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Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

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.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

An avowed white supremacist sentenced to life in prison for hate crimes

James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, will spend the rest of his life in prison for crashing his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, and killing a young woman …


Accused ‘serial rioters’ plead guilty in Charlottesville racist mayhem

Two white supremacists described by authorities as traveling “serial rioters” each pleaded guilty to a federal crime Friday for instigating violence during the notorious 2017 Unite the Right rally in …


Trump defends his 2017 remarks on Charlottesville violence

President Donald Trump is trying once more to defend his remarks about racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd

A jury recommended life plus 419 years on Tuesday for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white …


Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

A man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been convicted of first-degree murder.


White supremacists arrested on Charlottesville riot charges

The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and two other members were arrested on charges of inciting a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.


How to respond to racist robocalls from North Idaho: Accordion-playing clowns, says Virginia man

Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Intolerance can never be up for debate

Donald Trump is a man of famously definite opinions. Whether it be about Mexicans, Muslims or Mueller, he knows what he thinks and isn’t shy about sharing. So it was …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest in Charlottesville

The mother of a woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last summer said Sunday there’s much healing to do a …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Heavy security as Charlottesville anniversary weekend opens

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 …


Man pleads not guilty to hate crimes in attack on protesters

An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Charlottesville driver faces federal hate crime charges

Federal hate crime charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a …


Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia – an image he snapped …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

Charlottesville denies permit for event marking anniversary of supremacist rally

Charlottesville, Virginia, officials Monday denied a request to hold a rally in August marking the first anniversary of a protest by white supremacists that turned violent, saying it would endanger …


Investigator: Some officials resisted Charlottesville review

An independent report that found serious police and government failures in responding to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville this summer also accuses police agencies of putting up …


Report finds law enforcement failed at Charlottesville rally

Law enforcement’s response to a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia last summer failed on multiple fronts, leading to “deep distrust of government” in the Charlottesville community, an independent review …


Charlottesville unrest was a factor for many Virginia voters

Unease over violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville this summer and President Donald Trump’s response loomed in the minds of many Virginia voters during Tuesday’s elections in which Democrats made …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

New lawsuits aim to prevent more violence in Charlottesville

Two newly filed lawsuits seek to prevent the heavily armed bands of white nationalists and militia groups that descended on Charlottesville for a violent summer rally from returning to the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Black man attacked at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces felony charge

The black man beaten in a Charlottesville, Virginia, parking garage by white supremacists after a “Unite the Right” rally has been charged with a crime in connection with the incident, …


Police issue warrant for black man beaten at Virginia rally

A black man who was beaten at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been charged with an alleged assault during that confrontation, police said Monday.


KKK leader awaits hearing on Charlottesville gun charge

A Baltimore Ku Klux Klan leader who authorities say fired a gun during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is in custody in Virginia awaiting a court appearance this week.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

White supremacists carrying torches return to Confederate statue in Charlottesville

Richard Spencer, who in August led white nationalists and white supremacists in a torchlight march across the University of Virginia campus that touched off a weekend of deadly clashes, returned …


Congressman suggests Charlottesville instigated by the left

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar is suggesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was instigated by “the left” and backed by billionaire George Soros.


Anti-fascist heroines then and now

The history of resistance to fascism is worth recalling at this critical moment in U.S. politics, and also at this time of the Jewish High Holy Days, Rosh Hashana and …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Lawmakers to WSU: Take action against College Republicans

A group of Democratic lawmakers want Washington State University to take stronger actions against College Republicans to ensure minority students feel safe on campus.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017

Trump revives debate on hate groups, then condemns them

President Donald Trump on Thursday revived his assertions that he thought there were “bad dudes” among the people who assembled to oppose a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last …


Report: UVA police didn’t enforce fire bans during march

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A report from University of Virginia leaders says campus police responding to a torch-lit march of white nationalists on school grounds relied on incomplete intelligence and failed …


We’re still fighting, more than 150 years after Appomattox

After all this time, it could be argued that it doesn’t matter, but the blood that was shed over a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, is powerful …


Judge weighs fate of Confederate monument in Charlottesville

A judge in Virginia heard arguments but didn’t issue a final ruling Friday on whether a lawsuit over Charlottesville’s decision to remove the Confederate monument that helped spark a violent …