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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Jury to recommend sentence for white nationalist

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The same jury that convicted a man of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally will now decide his punishment. The jury in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. will reconvene Monday to hear additional evidence and come up with a sentencing recommendation for … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Jury to recommend sentence for white nationalist

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Virginia city seeks healing after man’s murder conviction

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community. In convicting James Alex Fields Jr. of first-degree murder, a state jury on Friday rejected … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Virginia city seeks healing after man’s murder conviction

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Jury begins deliberations in Virginia fatal car ramming

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  — Jurors have begun deliberating in the murder trial of an Ohio man accused of intentionally driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally, killing one woman and injuring dozens. A jury of seven women and five men began considering the case shortly after 9:40 a.m. Friday. A … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Jury begins deliberations in Virginia fatal car ramming

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Closing arguments expected in white nationalist trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses. James Alex Fields Jr. is charged with first-degree murder and other counts for driving his car into … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Closing arguments expected in white nationalist trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Key trial issue: Why did driver plow into counterprotesters?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — No one disputes James Alex Fields Jr. plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year, killing a woman and injuring dozens more. The only question, jurors were told Thursday, is why did he do it? During opening statements at his murder trial, prosecutors … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Key trial issue: Why did driver plow into counterprotesters?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  — The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer’s white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils and other events, but police had a brief, tense confrontation with students angry over the heavy security presence there this weekend. “Why are you in riot gear? We don’t … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, | Heavy security as Charlottesville anniversary weekend opens

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— Police blocked off streets and mobilized hundreds of officers for the anniversary of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The security measures alarmed activists but reassured others who said they have painful memories of last year’s chaos. Local and state authorities framed the weekend’s heightened security as a necessary precaution. Late Saturday morning, … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, | Heavy security as Charlottesville anniversary weekend opens

PORTLAND, Ore. | Portland prepares for right-wing, anti-fascist rallies

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland, Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city. A rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was expected to be the … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Portland prepares for right-wing, anti-fascist rallies