Celebration of the One Year Anniversary of the Charlottesville March for Civil Rights with Update on the Charlottesville Car Murder Trial of the Century

Those of you who know me understand that I do not support the White Nationalists or Supremacists or any other name these Aryan Nation Nazis wish to use for a banner.  That would be very far from the truth.  I consider them to be Nazis.  I consider James Alex Fields Jr. to be a White Supremacist American Nazi.

 

So it is fitting as the American Nazis plan their legal desecration of the sacred National Mall in our nation’s capital that the U.S. District Court For the Western District of Virginia, Charlottesville Division unveil the charges against James Alex Fields Jr.  You know, the infamous car murderer with his big heavy Dodge Challenger.  Apparently besides killing an innocent person by the name of Heather Heyer, his vehicle struck no less than twenty-eight other people in his rage-filled flight for his own safety.  /sarc

 

It has been recently uncovered that crude attempts by presumably Russian hackers have already attempted to foment violence on both sides.  That’s right.  They have attempted to infiltrate groups that are planning counter protests.  This gave me some pause.  Could it be that the counter protestors last summer really were violent offenders as some on the right edge of the WB have asserted?

 

No.  Not really.  But I had to wonder, did the Russians aggravate and whip up hatred and frenzy on both sides?  Remember that the counter protestors are the good guys; the good people of Charlottesville who came out to defend their city and their precious black population.  This year will be quite different.  People from across our fair land will travel to Washington D.C. either to play it out with the racist White Nazi Jew Haters or to express their righteous anger and indignation at this disgusting outrage and affront to our very society and our peoples.  It could get ugly.  I trust that the Washington D.C. Police Department will be out in force.  It should be easy to control the march on the National Mall.  Violence and clashes are much more likely in the trains and dark corners and byways of the city.  Yet D.C. transportation has decided that it will not provide special trains for the Nazis even though it did so for BLM and other groups.  Since 78% of the labor union are people of color, they felt no special need to go out of their way to accommodate the Nazis. 

 

Since Fields killed one and attempted to kill 28 on August 12, 2017, I can assume that the Nazi rally will take place this weekend of August 10-12, 2018.  Get ready to get your stories straight, RW crazies.  Look to your leaders Trump and Limbaugh for what you should believe.  Let us all pray for peace, love and understanding.  Or at the least, pray for a minimum of violence, injuries and loss of life.

 

So the good person on the Nazi side, James Alex Fields Jr., will face federal hate crime charges.  They were filed June 27, 2018.  The trial is set for shortly after Thanksgiving.  Enjoy Turkey Day with Mom and Dad, James.

 

My further comments will be bolded.

 

Here is a .pdf of the eight page indictment:

 

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4563800/James-Alex-Fields-Jr-Federal-Indictment.pdf

 

Let me just explain what I understand about the charges, possible sentencing and transcribe a verbal account of the defendant’s actions on that fateful day.

 

The only counts that the defendant is charged with are murder and attempted murder.  However, all of these charges are in violation of extremely important civil rights statutes.  Thus they will be treated as hate crimes.  I know that some on the right oppose the very idea of hate crimes.  Tough luck.

 

18 U.S. Code § 245 - Federally protected activities

 

The counter protestors were involved in a federally protected activity.     245(b)(2)(B)

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/245

 

(b) Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, by force or threat of force willfully injures, intimidates or interferes with, or attempts to injure, intimidate or interfere with—

 

(1) any person because he is or has been, or in order to intimidate such person or any other person or any class of persons from—(skip) participating in or enjoying any benefit, service, privilege, program, facility or activity provided or administered by any State or subdivision thereof;

 

…shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

 

Get that?  Death sentence is a possibility.

 

18 U.S. Code § 249 - Hate crime acts    249(a)(1)

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/249

 

(1)Offenses involving actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin.—Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, willfully causes bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, a dangerous weapon, or an explosive or incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person—

(A) shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both; and

(B) shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life, fined in accordance with this title, or both, if—

(i) death results from the offense; or

(ii) the offense includes kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill.

 

An attempt to kill…  Fields is charged with very serious crimes.

 

18 U.S. Code § 3591 - Sentence of death

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3591

 

(a) A defendant who has been found guilty of—

(1) an offense described in section 794 or section 2381; or

(2) any other offense for which a sentence of death is provided, if the defendant, as determined beyond a reasonable doubt at the hearing under section 3593—

(A) intentionally killed the victim;

(B) intentionally inflicted serious bodily injury that resulted in the death of the victim;

(C) intentionally participated in an act, contemplating that the life of a person would be taken or intending that lethal force would be used in connection with a person, other than one of the participants in the offense, and the victim died as a direct result of the act; or

(D) intentionally and specifically engaged in an act of violence, knowing that the act created a grave risk of death to a person, other than one of the participants in the offense, such that participation in the act constituted a reckless disregard for human life and the victim died as a direct result of the act,

shall be sentenced to death if, after consideration of the factors set forth in section 3592 in the course of a hearing held pursuant to section 3593, it is determined that imposition of a sentence of death is justified, except that no person may be sentenced to death who was less than 18 years of age at the time of the offense.

