Tag Archives: Virginia

Two Off-Duty Virginia Cops Charged In Capitol Riots

From the Justice Department: Two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers were charged yesterday in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without …

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“Camp Auschwitz” Capitol Rioter Jailed In Virginia

Norfolk’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man from Hampton Roads photographed wearing a sweatshirt with the words “Camp Auschwitz” during the U.S. Capitol insurrection last Wednesday is in custody. Robert Keith Packer, 56, was arrested on Wednesday morning by federal authorities and turned over to U.S. Marshals. Now unsealed federal charging documents show Packer is charged with knowingly entering or …

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Cop Fired Over Alleged Death Threats Posted On Parler

The New York Daily News reports: A Virginia sheriff’s deputy who allegedly called for a “violent revolutionary action” and said he was “ready to kill” anyone who tried to vaccinate his children or make him wear a mask has been fired. Posts from the Parler account of Aaron Hoffman, a member of the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office, included seeming …

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VA Gov Candidate Urges Trump To Declare Martial Law

“Not my President and never will be. The American people aren’t fools. We know you cheated to win and we’ll never accept these results. “Fair elections we can accept but cheating to win; never. It’s not over yet. So thankful President Trump has a backbone and refuses to concede. “President Trump should declare martial law as recommended by General Flynn.” …

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Ex-VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe To Run For Former Seat

NBC News reports: Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will announce Wednesday morning that he will run again for his former seat, according to aides involved in his emerging campaign. McAuliffe, who entertained a run for president in 2020, is up against three other Democrats, all of whom are Black: current Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, state senator Jennifer McClellan and former …

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Assault Charge For Cultist Who Coughed On Protester

The New York Daily News reports: Lending a whole new meaning to the term “heavy breather,” a man was arrested Sunday for exhaling onto women at Trump’s Virginia golf course. Raymond Deskins, 61, was charged with misdemeanor assault after a private citizen obtained a warrant through a county magistrate, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. They were near the …

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CNN Projects That Joe Biden Will Win Virginia

CNN reports: CNN projects Joe Biden will notch a win in Virginia. In 13 of the 14 presidential elections before 2008, Virginia went for the Republican nominee. But Barack Obama’s arrival coincided with a shift in the commonwealth’s electorate, powered by suburban voters with college degrees. Not quite liberal, Virginia has become increasingly Democratic – in the 2018 midterms, Reps. …

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Joe Biden +15 Over Trump In New Virginia Poll

Just in via press release: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 15 percentage points (53%-38%) in Virginia according to The Reconnect Research/Roanoke College Poll. Only 5% are undecided, and 4% said they will vote for Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian candidate. Fully 95% of those who support either candidate are very certain of their vote intention. Biden’s …

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VA Voter Registration System Goes Down On Final Day

The Associated Press reports: A severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia’s online voter registration system Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election. The Virginia Department of Elections said in statement on Twitter that a “fiber cut” was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the citizen portal and registrar’s offices. The state also said technicians were …

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Dem Virginia Gov And Wife Test Positive For COVID

ABC News reports: Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for COVID-19. The two were notified Wednesday evening “that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19,” a press release from the Governor’s office says. “Both the Governor and …

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Trump Cultists Intimidate Virginia Early Voters [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A group of Trump supporters waving campaign flags disrupted the second day of early voting in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, chanting “four more years” as voters entered a polling location and, at one point, forming a line that voters had to walk around outside the site. County election officials eventually were forced to open up …

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Virginia Sees Massive Lines On First Day Of Early Voting

Reuters reports: Lines of voters stretched hundreds deep in northern Virginia and other parts of the state on the first day of early voting in the 2020 presidential election. Friday marked the first day of early voting across the commonwealth. In Fairfax County, election workers were scrambling to open an additional voting room at the county government center where a …

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Handicapper Moves Virginia US House Race To Toss Up

From the Cook Political Report: In Cameron Webb, Democrats may have found their own “unicorn:” a young Black doctor who graduated from UVA, has treated COVID patients, whose wife (also a physician) is from rural Southside and whose father served in law enforcement for 20 years. In his ads, Webb talks about the need for bipartisanship and his experience “working …

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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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Kanye’s Own Electors Sue To Take Him Off VA Ballot

Law & Crime reports: Two of the people who signed Elector Oaths submitted in support of Kanye West filed a lawsuit in Virginia Circuit Court on Tuesday. They claim there is 1) evidence showing that at least three of the signatures were obtained “under false pretenses”; and 2) they believe “at least eleven of the thirteen” oaths are invalid. “As …

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GOP House Candidate To Rally Clergy Against LGBTs

The New York Times reports: Bob Good, a self-described “biblical conservative” who is the Republican nominee for a House seat in his conservative Central Virginia district, is hoping to rally clergy members with meetings this week attacking a new state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, which he characterizes as an assault on religious liberty. And …

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“KKK Leader” Gets 6 Years For Driving Into BLM Protest

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: A Hanover County man and avowed Ku Klux Klan leader boasted on social media shortly after he drove through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Henrico County in June, according to video shown during a trial on Monday. “They scattered like cockroaches,” said Harry H. Rogers, 36, in a Facebook live video he posted …

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5.1 Magnitude Quake Rattles Western North Carolina

The Washington Post reports: A preliminary magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred near Sparta, in northwestern North Carolina at 8:07 a.m. on Sunday morning, very near the Virginia border. The quake rattled the Carolina Piedmont, but was reportedly felt as far away as Atlanta, part of Tennessee, Washington D.C., and Ohio. It appears to be the strongest North Carolina quake in more …

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Police: Richmond Riots Sparked By White Supremacists

Roanoke’s NBC News affiliate reports: Riots in downtown Richmond over the weekend were instigated by white supremacists under the guise of Black Lives Matter, according to law enforcement officials. Protesters tore down police tape and pushed forward toward Richmond police headquarters, where they set a city dump truck on fire. Six people were arrested. The mayor of Richmond thanked the …

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Haters Sue To Overturn Virginia’s LGBTQ Rights Law

The Christian Post reports: A professional photographer has filed a lawsuit against a new Virginia law that he says would force him to violate his sincerely held Christian beliefs by requiring him to provide his services to same-sex weddings. Chris Herring filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, against …

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