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Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby Marie » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:13 pm

One person has died as a result of car attack on counter-protesters.

Trump to speak presently. Will he ask police to rough up the perpetrators when they are caught?

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Re: Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby Marie » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:27 pm

VA Gov. Terry McCauliffe speaking now, pointedly telling the "Nazis" to "get out of Virginia"!

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Assault driver registered to vote in Toledo area

Postby Marie » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:42 am

Naturally he's a registered Republican. [-(

James Alex Fields, Jr. -- 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
heavy.com
Aug 12, 2017

JAMES ALEX FIELDS, JR was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder. The car that rammed into the Charlottesville rally was registered to a man by the same name.

One person, a 32-year-old woman who was crossing the street, died at the scene. At least 19 people were injured from the crash, some seriously.

Fields was raised by a single mom, after his dad was killed by a drunk driver shortly after he was born.

The suspect is in jail, with an arraignment scheduled for Monday. He is being held without bond.

This is a developing story.

1. James Alex Fields, Jr. was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder and other charges

James Alex Fields, Jr. was booked and charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit-and-run, Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer told the Washington Post.

Fields is 20 years old.

The car that rammed into the crowd in Charlottesville was registered to a man with the same name, according to the Post. The car was a gray 2010 Dodge Challenger. The vehicle was not stolen.

Early rumors had pointed to a different man after Internet detectives tracked down the license plate. But those rumors turned out to be unfounded; the man, who won’t be named, said he had sold his gray 2010 Challenger. According to Cincinnati.com, the Challenger was purchased by its latest owner in June 2015 in Florence, Kentucky, from Kerry Toyota. One month later the title was updated in Maumee.

Fields last lived in Maumee -- about 15 miles southwest of Toledo, the Post reported.

Fields does not appear to have a previous criminal history. He is being held without bail and scheduled to be arraigned Monday in the Charlottesville General District Court.

According to witnesses, counter protesters were hit as they turned a corner during their protest march. They were chanting things like “our streets” in response to the words “Unite the Right.” This happened after police had dispersed a group of white nationalists, CBS reported.

2. James Fields’ mom said her son told her he was going to an alt-right rally

The Toledo Blade talked with James Fields’ mom, Samantha Bloom. She told a reporter that Fields had texted her on Friday saying he dropped his cat off at her apartment and was going to an “alt-right” rally in Virginia. Bloom says, “I told him to be careful. [And] if they’re going to rally to make sure he’s doing it peacefully.”

She said he didn’t say anything about the rally possibly being extremist and she had no idea he was involved when she returned home from dinner on Saturday night. She didn’t know what the alt-right rally meant, only thought that it had “something” to do with Trump.

He had only moved out of her apartment about five or six months ago, she said, after they moved to northwest Ohio from Kentucky for her job. In August 2015, Bloom had updated her Facebook account to show a photo of her and her son, and wrote about how happy she was that he had just left for boot camp. Military records under Fields’ name indicated that he only lasted in boot camp a few months.

Meanwhile, an uncle, under the condition of anonymity, told the Washington Post that Fields’ mom had raised him as a single mom after his dad died. She’s a paraplegic, his uncle said. Fields’ father was killed by a drunk driver just a few months after he was born, an uncle told the Post. His father left Fields money that his uncle had kept in a trust until Fields was 18. "When he turned 18, he demanded his money, and that was the last I had any contact with him,” the uncle said.

The uncle said Fields wasn’t very friendly and was mostly subdued. "I’m not going to slam my nephew or anybody in my family without knowing what the h— happened.”

Authorities said the injuries ranged from minor to life threatening. UVA Health System later shared that five patients were in critical condition, four in serious condition, six in fair condition, and four more in good condition.

One woman died at the scene. An additional two people died in a helicopter crash connected to the events. The Virginia state police helicopter crashed just hours after the car attack.

3. The Charlottesville Police Chief said the crash was ‘premeditated’

In a press conference, the Charlottesville Police Chief, Al Thomas, said the crash was premeditated. Witnesses referred to the crash as a “deliberate act of terrorism.” Others said the car appeared to deliberately mow down pedestrians.

Taylor Lorenz, a reporter for The Hill, said that every witness she interviewed at the police station believed the act was deliberate. Taylor had taken a video of the crash, but her stream was cut off when someone punched her in the face, she said.

4. Some officials are urging the case be investigated as domestic terrorism

Some officials and politicians are urging that the case be investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted this evening that the Department of Justice should “immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism.”

