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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:23 PM

White Nationalist Convicted Of First-Degree Murder In C'ville Car Attack

Source: Talking Points Memo

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for killing a woman in an attack that inflamed long-simmering racial and political tensions across the country.

A state jury rejected arguments that James Alex Fields Jr. acted in self-defense during a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. Jurors also convicted Fields of eight other charges, including aggravated malicious wounding and hit and run.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/white-nationalist-convicted-murder-charlottesville-car-attack



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Late Edit...and a shout out to all of those that called for legislation decriminalizing driving over protestors, we remember who you are...

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Reply White Nationalist Convicted Of First-Degree Murder In C'ville Car Attack (Original post)
pecosbob Dec 2018 OP
Adsos Letter Dec 2018 #1
RockRaven Dec 2018 #2
NewJeffCT Dec 2018 #3
laserhaas Dec 2018 #10
eggplant Dec 2018 #11
Adsos Letter Dec 2018 #12
Mr.Bill Dec 2018 #4
JohnnyRingo Dec 2018 #17
Mr.Bill Dec 2018 #18
Progressive Jones Dec 2018 #54
Downtown Hound Dec 2018 #35
Wellstone ruled Dec 2018 #5
Initech Dec 2018 #6
iluvtennis Dec 2018 #39
riversedge Dec 2018 #49
2naSalit Dec 2018 #7
colsohlibgal Dec 2018 #8
laserhaas Dec 2018 #9
Corgigal Dec 2018 #13
Archae Dec 2018 #58
Yonnie3 Dec 2018 #14
Lucky Luciano Dec 2018 #22
Yonnie3 Dec 2018 #23
Lucky Luciano Dec 2018 #24
ADX Dec 2018 #36
Lucky Luciano Dec 2018 #41
ADX Dec 2018 #46
irisblue Dec 2018 #15
JohnnyRingo Dec 2018 #16
sdfernando Dec 2018 #20
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jpak Dec 2018 #21
gay texan Dec 2018 #25
BigmanPigman Dec 2018 #26
blueinredohio Dec 2018 #27
cstanleytech Dec 2018 #29
3Hotdogs Dec 2018 #30
ADX Dec 2018 #37
47of74 Dec 2018 #28
forgotmylogin Dec 2018 #43
spike jones Dec 2018 #31
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Gothmog Dec 2018 #32
SergeStorms Dec 2018 #33
Devil Child Dec 2018 #38
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2018 #45
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Gothmog Dec 2018 #40
ffr Dec 2018 #42
oldlibdem Dec 2018 #48
jpak Dec 2018 #44
oldlibdem Dec 2018 #47
Talitha Dec 2018 #50
Progressive Jones Dec 2018 #55
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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:24 PM

1. Good. n/t

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:26 PM

2. "... jury rejected arguments that James Alex Fields Jr. acted in self-defense..."

He tried to argue self-defense?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:29 PM

3. yes

don't you always defend yourself by running over young women with your car?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:45 PM

10. Bullshit works well for Trump; but not for his Trumpians

 

Just sayin...

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:45 PM

11. If you've got nothing better to go with, than that's what you go with.

His lawyers have to make *some* sort of argument, and hope that there's one racist asshole on the jury. Apparently not this time. (sad trombone plays)

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:48 PM

12. He claimed the protesters made him fear for hs safety.

Accelerated out of panic (HIS claim, not mine).

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:30 PM

4. Some Public Defenders

are going to make a career of appealing this for decades.

Glad they came up with the verdict they did. Anything less would have been a threat to future public safety.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:21 PM

17. These kind of appeals don't go far or take long.

It's not like the courts would have to study all the evidence anew to decide if he acted in self defense. Unless there's new evidence, which there isn't, the ruling will stand. Perhaps he can argue insanity, but that doesn't work well in conservative states.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:25 PM

18. Yeah, I don't know about Virginia,

but where I live in California this stuff can take decades.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 04:47 AM

54. The insanity defense is off the table. That would have been done by now. nt

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:41 PM

35. Meh. That's fine.

The evidence against him is so overwhelming that those appeals will go nowhere. That's why the jury only needed to deliberate for 7 hours.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:31 PM

5. This is Landmark.

 

Watch for similiar actions by local Law Enforcement Agencies from here on.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:32 PM

6. Justice. Is. Served.

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:28 AM

39. Ditto.

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:49 PM

49. I admit that I did think he would get off. Glad to see this.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:42 PM

7. K&R

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:44 PM

8. Awesome And Just

These freaks are bordering on inhuman, taken leave of any semblance of rational thought.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:44 PM

9. Sometimes, Justice does find a way.

 

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:49 PM

13. Little red pill is gone.

Now his mother can age quietly and without fear.

I hope the victims family feel justice, it's not enough but justice is a real thing.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 01:41 PM

58. Who?

I get the reference, ("The Matrix," ) but who is this guy?

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:50 PM

14. He still has Federal charges to answer. nt

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 08:16 PM

22. No worries. Fuckface will pardon him. nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 08:18 PM

23. I doubt little Donald gives a damn about Fields. n/t

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 08:21 PM

24. Oh, but the lizard base would canonize him if he did! nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:42 PM

36. Chump can only pardon Federal convictions...

 

...He can't grant pardons for State convictions...

