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    Default SW MO Democrats: Mr. President, use your bully pulpit for good instead of hate

    SW MO Democrats: Mr. President, use your bully pulpit for good instead of hate


    (From Southwest Missouri Democrats)

    The hate-filled demonstrations held yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia and the subsequent violent acts committed by white supremacists against counter protesters have shocked and saddened us.

    These events should galvanize our nation to action. We cannot let those that salute Nazi and other symbols of racist oppression set our national narrative and we must all condemn racist beliefs. We as Southwest Missouri Democrats agree with the statement made by our MDP Chair, Stephen Webber, “this racist Nazi terrorist ideology cannot be given even the slightest space to exist in American politics.” And we also stand with Senator Claire McCaskill who tweeted, “The hate on display in VA is ugly, and morally repugnant. And it is the essence of anti-American. Shame on them.”

    The hateful rally held in Virginia was coined by it’s organizers as, “Unite the Right.” Instead our nation must be united against racism. This message must be sent unequivocally and without hesitation. Our 45th President’s statement was lacking on both points. To qualify racist violence by tweeting “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. On many sides.” -@POTUS, President Trump is participating in the worst type of victim blaming. The side that we expect our President to condemn is the side who took the life of 32-year old Heather Heyer in Charlottesville on Saturday. Other Republicans have not hesitated to speak out on this and we hope that they will continue this patriotic stance to raise our public discourse. We hope that these Republican Senators will join our Democratic public servants and organizations in this fight for equality and to raise our level of public discourse. We appreciate the statement of Senator John McCain (R-AZ),

    “White supremacists aren’t patriots, they’re traitors; Americans must unite against hatred & bigotry #Charlottesville” and Senator Hatch (R-UT) re-tweeting Alejandro Alvarez who said,

    “Their tiki torches may be fueled by citronella but their ideas are fueled by hate, & have no place in civil society.” Senator Hach later expounded tweeting, “we should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.” -OJH

    The rally that took place yesterday is a symptom of a hateful undercurrent seething within the citizenry of our nation. This racism has many causes, but we must remember what former MO SOS Jason Kander noted on social media, “No one should forget that the birther movement emboldened white supremacists. Or that it was led by @realDonaldTrump.” Genevieve Williams, MDP Vice Chair added on Twitter, “if you build it (a space for white supremacy in public discourse) they will come (out of the woodwork with tiki torches). #Charolettesville

    Our current President had a roll in feeding this racist undercurrent and it is time for him to own these actions and denounce the results. He is no longer a candidate; he is now our President and Commander in Chief. Once elected to be a public servant, a true leader must work for all citizens, not just his base. Mr. President, we ask you to own your past actions that directly enabled the events of yesterday and to use the “Bully Pulpit” for good instead of for hate.


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    Joplin area residents lend voices against racism

    Rally held at Ewert Park



    At the funeral of Heather Heyer, her mother said her daughter’s death at the hands of a white supremacist served to only magnify her daughter’s voice.

    On Friday night, more than 250 people added their voices to Heyer’s in a rally against the racism on display at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest last Saturday.

    The protest in Charlottesville was held by a variety of white supremacist groups, who did not want the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee removed from a park. The group of white men chanted the Nazi rallying cry of “blood and soil” and yelled “Jews will not replace us.”

    By the end of that day, Heyer, 32, was killed and several were injured when a car rammed into the crowd of counterprotesters. Two Virginia state troopers died in a helicopter crash, as well. The driver of the vehicle, James Alex Fields Jr., who traveled from Ohio to Virginia for the protest, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday.

    According to The Associated Press, Fields, 20, was fascinated by Nazism and Hitler as a Kentucky high school student.

    Watching the white supremacists openly espouse


    RALLY: Approximately 250 attend

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    their views, Stevie Rose, a Joplin resident, decided to organize a rally against racism in Joplin. Just two weeks after the community came together to mark the emancipation of slaves, Ewert Park was filling up again. This time, those attending sought solace, instead of celebration.

    The diverse crowd brought signs, some of which said, “Standing up for what’s right and civil and kind” and “One race, human race; One blood, human blood.” Rose told the crowd that it shocked her to see white supremacists, including a boy she went to high school with, without robes covering their faces.

    “It shows they no longer feel the need to hide,” Rose said.

    She added that she had desperately wanted to keep politics out of the rally. But for the last week, President Donald Trump has been taking heat for making a comment equivocating the side of the white supremacists with those who came to Charlottesville to oppose them. He added that there were “fine people” among the white supremacy groups.

    Her reasoning as to why she wanted to keep politics out of the rally? There was white supremacy before Trump and there will be more after him, she said.

    Leaders in the Joplin community spoke about their experiences watching the hate in Charlottesville and how the community could move forward.

    Watching white supremacists in Charlottesville brought back memories to Nanda Nunnelly-Sparks, of Joplin, of being beaten and spit on in eighth grade for the color of her skin, she told the crowd.

    “Every time I see that flag, hear those chants, see those hoods, I’m taken back to eighth grade, at a time I was powerless,” Nunnelly- Sparks said.

    At the vigil, Nunnelly- Sparks said she saw candles instead of torches and heard words of kindness, instead of hate.

    “And that my friends gives me power,” Nunnelly- Sparks said, tearfully.

    Paul Teverow, a member of the United Hebrew Congregation, recounted reading about white supremacists doing the Nazi salute of “Sieg Heil” outside of the Charlottesville synagogue.

    “As a Jew, I felt fear, outrage and some confusion,” Teverow said. He added, to laughs, “Because replacing these people (white supremacists) have never been on my list of priorities.”

    The vigil in Joplin was held 30 minutes before their Friday night Sabbath services. Teverow said he was glad he had an opportunity to say “no” to hatred.

    Preston Reynolds, with the Southwest Missouri Green Alliance, urged those in the crowd to have uncomfortable conversations with those who espouse racist views. He also recommended that the alliance donates to organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center that engage in beating back racism.

    “Running and hiding from a problem will never yield a solution,” Reynolds said.

