(Charlottesville, VA-AP) — The man convicted in a deadly car attack at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia will spend the rest of his life in prison. James Alex Fields Junior was handed down a life sentence today.
He pleaded guilty to nearly 30 federal hate crimes earlier this year for the 2017 crash at the Unite the Right rally.
Fields plowed into a crowd of counter-protestors during the white nationalist rally, killing one person and injuring more than two dozen others. Fields is already serving a life term after being sentenced in Virginia state court.
(Charlottesville, VA) – The Governor of Virginia is declaring a state of emergency ahead of several political rallies planned in Charlottesville.
This weekend is the first anniversary of the white supremacist and alt-right rally marked by the death of counter-protestor Heather Heyer. The organizers of that rally are planning similar protests near the White House on Sunday. Governor Ralph Northam says the emergency declaration helps authorities prepare for possible outbursts of violence in Charlottesville and the DC metro area, although he says he’s hoping for much more peaceful demonstrations.
(SL) – LeBron James used his platform at Cedar Park Amusement Park to react to Donald Trump’s mouth dropping press conference in which he seemed to support White Supremacy and equally blame anti-racists for the violence in Charlottesville VA.
(SL) – History is like a marriage combined of good times and bad, for better or worse… but let’s be clear honoring those who suppressed and enslaved doesn’t deserve such loyalty. And with that being said, let death do us part.
Shall I be the next to yell “Timmmmmmberrr!” The statue of evil has crumbled to the grown. Traveling through various cities, you see pieces of history here there and everywhere and most write it off as just that. History. But some memories should’ve never been solidified in concrete, erected and paraded as a monument of pride. A part of Civil War history, yes. Worthy of concrete memories, no.
Following the announcement that a confederate statue will be removed from Charlottesville and the dismantling of a confederate statue in Durham, NC (by fed up residents), Gainesville Florida legally took the charge to fall next in line.
A monument dedicated to fallen Confederate soldiers that’s stood in downtown Gainesville, in front of the Alachua County Administration Building, for 113 years was brought down Monday and removed.
Nicknamed “Old Joe,”, the statue now stands in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Rochelle, southeast of Gainesville. A representative of the Kirby Smith Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was on hand, but declined to comment.