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  • Judge: Remove Charlottesville Confederate statue tarpaulins

    02/28/2018 12:08:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 28, 2018
    The city put up the sheeting in the days after a deadly far-right rally last August which left a counter-protester and two police officers dead. The city had argued the "shrouds" were meant to honour those killed and injured, but the judge found they interfered with park tourism. The judge also allowed a lawsuit to preserve the statues to move forward. Judge Richard Moore ruled on Tuesday that the black plastic sheeting over the monuments to Robert E Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson must be removed in the next 15 days.
  • Tarps must come down from Confederate statues, judge says

    02/27/2018 1:09:19 PM PST · by think4yrsf · 134 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | The Daily Progress staff reports
    The City of Charlottesville will soon be ordered to remove the black tarps currently covering two Confederate statues downtown. Reading from an official court letter Tuesday afternoon, Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore said he thinks the shrouds on the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson are a violation of a state code protecting the removal or disturbance of war memorials. Moore said the city will have 15 days to remove the tarps after an official order has been signed.
  • What really happened in Charlottesville? (vanity)

    02/16/2018 3:17:01 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 38 replies
    I've tried to look into the truth behind "Charlottesville," the narrative, on what happened there, and of course I came across some reports of people being bused in, and protesters on both sides being seen coming off the same buses, and I've also heard the Dem-MSM accounts, but I've yet to come across an article that explains from the evidence what really happened. Knowing first-hand how the media incessantly lies to mislead the public, and that the rank-and-file left are fine with that, I don't at all trust MSM accounts. I just keep looking around for accounts from all the...
  • Scott Adams on Charlottsville 'fake news'

    02/16/2018 9:33:06 AM PST · by RedStateRocker · 17 replies
    The Dilbert Blog ^ | 2/14/18 | Scott Adams
    The Charlottesville Fake News Was the Best Persuasion Play of the Past Year Posted February 14, 2018
  • Leftist Professor Who Chased Charlotesville Driver With A Rifle Attacks Big League Cameraman (VIDEO)

    02/13/2018 3:07:23 PM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    bigleaguepolitics ^ | 2/12/18 | Patrick Howley
    Dwayne Dixon, a leader of the left-wing Redneck Revolt militia group, admitted to chasing Charlotesville driver James Fields with a rifle shortly before Fields allegedly crashed into a group of protesters, killing Heather Heyer, on August 12, 2017. Why did Dixon chase Fields before the crash? Big League Politics asked Dixon about this on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Dixon works as a cultural anthropology professor. The interview quickly went haywire, with Dixon attacking our cameraman and calling the police to report on “an intruder” on the public college campus:
  • Democrat Running in Virginia Discovers New Southern Accent in New Home State

    02/09/2018 6:18:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/18 | Brent Scher
    The leading Democratic candidate for a Virginia House seat the party is targeting in 2018 moved to the state just a year-and-a-half ago, but you'd never know it from watching his campaign's first ad.Roger Dean Huffstetler, who is both outraising and outspending his Democratic opponents in Virginia's largely rural fifth district, announced his campaign less than a year after he moved in the summer of 2016 to Charlottesville, a blue city located near the center of a rural red district. His first ad—which, based on a nearly $50,000 expenditure, appears to have been created by a major D.C. advertising firm...
  • BREAKING: Train Carrying Lawmakers to GOP Retreat Collides With a Dump Truck;

    01/31/2018 9:27:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | January 31, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    UPDATE: Local news reports there has been at least one fatality and another in critical condition. NOW: Amtrak train collides with garbage truck in Crozet. Nurse on scene reports at least one fatality and at least one in critical condition. NBC29 is on scene and will bring you more details as we get them.— NBC29 (@NBC29) January 31, 2018 ***Original Post***The annual Republican retreat is set to take place Wednesday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. However, there appears to have been an accident as the lawmakers were en route. NEWS: Per a GOP aide (via a member on...
  • Per Twitter: Leftist Journalist Celebrates GOPers' Deadly Train Crash

    01/31/2018 11:16:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Link to his post, which he has since deleted:
  • UPDATE: White House confirms one fatality, says no lawmakers seriously hurt in train crash

    01/31/2018 10:03:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 122 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Jan 31, 2018 | WSAZ
    The White House is confirming one fatality and one serious injury after a chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are no serious injuries among members of Congress or congressional staff. Sanders says President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the matter and is receiving regular updates. The train carrying the lawmakers hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia. Lawmakers are heading to their annual legislative retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  • FBI Ties 'Alt-Right' to Amtrak Terror Attack

    01/05/2018 4:57:17 AM PST · by Manly Warrior · 35 replies
    MSN.con ^ | 5 January 2018 | Michael Edison Hayden
    Excerpt: "A 26-year-old white man who attempted to commit a terror attack on an Amtrak train in rural Nebraska also attended the doomed “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August on the white supremacist side, according to a court document. St. Charles, Missouri resident Taylor Michael Wilson has been charged with an attempt to commit terror by targeting an Amtrak train in southwest Nebraska in October 2017. FBI Special Agent Monte Czaplewski, writing in an affidavit attached to the criminal complaint, suggested that Wilson wanted to murder black people. The document suggests that he had weapons, as well...
  • VSP Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty Retiring, Replacement Announced

    12/29/2017 1:23:30 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 1 replies
    8 news ^ | 12/19/17 | Danielle Guichard and Evanne Armour
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The superintendent of the Virginia State Police is retiring, but the agency’s spokeswoman says his departure is unrelated to this summer’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Governor-elect Ralph Northam made the announcement along with other administration appointments Tuesday afternoon at Richmond’s Fire Station No. 17. Colonel W. Steven Flaherty’s retirement marks the third departure in two days of a public official who had a role in responding to the deadly rally. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, however, that Flaherty’s retirement is unrelated. She says he had been planning to step down at the end...
  • Va. State Police superintendent to retire