    With candles lit and wax dripping into paper cups or on hands, those gathered at the vigil soared into “Amazing Grace,” the song that former President Barack Obama sang after the Charleston shootings. It was again voiced by thousands at a vigil in Charlottesville after the weekend’s white supremacy protests.

    After the vigil, the crowd marched with their signs and candles out of the park and lined up along Seventh Street. They chanted, “No Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA.”

    Slade Woodward, 17, of Seneca, said he attended because he wanted to support the cause of equality and peace.

    “There’s a lot of hatred in the world right now,” Woodward said. “The only way to combat that is love and being here.”


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    Our Post-Charlottesville Narrative Is A National Embarrassment

    Why have the tragic events of Charlottesville transformed so many people into irresponsible, violent, censorious, and hysterical lunatics?


    Pundits, journalists, politicians, clergy, law enforcement, sociologists—all may agree or disagree to varying degrees about what the Charlottesville mayhem of August 12 means for our country. Any number of interpretations could be useful and instructive. But above all Charlottesville has shown just how profoundly broken and destructively useless our media industry and political establishment really are. It is a genuine national embarrassment.

    I do not say that lightly. I love this country; I love its rich history, its political traditions, its culture, its people. I love its religious backbone. I do not love the historical flaws of our country, but I love the ways we have righted them, and the great gifts we have given the world along the way: our priceless treasure trove of abolitionist literature, the Gettysburg Address, Letter From a Birmingham Jail, our brilliant Supreme Court decisions on any number of civil rights.

    I love the United States. But I am deeply embarrassed for it, and I want it to do better than it has over the past few weeks.

    It is not unsurprising that the events of Charlottesville—an awful combination of hatred, racism, toxic politics, paranoid factionalism, and political ineptitude—would stir our emotions and cause some people to do crazy things. But the responses from the media, politicians, countless individuals, and institutions has been nothing short of shamefully disastrous. However painful it may be, we should analyze what has been going on in the days since that terrible afternoon to learn from it and commit ourselves to doing better if and when, God forbid, this happens again.

    The ‘Both Sides’ Hysteria

    Last week I wrote about the media meltdown surrounding Trump’s claim that “there is blame on both sides [for Charlottesville].” That was entirely true: eyewitness testimony, from sources including a New York Times reporter and a student counterprotester, affirm as much. There is simply no question that both white nationalists and leftist “Antifa” protesters both engaged in unjustifiable violence that day.

    Yet here’s a small sampling of the responses to Trump’s accurate statement. Mitt Romney responded by tweeting: “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.” Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat minority leader of the House of Representatives, issued a statement asserting Trump’s “both sides” claim “ignores the abhorrent evil of white supremacism.”

    At The New York Times, Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman claimed that Trump “gave white supremacists an unequivocal boost” by “equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists.” Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine declared on Facebook: “This was not ‘both sides.’ White supremacists descended on Charlottesville to promote hate and intimidate this Virginia community.”

    But it was both sides. That is a fact. Yet these leaders seem willing to excuse political violence simply because it was directed at neo-Nazis. These politicians and journalists appear to be saying violence is okay when it’s committed against people we don’t like. All you have to do is say “There were Nazis!” to justify it.

    This is shameful and humiliating for America: elected officials and members of our press are apparently tacitly advocating mob rule and vicious, primitive might-makes-right public discourse. The world should look at us and laugh for such crude and shocking behavior coming from the nominally elite and educated members of our political and media classes.

    Further Justifying Violence

    The justifications for the violent behavior we saw in Charlottesville did not just stop at such sly, underhanded approvals. Some public figures openly endorsed political violence against their opponents.

    The biggest meme related to this phenomenon rocketed around Twitter like wildfire: people began comparing the violent progressive activists in Charlottesville with the soldiers who stormed the French beaches as part of the Normandy invasion during World War II. CNN contributor and former Hillary Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon, CNN anchor Christopher Cuomo, Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, author David Simon, actor Joshua Malina, and countless others compared the Charlottesville vigilantes to D-Day soldiers.

    It is astonishing that one even has to explain the difference between the two phenomena, but here we go: the Nazis of the Third Reich were part of a brutal war machine that had burned across Western Europe, was threatening the free world, and was fighting for a government that had declared war on the United States. The Charlottesville Nazis, meanwhile—loathsome as they were—were exercising a well-established and perfectly legal constitutional right.

    Might there be a little difference between the two? Might “violence” (i.e. legally authorized military action) be justified against the Nazi war machine, while mob violence from unauthorized citizens might not be so justified against American citizens engaging in constitutionally protected free speech? Might there also be any difference between soldiers acting under legal orders as part of a legally declared war and lawless mobs attacking rally attendees without any grant from any legal authority?

    More generally, people openly advocated that American citizens assault other American citizens: comedian Patton Oswalt, for one, favorably compared the violent activists to movie hero Indiana Jones punching a Nazi, while CNN reporter Jake Tapper wordlessly endorsed violence against neo-Nazi protesters.

    Politicians, journalists, actors, writers, and other media figures openly and gleefully encouraged their fellow citizens to harm each other. This is the stuff of violent hellholes, not the United States of America. Shame on these people for advocating such violence, and shame on everyone who shared such disgusting sentiment.


    America has the greatest free speech regime on the planet. Still, plenty of people in this country would like to see your free speech rights greatly attenuated. In the wake of Charlottesville, many of them spoke out in favor of censorship.

    As CNN reported, the American Civil Liberties Union—a longtime defender of every American’s right to say anything—“took heat” for supporting the free speech rights of the neo-Nazi protesters. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe blamed the ACLU for suing Charlottesville over its handling of the neo-Nazi rally. At The New York Times, a Berkeley instructor, K-Sue Park, claimed that “the ACLU needs to rethink free speech.” In a viral tweet, Virginia ACLU board member Waldo Jaquith resigned in protest over the ACLU defending Nazis’ free speech rights.

    It is astonishing to witness American citizens seizing on the hysteria of a moment to condemn precious American freedoms.

