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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:48 PM

Man convicted in Charlottesville attack asks for "mercy"

Source: Associated Press

Alan Suderman, Associated Press Updated 1:53 pm CDT, Saturday, June 22, 2019



Photo: AP
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James
Alex Fields Jr. A sentencing hearing has been moved up for the self-avowed white supremacist
convicted of federal hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017
white nationalist rally in Virginia. Fields was originally scheduled to be sentenced July 3, 2019. A
notice filed in court says the hearing has been moved to June 28. (Albemarle-Charlottesville
Regional Jail via AP, File)


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Adolf Hitler admirer who plowed his car through a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge to show mercy and sentence him to a prison term shorter than a life sentence.

Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, said in a sentencing memo submitted in court documents Friday that he should not spend his entire life in prison because of his age, a traumatic childhood and a history of mental illness.

"No amount of punishment imposed on James can repair the damage he caused to dozens of innocent people. But this Court should find that retribution has limits," his attorneys wrote.

But prosecutors countered that the avowed anti-Semite has shown no remorse since he drove the car on on Aug. 12, 2017 into anti-racism activist Heather Heyer, killing her, and injuring the others protesting against the white nationalists.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Man-convicted-in-Charlottesville-attack-asks-for-14030379.php

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Reply Man convicted in Charlottesville attack asks for "mercy" (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2019 OP
Aristus Jun 2019 #1
Sherman A1 Jun 2019 #3
kag Jun 2019 #8
dalton99a Jun 2019 #19
RainCaster Jun 2019 #2
FakeNoose Jun 2019 #25
JDC Jun 2019 #4
procon Jun 2019 #5
BeyondGeography Jun 2019 #6
MineralMan Jun 2019 #7
EarthFirst Jun 2019 #9
catbyte Jun 2019 #10
33taw Jun 2019 #11
Dave Starsky Jun 2019 #16
33taw Jun 2019 #26
Everyman Jackal Jun 2019 #12
Zambero Jun 2019 #13
RockRaven Jun 2019 #14
Solly Mack Jun 2019 #15
paleotn Jun 2019 #17
GemDigger Jun 2019 #18
we can do it Jun 2019 #20
Gore1FL Jun 2019 #21
Progressive Jones Jun 2019 #37
aikoaiko Jun 2019 #22
B Stieg Jun 2019 #23
Turbineguy Jun 2019 #24
Chin music Jun 2019 #27
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #28
Chin music Jun 2019 #31
democratisphere Jun 2019 #29
democratisphere Jun 2019 #30
MurrayDelph Jun 2019 #32
JesterCS Jun 2019 #33
Cryptoad Jun 2019 #34
amb123 Jun 2019 #35
christx30 Jun 2019 #36
shanti Jun 2019 #38
Eugene Jun 2019 #39
Bengus81 Jun 2019 #40

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:49 PM

1. Show him as much mercy as he showed to Heather Heyer.

n/t

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:50 PM

3. That Seems entirely reasonable to me

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:06 PM

8. My thoughts, exactly.

Don't want to spend your life in prison? Don't fucking murder people!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:42 PM

19. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:50 PM

2. No mercy, just thoughts and prayers

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:03 AM

25. That's the ticket



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:52 PM

4. Fuck him. He should be in jail for life, no chance of parole

His privileges in this society are permanently revoked.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:57 PM

5. Um... No. Go directly to jail and do not

collect $200. Thank you for playing.

He should have added 'stupid' to his list of excuses.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:00 PM

6. I don't think so

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:06 PM

7. What mercy did you show, Dipshit?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:18 PM

9. GFYS

This fucker gets nowhere near the justice my seething animosity would administer...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:20 PM

10. You have GOT to be kidding me.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:25 PM

11. What was his traumatic childhood event(s)?

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Response to 33taw (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:13 PM

16. An African-American kid at his elementary school got Food Stamps.

Poor little dude found out and never got over it.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:11 AM

26. I just wondered what makes creeps like this who they are.

He belongs in prison or an institution the rest of his life.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:37 PM

12. Retribution has limits.

 

The limit for murder is life in prison.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:48 PM

13. No mercy, no parole

He is a menace to society and needs to be incarcerated for life.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:55 PM

14. F--k this guy. Vengeance aside, this guy is a menace, and must be kept apart from civilized people.

It is a public safety issue. Lock him up without any promise of getting out.

Some day in the distant future, in the unlikely event he definitely ceases to be a menace, his sentence can always be shortened via commutation. But in the event he remains unchanged or becomes more dangerous, which is possible-to-likely, his sentence cannot be extended. The time for leniency is in a hypothetical future, not right now.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:58 PM

15. Snort

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:31 PM

17. Ummm...

NO!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:33 PM

18. No mercy. None!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:55 PM

20. No.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 10:22 PM

21. I guess it never hurts to ask... nt

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:26 PM

37. His lawyers are merely doing the job they are being paid to do but, no.

He mustdie behind bars.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 10:33 PM

22. Life without parole is mercy....



...you dumbass murdering motherfucker.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 10:38 PM

23. He should have thought of this while he was sitting there

revving his engine right before he plowed into the crowd. It's a pretty chilling tape.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 11:12 PM

24. OK.

Fak ya!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:23 AM

28. Dude easily could've killed 10 people or more ... I'm sorry I don't care how F'D your childhood was

And if you were not guilty by reason of insanity, you'd have plead to that effect, but you didn't.

'Being a Nazi' is not a recognized mental illness ... though, admittedly, perhaps it should be, in which case you and everyone like you should be rounded up and sent to mental hospital, but too bad for you that isn't presently the case.

Sucks to be you. Sucked much worse to be Heather Heyer.

Bye

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:35 AM

29. NEIN. NEIN. NEIN. NEIN. UND NEIN.

SEHR GUT!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:53 AM

32. Ok, here's your mercy alternative:

Instead of life, you get 99 years, but parole only possible if you get Heather Heyer to personally intercede on your behalf.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:46 AM

33. I have two letters for him

F and O.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:29 AM

34. Hows abt,,,,,,,

70 years without parole in sollitary confinement. ????? Thats better than life without parole letting him preach his hate to others til he dies.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:04 PM

35. He should be hanged

like any other Nazi War Criminal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_trials

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:07 PM

36. Being that the prosecutor has already said

they’re not going for the Death Penalty, I think mercy has been shown already. This little prick needs to be grateful he’ll reach a nice old age, unlike the woman he murdered.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:01 PM

38. He'll get life

And within a year, he'll have several Nazi tatts.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:02 PM

39. If he wants mercy, he will have to earn it. He hasn't even started.

He is still an unrepentant Nazi who took a human life. Unless he changes sincerely and fundamentally, he belongs in a cage.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:37 PM

40. Candy ass NAZI begging for mercy.............

Aw shucks,he had a lousy up bringing--as if that's some ticket to murder and then a lighter sentence. This is no surprise,just your usual Trump lovin' snowflake once the shit hits the fan.

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