Charlottesville

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July 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm
By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the...
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Jeff Katz
July 03, 2019 - 2:52 pm
The city of Charlottesville, in its quest to pander to every left-wing snowflake who wants to erase history, has now moved to stop celebrating Thomas Jefferson's birthday. The city council voted Monday in a 4-1 decision to discontinue celebrating the birthday of the third president which falls on...
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June 28, 2019 - 2:33 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — 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...
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June 28, 2019 - 12:18 pm
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer 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...
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Jeff Katz
June 20, 2019 - 12:45 pm
According to The Charlotte Observer , at least a dozen confederate statues have been vandalized all around the South in 2019 alone. While Richmond has had its own debates and conflicts over confederate statues, the University of North Carolina's "Silent Sam" statue sparked national outrage, and in...
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'Alt-right' group founder may be nixed from rally lawsuit. (iStock / Getty Images Plus/mcdustelroy)
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June 19, 2019 - 11:27 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The millionaire founder of an "alt-right" think tank may be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit related to a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia. The Daily Progress reports Judge Richard E. Moore on Tuesday heard arguments about whether to dismiss William...
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Jeff Katz
May 23, 2019 - 2:40 pm
2020 presidential hopeful Robert Francis O’Rourke (D-TX) invoked the “Charlottesville hoax” on CNN Tuesday night. This hoax stems back to the claim that President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis “very fine people” after riots in Charlottesville in August 2017. O'Rourke: We can't just tolerate our...
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Jeff Katz
May 01, 2019 - 2:35 pm
A Charlottesville judge ruled that two downtown statues depicting Confederate generals are war monuments and therefore are protected by state code. Meaning both statues will not be removed and will remain as war monuments. Read the full story and decision here .
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Jeff Katz
April 25, 2019 - 1:09 pm
President Trump took a lot of heat over his comments about the Charlottesville riots, but did the media really portray it in the proper light? Hard to believe they wouldn't, isn't it? Here's what the President was really saying about those riots. Read the full story here .
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April 25, 2019 - 8:43 am
By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter ,...
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