A federal grand jury returned James Alex Fields Jr. a 30-count indictment after he drove his car into a group of protestors at the August 2017 “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Va., killing Heather Heyer. The charges include 29 counts of hate crimes and one count of racially motivated violent interference. The Justice Department released a press release on Wednesday.
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A Charlottesville resident's take on what happened on August 12.
There is reason to believe President Trump lied before Congress in February. I sued to find out.
We should prepare for an increase in violence from individuals who might have traveled abroad to fight on behalf of the Islamic State but who ultimately remain in their home countries.
The usual paradigm for thinking about terrorism collapsed on 9/11, and the Islamic State has taken it at least one step further.
In December, the Justice Department arrested and sentenced not only ISIL supporters, but international arms traffickers providing support to the FARC and members of the Ku Klux Klan targeting Muslims.
Several weeks ago, we suggested President Obama take a trip to Kansas to visit a small town reeling from an attempted violent attack on a Muslim immigrant community there. At that time, three men had recently been arrested after compiling explosive to incite a “bloodbath” in the small Midwestern city. We’d like to amend our suggestion: President Obama should still visit Garden City, Kansas, but even more important, President-elect Trump should go with him.