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The Department of Justice filed federal hate crimes against James Alex Fields, 21, the Charlottesville driver who plowed his car into a group of demonstrators gathered to counter-protest white nationalists last August.

Fields injured 19 people and killed one person on August 19, when his Dodge Charger rammed into the crowd.

According to NBC News, the charges include the following:

The August rally was spearheaded by demonstrators in response to the crowd of white nationalists who descended upon the University of Virginia during a “Unite The Right” rally to protest against the removal of a confederate statue.

One of the charges addresses the death of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old protester who was struck and killed by Fields’ vehicle.

“He has to deal with the life consequences and everything he did behind what he did,” said Marcus Martin, Heyer’s friend. Heyer who was at the rally alongside Heyer, also made national headlines after he pushed his wife out of the path of Field’s vehicle.

Prior to the incident Fields was photographed with a shield which held the emblem for Vanguard America — one of the hate groups associated with the rally.

“Last summer’s violence in Charlottesville cut short a promising young life and shocked the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “Today’s indictment should send a clear message to every would-be criminal in America that we aggressively prosecute violent crimes of hate that threaten the core principles of our nation.”

At the August rally several Black protesters were severely beaten by white nationalists–the moments caught on camera. One of the men, DeAndre Harris, was recently vindicated after he was incredulously charged with assault in defense of his own safety.

Fields was also faces state charges in association with the August incident.

SOURCE: NBC News

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4 thoughts on “Charlottesville Driver Who Plowed Into Crowd Charged With Hate Crimes

  1. SheCat54 on said:

    Looks just like his parents. PIGS! I ask GOD how do we stop these fools or will he make them all just disappear. They have worn out their welcome and more races are going to start turning on them and that is the solution for this infestation of pure EVIL! There will no peace until this is rectify. Maxine Waters president for the brown skin people (not mexicans) 2020

  2. Donna Johnson on said:

    I guess he wanted to be FAMOUS… Now you are boo… Won’t be surprised if he SUDDENLY developed MENTAL ILLNESS as they all do once they are not BNLACK…!!!!

  3. Good!
    This good ole boy was raised on HATE!!!!!!!!
    Now let’s see what KKK man Sessions calls Justice–let’s just see how much PRISON TIME
    this RACIST TURD RECEIVES!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. americanize on said:

    This young white supremacist devil sacrifice his freedom for white supremacy.But they all stick together.Vangard is a white supremacist group,notice the FBI is not investigating the group,just this one devil,white supremacy is a team sport,that’s why it works so well for white folks.Black America you have no friends.

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