. James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in March to federal hate crime charges in an attack that …

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VIRGINIA: Charlottesville Killer Begs Court For Mercy

The Associated Press reports: The self-avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counter demonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, said in a sentencing memo submitted in court …

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VIRGINIA: Teenager Pleads Guilty To “Ethnic Cleansing” Terror Threat That Closed Charlottesville-Area Schools

The Daily Progress reports: A Virginia teenager has pleaded guilty to posting a racist threat online that shut down Charlottesville City Schools for two days last week. News outlets report the 17-year-old boy was convicted Wednesday and is set to be sentenced April 24. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Samantha Markley says the teen told authorities he was bored and joking when …

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Nazi Driver Pleads Guilty To 29 Hate Crime Charges

CBS News reports: James Fields, Jr. has pleaded guilty to 29 federal hate crime charges for his car attack on a crowd of people on Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville. The attack killed Heather Heyer Charlottesville that killed Heather Heyer and injured many other people. As a result of the plea, the death penalty was taken off the table. The …

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Trump: Democrats Have Become An “Anti-Jewish Party”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump criticized Democrats after the House passed an anti-hate resolution on Thursday, accusing them of becoming an “anti-Jewish party.” The resolution, that originally condemned anti-Semitism, was drawn up in response to comments and tweets from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). “I thought yesterday’s vote by the house was disgraceful because it has become, the Democrats have become …

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VIRGINIA: League Of The South Member Is Fourth Man Convicted In 2017 Charlottesville Attack On Black Man

NBC News reports: A fourth man has been found guilty of taking part in a violent beating inside a downtown Charlottesville parking garage. Fifty-year-old Tyler Watkins Davis appeared in Charlottesville Circuit Court early Friday, February 8. The Florida man entered an Alford plea to malicious wounding, meaning he admits there is enough evidence to convict him of that charge. The …

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Tell-All Book: Trump Screamed At “Disloyal” Paul Ryan For Criticizing His Handling Of White Supremacist Rally

The Washington Post reports: President Trump watched on television, increasingly angry, as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan criticized his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. He held the remote control “like a pistol” and yelled for an assistant to get the Republican leader on the phone. “Paul, do you know why Democrats have been kicking your a– …

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VIRGINIA: Another One Of Trump’s “Very Fine People” Sentenced To Four Years For 2017 Charlottesville Attack

The Associated Press reports: An Ohio man was sentenced Monday to just under four years in prison for his role in the beating of a black man the day of a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Daniel Borden was sentenced to 20 years, but most of that sentence was suspended. His active sentence amounts to three years and 10 months. …

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Judge Rules Jurors Can See Hitler Image Nazi Killer Texted To His Mother Before Deadly Drive Into Crowd

The Associated Press reports: A judge is allowing jurors to see a text message including an image of Adolf Hitler that was sent by the man who drove into a crowd of counter protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. News outlets report Judge Richard Moore ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can show the text James Alex Fields Jr. sent …

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VIRGINIA: Jury Selection Begins For Killer Neo-Nazi

The Charlottesville Daily Progress reports: More than a year after the Unite the Right rally culminated in a deadly car attack, the man charged with intentionally driving into a crowd of anti-racist protesters goes to trial Monday. James Alex Fields Jr., 21, a self-described neo-Nazi, is charged with first-degree murder and multiple counts of malicious wounding in the Aug. 12, …

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Feds Arrest Four More Charlottesville Nazis [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Four men linked to a white supremacist group were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, authorities said. They were arrested in California and were to be transported to Charlottesville after making initial appearances in federal courts in California on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said at …

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