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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 01:55 PM

Man gets life plus 419 years in deadly Charlottesville car attack

Source: CBS News

An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on federal hate crime charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and injuring dozens during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.

Fields was sentenced last month to life in prison on 29 federal hate crime charges.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/james-alex-fields-jr-charlottesville-car-attack-sentenced-life-plus-419-years-today-2019-07-15/



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Reply Man gets life plus 419 years in deadly Charlottesville car attack (Original post)
Berlin Expat Jul 15 OP
SunSeeker Jul 15 #1
mcar Jul 15 #2
bucolic_frolic Jul 15 #3
geralmar Jul 15 #5
majdrfrtim Jul 15 #6
mountain grammy Jul 15 #40
NewJeffCT Jul 15 #13
bucolic_frolic Jul 15 #15
NewJeffCT Jul 15 #21
bucolic_frolic Jul 15 #31
Yeehah Jul 15 #37
NewJeffCT Jul 16 #41
Yeehah Jul 17 #43
Downtown Hound Jul 15 #16
lagomorph777 Jul 15 #25
JudyM Jul 15 #4
The_Counsel Jul 15 #7
BigmanPigman Jul 15 #33
rsdsharp Jul 15 #8
Honeycombe8 Jul 15 #9
dhol82 Jul 15 #10
marble falls Jul 15 #12
Downtown Hound Jul 15 #18
Marie Marie Jul 15 #19
Downtown Hound Jul 15 #20
ck4829 Jul 26 #50
marble falls Jul 15 #11
machoneman Jul 15 #14
Jim__ Jul 15 #17
lame54 Jul 15 #22
jberryhill Jul 15 #29
SWBTATTReg Jul 15 #23
klook Jul 15 #34
Different Drummer Jul 15 #24
JohnnyRingo Jul 15 #26
CareerGuyMA Jul 15 #27
jberryhill Jul 15 #28
donkeypoofed Jul 15 #30
Ford_Prefect Jul 15 #32
Dave Starsky Jul 18 #45
ck4829 Jul 26 #49
BigmanPigman Jul 15 #35
ck4829 Jul 26 #48
ck4829 Jul 15 #36
angrychair Jul 15 #38
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 15 #39
Gumboot Jul 16 #42
ck4829 Jul 26 #46
jcmaine72 Jul 18 #44
ck4829 Jul 26 #47

Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:03 PM

1. Good. The shitstain will die in prison. nt

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:24 PM

2. Rot in prison, you murderous Nazi

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:25 PM

3. Even Trump might suffer blowback

if he pardons 419 year sentences

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:40 PM

6. If only this were true, Bucolic!

I suspect that his approval ratings would increase, because all the racists emboldened — by him — in their racism (i.e., all Republicans and those others who voted for him, KNOWING he’s always been a racist, and therefore agreeing with it), will rejoice that their own racist/NAZI sentiments can finally ‘breathe free’. Sigh.

Welcome to Germany, 1938.

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Response to majdrfrtim (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:49 PM

40. I sadly agree with you.

I think his approval would increase if he pardoned Dylan Roof.

That said, however, I think he's enough of a coward to not do it.... yet, depending on 2020.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:33 PM

13. These are state charges

Not eligible for a federal pardon

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:43 PM

15. You think that will stop them?

They're losing it

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:39 PM

21. it doesn't apply

they're not adding the citizenship question to the census.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:23 PM

31. No, but Trump and Barr are devious

They might not ask if you're a US citizen. But could they

1) tell you you cannot fill out a census form unless you're a citizen
2) or more innocuously, require a government issued photo ID to get a census form

you never know what nuances these dudes have up their sleeves

I'm not saying the courts wouldn't block them.

But LOOK at the ICE roundups, the extent to which ICE is trying to convince people their
administrative order is a U.S. warrant. That's the sort of distortion or which they are capable.

And look at how roadblocks on the roads to voter locations deter blacks from voting.

I could not get a US census form last time around, because I use only a PO Box for US Mail. I had to meet with the local census official and explain this to get a census form. It was no big deal, but would create a lot of fear for non-US citizens even now.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:39 PM

37. No, these are federal crimes

He was already convicted and sentenced to life on state charges.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #41)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 10:24 PM

43. Oh shoot! Thanks!

I'm mixed up!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:48 PM

16. Trump doesn't care about him.

Dumb ass threw away his life for nothing.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:57 PM

25. It's a very fine sentence for a "very fine person."

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:38 PM

4. Good. It was outrageous conduct, and apparently civil society felt it important to send a message

to other white nationalists.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:44 PM

7. With a Life-Plus-419 Stretch, Dude Might Die in Prison a FEW Times...

I'm reminded of what Richard Pryor said about the prison inmate he met that was serving a "triple life" sentence.

"...that means if he die and come back, he got to go back to penitentiary!"

"Forget kindergarten...you git your little ass back in that penitentiary! You know what you did last time you were here..."


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Response to The_Counsel (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:11 PM

33. I like that...reincarnation is not a get out of jail free card.

I hope Epstein, the fucking moron, his kids and his pals all get the same fate as this dude did.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:48 PM

8. I'd hate to be his cellmate!

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:13 PM

9. Good. He's where he belongs.

Such a young man to have turned to violence and hatred. To want to kill people, not caring who, really. What happened in his life early on to make him become a monster, or was he always that way?

All the hurt and misery and death he rained down on other people, who had lives to live, families to laugh with, children to raise, futures. Not to mention the monster's future. He could have had a reasonably happy life. He was only 22.