    A protester in Charlottesville, meanwhile, punched a neo-Nazi in the face during a press conference then told The New York Times: “Free speech does not protect hate speech.” So far as I know, that person received no condemnation from anyone for punching a man who was simply speaking at a podium.

    At HuffPO, ACLU member Burce Hartford came out in favor of criminalizing “hate speech,” claiming it has to be “fought and suppressed.” On CNN, attorney and former DC Democratic Party chairman A. Scott Bolden declared “Hate speech is not free speech,” and nobody in the room—not the host, Ana Cabrera, or former South Carolina lieutenant governor Andre Bauer, or presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, or Washington Post journalist David Fahrenthold—pushed back against this destructive and illiterate concept.

    Similarly, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors claimed on MSNBC that “hate speech…is not protected under First Amendment rights.” Skidmore professor Jennifer Delton argued in favor of restricting free speech in the Washington Post, claiming that since we once did it to American communists, we can do it to the alt-right today (seriously).

    It is, frankly, astonishing to witness American citizens seizing on the hysteria of a moment to condemn precious American freedoms. It is a political mercy that we have decades of Supreme Court precedent to stand as a bulwark against these authoritarian impulses. Just the same, who’s to say that these censorious sentiments will not eventually spread even further?

    Generalized Hysteria

    The general atmosphere of hysteria during the post-Charlottesville fallout has been jaw-dropping. Above are excellent examples. Yet what happened last week in Boston is even more so—a case study in the growing delirium taking ahold of American politics, especially progressive politics.

    Activists in Boston organized a free-speech rally to advocate First Amendment rights. It was an event concerned with freedom of expression, nothing more. Indeed, one of the rally’s speakers, Gavin McInnes, affirmed that “The rally on Saturday in Boston couldn’t be farther from the rally [in Charlottesville]…We are socially liberal, fiscal conservatives who think America has a lot to be proud of. . . . We are pro-gay, multicultural, pro-Israel, pro-family and anti-Nazi.”

    One young man follows the Trump supporter around screaming bizarre threats at him:’“I hope you liked having a job. Everyone you have ever known is going to see you.’

    Another organizer of the rally, Louis Sender, said that the purpose of [the rally is] just to do free speech…That’s all it’s ever been.” The organizers even planned to begin the rally with a moment of silence to Heather Heyer, the victim of Charlottesville’s white nationalist terror attack.

    No matter. Boston turned out thousands upon thousands of protesters. Fifteen thousand protesters showed up to rail against the free speech organizers—15,000, in comparison to a few dozen rally attendees. Fearing for their safety, the rally organizers eventually fled Boston Common with a police escort. In a genuinely eerie display of threatening intent, the protesters began to chant: “Make them walk! Make them walk!”

    During the brief rally itself, attendees were subject to vicious verbal and physical abuse. One astonishing video shows a “Trump supporter” walking through Boston Common wrapped in an American flag while the crowd is screaming at him. “Get the f-ck out of our f-ckin’ town!” yells one guy. “F-CKING RACIST!” screams another.

    One young man follows the Trump supporter around screaming bizarre threats at him: “I hope you liked having a job. Everyone you have ever known is going to see you…I will have your identity, and in your name I will be donating to everything you stand against! Thanks for the great picture! Your employers and family are gonna love these shots!”

    When asked, “Why are you here?” the Trump supporter responds: “I want to show that people shouldn’t be afraid to voice their [views] and voice their opinions. You shouldn’t be afraid to go outside and say you’re conservative. It’s pretty sad that things like this happen.” For this, he was slandered, threatened, and harassed.

    All approached the idea of free speech as if it were an alien concept written in an extraterrestrial language.

    Another video shows an older woman holding up an American flag as protesters walk by. Suddenly, a protester grabs the woman’s flag and attempts to pull it out of her hands. The woman does not let go, so the protester drags her and the flag until the woman trips and falls. Later, a few dozen protesters were arrested after violent clashes with police.

    More shameful still was the media’s approach to covering the rally. The organizers of the rally explicitly affirmed that it was an event in support of free speech. Yet major media outlets treated this explanation as if it were a smokescreen, couching the term “free speech” in “scare quotes:” CBS News, NPR, the Washington Post, Slate, the Boston Globe, Reuters, CNBC, USA Today, Politico, Yahoo, the Daily Beast, the New York Daily News, countless others—all approached the idea of free speech as if it were an alien concept written in an extraterrestrial language.

    Some outlets took it to an even more desperately shameful level: the New York Daily News, for instance, claimed that the protesters “chase[d] away white nationalists” without mentioning the rally organizers and speakers who explicitly disavowed white nationalism, while the Chicago Tribune heavily implied that the rally was a white nationalist gathering, with an enormous headline screaming: “Massive counterprotest against white nationalism upstages ‘free speech rally’ in Boston.” What a disgraceful abuse of media power.

    Why Is This Happening, America?

    Why have the tragic events of Charlottesville transformed so many people into irresponsible, violent, censorious, and hysterical lunatics? There are any number of explanations: shallow political opportunism, Selma envy, outrage addiction, low-grade despotic impulses.

    We could easily meet these challenges with calmness, dignity, grace, and careful thought.

    We are a strong country. We have survived much worse than half-bright basement-dwelling Schutzstaffel wannabes and violent leftist activists. We could easily meet these challenges with calmness, dignity, grace, and careful thought. We are simply choosing not to, reaching instead for public lunacy and unhinged mob mentality and widespread intellectual dishonesty.

    We should not do this. We are better than this. We can move forward from Charlottesville without destroying this country’s precious ideals and customs, and without turning on each other with vitriol, hatred, and specious nonsense.

    The politicians, journalists, and media outlets above are betting on you responding to the Charlottesville crisis with anger, irrationality, and unthinking acceptance of the narrative. Do not fall into this trap. You can help reverse this tide before it gets any worse—or you can contribute to it, and by doing so further erode the well-being of this incredible country to which you are heir. Please, for the love of God, make the right choice.

