The Charlottesville City Council has decided on the fate of a recently demounted statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, choosing to melt it down and have a local African-American history museum create something more reflective of the city's diversity with its remains.
Statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson have officially been taken down in Charlottesville today (July 10) following an attempt four years that was thwarted by white supremacists and Neo-Nazis leading the 'Unite the Right' rally.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison on federal hate crime charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia is set to face a state judge who could add another life sentence, plus 419 years. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, will be sentenced […]
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorneys who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection with a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, asked a judge Tuesday to order one of the men who participated in the violence to stop making “unlawful threats” against the plaintiffs and their lead attorney. In a motion filed in […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — To federal prosecutors, James Alex Fields Jr. is a callous, hate-filled young man who saw a group of people protesting against white nationalists and decided to kill them. But to Fields’ lawyers, he is a troubled 22-year-old with a history of mental illness who deserves some measure of leniency. A federal […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man convicted in a deadly car attack on a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is expected to change his plea to federal hate crime charges Wednesday. James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was convicted in state court in December in the death of anti-racism […]
A 17-year-old boy was charged Friday with making online threats of “ethnic cleansing” against Black and Hispanic students at the public high school in Charlottesville, Virginia, a city that was the site of a deadly white nationalist rally in 2017. The threats had shut down the city’s public schools on Thursday and Friday, drawing the […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it inflamed nationwide. A state jury rejected […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia plans to argue that he believed he was acting in self-defense when he drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters. A lawyer for James Alex Fields Jr. offered a glimpse of the defense strategy […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Four members of a militant white supremacist group from California were arrested on charges they traveled to Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally that turned deadly, federal authorities said Tuesday. The defendants — Benjamin Drake Daley, Michael Paul Miselis, Thomas Walter Gillen […]
The Charlottesville rally and attack that left one dead was a year ago. Unfortunately the nation has not gotten any better, there is still hate and racism. The president has made people feel like it’s okay to go on TV and spread hate. People are saying on TV that they want to stop not just […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia, a few dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer’s protest said the country continues to face unhealed racial wounds. […]