Unite the Right

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AP News
October 16, 2020 - 4:49 pm
Man Avoids Federal Prison in "Unite the Right" Case
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.
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AP News
June 11, 2020 - 10:51 pm
White nationalist's lawyer wants out of rally violence case
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AP News
November 14, 2019 - 2:41 pm
By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view of hatred on the rise. But weeks before the violence, organizers were making preparations for the gathering in a...
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September 03, 2019 - 5:13 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The company that manufactured a helicopter that crashed and killed two Virginia state troopers monitoring a white nationalist rally says it's not guilty of negligence and fraud. The Daily Progress reports widows Amanda Bates and Karen Cullen filed a lawsuit in June that...
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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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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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May 03, 2019 - 4:57 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two more members of a white supremacist group have pleaded guilty to federal rioting charges in connection with a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California. Benjamin Drake Daley and Michael Paul Miselis each pleaded guilty Friday to a single...
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April 05, 2019 - 12:24 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A black activist who says he took control over one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups has been barred from participating on the group's behalf in a federal lawsuit over the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel...
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March 27, 2019 - 4:36 pm
By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a case that stirred racial tensions across the country. Under a plea...
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