    Daniel Payne is a senior contributor at the Federalist. He is an assistant editor for The College Fix, the news magazine of the Student Free Press Association. Daniel's work has appeared in outlets such as National Review Online, Reason, Front Porch Republic, and elsewhere. His personal blog can be found at Trial of the Century. He lives in Virginia.

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    Default My Legal Situation as of August 22nd 2017

    My Legal Situation as of August 22nd 2017

    by Chris Cantwell, 22 August 2017


    I wasn’t teasing when I said I planned to be in jail by end of day yesterday. I’m just a little bit confused about what’s going on and I’m trying to gather more information. Sadly, the authorities and media have not been particularly helpful. I first heard from a livestreamer that I had a “class 6 felony warrant” for my arrest. The police would not confirm or deny this by phone, which, in combination with other false information (such as the fanatic’s gender), gave me reason to doubt the source. I left VA on the public request from a police spokesperson, but stayed nearby to monitor the situation and make turning myself in easier when the time came.

    I contacted an attorney, but he dropped my case right around the time I read in the Boston Globe that I had two felony charges (one of which is a class 3) for what I presumed was pepper spraying a guy in a brawl at UVA (which the reds started). After a bit of struggle, I did find another suitable attorney who said he would contact the VA authorities on Monday morning to find out the truth. Before he could do that, I got an email from the New York Times saying I had four warrants out for my arrest. My attorney called VA authorities but they wouldn’t tell him anything, which I thought quite odd if they were willing to talk to the media.

    Later I heard a report that I had been arrested, but after further investigation I determined this not to be true.

    Since the VA authorities have proven corrupt, by trying to censor our speech based on content, ignoring a federal court order, and by pushing hundreds of armed white nationalists into a crowd of communist rioters, I doubt both their trustworthiness and their sanity. Since the media obviously got it wrong in reporting my arrest, and their stories differ quite dramatically from the recordings of our interviews, I carry similar doubts about them. Both attorneys I talked to said that I was due all the privileges and immunities of a citizen until I was “served” with a warrant, so I don’t believe I am committing any crime by waiting for more information before I return home or to Virginia. So that is what I am doing right now.

    However, since literally millions of people want to kill me right now, I am keeping a low profile. The phone number widely publicized for me has been so filled up with death threats, that I can no longer sort through all the hate and violence to find worthwhile messages. My attorney has my email address, and he can contact me if the authorities want to relay any information to me. I have no interest in violence or lawbreaking, so if they are interested in speaking with me, I hope they will communicate with him instead of harassing innocent people or wasting taxpayer resources.

    Before you ask, I am not going to publicize my attorney’s name. The VA authorities have this information, so there is no sense in making it public. The last thing anybody needs is for his phones to become clogged with the kind of communist menacing that has made me fearful for my life.

    In the worst case scenario, I imagine the many civil suits being launched will expose some information once subpoenas start flying around. I look forward to this, because my entire existence revolves around telling the truth, fighting corruption, and exchanging ideas. It is quite sad that legal compulsion is necessary to get the VA authorities to pursue the same goals.


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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - White nationalist Christopher Charles Cantwell was denied bond Thursday evening, according to WVIR.

    According to the NBC affiliate in Charlottesville, the 36-year-old appeared in Albemarle General District Court, where the judge set the bond at $25,000, but the commonwealth appealed the bond, arguing Cantwell could be a flight risk to the community.

    After what WVIR reports was a long back-and-forth battle between the defense and commonwealth, the judge ruled Cantwell a flight risk because he has no ties to the Virginia area, and his hate speech makes him a threat to others.

    Cantwell is charged with three felonies -- two counts of illegal use of tear gas and other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury -- after the rally at the University of Virginia on Aug. 11.

    Cantwell is being held at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

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    Default Charlottesville review: Faulty planning, passive police led to 'disastrous results' at Aug. 12 rally

    Charlottesville review: Faulty planning, passive police led to 'disastrous results' at Aug. 12 rally

    Richmond Times-Dispatch Dec. 1, 2017


    Lying nigger Charlottesville Poglice Chief Al Thomas caused the death and mayhem at Charlottesville
    when the piglice illegally shut down the permitted rally and forced white nationalists to run the antifa gauntlet.

    Then the stupid lying nigger pig tried to cover it all up as did the Governor of Vagina


    CHARLOTTESVILLE — A police officer radioed for help as angry protesters swarmed around her: “They are pushing the crowd my way and I have nobody here to help me.”

    Tammy Shiflett, who had just returned to active duty as an elementary school resource officer after two months recovering from a shoulder surgery, was the only person assigned to block traffic at the intersection where a deadly car attack began in Charlottesville on Aug. 12.

    Instead of sending reinforcements, a superior instructed her to abandon her post and move the car that had been positioned in the intersection, leaving a wooden sawhorse as the only barrier keeping vehicles out of the area. Roughly an hour and a half later, a white nationalist drove his car down that very street, striking a crowd of counterprotesters and killing 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer.

    The decision by police officials to set up only minimal barriers in preparation for the white nationalist rally and then, in one particularly grave case, to withdraw from a “crucial” intersection was among the dozens of mistakes, missteps and failures cited in a damning report commissioned by the city and publicly released Friday.

    “Supervisors devised a poorly-conceived plan that under-equipped and misaligned hundreds of officers,” the report says. “Execution of that plan elevated officer safety over public safety.”

    The review, led by Tim Heaphy, a former federal prosecutor who now works for Hunton & Williams, also found:

    • Despite repeated public statements by state and local officials that officers were not instructed to “stand down,” police had in fact been instructed only to intervene in conflicts between white nationalists and counterprotesters in the event of serious injury.

    • A Virginia State Police commander made an “off-plan” decision to keep state officers behind barricades instead of sending them into the streets to break up fights and make arrests.

    • After clashes began, Police Chief Al Thomas was heard by several people in the command center saying to “let them fight, it will make it easier to declare an unlawful assembly” and shut down the rally.

    • Thomas attempted to obstruct the city’s investigation, deleting relevant text messages, attempting to hide his use of a personal email account to conduct some official police business, and creating planning checklists that were not actually used to plan for the rallies.

