Man who drove car into protesters in Charlottesville, killing Heather Heyer, charged with hate crimes.

Courtesy of the AP:

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 woman and injuring dozens more.

The Department of Justice announced that an indictment returned Wednesday charges 21-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, with 30 crimes, including one count of a hate crime resulting in the death of Heather Heyer, and 28 other hate crimes involving an attempt to kill other people who were injured.

“Last summer’s violence in Charlottesville cut short a promising young life and shocked the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “Today’s indictment should send a clear message to every would-be criminal in America that we aggressively prosecute violent crimes of hate that threaten the core principles of our nation.”

Authorities have said that Fields, described by a former teacher as having a keen interest in Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler, drove his speeding car into a group of people demonstrating against the “Unite the Right” rally that drew hundreds of white nationalists to the college town, where officials planned to remove a Confederate monument.

This man drove his vehicle into a crowd of people, while other white supremacists beat protesters with clubs, and Donald Trump said there were good people on “both sides.” 

Never forget that. 

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3 Comments

  1. Amon June 28, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Shooting in Annapolis newspaper

  2. puck June 28, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    we will not forget Heather. give him the death penalty. it”s time we got mean.

  3. Charlotte June 28, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    A piece of shit hate-mongering loser kills a beautiful young woman who had empathy for others, and made helping others her profession.

    So tragic.

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