Cruz’s statement came after President Donald Trump was criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for speaking about violence on “many sides,” rather than calling out the incident as domestic terrorism.

Senator Hatch, of Utah, said, "We should call evil by its name. My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home."

The FBI has since announced that it’s opening a civil rights investigation into the car crash. Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement that the DOJ is fully supporting a federal investigation by the FBI.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had declared a state of emergency in the city because of violence that was breaking out between protesters and counterprotesters. In fact, a group of white nationalists had just been dispersed shortly before the car rammed into the counter protesters who were carrying LBTQ flags and Black Lives Matters signs.

5. Fields registered as a Republican in Ohio in 2016

The Daily Beast reported that Fields was a registered Republican, according to public records. He was registered to vote in Lucas County, Ohio and made his registration on January 23, 2016. He had been cited for expired license plates in May 2017.

White nationalists had been clashing with counter protesters for hours before the collision. Alt-right demonstrators were protesting the city’s decision to remove a state of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park. Some of the demonstrators who opposed the statue’s removal and were themselves removed are now saying they will sue.

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby Marie » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:58 am

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JAMES ALEX FIELDS, JR

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby Marie » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:23 pm

Tiki doesn't want their torches used in alt-right parades.

Official press release:

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby AaronCT » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:35 am

Right wing terrorism is just as dangerous and prevalent in America as Islamic Terrorism.

Most of the designated terrorist groups in the US are right-wing extremists, not Muslim, according to a new report.

A joint project by the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, a nonprofit media centre, and news outlet Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting took a look at the 201 designated terrorism incidents within the US from 2008 to 2016.

The results: “right-wing extremists were behind nearly twice as many incidents” as terror acts associated with those identified as “Islamist domestic terrorism”.


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Re: Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby RealInfoseek » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:57 am

Trumppet's first reaction to the violent Charlottesville racist attack was, "this is an old problem," a denial of him has anything to do with racists. WH's subsequent attempt to disown it would be meaningless. There's no denial to the racist officials in the WH and increasing members of the Congress elected by the alt-right and religious zealots, the pillars of the Republican Party. Alt right WH and Congress own racism with American blood on their hands now.

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Re: Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby RealInfoseek » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:34 pm

The question is are the religious zealots racists. There are many really intelligent and respectable Evangelicals in high places, will they still run with alt right?

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Re: Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby RealInfoseek » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:46 am

Intel CEO is the latest to leave Trump's manufacturing council.

Proud to have Intel inside.

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They are all Nazis

Postby Marie » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Tucker Carlson & Fox News reposted vid illustrating how to run down protesters.

https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Trump: 'There was guilt on both sides.'

Postby Marie » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:23 pm

From Joy Reid, listening to today's news conf --
"What about the alt left that came charging at the alt right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?" Trump self-immolating on live TV
https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/8 ... 7401204736

NOTE: "Whataboutism" is a classic Soviet deflection technique. Putin has taught this president well.

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Trump: 'There was guilt on both sides.'

Postby Marie » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:32 pm

PS: There is no group that self-identifies as the "alt-LEFT." As noted previously in this forum, the term "alt-left" was formed on analogy with the term "alt-right" BY the alt-right, in order to provide themselves cover.

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby RealInfoseek » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:47 pm

Obama was their alt-left.

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Re: Trump: 'There was guilt on both sides.'

Postby Marie » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:45 pm

RealInfoseek wrote:
Marie wrote:PS: There is no group that self-identifies as the "alt-LEFT." As noted previously in this forum, the term "alt-left" was formed on analogy with the term "alt-right" BY the alt-right, in order to provide themselves cover.

Obama was their alt-left.

Anything they have a need for, they talk about as it were real.

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Right wing extremists spark violence in Virginia

Postby Marie » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:59 pm

ViRGINIA GOVERNOR Terry McAuliffe revealed on Monday that the far right activists had hidden caches of weapons around the city.

“They had battering rams and we had picked up different weapons that they had stashed around the city,” McAuliffe told civil rights campaigner DeRay Mckesson on his podcast Pod Save the People.

Asked about the police response, which has been criticised as too passive, the governor said: “They were on very heightened alert because of the amount of weapons that we had been told [were coming in]. These folks came armed and our biggest concern was that shots would be fired and we would have a melee." He added: “If you see people yesterday walking down the street, DeRay, with semi-automatic rifles strapped on their body, I mean they had better armour than my state police and national guard had.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... washington

Very fine people.

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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