    The 220-page document is based on hundreds of thousands of documents, video and audio recordings, photos and interviews. It represents the most comprehensive account yet of how public officials handled the “Unite the Right” rally.

    Overconfident local force

    The racist, far-right groups that organized the rally said they intended to protest the city’s planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. But the event quickly devolved into chaos, culminating in the car attack that made the rally a national news story and led political leaders to promise a full exploration of what went wrong and how future violence might be prevented.

    At a news conference Friday in Charlottesville, Heaphy said city police were overly confident as they planned for the event and did not consult with other localities that had dealt with similar protests despite offers of assistance.

    “There was a sense (among local police) that ‘we’ve got this,’” he said, saying officials cited to him previous experience handling a large block party as an example of their expertise.

    The report is particularly critical of the traffic plan, noting that city personnel had proposed using jersey barriers or dump trucks to block intersections, but that the idea was inexplicably discarded. And despite having more than 700 police officers on hand to respond to the event, police decided in some cases to assign unsworn police personnel, including a lab technician, to secure the event perimeter and keep vehicles out.

    “They were told when it gets violent, go inside your car, lock your door,” Heaphy said.

    When Shiflett, the school resource officer, left her post, the commander in charge of traffic control was never notified and, at some point, the wooden sawhorse was moved and vehicles began crossing into the downtown mall on the street where the car attack would later take place.

    “Leaving that intersection unguarded was a tactical error that should not have been allowed to happen,” the report says.

    The report also says that while the city did not have authority under state law to ban firearms, it did have the power to ban weapons such as sticks and bats, but opted against pursuing such a prohibition based on incorrect legal advice from the local commonwealth’s attorney’s office.

    In addition to criticizing police planning, the report criticizes City Council members for what it characterizes as last-minute interference. Ten days before the rally, the council asked for the event to be moved to a different park away from the downtown area, over the objections of city staff members, including the police chief and city manager.

    The decision by elected officials to wade into the operational planning “was a dangerous overreach with lasting consequences.” A federal judge ultimately overruled the attempt to cancel the permit, ordering the city to allow the rally to proceed at the originally planned location.

    Passive police response

    Instead of intervening in violent street clashes occurring around Emancipation Park, the site of the rally, police were instructed to take largely passive positions and were slow to change into riot gear. It’s a finding that starkly conflicts with prior assertions by both state and local authorities that police were not told to avoid getting involved in the clashes.

    “VSP directed its officers to remain behind barricades rather than risk injury responding to conflicts between protesters and counter-protesters,” the report says. “CPD commanders similarly instructed their officers not to intervene in all but the most serious physical confrontations.”

    Police commanders said they were hesitant to send officers into the crowds to break up fights because doing so could result in a “deadly force situation,” according to the report.

    The report includes statements from several Charlottesville police officials who said they were frustrated by their inability to act.

    “We were sitting there with our thumbs up our asses,” said Lt. Jim Mooney.

    Instead of taking a more aggressive posture to prevent violence, the report says, commanders focused on declaring an unlawful assembly to clear the park.

    When violence broke out, Thomas, the Charlottesville police chief, said, “Let them fight, it will make it easier to declare an unlawful assembly,” according to the recollections of Emily Lantz, an executive assistant in the police department. The report says Thomas “did not recall” making the remark, and an attorney for Thomas denied he said it.

    Faulty coordination

    The report says local officials were taken aback by Virginia State Police adopting a “far more limited range of law enforcement activities” than expected. State police Lt. Becky Crannis-Curl told a local police captain Aug. 12 that she was making an “off-plan” decision to not “send arrest teams into the street.”

    The idea that state police officers were not expected to “police serious incidents of lawbreaking,” the report says, was never communicated to city police during the planning process.

    “Their inaction in the face of violence left the City unprepared — and unaware that it was unprepared — to address one of the predictable risks of the event: brief but serious incidents of interpersonal violence and mutual combat,” the report says.

    In discussions after the rally, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Virginia State Police Superintendent W. Steven Flaherty characterized the state police role as “park security,” according to the report.

    Overall, the report concludes, the city of Charlottesville “was unable to protect the right of free expression and facilitate the permit holder’s offensive speech.”

    “This represents a failure of one of government’s core functions — the protection of fundamental rights. Law enforcement also failed to maintain order and protect citizens from harm, injury, and death,” the report says. “Charlottesville preserved neither of those principles on August 12, which has led to deep distrust of government within this community.”

    In a statement responding to Heaphy’s report, Flaherty said the state police “appreciate the time and effort” that went into it. Calling thorough after-action reviews “invaluable” to preparing for the future, Flaherty said he’s waiting to see final reports from his own agency and one from a task force convened by the governor.

    Both the extreme right and the extreme left, Flaherty said, went to the rally “with the sole purpose of provoking violence from the opposing side.”

    “In that kind of volatile and rapidly evolving environment, it is difficult for any one police plan to account for every possible circumstance and resulting scenario,” Flaherty said.

    Investigators’ obstacles

    The team of lawyers conducting the review also said Thomas and other officials resisted their efforts to investigate what happened Aug. 12, but maintained that the review gathered enough information to paint a comprehensive picture.

    The report accuses Thomas of making several attempts to obstruct the process, including trying to control what information subordinates gave to investigators, deleting text messages related to the review, trying to hide his use of a personal email account to conduct some official police business, and creating post hoc planning checklists that were not actually used to plan for the rallies.

    “Chief Thomas’s attempts to influence our review illustrate a deeper issue within CPD — a fear of retribution for criticism,” the report says. “Many officers with whom we spoke expressed concern that their truthful provision of critical information about the protest events would result in retaliation from Chief Thomas.”

    Thomas’ lawyer, Kevin E. Martingayle, denied the claims, saying it’s unfair to focus on Thomas.

    “This report criticizes everybody,” Martingayle said, but he did not offer a detailed rebuttal. He said Thomas received a copy of the report only when it was made public Friday morning and that he would offer a more detailed response in the future.

    In a statement, Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones said city officials “do not agree with every aspect of the report’s findings,” without elaboration.