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Response to ADX (Reply #36)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:09 AM

41. I responded to a post re federal charges. nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:02 AM

46. Yeah, I get that...

 

...but even if he's convicted Federally and subsequently pardoned, he'll still remain imprisoned on the state charges.

I meant no offense, sorry if you took any.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:51 PM

15. Good

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:13 PM

16. Self defense is a pretty weak plea

He was in his car, able to go in any other direction to remove himself from any perceived danger. Instead he chose to rum people down.

I'm surprised it took this long to convict and sure wouldn't want to be him at sentencing. He has no reason to expect mercy.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:51 PM

20. Took a while to get the trial started but the actual

Jury deliberations were surprisingly short.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:38 PM

19. Self defense?

The guy rammed a car at high speed through a crowd of innocent people.

He belongs in a cage for the rest of his life!

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:52 PM

21. ...but some are good people...

rot in hell

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 08:28 PM

25. So....

How did that white power MAGA thingy work out for ya?

Womp womp....

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 08:57 PM

26. He needs to be made an example of...show the neo Nazis what will happen when they "play" Nazi.

Too bad this will be lost in all the other news of the day.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:06 PM

27. Maybe Trump will pardon him.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:22 PM

29. It would not surprise me if he did. nt

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:31 PM

30. Trump can't pardon state offenses.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:45 PM

37. He can't...

 

...Chump can only grant pardons for convictions of Federal crimes, not charges brought by states...

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:16 PM

28. Hope this fuck enjoys prison.

 

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:01 AM

43. He probably will.

Aryan gangs will snap him up.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:07 PM

31. August 19, 2017 Bellingham Washington

8-19-2017.
“City officials on Friday removed signs identifying Pickett Bridge at Prospect and Dupont streets, as well as directional signs leading to The Pickett House. The bridge was named after the Confederate General George Pickett. Officials said the move was in light of last Saturday’s violent clash in Charlottesville, Va. between a group identified as white supremacists and counter-protesters.”

December 7, 2018. Perhaps it is time for a new bridge name. HEATHER HEYER MEMORIAL BRIDGE

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Response to spike jones (Reply #31)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:15 PM

34. I agree.

Heather Heyer deserves the honor much more than George Pickett.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:21 PM

32. Lock this racist up

The fact that this idiot claimed self defense was really stupid

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:12 PM

33. Justice for Heather...

not that it helps her, but to her family and friends this is welcome justice. There's no such thing as "closure", but I hope this helps heal some of the emotional wounds they've suffered.

The crying, baby-ass, white supremacist gets his just deserts.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:47 AM

38. He should've faced death penalty

Only appropriate punishment for a right-wing domestic terrorist. May your future be eternally bleak Mr. Fields.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #38)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:37 AM

45. He's facing a long sentence. That's good enough. I'm no fan of the death penalty. nt

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #45)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 01:34 PM

57. Swinging from the gallows is my preferred outcome

I respect you not being a fan of the death penalty but I harbor no such reservations regarding capital punishment. To me, capital punishment is an appropriate sentence for acts of terrorism.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:46 AM

40. This asshole tried to claim self defense

This idiot was dumb to take this case to trial on the basis of such a weak defense

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 03:30 AM

42. RIP Heather Heyer. You will be missed.



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Response to ffr (Reply #42)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:54 PM

48. yes

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 05:03 AM

44. ..But some, are good people....

NOT

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:53 PM

47. I just hope someday he sings....

and gives up the goods on the other assholes that have committed nefarious acts that he has knowledge of.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:05 AM

50. Can Governors give pardons at the state level?

I know Rump can only grant pardons at the Federal level, but am wondering if someone at the State level can also grant pardons.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #50)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 04:53 AM

55. The Governor of Virginia isn't going to pardon him. Big political mistake. nt

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:19 AM

51. Trump

 

Loves nazis. Good people.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 02:37 AM

52. Should read: Trump supporter convicted of first-degree murder.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 04:04 AM

53. Wow, there are like real people who seriously defend him saying it's self-defense

I thought that was the realm of the /pol trolls and other such alt-righters, but I'm seeing that coming from the "normal" (used loosely) Trump cultists. Such as the ones on that freep site. I actually didn't expect to see that.

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Response to xor (Reply #53)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 04:55 AM

56. I've never seen comments on freep that sound like the words

of normal people. That place is a radical right wing pig sty.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #56)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 05:38 PM

59. That is a valid point

but I was still expecting to see less of that pure sociopathic opinion on it. There was maybe three people who seem to have a normal response of being glad the guy who ran his car into a bunch of people was found guilty. They must purposely be ignoring the video that shows him gunning it as he sped up into a group people. They only post a single still photo of someone hitting his car as he's about to collide with a bunch of people at high speed. What is wrong with these people?

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Response to xor (Reply #59)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 09:48 PM

60. the answere to your question is....

What is wrong with these people? They're republicans!

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