Saturday, August 12, 2017

White Nationalism is just wrong. The demonstrations, as far as I am concerned, are hate crimes.

Demonstrations that exhibit hate are hate crimes. It isn't freedom of speech. The demonstrators want oppression, not freedom, so, what the heck let's give them every opportunity to spread the word of hate. 

It is an expression of hate in a country where diversity has been valued from the beginning of the country. The civil war is over. The remnants are not welcome here anymore. These people that hate have now become a subversive force with members in the White House and Congress. It is just "W"rong.

The Voting Rights Act was repealed for votes. Votes to elect people that either hate or tolerate it.

My sincerest sympathies to family and friends of the woman that died via auto. I expect the other victims to fully recover. How many people have now died in the civil rights movement in the USA? The total has now increased by one.

The confrontations are new, but, we saw them at Berkley, too. There is a subversive movement in the USA and it is done for the sake of the First Amendment. We should be ashamed we tolerate such expressions of hate.

August 12, 2017

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Brian M. Rosenthal

Charlottesville, Va. — Violence erupted on Saturday (click here) as hundreds of white nationalists had gathered here for a rally and clashed with counterprotesters, resulting in at least one death and prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency.

After the rally at a city park was dispersed, a car plowed into a crowd near the city’s downtown mall, killing a 32-year-old woman, Police Chief Al Thomas, said. Some 34 were injured; at least 19 in the car crash, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Virginia Medical Center.

The authorities did not immediately say whether the episode was related to the white nationalists’ demonstration, but several witnesses and video of the scene suggested that it might have been intentional. Chief Thomas said that a suspect had been taken into custody and that police were treating the episode as a criminal homicide.

Witnesses said a crowd of counterdemonstrators, jubilant because the white nationalists had left, was moving up Fourth Street, near the mall, when a gray sports car came down the road and accelerated, mowing down several people and hurling at least two in the air....