    “On a number of fronts, as the report acknowledges, we succeeded in protecting our City to the best of our abilities,” Jones said. “But in other areas we, and our law enforcement partner in the Virginia State Police, undoubtedly fell short of expectations, and for that we are profoundly sorry.”

    The city manager’s statement gave no indication of displeasure with Thomas. Jones said the police chief and his department are “dedicated to protecting our city every day.”

    Virginia State Police also refused to provide some information to the Hunton & Williams team, according to the report, an attitude consistent with the agency’s “relative independence” before and during the rally. The report says the state agency did not share its “formal planning document” for the Aug. 12 rally with city police, “conducted separate trainings and convened an exclusive briefing for its on-scene personnel” on the morning of the event, and used a separate radio channel to communicate as events unfolded.

    State report forthcoming

    McAuliffe convened a state-level task force that has prepared its own report on what happened in Charlottesville and what policies should change as a result. That report was due to be submitted to the governor Friday, but is not expected to be released to the public until next week.

    The helicopter crash that killed two state police pilots appeared to be an “accident,” according to the report. The cause of the helicopter crash was outside the scope of the review, but the report points out that “almost all” of the state police left the Charlottesville command center to go to the scene of the helicopter crash. The report came in at 4:49 p.m., well after the rally appeared to be over.

    McAuliffe and other state officials have said they wished the state had more control over tactical decisions instead of serving in a supporting role behind local police. His spokesman, Brian Coy, said the governor will evaluate Heaphy’s report “in conjunction with” the report he received from the state task force.

    Though the report is filled with stinging criticisms, Heaphy credited first responders for a rapid reaction to the car attack.

    “No question these events could have been substantially worse,” Heaphy said. “That is a success.”

    In a statement, Republican leaders in the General Assembly expressed dismay over Heaphy’s report and said they will ask him to present his findings to the legislature’s public safety committees next year.

    Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, said the findings were “certainly inconsistent” with statements from public officials immediately after the rally.

    “It’s very troubling to learn that law enforcement was effectively told to stand down, even if those weren’t the words that were used,” Gilbert said.



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    There were only a few interruptions Monday evening when former federal prosecutor Tim Heaphy reported the findings of his law firm’s review of the white nationalist rallies that have rocked Charlottesville this year.

    When the city councilors started speaking following the presentation, however, things gradually became more heated and came to a boil when Mayor Mike Signer attempted to apologize for misleading the public into thinking that protesters forced police to use tear gas during the July 8 Ku Klux Klan rally in Justice Park.

    Among the assertions in the report, such as the allegations that Police Chief Al Thomas deliberately allowed some of the violence during the Aug. 12 rally so that an unlawful assembly could be declared, investigators from the firm Hunton & Williams said they never found evidence that counter-protesters had used a form of pepper spray on officers.

    “I am sorry for creating the impression that protesters were responsible for the release of tear gas,” Signer said as people in the crowd heckled him.

    “You should have apologized before the report came out,” said Rosia Parker, a local activist.

    The report also asserted that communications issues, disparate operational plans and the city’s effort to relocate the rally sowed discord before and during the ill-fated events on July 8 and Aug. 12.

    Though the city hired Hunton & Williams following the rally to review how the city handled both events, as well as another white nationalist rally that included a nighttime torch-lit demonstration on May 13, community members remain frustrated and angry with the city’s leaders.

    In the first 30 minutes of a public hearing Monday night, community members skewered city officials and Heaphy for various reasons, ranging from the reported failures by city officials and report’s omitting of racism as a reason for the tragic events that culminated with the death of counter-protester Heather Heyer during the Aug. 12 rally.

    Dave Ghamandi called Heaphy a “glorified ambulance chaser,” referring to public reports that Heaphy had contacted city officials the day after the rally suggesting that he could conduct an independent review of the event.

    Don Gathers, a social activist and member of last year’s blue ribbon commission that explored whether the city should remove its Confederate statues, said he thinks the report fell “woefully short” of expectations.

    “You didn’t address the issue that brought the Nazis here in the first place,” Gathers said.

    Noting that community members are pressuring city officials to reprimand or fire the police chief for the city’s failures, Gathers counseled City Manager Maurice Jones to not do that.

    “I pray that you don’t succumb to that pressure,” Gathers said. “While they might be pushing the screws, some of them will be after you next. That’s just the sad reality.”

    Both Tanesha Hudson and Pat Napoleon criticized the mayor for his “capital of the resistance” statement directed toward the administration of President Donald Trump earlier this year. While Napoleon, who is leading a campaign seeking the removal of all the councilors from office, alleged that the declaration invited white nationalist dissenters, Hudson said the mayor flouted the city’s event permitting regulations.

    Hudson demanded an apology from Signer, Hudson alleged that the city may have been able to use those policies to thwart the Unite the Right rally if Signer hadn’t disregarded them earlier in the year.

    As the meeting continued into the night, Jones was scheduled to provide a response to the report.

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    Richard Spencer is having trouble finding a lawyer, according to a new motion in a federal lawsuit filed against participants in the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville last summer.

    On Wednesday, Spencer filed a memorandum in support of a motion — both of which he wrote and signed — to dismiss the lawsuit against him and other participants in the chaotic rally that left dozens injured and three people dead. The motion argues that the violent acts on Aug. 12 last year were not his fault and that the lawsuit is an act of "lawfare" meant to bankrupt him and the other defendants.

    "This lawsuit is an example of what has come to be known as 'lawfare,' that is, an attempt to use the legal system to intimidate, silence, financially damage, or general harass defendants — often for political or personal motives," Spencer wrote.

    Spencer also argues that nowhere in the complaint is he accused of directly inflicting harm to anyone or directing someone else to inflict harm on anyone. He said most of the claims of damage are "emotional in nature."

    "The Plaintiffs do not claim that Spencer or any other Defendant either carried or brandished weapons illegally or possessed illegal weapons, or encouraged others to do so (quite the contrary)," wrote Spencer.

