Charlottesville: man charged with murder after car rams counter-protesters at far-right event. 20-year-old James Fields of Ohio arrested on Saturday following attack at ‘Unite the Right’ gathering



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13 Aug 2017 10:15 - +11780
How can your life have gone so far amiss at the young age of 20 that you do something like this.
13 Aug 2017 11:13 - +6423
I'd like to point out this guys age to people whom think we just have to "wait" for the elderly to die out so progress can happen
13 Aug 2017 11:05 - +6257
Should be charged with "Attempted Murder" for every person that was in the path of the car. Not just the ones who were injured, and none of this "endangering" crap. He meant to kill, and should be charged for that is. "ATTEMPTED MURDER"
13 Aug 2017 09:52 - +5255
I hope all the idiots accusing a kid in Michigan of being the driver feel good about themselves. He was getting slammed in alt-right media, harassed online, and received death threats. Good job assholes. Edit: At least it will be nice to see sites like Gatewaypundit and rightwingnews walking back their publication of 4chan theories.
13 Aug 2017 10:24 - +4465
Can't wait to learn what his Reddit Account is
13 Aug 2017 10:02 - +3152
>Richard Spencer comparing the "heavily militarised" cops to stormtroopers I suppose it's not so great when they're up against you and not minorities, right Richard? What a cowardly piece of shit.
13 Aug 2017 10:00 - +2397
> “Never in my life have I felt like the government was cracking down on me until today,” said [alt-right speaker Richard] Spencer, who was flush-faced. This is something I believe is true. > “We came in peace and we were effectively thrown to the wolves.” This statement seems considerably less accurate than the first statement.
13 Aug 2017 10:07 - +1821
"Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death." Hopefully terrorism will be added to this list.
13 Aug 2017 09:51 - +1360
You just know the alt-right are going to cling to their false flag narrative though don't you.
13 Aug 2017 10:08 - +1302
Watch for the narrative of "mental illness" to emerge when talking about the white terrorist who did this and be prepared to push back against it. Someone who speeds into a group of fellow human beings is certainly mentally ill. The important distinction here is that the illness of hate is one that is fostered by the culture of hate that this disgusting person has been steeped in - not something that is separate from it.
13 Aug 2017 13:58 - +1302
I feel like I should be angry about all of this, but really, I'm just... sad, I guess. Sad that someone was killed because of this jackass, sad that other people were injured, sad that the political discourse is reaching the point where people are beginning to think this is a reasonable course of action... hell, sad that some guy not much younger than me chose to ruin the rest of his life because he was so desperate to find people to hate. Sad that there was an entire political rally for people who have so little regard for themselves that they need to define themselves by hating other people. Sad that we can't learn from the mistakes of our forebears because our brains still fundamentally work the same way. And sad that this is just going to help things escalate a little bit more. Fuck it, I'm not supposed to have emotions like this. I'm going to have some more bourbon.
13 Aug 2017 12:42 - +1259
When Ohio sends its people, they’re not sending the best.
13 Aug 2017 10:35 - +1038
Charge the motherfucker with terrorism.
13 Aug 2017 10:23 - +995
Donald Trump is soft on terrorism. Why won't even say the words radical conservative extremists?
13 Aug 2017 10:23 - +922
Holy shit, you mean the Super Sleuths on 4chan go it wrong?!?
13 Aug 2017 10:19 - +844
>He said that they would not back down from protesting against the statue. When he mentioned Mayor Signer by name, the crowd chanted “Jew! Jew! Jew!” It's laughable that Trump supporters on Reddit still think anyone believes them when they say the "alt-right" doesn't share the same views as the KKK, white supremacists, and Nazis.
13 Aug 2017 12:05 - +777
Honestly I'm just relieved they caught him quickly. And I sincerely hope there won't be any more attacks like this- this is some ISIS level shit.
13 Aug 2017 10:58 - +642
man, he drove a long way just to kill people over some treason statue
13 Aug 2017 12:29 - +554
Two things of note - Fields has been tentatively IDed as affiliated with American Vanguard from a crowd shot. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHE_AvJVoAARagr.jpg https://twitter.com/VanguardAm/status/896496966955413506 Also, next weekend there is another rally in Boston https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/896562125568651264
13 Aug 2017 10:18 - +440
Mugshot of Fields: https://twitter.com/SebastianMurdoc/status/896540670466416643
13 Aug 2017 11:09 - +202
Well this guy's life is over. I feel sorry for his parents for having such a shit son.
13 Aug 2017 14:16 - +153
Charge him with terrorism. There couldn't be a more obvious case.
13 Aug 2017 16:14 - +72
I always think to myself: “I know my generation we are good people and aren’t this malicious” but then it hits me that I am 20. He’s my age. It takes the words out of me. What justification do I give myself now. It’s a haunting feeling.
13 Aug 2017 15:32 - +70
How long until breitbart, richard spencer, and other filth start spinning this as a result of "paid agitators"?
13 Aug 2017 15:52 - +59
What a fucking piece of shit and what a fucking shitty time for what should be a great country. I've seen a lot of people talking about grandparents who fought in WW2 or who were/were friends with Jews during it, and how horrified they would be to find out that it's okay to proclaim yourself as a Nazi again in fucking *the United States of America* of all places.
13 Aug 2017 20:00 - +19
Let me remind you that the sentence for 2cnd degree murder is 20 years at a bare minimum. With all the other charges tacked on he is going to spend every last day of his life in prison. He had 20 years to be free. Now it is all over for him. His family will disown him after public outcry, his friends will forget him, his small amount of infamy will be gone the second his trial is over. He will rot and die in prison and be forgotten to all but Wikipedia. Let him be an example. Anyone to do what he has done will become like this.

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