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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:39 PM

Lawsuit resolution could thwart Charlottesville violence

Source: Associated Press


Denise Lavoie, Ap Legal Affairs Writer
Updated 5:06 pm CDT, Thursday, July 12, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) An organizer of a white nationalist rally that erupted in violence last summer agreed Thursday to "actively discourage" coordinated, armed activity in Charlottesville, the latest agreement reached with extremist groups to help prevent future violence as the city approaches the rally's first anniversary.

A lawsuit filed by the city of Charlottesville, businesses and neighborhood groups was resolved Thursday after Jason Kessler an organizer of the Aug. 12 "Unite the Right" rally became the final defendant to sign a consent decree that requires him to use his "best efforts" to discourage coordinated, armed activity at any future rallies in Charlottesville.

Nineteen other defendants signed similar agreements earlier, including the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia, The League of the South and the Nationalist Socialist Movement, right-wing groups; and Redneck Revolt, a left-wing group that describes itself as an "anti-racist, community defense" group.

One woman was killed and dozens more were injured at the rally after a man drove his car into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalists.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/White-nationalist-agrees-to-discourage-13069865.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:10 PM

1. Our court system still functions

let us be thankful for that

It's more than a slap on the wrist, and puts them on notice they will be held accountable.

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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:13 AM

2. Good decision, glad to know about this for old C.Ville.

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