    Instead, he argues, the blame for violence lies with anti-fascists, or "Antifa," who showed upon Aug. 12 to protest the rally participants and their ideology. He described the group as a loose network of anarchists and communists who dress in all black clothing and wear masks.

    "Antifa take it upon themselves to attack almost anyone associated with the Right or conservatives; they are especially dedicated to attacks or silencing supporters of Donald Trump as well as the Alt-Right, a movement led by Spencer," the document states.

    Spencer said antifa used violent tactics to prevent him and others who share his political views from exercising their First Amendment rights on Aug. 12. Calling the rally a "classic First Amendment activity," Spencer asked why he is being singled out for legal action, according to the document.

    "The Supreme Court has often noted that it is precisely offensive speech that requires First Amendment protection, indeed, special protection, because it is precisely controversial statements and actions that are likely to elicit counter-protests ('law fare,' for example)," Spencer wrote.

    Along with antifa, Spencer blamed the Charlottesville Police Department, citing an independent review that found the police force was "illprepared, lacked proper training and devised a flawed plan for responding to the white supremacist rally," the motion said.

    Spencer said the plaintiffs in the case have extensive financial resources and several major law firms working with them.

    "Spencer, by contrast, has searched for legal help, and has not been able to find a lawyer licensed in Virginia to take his case, despite the supposed [but] apparently illusory ethical obligation lawyers have to represent unpopular clients and to assure at least a semblance of a fair trial," her wrote.

    It's not clear whether Spencer has reached out to the attorneys currently representing other defendants in the case. He could not be reached for comment Thursday.

    The lawsuit was filed by several Charlottesville area residents — including Elizabeth Sines, Seth Wispelwey, Marissa Blair and Tyler Magill-against more than two dozen individuals and organizations. It calls the rally an "unlawful conspiracy" that left people suffering both physically and emotionally.

    Most of the defendants in the case have filed similar motions to dismiss, including Jason Kessler, Christopher Cantwell, Vanguard America, Robert "Azzmador" Ray, Nathan Damigo, Elliot Kline, Identity Europa, Matthew Heimbach, Matthew Parrott, the Traditionalist Worker Party, Michael Hill, Michael Tubbs, League of the South, Jeff Schoep, National Socialist Movement, Nationalist Front, Fraternal Order of the Alt-Knights and Michael "Enoch" Peinovich.

    "The complaint in this case is a spurious, albeit well financed, act of lawfare that should shame any attorney who has genuine respect for principles of free speech and assembly," Spencer wrote. "Its aim is to intimidate and financially harm the defendants, and its authors care little if they damage the First Amendment in the process."

    A hearing date in the federal court in Charlottesville has not yet been set in the case.


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    Fade can't quite get to grips with how he personally screwed the pooch w/ Charlottesville, and he can't quite muster up the energy to frame somebody else.

    Charlottesville came at a point when these free-speech rallies were becoming regular things - thus, like me, a lot of whites had no idea that Charlottesville was happening until it had already become infamous (I'd thought the ones scheduled just after - Boston, for example - wre more important because they would be taking place in the belly of the beast, so to speak.)

    Given that media coverage of Charlottesville had become hopelessly toxic from that Monday on (and no letup in sight - have you read a single MSM account of the official report correctly laying the blame at the feet of the local cops acting at the direction of the local politicians? Talk about 'burying the lede'...), there was nothing to do but recreate the buildup forensically. When you do this, it's hard to avoid the major role Fade had in the clusterfuck that followed.

    The two weeks leading up to the event were extensively covered in his blog Occidental Dissent, during which visuals of the poster were available, in which notorious swastika-flying retard attention-whores like Matt Heimbach were prominently advertised as attending....but more importantly, Fade wrote in his blog of his pilgrimage to "Dr" Duke, to presumably ask his blessing/advice on the upcoming rally.

    Featured guest speaker Matthew Heimbach.

    Given the pre-eminence of Fade's blog in publicizing and coordinating this event, it starts to become understandable why rally regulars like Gavin McInnes and others washed their hands of Charlottesville ahead of time. Fade, who for so long had championed a ruling-class elitism and maintaining a policy of strict separation from the hoi-polloi, was now in his populist guise and seemingly going out of his way - at this key juncture when the majority of the country was solidly behind the free-speech side of the argument - to ensure participation by the same fringe elements who have, for years, scared off whites from their own cause.

    As he now admits, Charlottesville damaged and even derailed ALL the forward momentum being made by pro-Trump, anti-SJW, and pro-Constitution Americans. But he must have known then how badly he fucked up, because fr a few days immediately following, OD stayed mostly dark, whereas Fade could be found on Twitter, delusionally tweeting how all America was now on our side, and how we now had the Forces of Darkness right where we wanted them. You could only shake your head.

    It is not just possible but likely that coming court trials will exonerate Fields and anybody else still in draconian lockdown, and give them excellent grounds for lawsuits against the municipality besides (which might have been THE way to go all along here); it's also entirely possible that the handful of SS-uniform hobbyists in attendance were antifa plants to help stir up the violence that their allies in government and law enforcement had not-so-implicitly encouraged and allowed.

    Think about that last half-sentence and how its every patriot's Orwellian nightmare decades ahead of schedule, and then you can start to measure the incredible own-goal catastrophe that allowing a narcissistic greenhorn like 'Hunter Wallace' to help organize the rally led to.

    In the interests of not rekindling old feuds, and given that the damage was already done, I kept largely quiet about my take on the disaster; but it would be fucking criminal to let this guy pop back up to the surface like a buoy, ready to parse the problems of white Americans via his cut-paste erudition and self-absolving 'analysis'. Usually, Fade just wears out his welcome among small groups of forum regulars and threatens to disappear off the Internet forevermore (to punish us)....but this time, he indisputably helped steer the ship of white America right into the reefs. He damaged Trump, his mission, and his voters immeasurably and probably walked Bannon off the plank besides. All the tremendous forward momentum of the free-speech rallies is now tainted in the minds of the very millions we needed to win over, whom we were winning over, whom we've now lost at least momentarily. And this clown is back shouting chaaarge! from the back of his blog, again?