 

18 U.S. Code § 3592 - Mitigating and aggravating factors to be considered in determining whether a sentence of death is justified

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3592

 

The use of this statute is not specified.  I will theorize that it has to do with an attempted multiple killing.

 

(16)Multiple killings or attempted killings.—

The defendant intentionally killed or attempted to kill more than one person in a single criminal episode.

The jury, or if there is no jury, the court, may consider whether any other aggravating factor for which notice has been given exists.

 

So the first count is murder with the special circumstances of it being a hate crime.  The next twenty-eight counts are attempted murder.  Each intended victim is listed by their initials.  The thirtieth count is from section 245, (Bias-Motivated Interference with Federally Protected Activity Resulting in  Death.) 

 

Here is the real meat of the case.  Herewith a verbal complaint against Fields which details his actions as understood by the people of the U.S.A.

 

On or about August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, within the Western District of Virginia, Defendant, JAMES ALEX FIELDS JR. by force and threat of force, willfully injured, intimidated, and interfered with, and attempted to injure, intimidate and interfere with, individuals in a crowd gathered at and near the intersection of Fourth and Water Streets in Charlottesville, Virginia, because of their race, color, religion, and national origin, and because they were and had been participating in and enjoying a benefit, service, privilege, program, facility, and activity provided and administered by a State or subdivision thereof to wit, the public streets and sidewalks of Charlotesville, Virginia, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer.  (skip)

 

intentionally killed Heather Heyer…

 

intentionally participated in an act, contemplating that the life of a person would be taken and intending that lethal force would be used in connection with a person, other than one of the participants in the offense, and Heather Heyer dies as a direct result of such act…

 

In committing the offense charged in Count Thirty, knowingly created a grave risk of death to one or more persons in addition to Heather Heyer…

 

In committing the offense charged in Count Thirty, intentionally killed and attempted to kill more than one person in a single criminal episode.

 

From the first few pages of the indictment:

 

Prior to August 12, 2017, Defendant JAMES ALEX FIELDS JR. obtained multiple social media accounts,l which he used to express his beliefs regarding race, national origin, religion and other topics.  On these accounts, FIELDS expressed and promoted his belief that white people are superior to other races and peoples; expressed support of the social and racial policies of Adolf Hitler and Nazi-era Germany, including the Holocaust, and espoused violence against African Americans, Jewish people and members of other racial, ethnic and religious groups he perceived to be non-white…

 

On August 11, 2017, as Defendant JAMES ALEX FIELDS JR. prepared to leave his home in Maumee Ohio, to travel to Charlottesville, Virginia, a family member sent him a text message urging him to be careful.  FIELDS replied to the text message that, “We’re not the ones who need to be careful.”  To the message, FIELDS attached an image of Adolf Hitler…

 

On the morning of August 12, 2017, Defendant JAMES ALEX FIELDS JR. arrived in and around the immediate vicinity of Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, to attend the Unite the Right rally.  Multiple groups and individuals espousing white supremacist and other anti-Semitic and racist views also attended the rally.  That morning, these rally participants, including FIELDS, engaged in chants promoting or expressing white supremacist and other racist and anti-Semitic views…

 

On August 12, 2017, shortly before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally, law enforcement declared an, “unlawful assembly,” and required rally participants, including Defendant JAMES ALEX FIELDS JR., to disperse.  FIELDS later returned to his vehicle and began to drive on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia…

 

On August 12, 2017, Defendant JAMES ALEX FIELDS JR. drove his car onto Fourth Street, a narrow, downhill, one-way street in downtown Charlottesville.  At or around that same time, a racially and ethnically diverse crowd of individuals had gathered at the bottom of the hill, at the intersection of Fourth and East Water Streets.  Many of the individuals in the crowd were chanting and carrying signs promoting equality and protesting against racial and other forms of discrimination.  FIELDS slowly proceeded in his vehicle toward the crowd and stopped and observed the crowd while idling in his vehicle.  With no vehicle behind him, FIELDS then slowly reversed his vehicle back toward the top of the hill, near the intersection of Fourth and East Market Streets…

 

At or around that same time, the members of the crowd began to walk up Fourth Street toward Market Street, populating the streets and sidewalks between the buildings on Fourth Street…

 

At or near the top of the hill and the intersection of Fourth and Market Streets, Defendant JAMES ALEX FIELDS JR. stopped his vehicle.  FIELDS rapidly accelerated, through a stop sign and across a raised pedestrian mall, and drove directly into the crowd.  FIELDS’s vehicle stopped only when it struck another vehicle near the intersection of Fourth and Water Streets.  FIELDS then rapidly reversed his car and fled the scene.  As FIELDS drove into and through the crowd, FIELDS struck numerous individuals, killing Heather Heyer and injuring many others.

 

What say you my mild and Trumpy WB compatriots?  Surely there is some sympathy for the American Nazi?  Good people on both sides!  Remember this is a Federal Court in Virginia.  This ain’t San Francisco or Los Angeles.  Pray for peace brothers and sisters.  Pray for reconciliation.  Let the hatred end now.

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