December 8, 2018
This is an absolute travesty.
And it is evidence that the justice system in America no longer works, and thus the entire government is illegitimate. If they can put you in prison for murder only because of your political beliefs, you have no rights left, and you are simply waiting around for the government to start the mass round-ups.
I didn’t see this coming.
America was a nice country while it lasted.
A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it inflamed nationwide.
A state jury rejected defense 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.
Fields, 21, drove to Virginia from his home in Maumee, Ohio, to support the white nationalists. As a large group of counterprotesters marched through Charlottesville singing and laughing, he stopped his car, backed up, then sped into the crowd, according to testimony from witnesses and video surveillance shown to jurors.
Yes, the same protesters who had bats and guns were singing and laughing with joy as the psychopathic guy with Google Maps on trying to get home all the sudden decided to commit a murder-car attack at 23 miles an hour.
Prosecutors told the jury that Fields was angry after witnessing violent clashes between the two sides earlier in the day. The violence prompted police to shut down the rally before it even officially began.
Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal and civil rights activist, was killed, and nearly three dozen others were injured. The trial featured emotional testimony from survivors who described devastating injuries and long, complicated recoveries.
After the verdict was read in court, some of those who were injured embraced Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro. She left the courthouse without commenting.
Fields’ mother, Samantha Bloom, who is disabled, left the courthouse in a wheelchair without commenting.
A group of about a dozen local civil rights activists stood in front of the courthouse after the verdict with their right arms raised in the air.
A black power salute.
I don’t know why these blacks care about this dead whale who was stealing they men.
“They will not replace us! They will not replace us!” they yelled, in a response to the chants heard during the 2017 rally, when some white nationalists shouted: “You will not replace us! and “Jews will not replace us.”
Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy said he hopes the verdict “allows our community to take another step toward healing and moving forward.”
Wes Bellamy is the former Vice-Mayor.
Charlottesville civil rights activist Tanesha Hudson said she sees the guilty verdict as the city’s way of saying, “We will not tolerate this in our city.”
“We don’t stand for this type of hate. We just don’t,” she said.
Well, it’s a way of saying something other than “we genuinely believe this man is guilty of first degree murder.”
Because no one believes that. So convicting him of that must have some other reasoning behind it, and “we won’t tolerate white people” seems to fit.
The jury will reconvene Monday to recommend a sentence. Under Virginia law, jurors can recommend from 20 years to life in prison on the first-degree murder charge.
Fields is eligible for the death penalty if convicted of separate federal hate crime charges. No trial has been scheduled yet.
At this point, they might just go ahead and kill him, and then come out and say “well, we had to do that to prove a point.”
This is absolutely insane.
I genuinely did not believe that it was possible for him to get convicted on the murder charge. I thought it was going to be manslaughter.
Now, I feel like a sweet summer child, who had no idea how bad things really are.
But you all need to understand: this is how bad things really are. They will convict you of murder for your political beliefs today, and tomorrow they will round you up without any charge and throw you in a gulag.
We are officially in a full-on Bolshevik type situation, and we need to act accordingly.
Be prepared for much, much worse coming down the line.