    Fade - go away. For real, this time. Go renew your prescriptions from Morris and Heidi, or Tetragrammaton, or whomever - just get out of the fake Country Boy business. (But don't resume your prior personality of Hunter Wallace, space elitist, because the last thing we need from you now is "Charlottesville Organizer Recommends Mass Sterilizations" publicity.) Just fucking go.



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    Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America
    New York: Nation Books, 2018

    This is the most depressing book I’ve ever read. Tenold is a Norwegian Leftist journalist who has spent the last six years “embedded” with the National Socialist Movement, KKK groups, and the Traditionalist Workers Party. The result is basically a book about Matt Heimbach, whose grand strategy, at least in its first phase, is to create a coalition of skinhead, Klan, and National Socialist groups under the TWP banner. We’ll never know what phase two is.

    Tenold’s thesis — that he has to maintain to keep people slogging through almost three hundred pages of excruciating travelogues, including bathroom breaks — is that Heimbach and company are a threat to the global multicultural order. But he undercuts his thesis on every page with acidic portraits of an array of bumbling buffoons and self-marginalizing cranks and kooks. Obviously, these people might be a danger to themselves — or an occasional innocent bystander — but they pose no threat to the current regime. Which means that Tenold’s whole po-faced, “deeply concerned” conceit is a fraud. His book would have been much leaner and more honest if he had simply cast it as a political freak show for smug middle-class Leftist urbanites who find it entertaining and self-affirming to look down on the antics of “white trash.”

    I have not met most of the people Tenold profiles, so it would be foolish to take every detail of his account at face value. But from what I know about Heimbach and Richard Spencer, Tenold’s portraits strike me as deadly accurate, which argues for the book’s overall veracity, even though it is filled with bizarre errors. For instance, Jared Taylor is called Richard Taylor, George Wallace was murdered, and Mike Enoch and TRS are grossly mischaracterized. But these sorts of slips may simply be a function of Tenold’s laser-like focus on Heimbach and associates.

    In Tenold’s portrait, Heimbach is described as a physically repulsive, slovenly crank with a compulsion to embrace positions that are divisive and self-marginalizing even within the marginal far-Right subculture, like proclaiming Orthodox Christianity at a Klan rally. All this is pretty much obvious to anyone who has followed Heimbach’s public career.

    Tenold nails Spencer: “He wore tweed, drank tea, and mixed an air of affected intellectualism with the smug arrogance of every evil fraternity kid from 1980s college movies.” He also correctly observes Spencer’s penchant for lazy provocations rather than working out intellectually and morally defensible positions, his bizarre inability to take responsibility for any of his errors, such as the public relations disaster known as “hailgate,” and his grandiose self-image. I laughed out loud at Spencer lines like “The movement needs an enigmatic, badass leader,” which is presumably how he fancies himself.

    According to Tenold, Heimbach sees Spencer as a “cocktail-sipping asshole,” but spends the last half of the book pathetically chasing after Spencer’s attention and being repeatedly snubbed, even after showing up to help defend Spencer when he spoke at Auburn University. Heimbach’s long-simmering hatred of Spencer is well-known, so the rest seems rather bizarre.

    But let’s just pretend that this whole book is a pack of lies and distortions, as partisans of Spencer and Heimbach are likely to do. Why then did Heimbach and Spencer help Tenold create it?

    What did Heimbach or Spencer expect from talking to this guy, or legions of other reporters for that matter? Are they so naive that they thought they would get good press? I can’t imagine any neutral party reading Tenold’s book and coming away with a more positive vision of White Nationalism.

    What is the point of giving time and access to journalists — whom we should regard as enemy combatants — just so they can decorate the same old boilerplate about “hate” with a few fresh facts to make their mental poison more palatable?

    Is somebody monitoring these reporters when they are “embedded,” or are they just allowed to skulk around unsupervised? Has it crossed anyone’s mind that these snoops might be passing along intelligence to the ADL, SPLC, antifa, and law enforcement?

    Hailgate, the cringe-inducing fall of Eli Mosley, and now this terrible book — and I am sure many scandals to come — are all predictable results of crawling into bed with the press.

    So why do they keep doing it? Why are they such promiscuous attention whores?

    Years ago, Matt Parrott told me the cynical strategy behind Heimbach’s active press engagement, and I suspect that similar calculations drive Spencer as well. According to Parrott, most people in this movement lack the “self-esteem” and judgment to choose their own leaders. Instead, they allow the press and groups like the SPLC to anoint their leaders for them. Therefore, if one wants to become a White Nationalist leader, one must court the press and the SPLC.

    How does one court the press? By giving them what they want, of course. By fulfilling the stereotypes that advance the enemy’s narrative. Thus Heimbach cheerfully incarnates the fat redneck, while Spencer plays the evil WASP snob. Thus Heimbach and Spencer have a symbiotic relationship with the enemy media. The media love Heimbach and Spencer, because they help cast White Nationalism in a negative light, and Heimbach and Spencer love the media because they believe it will elevate them over their rivals in the movement. Neither side has an interest in representing White Nationalism in a way that might actually resonate with the white majority.

    But there’s more to being a leader than being seen as a leader — especially by the least discerning among us. Real leadership needs to be built on solid achievements, whether grassroots organizing, or creating educational and media organizations, or being a public intellectual. It requires hard, patient work, over many years. So it is tempting to just pull a publicity stunt in the hope that the enemy media will AstroTurf you into a position of virtual leadership.

    Even if you pull it off, though, you need to start delivering positive results if you want to stay on top. But in Spencer’s case, the things he did of value — NPI and Radix Journal — have suffered, whereas the rallies and college speeches have been net negatives. He has alienated so many friends, colleagues, allies, and followers — Jason Jorjani, Red Ice, Identity Europa, etc. — that there aren’t even enough people left to cast a Spencer in the Bunker Downfall parody.

    But at least Heimbach has stood by him.

    Will these people ever go away?

    Not as long as the movement lets a hostile press declare who our leaders are.

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