    12/20/2017 3:45:46 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    WAVY ^ | 19 Dec 2017 | Evanne Armour
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The superintendent of the Virginia State Police is retiring, but the agency’s spokeswoman says his departure is unrelated to this summer’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Governor-elect Ralph Northam made the announcement along with other administration appointments Tuesday afternoon at Richmond’s Fire Station No. 17. Colonel W. Steven Flaherty’s retirement marks the third departure in two days of a public official who had a role in responding to the deadly rally. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, however, that Flaherty’s retirement is unrelated. She says he had been planning to step down at the end...
  • 'I have to hide my daughter's grave from neo-Nazis': Mom of woman killed (tr)

    12/17/2017 7:06:39 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | STEPHANIE HANEY
    An anti-fascist activist who died during a neo-Nazi rally in Virginia has had to have her final remains hidden after her mother, Susan Bro, 61, continues to receive threats from white nationalists. Heather Heyer, 32, died while counter-protesting at a rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12. Bro and other members of Heyer's family have continuously received threats from racist extremists since news of Heyer's views against racism and hate were made public knowledge, Bro told the Daily Beast. 'It’s a symptom of hate in society that you should have to protect your child’s grave, for...

    12/03/2017 2:36:41 PM PST · by madprof98 · 43 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/3/17 | Michael Edison Hayden
    President Trump and FOX News aren’t the only ones angry over the verdict in the Kate Steinle trial, wherein undocumented Mexican immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was acquitted of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, as well as most of the charges he faced. Neo-Nazis and white nationalists, many of whom were present in Charlottesville, Virginia this August when a young man allegedly murdered antiracist activist Heather Heyer, gathered in front of the White House this afternoon to use Steinle’s death to call for stricter laws on immigration. The group, which numbered at roughly two dozen, according to eyewitnesses, featured Richard Spencer,...
  • Charlottesville police failed to protect citizens at white nationalist rally, report finds

    12/01/2017 1:04:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    The law enforcement response to the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer was marred by a series of major failures that put citizens’ lives at risk, according to an extensive new review. The findings of former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy’s monthslong investigation were unveiled Friday. City officials asked him to conduct the review after facing scathing criticism over the Aug. 12 rally. Several people were injured in the melee surrounding the rally, and 32-year-old Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. “I talked to no police officers...
  • Sarah Sanders Shuts Down Civil War Controversy: You Cannot Erase History Just Because

    11/01/2017 6:57:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 10/31/2017 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed questions from the media about White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly’s comments about the Civil War. When asked by reporters if the White House thought that the comments were “offensive,” Sanders replied ‘No.” “Because you don’t like history, doesn’t mean that you can erase it and pretend that it didn’t happen,” she said. “I think that’s the point that General Kelly was trying to make, and to try to create something and push a narrative that simply doesn’t exist is just, frankly, outrageous and absurd.” Kelly said in an interview with...
  • Scott Walker Slams CNN Contributor Brian Fallon for Calling Ed Gillespie a White Supremacist

    10/29/2017 1:14:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-28-17 | Sean Moran
    The Republican Governors Association (RGA) slammed Hillary Clinton’s ex-spokesman and CNN political contributor Brian Fallon in a statement on Saturday after Fallon derisively claimed Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie was a white supremacist. “Brian Fallon’s attack on Ed Gillespie is shameful, disgraceful, and has no place in American politics,” said RGA Chairman Governor Scott Walker. “Ralph Northam, Hillary Clinton and CNN should immediately denounce Fallon’s blatant attempt to score political points from a tragedy, and CNN should question whether it serves the network and the viewing public well by giving a microphone to Fallon’s hateful rhetoric.” Fallon claimed that...
  • PA Militia Files into Emancipation Park to Protect Free Speech [Charlottesville: Light Foot Militia]

    10/23/2017 12:05:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    WVIR, NBC 29, Charlottesville ^ | Oct 21, 2017 5:42 PM EDT | Madison Carter
    On Saturday, October 21, a group of militiamen filed into Emancipation Park to address the community about its role in the August 12 rally. The Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia is one of the defendants named in the lawsuit filed to prevent unauthorized paramilitary groups from returning to Charlottesville. […] “Even though the media wanted to lump us in with these hard ‘alt-right’ people, that’s not at all the case,” says Christian Yingling, a member of the militia. “We don’t support what they did; we don’t support their beliefs in any way, shape, or form.” …
  • US black man beaten by racists is charged (Accused of violence at Charlottesville-DJT)

    10/12/2017 1:53:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    A black man who was beaten at a far-right rally in Virginia has turned himself in to be formally charged in connection with the incident. DeAndre Harris, 20, who is accused of unlawful wounding, was taken before a magistrate before being released on an unsecured bond. Photos and video of Mr. Harris being attacked by white men at the August 12 event were widely shared online. Two alleged assailants were charged with malicious wounding in September....... Another individual alleged that Mr. Harris attacked him, prompting the warrant on Tuesday........
  • Arrest Warrant Obtained for Deandre Harris

    10/10/2017 12:28:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    nbs29 ^ | Oct 09, 2017 3:28 PM PST
    A man seen being beaten on video inside the east Market Street Parking Garage on August 12 is now facing a felony charge. He's being charged with one count of malicious wounding. The magistrate had a Charlottesville detective verify the facts in the warrant. Alex Micheal Ramos and Daniel Borden are both being charged with malicious wounding for attacking Harris.