What a waste for everyone. But he needs to be put away so he never has a chance to do this again.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:25 PM

10. Did he cry when the sentence was handed down?

They usually do.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:26 PM

12. This one does cry a lot, doesn't he? Not a good look in the big house.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:51 PM

18. No, but apparently he did when he learned that he had killed somebody

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/us/charlottesville-trial-fields.html

"CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — In a courtroom this week in Charlottesville, Va., a chilling videotape played for the jury captured the voice of James Fields Jr., an Ohio man who attended a white nationalist rally here last year and crashed his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters.

“Are they O.K.?” Mr. Fields could be heard asking a police officer after his arrest. Told that people had been injured, and that someone had died, Mr. Fields began hyperventilating and sobbing. The courtroom filled with the sound of his cries.

Many of those who were protesting the Unite the Right rally that day in August 2017 had spent much of the past year thinking of Mr. Fields, but had never heard his voice until they heard the tape. Some of the victims seated in the public gallery burst into tears, putting their arms around one another’s shoulders in an unbroken chain. Susan Bro, the mother of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed, shook her head: These were crocodile tears, she said later.

At the defense table, Mr. Fields cast his eyes down and stabbed at the table with a pencil."

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:16 PM

19. What did he THINK was going to be the result when he decided to

ram his car into a crowd of people?

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:18 PM

20. I'm not sure James Alex Fields and the word think have a very deep relationship. n/t

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:45 AM

50. True

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:25 PM

11. I don't know, he could be out in 370 years with good behavior.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:41 PM

14. Nope! Barr will exonerate him and ask the Pope to consider him for sainthood! I shit you not.....

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:50 PM

17. At least there is some good news today! - n/t

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:40 PM

22. That took a hell of a long time

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Response to lame54 (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:07 PM

29. What was the rush?


He was already sentenced to life plus 29 in the federal case. It's not as if he was urgently going anywhere, and courts have to manage the docket.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:50 PM

23. A jury made up of citizens (12 and reserve jurists), found this idiot guilty. And in the process...

sent a strong message that such hate, and intolerance, and hate crimes against other fellow Americans will not be tolerated. The America I love is still here...and speaking out against such atrocities.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:12 PM

34. Yes.

It seems ridiculous that we should have to celebrate a decision affirming that propelling a one-ton motor vehicle into a crowd of non-violent people, and killing one of them in the process, is a crime.

But in 2019, in this America, it's a reassuring reminder that we are still a nation of laws. However tenuous the foundation may seem at times, it's holding. We are holding.







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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:55 PM

24. ...

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:57 PM

26. Oh my!

I don't recall the last time i saw a sentence that long. I'm not sure Jeffrey Dahmer got that.

Set an example for others who think it's ok to attack liberals. Goodbye forever.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:03 PM

27. Bye bye

And the congregation said in unison:
Bye Bye Felicia !

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:04 PM

28. 4/19 - Waco / Oklahoma City Bombing...

https://www.adl.org/news/article/extremists-look-to-april-anniversaries


Extremists Look to April Anniversaries


Anti-government extremists pay more attention to April 19, which is the anniversary both of the violent end to the Branch Davidian standoff at Waco, Texas, in 1993, and the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City two years later by Timothy McVeigh, in a twisted act of retaliation for Waco. A variety of Oklahoma City bombing conspiracy theorists will be holding a two-day event, "OKC Bombing: A Day of Truth 10 Years Later," in Oklahoma City on April 19-20, 2005.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:22 PM

30. I see he was given all the mercy he gave others

His life is over. I hope he thinks it was worth it. He is going to hate his life from now on. Poor bastard.

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Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #30)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:30 PM

32. I wouldn't assume he'll complete the first 5 years let alone the entire sentence.

If the prison system doesn't eat him alive he'll likely suicide his way out. He's not a very strong character, just an angry, frightened white asshole.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 06:56 AM

45. There are a lot of like-minded skinhead murderers in the joint.

He'll find his peer group and be happier than a pig in shit.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #45)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:43 AM

49. This guy had authoritarian fantasies, he'll be a snitch if it will give him power

I think the skinheads will realize that too

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:16 PM

35. This should be all over the news to send this message to others

who are doing the same or thinking about it.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:41 AM

48. It should

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:19 PM

36. White Nationalist Terrorism

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:00 PM

38. So

Paroled in 3 years?

Glad the police didnt "fear for their lives" as they calmly arrested him.
Good thing he wasn't selling cigarettes, he could have been hurt or something.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:34 PM

39. Lots of people of color in prison

He's going to have to watch his back.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:09 AM

42. I shudder when I see vehicles like that one.

Grey paint with black wheels and blacked-out windows, seems to be a part of the white-wing cult's uniform.

Many of them also have the 3% or Oath Keepers, or 'thin blue line' US flag stickers, too.

And there's a lot of them driving around here in the authoritarian red hell of Colorado Springs.

Runts on wheels... Lil' shorty boys in their Tonka toys.


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Response to Gumboot (Reply #42)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:40 AM

46. Yes

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 04:21 AM

44. Make no mistake about it. This racist animal is the typical Trump supporter.

No, they're not all murdering people directly with their vehicles like this scum did, but they support a president who sticks children in concentration camps and who champions white supremacy, the same ideology this fiend murdered for. They're all the same.

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Response to jcmaine72 (Reply #44)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:41 AM

47. He really is

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